How to create a dream home: Best Of Houzz 2021 Awards revealed

How to create a dream home! Houzz reveals winners of its people’s choice awards for each room in the house – from a children’s bedroom with a mezzanine study to a garden with a must-have fire pit

  • Dazzlingly decorated rooms from across the UK have been recognised in the Best Of Houzz 2021 awards 
  • Include a children’s bedroom with a space-saving mezzanine study and a spa-like family bathroom 
  • Awards celebrate the work of just 3% of the more than 2.5million home professionals listed on Houzz

From an open-plan kitchen with industrial touches to a dark, bold wash closet, these photos represent some of the very best in British interior design. 

The rooms have all been recognised in the The Best of Houzz Awards 2021, which celebrate the best-rated experts and designs on the home renovation and design platform.  

Among this year’s winners is a chic children’s bedroom in Buckinghamshire that makes the most of the space with a small mezzanine study, and a stunning spa-like bathroom in London. 

Just 3 per cent of the more than 2.5million home professionals listed on Houzz receive an award, which indicates the company is at the very top of their game.  

The images below each represent finalists across a number of rooms – including gardens, master bedrooms and home office – and it is easy to see why they proved so popular.  

KITCHEN, LONDON: This stunning open-plan kitchen living space is situated in an extension on a Victorian property in Southgate, north London. The work, carried out by MODEL Projects Ltd, involved installing large vaulted ceilings, full height glazing and large oversized rooflights. The new open plan space is bright, flooded with natural light, and opening out onto the rear garden. It was part of a large £200,000 renovation and extension project that took eight months to complete

CHILDREN’S BEDROOM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: This children’s bedroom makes the most of the space with a mezzanine study area, in-build cupboards and clever nooks to store books and favourite toys. The work was carried out by Slightly Quirky Ltd, who were charged with renovating a Eric Lyons Span house built 1966. The entire project cost between £100,000-£150,000

DINING ROOM, CHESHIRE: The centrepiece of this stunning dining room is a bespoke wood and resin table. The room also features a wine fridge and hidden bar area with ice drawers and fridges. The automated windows offer a view of a lake and grounds beyond. The room is the work of Janey Butler Interiors and was part of a staggering £2million entire home project

BEDROOM, LONDON: Cosy and inviting, this Scandinavian-inspired bedroom is situated in an apartment in Bayswater, London that was styled by Studio Schubert. The entire project cost between £150,000-£200,000

GARDEN, LONDON: This stunning family garden in Clapham, south London, features a stylish floating corner seating area complete with one of 2020’s must-have accessories: a fire pit. The Harrington Porter-designed garden also boasts a large al fresco dining area and a closed-off children’s play area complete with rock climbing wall. The project cost £25,000-50,000

BATHROOM, LONDON: This spa-like bathroom from Big Bean Construction was installed in a property in London’s upmarket Chelsea neighbourhood. The design, which cost between £10,000-£25,000 features a bespoke concrete shower seat and vanity top. Out of sight in the image there is a sloping roof and electric roof window that allows for ventilation in the room 

NEAT AND TIDY: This utility room in London (left) features Shaker units, a farmhouse sink and a mounted tap with an aged brass finish. It was designed and installed by Higham Furniture. Right, a cloakroom in Hampstead, north London, with a statement agate splashback designed by dk INTERIORS. It was part of a renovation project costing £200,00-£500,000

EXTERIOR, LONDON: ade architecture were commissioned by the clients to help them extensively remodel the rear of their home and garden in Wandsworth, south London. The project brief was to replace the existing glass conservatory with a new two storey brick extension and to ensure clear views to the garden with this stunning glass-fronted outlook

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