Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.
Amy and Bryn Jones have renovated and extended a run-down farm worker’s cottage in Wales — creating a characterful, contemporary home in the process
Timber frame houses offer self builders and extenders an efficient and versatile build route — what can your budget achieve?
This gallery of self build homes illuminates what is possible for every budget. Showcasing everything from DIY homes built for under £100k and achievable kit homes to dream designs that push the boundaries
Looking for modern staircase ideas for your project? We’ve collected the crème de la crème of design inspiration, tips and tricks
Get inspired by these incredible kitchen makeovers on a budget — with before and after pictures and tips on how to cut costs
Take a look at these inspiring open plan kitchens — with layout advice, stylish storage ideas and practical design tips
Looking for great driveway ideas can be tricky when balancing cost, style and size. Take a look at these designs for inspiration
Expand your living space with these modern conservatory ideas that will create a natural link between home and garden
These small ensuite ideas will maximise your space's potential, helping to create a bathroom that feels light, spacious and a joy to use
Build a little but add a lot; these small house extension ideas are a fantastic way to get inspired for what is possible
Our collection of balcony ideas covers everything from décor and detailing to practical flooring and design inspiration
Start planning with these small garden design ideas that will turn a compact space into a outdoor oasis
These garden steps ideas will help you get the best from your space, from clever designs to important safety consideration
These projects added more space and light while creating a better connection with the garden — all on a reasonable budget
These galley kitchen ideas will help clarify some common planning missteps and inspire with ingenious storage and layout designs
Our selection of amazing kitchen remodel ideas will inspire ways you can revamp, renovate and update your space
Brick houses are a firm favourite among self-builders and extenders — find out how can you make the most of this material
Try these small hallway ideas to make the most of any compact space — from lighting and layout to furniture and flooring
Make the most of your snug with these small living room ideas — from lighting and layouts to incorporating special features
These walk in shower ideas will help to inspire a well-designed and beautiful bathroom, no matter the size of the space
Brownfield sites can inspire wonderfully creative design solutions — take a look at these incredible self-builds
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