Michelle is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant 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 home interest and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018. She’s just about to take on her second kitchen renovation project, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).
A kitchen extension will transform your space and allow you to create a large kitchen that's the heart of your home. Our complete guide covers everything you need to know
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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
Looking for the best bathroom radiators to keep your towels, and room, warm and cosy? Then take a look at our top buys
Our practical home office design know-how will help you create the perfect spot to work whatever space you have
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