Don’t Move, Improve! 2020

Deadline: Thursday 17 October 2019

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Don't Move, Improve! encourages great design in everyday life, celebrating the newest and most innovative home improvement projects from across London.

The annual competition – now celebrating its 10th year – showcases the diversity and character of homes being redesigned in London.

Reimaging awkward layouts to create vibrant new living spaces, and beautiful detailing and craftmanship; the projects featured in Don’t Move, Improve! demonstrate exceptional innovation, cost-effectiveness and creativity that greatly adds to the neighborhoods of London and to the quality of life of the residents.

How to enter:
Read the submission guidelines
Submit the online form

See the 2019 Programme 
Winners • Exhibition • Design Surgeries • Magazine • Press



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This year the competition will include a number of special prizes that highlight emerging trends and key challenges within home improvement projects.

Unique Character Prize
Awarded to the design that shows true originality and creates its own individual personality or style

Urban Oasis of the Year
Recognising innovative urban gardens, this prize celebrates the best outside oasis whether that be a courtyard, a rooftop, or a beautiful balcony space.

Compact Design of the Year
Awarded to the project that demonstrates ingenuity and creativity in a design with tight space constraints

Best Project under £75K
Recognising great value, this prize is given to the best transformation under £75,000

Environmental Leadership Prize
Awarded to the project that exhibits thought leadership for environmental considerations such as long-life design, sustainable materials and energy efficiency.

On reflection of this year’s submissions, further special prizes will be selected and announced, informing the content of the exhibition, magazine, and online activity.

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By supporting Don’t Move, Improve! 2020 you will be aligning your organisation with London's best home extension projects. For more information on available packages please contact Aurelia Amantis call 0207 636 4044

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Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Winners


Chapel by Craftworks has been crowned overall winner of Don’t Move, Improve! 2019! Now in its ninth year, the annual competition celebrates London’s best-designed new home extensions and improvements, promoting the value of good design to householders and the work of emerging architectural practices, and is recognised by the Dezeen Hot List as one of the world’s most popular design awards.