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.
These stairway wall ideas include galleries, lighting, painting trends and everything in between. Plus, loads of interior design advice
Discover the latest trends in modern window design for a contemporary and stylish home with advice from glazing experts and architects
Georgia Oliver chose Baufritz’s turnkey package route when self-building her sustainable contemporary home in Berkshire
Connect your home and garden with a glass extension — find out the latest styles and what to know before starting a glass box project
Planning downstairs toilet ideas involves more than just paint colours and blinds — get advice from bathroom experts on room size, how to plan and more
Discover what is possible when adding a bungalow extension with our design ideas guide — including architects' advice and lots of before and after inspiration
George Bannister built a country holiday let to fund the renovation of his main home, but ended up living in the characterful one-bedroom retreat himself!
Be inspired by these brilliant orangery ideas, plus find out the essential cost and planning advice you need before adding a new garden room to your home
Choosing the right front door ideas will not only mean a home with great kerb appeal, but also one that's secure and energy efficient too
Large swathes of glazing used in this self build let the gorgeous countryside take centre stage — find out how it informed the design
These creative kitchen layout ideas will help you explore your options with stylish inspiration and advice from design experts
Find out how to replace fence panels and repair storm-damaged, rotten or otherwise broken timber panels in our quick guide
Weigh up the differences and benefits of an orangery vs conservatory with this quick guide comparing the two for a light and bright space
This unloved terrace house was taken from dreary to daring using standout materials and creative design ideas — find out how it was done and what you can learn
Architect Will Gamble's extension scheme embraces the ruins of a 17th-century factory. Find out how the project came together
Jon and Kay have pulled a dated self build out of the 70s to create a light, stylish modern home. What's more, the project was completed under Permitted Development
These conservatory interior ideas, with expert tips, will inspire an update or new design of a stylish room with views of the garden
Take a look at these timber cladding ideas to find out what would work for your house — with experts and architects provide their advice
Research the best conservatory flooring ideas with our guide to the different materials, designs and styles, with industry advice
Modular loft conversions can provide extra rooms with minimal disruption and a speedy build — find out more with our guide
With a focus on sustainability and open-plan, flexible interior spaces, Jake Edgley's design is full of inspirational ideas
By taking on big DIY tasks, first-time self builders Charlie and Helen Mills created exactly what they wanted for their new oak frame home
Get your garden summer-ready with our retaining wall ideas — including a range of expert tips on design, planting and materials
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