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.
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
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
An extension that goes almost unnoticed is something to be proud of — one that ruins the rest of the house is not. Be sure yours is the former with Natasha Brinsmead’s guide
Totally stable but offering a real wood finish, engineered floors are a popular choice. This step-by-step guide explains how to fit one in a weekend
Creating a covered outdoor living space means you can enjoy all the comforts of indoors while remaining connected to the outdoors — Natasha Brinsmead takes you through the things you need to consider
Installing a new front or back door is actually quite a complicated affair. This guide explains the issues and how to get it right
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