Claire is Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating and has been a member of the team for over 13 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in Real Homes and Period Living magazines. She has a particular interest in green homes, and interior design is also a passion; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. Claire has recently finished her renovation project — and is now onto the next.
From playing music wirelessly in a couple of rooms, to a whole-house wired-in sound system, multi-room audio has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Claire Lloyd explores the options
Claire Lloyd lists the top 10 lighting tips to help create the ultimate architectural moodboard for your new self build or home improvement project
Choosing what to build your house or extension out of is a key part of the build process. Here we highlight the considerations you’ll need to make before making your decision
Creating such a room, or even capturing a degree of cinematic experience in a living room, is often more involved than just installing the right equipment. Claire Lloyd looks at how to make the most of media systems at home
It can be an incredibly rewarding experience to take on the renovation of a timber frame home. But what is involved when it comes to repair and maintenance?
It’s vital to creating a clutter-free, organised home, but storage is often left to be considered towards the end of the project. Here are some savvy ways of building it into your new (or existing) home
The entrance sets the tone for the entire house and the interiors beyond. Let’s take a look at 10 design ideas for achieving a visual impact, and for gaining useful additional space too
Struggling to choose between underfloor heating and radiators for your home? Then read our guide to the pros and cons of both
Whether your home is traditional or contemporary in style, vaulted ceilings can enhance the look and feel of your interiors — not to mention add drama
Dean and Ann Furlong have transformed a dated 1930s property into a contemporary family home that makes the most of its enviable plot
This straw bale and timber frame self build home in Exmoor National Park was built almost entirely by its owners for just £67,000
Follow our top tips for making the most of small bathrooms, including advice on wetrooms, minimum sizes and circulation space
Claire Lloyd speaks with four architects well versed in the art of transforming semi-detached houses to discover the unique set of challenges posed, as well as the rewards
From lighting to connecting to the garden, read our clever kitchen diner design tips for getting the most from this key space
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