Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. She has renovated a terrace and is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of her Edwardian cottage. She is now looking for her next project.
Anyone renovating a Victorian house knows there are quirks and issues unique to this style of property — we show you how to make the most of these features.
Transform your garden by learning how to build garden steps. These step-by-step guides demonstrate how to build steps on a slope and freestanding risers
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 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
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
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
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
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
Open plan living has so many benefits for modern home owners — but it is not a layout that always works as well as it should. Our top ten design tips will ensure yours is a successful scheme
Plastering walls is an integral part of any house build or renovation - it leaves a smooth, robust finish you can admire for years to come. Here are the best plastering options for your project
Natural stone flooring is thing of a beauty — as well as being a highly practical choice. Our complete guide will help you to choose the right products for your needs and budget as well as giving on advice on installation and care
Bungalow renovations are a popular project as they often have large plots and amazing potential. Here’s how to nail the design
Repointing brickwork is an essential job if you want your home to weather the elements and still look good. Here’s how to do it properly
Remodelled bungalows are becoming a frequent sight these days, the potential of their often unassuming former selves being recognised as a way of achieving a fabulous home
Our best bathroom design ideas will transform your bathroom into a blissful, spa-like retreat in no time — no matter what your budget
Planning Hub Planning permission for sheds is not always required but there are instances where it may be needed — we guide you through what you need to know
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