Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor. She is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of an Edwardian cottage.
Our collection of the top 12 garage conversion ideas around should get you well on the way to adding extra space and value to your home — without having to extend
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
Garden offices are right at the top of many people's wish lists these days as more and more of us find ourselves working from home.
SIPs (or structural insulated panels) have so many benefits to self-builders and extenders — here we show you how a SIPs home is constructed
Looking for the best Christmas deals on smart home gadgets? — we've found some pretty amazing bargains
After some exciting porch ideas? Prepare to be inspired, our our gallery has porches to suit every style of house
Beat the chill with our round up of the best electric log burner models out there — whatever your budget or style, we've got you covered
In this complete guide to patio doors we take you through everything you need to know, from how and where to buy them to the various styles available
Wondering exactly how to build an oak frame home? Our guide takes you through the process — from start to finish
Concrete roof tiles have come a long way in recent years and, by choosing carefully, can be a great alternative to clay
Our round-up of the best skylight blinds out there should give you a few ideas when it comes to ways to keep the light out of a loft conversion or space lit by skylights
Whilst the right architect can be key to project success — without a good design brief, problems can crop up
Great family bathroom ideas are crucial in order to ensure that your new bathroom works hard for all the members of the household. Our guide will ensure you get it spot on
With the kitchen's status as the heart of the home, it has a lot of expectations to live up to. Here is our top 10 list of must-have kitchen features
A well-designed hallway will set the right tone for the rest of your home. This guide explains how to go about it
Want the best range cooker for your new kitchen? Look no further as we round up the very best models around
Timber cladding continues to grow in popularity – but just what are your options and how can you be sure to get it right? Our guide reveals all
A renovation project can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. We've gathered together our top tips for making your project a success
Old houses tend to need more in the way of ingenuity and creativity when it comes to sensitively transforming them into something suitable for modern-day living. Here are some great design ideas to consider when renovating
With such a wide selection of timbers and finishes, not to mention prices, we explain the costs and durability of the options for your project
Gloss paint can be tricky to work with — follow our step-by-step guide on how to gloss wood for a professional finish
There’s nothing hotter in the kitchen right now than the built-in oven. Natasha Brinsmead explains why, and looks at how to buy one
Whether you are converting your loft, extending or simply want a way of pulling in extra natural light, adding glazing to your ceiling is a great way to ensure plenty of high-quality light
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