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 14th year – showcases the diversity and character of homes being re-designed in London.

Don’t Move, Improve! consists of an annual awards competition, a yearly programme of events, an editorial publication and an awards ceremony. The programme celebrates London’s best domestic-scale designs and encourage homeowners to embark on their own home improvement projects. 


Key Dates

12th October – 2023 Submissions Open

9th November – 2023 Submissions Close

March – Longlist Announcement

April – Shortlist Announcement

May – Winner Announcement

June / July / September - Design Surgeries


Design Surgeries

Throughout the summer period we host Design Surgeries that provides you with the opportunity to receive advice and knowledge from the longlisted architects behind this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! Taking place at various locations in London, the design surgeries will offer advice for people looking to take on their own home improvement project. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about the Design Surgeries.