Michelle is Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's Deputy Editor. With an editorial career spanning more than 18 years, Michelle spent time working on educational magazines and websites until her career took an exciting turn into the world of homes and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018.
She’s just completed her second kitchen renovation project and bathroom renovation, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).
A kitchen extension can turn a pokey cooking space into a large, open plan space the whole family can enjoy. From budgeting, planning and building regs, here's what you need to know.
I rate my Vileda WindoMatic handheld vac for quickly removing moisture from windows. Here's why — plus it's now 30% off for Amazon Prime Day
Jamie and Madeline had to navigate a long and complicated planning journey before they could even begin building their sustainable home in Hampshire
Our round-up of things to do before extending your home will ensure your project gets off the ground successfully and continues on the right path to completion
I daren't use my home's central heating during the day — instead a £150 oil-filled radiator is my lifeline for keeping warm
Building an extension is a journey. Here's how to navigate your way through plans, costs, trades and more with our helpful beginner's guide
If you've taken on the modernisation of an old house, renovating a bathroom will be top of your to-do list. Our guide will ensure your project is a success
Our brilliant home office ideas will help you find the perfect spot to set up a productive and inspiring space
Looking for the best kitchen worktop? Then our guide will help you find the right choice for your space
Which types of brick should you choose for your project? Your pick will make a huge difference to the overall look of your project, but there’s more to consider than just visual appeal
A potentially contentious site didn’t stop this self builder from constructing a stunning oak frame property in just a matter of months — and with a modest budget too
Planning Hub Site access and parking are two critical areas to consider and assess when building a new home. Make sure you understand any planning conditions linked to access rights with our need-to-know-guide
Looking for the best gutter cleaning products to sort your gutters DIY-style? We’ve made it easier to choose with a selection of 5 top tools in our round-up
Our practical home office design know-how will help you create the perfect spot to work whatever space you have