18 Amazing Design Ideas for Urban Homes

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With high properties prices and space at a premium, self-building, renovating or extending in the city can be a tricky thing to get right. 

From eking out the most of tired terrace houses to squeezing a family home onto a garage plot, urban self-builders and home improvers often come up with ingenious solutions to combat challenging properties. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.