2020 Competition Winners Selected

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who entered, commented, shared or got involved in any way with our home improvements competition.

We have looked over the top 10 entries and have the winners information below. We will be in touch with the winners next week to organise their prizes.

1st place with outright most votes.

Garden Makeover by Robert and Debbie Buick.

About the project: Range of finishes from concrete, timber, A&G pavers, gravel. Inspiration.. to turn what was a jungle into a relaxing outdoor living space. All decking work and construction of pergola carried out by ourselves apart from the paving which was done by pro paving NI.

Prize: £500 from 2020 Architects. Read more about us here.

2nd Place

Hallway Transformation by Paul Campbell.

About the project: Info coming soon.

Prize 2 Value £380. Manual Folding Loft Ladder & Insulated Hatch by Tyrone Attic Stairs, one of the leading loft ladder installers in Ireland and the UK. Tyrone Attic Stairs will contact the winner directly to arrange installation.

3rd Place.

Student Home kitchen Dining Renovation by Hannah Morgan

About the project: Myself and my partner are both at university studying Architectural Technology and Management.

With a great love for housing and design we purchased our own home last year and carried out renovations throughout with the most extensive work carried out in the kitchen area. This involved knocking down a wall to create a more open plan ground floor area. We then installed a breakfast bar as there wasn’t much space for a dining table.

Most of the work, including painting and yes trying to install that new sink was carried out by ourselves with the help of my wonderful dad. This renovation project involved really making the most of what you have and trying to maximize functionality for a small space.

We like to think of our student home renovation as a statement to show that life is basically what you make of it!

Prize 3 £250 Online Voucher to spend at Kelly Landscapes and Stone. Kellystone.co.uk are a local provider of Gravels and Decorative Aggregates, Paving, Walling, Landscaping Materials and more. You can order these bulky goods online and have them delivered to your home.

4th Place

House Renovation & New Back Yard by Declan Sugrue

About the project: This is an old house I bought last year with my wife and we renovated it ourselves. We did all the work except plumbing & electrics. A long hard journey but we now have 2 lovely apartments – We love our new back yard.

4rd Prize £150 worth Of Product. Dandelion Lane is a family owned small business in Portadown. Established in 2011 by Jill Bennett interior designer with a love for handmade and quality products.

3 litres chalk paint, colours of choice
4 waxes – clear, dark, black, white
1 medium brush
1 Annie Sloan paints everything- book
1 Annie Sloan ‘The colourist’ 1st edition new bookazine by Annie Sloan which includes a free stencil inside.