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 stylish fireplace ideas, from surround inspiration to choosing the right fire, will ensure your hearth becomes the centrepiece of your space
Ros Bridges and Rob Jones extended their three-bedroom house to create versatile spaces, ready to deal with whatever life throws at them. Here, Ros details their experience
Timber frame houses offer self builders and extenders an efficient and versatile build route — what can your budget achieve?
Illuminate your way home with smart driveway lighting ideas, designs, inspiration and expert advice for approaches of all sizes
Perfect for a family catch-up or entertaining, these lighting ideas for dining rooms will help you design a scheme to fit every occasion
Use these front garden driveway ideas and expert advice to get the best from an entrance without eradicating a lawn or garden
Don't be left in the dark — these barn conversion lighting design tips and tricks will spark a lightbulb moment for a bright home
Maximise the potential of your space with effective bedroom loft conversion ideas, layout advice and design inspiration for a retreat in the roof
Our pick of fantastic chimney breast ideas will inspire new updates, renovations or fresh designs a new living room focal point
Norman and Zoë Carter have renovated and extended a run-down cottage in the Cotswolds to create a unique, futureproofed home
Semi detached house extensions can transform a dated or small space — get inspired by our gallery real project designs and ideas
Find the best basement conversion ideas, advice and designs to transform a subterranean room into a stylish space with purpose
Getting the right mix of kitchen lighting ideas is an important part of ensuring your space not only looks good, but is practical too. Take inspiration from these real kitchens
Looking for loft conversion ideas? We've collected 32 of the best examples around for masses of design and layout inspiration
These stunning lighting ideas for vaulted ceilings will help you illuminate sometimes awkward spaces in practical and dynamic ways
These brilliant self builds have all made use of disused or derelict plots, from urban infills to industrial sites, for amazing new builds
Get inspired by these bathroom tile ideas for small bathrooms — perfect for making the most of a compact space with potential
We've got modern bathroom ideas in abundance to help you create a beautiful bathroom whatever your style and budget
Get inspired by our gallery of barn conversion ideas to see what is possible when taking on this kind of project
Oak frame homes are a favourite among self builders with their timeless designs and inherent character. Take a look at these stunning examples
The best porch lighting ideas will brighten up any entryway in a practical yet subtle way — take a look at our favourite styles
Investing in great bedroom flooring ideas will transform any space into a welcoming and relaxing sleeping space
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