Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor. She is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of an Edwardian cottage.
Repairing sash windows is not always a simple job, but with full replacements offering a poor return on investment, it may be the best bet to retain your home’s original features
Coming up with a staircase design can seem daunting given the size and impact of this feature — fear not, our guide takes you through every step
Your choice of house cladding will play a huge role in the appearance of your home, as well as how well it performs.
A garage conversion offers a quick and simple way to add space to your home without extending. From planning and building regs to foundations and insulation, here's what you need to know
Your kitchen units are not only a practical essential, they also form the basis of your whole design, so it pays to understand the fundamentals
An architectural technologist is another option to consider to design your home. Here's how they compare to architects and what they can offer your build project
Sociable yet practical, open plan kitchens are a firm favourite for self-builders and home improvers — take a look at these inspirational projects to help you start planning
Sliding patio doors are perfect for creating a seamless link between inside and out — our guide explains how to make the right choice for your home
Renovating a house could be the best route to achieving your dream home. Avoid potential pitfalls along the way with our expert guide to renovations
Lighting design is so important when it comes to the way a house both looks and feels — we show you how to get it right
Bifold doors are the perfect way to open up a house to the outside and bring natural light flooding in — but how do you choose the right style for your home?
Bathroom renovation costs might seem complex to work out, but with our guide to budgeting for a bathroom makeover, you can take the guesswork out of your project
A healthy home makes both the physical and mental wellbeing of those living in it a priority. Follow these eight steps to give your project plans a health check-up
The best log burning stoves will not only offer a great solution for heating your home, but can add bags of character too
Our round up of the best water butts out there will help you store up a handy water supply for your garden
After great wall panelling ideas? Wall panelling is back and has had a makeover since the days when dark, heavily varnished finishes were all the rage
Cheap bathroom suites need not spell poor quality - these low-cost bathrooms will help you create your dream space
Terraced homes are one of the most common style of house in the UK — these inspirational remodelling ideas could just transform the way you live in yours
All extension projects are different but there tend to be common processes that need to be carried out. We show you how to plan your extension so that it runs without a hitch
A cheap kitchen doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality. We take a look at the best ways to keep costs down and achieve your dream kitchen on a budget
Polished concrete can be the ideal material for many surfaces in the home — we look at the ins and outs of using it
Understanding the types of flooring available is essential when choosing the right material for your home, whether you're building a new home or renovating
Need some brilliant garden office ideas? You've come to the right place — our round up of the best home offices for your outdoor space has something for everyone
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