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.
Investing in great bedroom flooring ideas will transform any space into a welcoming and relaxing sleeping space
These practical and stylish outdoor wall lights will come in handy now the evenings are getting darker
Presenter and architect Piers Taylor built this ‘transparent’ extension to a dilapidated folly 19 years ago, before picking up the tools once again to make a few highly energy-efficient improvements
Our favourite living room flooring ideas showcase how practical materials can be both cosy and stylish
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
Get inspired by these incredible kitchen makeovers on a budget — with before and after pictures and tips on how to cut costs
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 garden decking ideas, advice and expert top tips will help you create an outdoor space that looks good and is easy to maintain
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
Philip and Elly Handley converted and extended a run-down barn on a budget of £85k, resulting in a versatile home which confidently utilises every inch of space
Incorporating under stair storage ideas is a great way to maximise space — take a look at these great ideas for any size of house
Use these sunroom ideas and expert design advice to design a comfortable and bright room that can be enjoyed in all seasons
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