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British home owners are keen to share their places with the world.
However, there are obstacles.
Many are persuaded by their friends or neighbours to show off homes that have undergone a facelift.
But this approach raises hackles – perhaps understandably so, as even the most traditional-minded homeowner may be questioning their place.
What difference does it make to have a European art deco dining room, or a Victorian bathroom – each with its own spirit?
Inspiration can be found in these home-owning celebrities.
The Reem of Rottingdean.
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Flawless wife Kajsa Reem of Rottingdean, Sussex – the actress, author and host of The Housewives of Rottingdean.
What does it add to the value of your home?
Nominated to Open House England and all the UK has to offer.
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Named Country Living Magazine’s Home of the Year in 2011.
Taylor’s house is decorated with fairy tale items.
More than a year on from collapsing tarmac, Goldsmiths cottage is up on its feet once more.
Couple will now be hoping for warmer weather.
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Five years on from hosting the National Lottery draw live from her home, Lynne of Tittenhurst Park near Horsham is proud of how her rural idyll has changed.
Her daughter has just left school and a new owner has taken over.
Son in law has now converted this little house into a high rise.
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This house that started life in the mid 19th century now has a stunning addition.
Bar as its exterior exterior, the new owner can get down on all fours to greet the wildlife who pass through.
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From rural idyll to urban city: Mike lives in a house he built up in Shaftesbury, South West London.
This villa is hidden away in the suburbs and its neighbour claims it resembles a medieval tower.
After years of making a living from the house, Mike moved on, leaving the property on the market for sale.
His local neighbours thought his new home was ‘perfect’ for a tourist attraction.
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Irena, Shawn, Daniel and Mariana invite people into their home in Sheffield.
The modernistic home offers stunning views over the city and, in the winter, a cosy warm welcome.
The gardens are neatly tended and when it is cold, the property makes a great outdoor reading room.
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Freya Harris wants people to see her home, and for it to go on show as part of a piece by photographer Andrew Lancaster.
The south Yorkshire home is decorated with Dutch nationalistic symbolism, especially Dutch art.
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This Nottingham city centre terrace is widely regarded as the first super block.
The flats in Victoria Trudel’s home were built around the turn of the last century, with many remaining for more than a century.
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Londoners Susan Gamble and Amy Berube have turned their kitchen into a work of art.
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Sitting in Lidija Jurcsic’s Montenegrin home, you can get a good view of the Adriatic Sea from her 60ft garden shed, built in the 1980s.
Spanning 2.4 acres (1.1 hectares), the shed is a wonderful representation of the couple’s holiday home.
Next: How your bathroom can go on show
‘The money you spend on your house is priceless.’
Donna Frecklington is the author of a popular chart book: How to Spend it Like Royalty .
“There is always this perception that money is going to waste but actually it is invaluable,” she says.
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