We’re giving you the opportunity to enter your brand into a number of categories. What are our judges looking for?

Real Homes is committed to helping its readers create their dream home, whatever their skill or budget. So, when we look for great products to make this possible, we judge them against the following criteria:

  • Great value for money. Whether it is an item that will last your decades, or a product that is easy to repair with general wear and tear, we want our readers to choose the most durable investments they can afford.
  • Customer experience. Does the company make it easy to find and buy what you need? We are also interested in after sales care where applicable.
  • Sustainability. We all need to be doing our part for a greener planet. From packaging to material provenance, our judges are looking for efforts towards creating products sustainably. 

Below are the categories for submission: 

Dreamy bedrooms
Bed, bedding, sleep tech, candles, mattresses

Kitchen must-have 
Small appliances, large appliances, taps, accessories

Bathroom goals 
Suites, taps, tiles, towels, robes, accessories

Small space hero 
Innovative furniture, appliances and accessories designed for small spaces

Eco Brand of the Year
Anything and everything to make the planet better, sustainable packaging/ production/ materials

Smarter living
Tech to make life better, security, doorbells, smart appliances


Keeping it clean 
Vacuums, laundry, cleaning products, appliances


Let the light in 
Windows and doors, glazing, rooflights


A lick of paint

The best paint brand


The best cover-up

Best wallpaper brand


Hard Surfaces

Best flooring/tile brand


 DIYer’s best friend

Tools, paintbrushes, and products that make doing it yourself easy.


Outdoor Transformation

Best garden makeover brand


Make it your own

Best brand for renters

Glow up

Best store for home makeovers