Homes sit empty and unloved up and down the country, just ripe for an inspired remodel.

Take a few pointers from these design-savvy owners, by looking at the before and after images below.

A Modernist Remodel

Architect Neil Turner and wife Anita have given their hunting lodge style home a Modernist makeover and extensive eco overhaul.

A 1960s home remodel

A 1950s Home Remodelled

Rachel and John MacElvogue have extended and remodelled their 1950s home to include a self-contained granny annexe and extra space for their growing family.

A remodel and extension of a 1950s home

Image: Andy Hatfield

A Radical Remodel of a 1980s Home

Karen and Nial Stewart have radically improved their 1980s property with a large timber-clad extension to create a unique 21st-century family home.

A dramatic extension and remodel to a bland home

Image: Martin Gardner

Remodelled 1960s Semi

Charlie Grieg’s forgettable semi-detached home has been given a Miami beachside villa style remodel.

This remodel has seen the red brick façade clad in white render

A Coastal Remodel

Sarah Cartwright and Paul Soanes have transformed a drab bungalow in Dorset into a stunning contemporary coastal home that takes full advantage of the enviable views.

A contemporary remodel in Dorset

An Oak Clad Bungalow Remodel

Dan and Liz Burgess have transformed their old bungalow in Berkshire into a stunning oak clad family home.

An oak clad bungalow remodel

Amazing Bungalow Remodel

It is hard to believe that Penny Shankar’s 1950s bungalow could become this stunning two-storey modernist home.

A bungalow in Gloucestershire remodelled

A Tudor Style Remodel

From a boxy Georgian brick build to a Tudor-inspired manor house worthy of its impressive grounds, Mark and Julia Swannell’s 10-year remodel and extension project is nothing short of remarkable.

A Tudor-style remodel has been given to this former Georgian red brick home

American-Style Remodel

This charming New England-style home is the product of a nine month remodelling project on a tired home in a large plot.

A New England-style remodel in Hampshire

A Victorian Home Remodelled

Katherine and Dominic Luxton have carried out a remodel and extension project to their Victorian house in Surrey which blends old and new design to create a beautiful family home.

A Victorian home remodelled and extended

Image: Logan Irvine-MacDougall

Cafe to Contemporary Home

Owner Glenn Malloy compared the original appearance of their home to a community centre, but it has now been given a glamorous contemporary makeover.

A cafe remodel into a family home

A Listed Cottage Remodelled

A clever solution to a tricky space problem has brought a touch of drama to this sensitive extension to a Grade II-listed cottage in north Norfolk.

The before and after transformation of a listed cottage in Norfolk

A Total Turnaround

Chris and Kate Archibald have transformed an uninspiring house on a sloping plot in West Sussex into a striking contemporary family home designed to make the most of the stunning views.

A remodelled home on a sloping site oozes contemporary style

Image: Richard Chivers c/o CDMS Architects

A Modern Bungalow Transformation

Sarah Cartwright and Paul Soanes have transformed a drab bungalow in Dorset into a stunning contemporary coastal home that takes full advantage of the enviable views.

A modern remodel of a rundown bungalow

A Set of Restored and Remodelled Cottages

One couple have sensitively restored and extended an 18th century period house — returning it back into two cottages in the process with the addition of a modern extension to the rear.

A set of two remodelled and restored cottages

A Dramatic Bungalow Remodel

Thanks to a series of one and two storey extensions, and new open plan configuration internally, this bungalow has been transformed into an impressive contemporary home by Martin Bell at Transform Architects.

A dramatic remodel of a bungalow into a contemporary home

Image: Transform Architects

Would you remodel to get the home of your dreams, or do you think new build is the only way to achieve what you really want?

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