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).
Renovating a bathroom doesn't have to be a challenge. Follow our seven steps to design success, whatever the size of your space
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
A kitchen extension is one of the most popular home improvements today, and for good reason. Explore our ultimate guide from planning through to finding the right builder
Kitchen worktops have a good deal to cope with – slicing, dicing, chopping and kneading. Pick the right one for your kitchen with our guide
The types of brick you choose for your project can make a huge difference to the overlook and cost. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right bricks for your build
The Amazon sale is packed with Christmas deals - here's a round-up of the best bargains available now
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
Looking for the best bathroom paint but don't know how to choose? Here's our round-up of the best options from high street retailers and specialist brands
Our practical home office design know-how will help you create the perfect spot to work whatever space you have
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