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Build a better lifestyle

Creating a new home from scratch can bring a whole host of benefits for your household. Emily Smith highlights the top 10 ways it could change your day-to-day life
This new oak frame house by Oakwrights (www. oakwrights.co.uk) includes expansive glazing at the back to create a strong connection with its surroundings, with more of a traditional appearance from the streetscene
SIMON MAXWELL

1 Create a tailored layout

One of the key advantages of self building is that you have the opportunity to create a home that’s totally in tune with your needs and the way you would like to interact with your living environment. Whether that means an open-plan family space with a large kitchen where you can keep an eye on the kids while you cook, or a luxurious master suite with its own walk-in wardrobe – you can make sure you have the right amount of room where you want it.

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Build It is Britain’s longest running self build magazine. Each issue is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, as well as expert advice on issues from budgets and planning to project management and design. This month: - Renovating floors in a period home - Rainwater goods cost guide - Choosing the right smart home security systems - Could an architect save you money?