Enter the Ideal Home Reader Home Awards 2024

Does your home have what it takes to takes to win?

Green/blue cupboards, gold leaf island unit, large patterned tiles above the sink. Wooden dining table, with wooden slatted wall behind
(Image credit: Future PLC/Rachael Smith)

Ideal Home is on the hunt for the UK's very best homes and gardens, and we want to hear from you! 

For a chance of winning £1,000 cash and having your own house tour featured in our magazine, you'll need to submit your application via this form by the end of April.

If you've been inspired to give your home a new look this year then start working on that application.

Pink chairs in living room

(Image credit: Future PLC / Rachael Smith)

What are the Ideal Home: Reader Home Awards 2024 categories?

The Ideal Home Reader Home Awards 2024 are split into three categories. You can choose between Best Home, Best Garden, and Best Room Makeover.

So it's no problem if some areas of your home aren't *quite* photo-shoot-ready. If you prefer, you can just enter one room or even your outdoor living space.

Want to show off your entire home? Also totally fine.

Bedroom with blue bedding

(Image credit: Future PLC / Brent Darby)

What are we looking for?

We are on the lookout for gorgeous homes of all kinds, from period properties to smart new builds. If you have a stunning 'before and after' to share, or perhaps a character-filled conservatory or outdoor living space – we want to see it.

2023's Ideal Home Best Reader Home award winner was a mid-century bungalow that had been transformed into an open-plan Kiwi-style, contemporary home. The renovation saw a confused layout completely overhauled to create a stylish, bright and airy home. 

The Reader Garden Award went to a lovely space centred around bringing the family together in a sunken seating area. A grey colour scheme was the perfect finishing touch. 

Grey garden fixture

2023 garden winner

(Image credit: Future PLC / Susie Lowe)

How to apply to Ideal Home: Reader Home Awards 2024

To apply, head directly to this application page. The closing date for entries is April 2024.

You'll need to upload a minimum of ten photos, share up to 300 words about your space, and provide some contact information.

All the details, terms, and conditions are on the application form, and winners will be announced in the November 2024 issue of Ideal Home. Good luck!

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.