St Ouens House, St Ouens, United Kingdom. Architect: Hudson Architects, 2013. Exterior view at dusk.

What do architects think of home extensions?

The home extension can say as much about the architect as it does the owner – from bold artistic statement to environmental complement. Four architecture firms reveal the thinking behind their glorious designs to Dominic Lutyens

Modern Contemporary Home at Night-time. Image shot 2010. Exact date unknown.

Super home extensions guide – part 2

After the dust has settled and the builders have packed away their tools, property expert Nicola Venning finds out what words of wisdom homeowners can pass on about their new extensions

Spiral wine cellar

How to design a wine cellar that suits you

It’s enough to make oenophiles pop their corks with delight – wine cellars are now almost as coveted as the precious vintages they house, as property expert Nicola Venning discovers

The Royal Crescent, Bath City, Somerset. Date August 2009

Considering buying a listed building?

Owning a listed home is not only a shrewd financial move, it’s also a chance to play your part in preserving a segment of our country’s heritage. We speak to Tom Foxall from Historic England about what you need to bear in mind before buying

Village cricket at Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, UK. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.

Thinking about a second home?

A second home can offer an escape from the rat race as well as an enjoyable break for family and friends. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, residential property expert Nicola Venning has some useful tips