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.
What is lime plaster and why should you use it? Here we answer the most commonly asked questions about lime plaster and explain everything you need to know.
Replacing a conservatory with an extension is a great way to add valuable living space to your home — here's what you need to know.
After the very best light switches for your home? We've rounded up the finest products out there to suit all design schemes and budgets
A staple in many period properties, we explain what lath and plaster is, how these walls are constructed and how to repair them
Trying to decide between carrying out an extension or loft conversion? Our guide is here to explain which will add the most space and value to your home.
uPVC vs aluminium windows — the big debate. Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you decide which will be best for you.
Many people wonder whether to fit wooden flooring with underfloor heating — our guide is here to answer all your questions
From contemporary to classic, these wall panelling ideas go to prove there's a style out there for every kind of home
From sustainable designs to bold finishes, these are the top new kitchen trends to inspire your project
Considering aluminium windows for your build? Find out the key considerations, how to buy the best ones and more with out complete guide
House cladding can have a massive impact on the entire look of your home, as well its performance — this guide covers materials, styles, costs and more
These are the best outdoor log burners for your garden that showcase modern designs and innovative features
Associate Editor Natasha Brinsmead is refusing to live on site in her next project without these essential items to make life more comfortable
Which is the best log store to keep your firewood dry? We reveal the best products for job, so get ready to hunker down and light the first fires of the season
Our collection of kitchen island lighting ideas will ensure that this important practical and social hub provides everything that is expected of it
Our tiled fireplace ideas gallery is just the ticket for anyone wondering how to inject character and warmth into their home
Looking for loft conversion ideas? We've collected 32 of the best examples around for masses of design and layout inspiration
If you are wondering whether to choose spotlights or downlights for your lighting scheme, we're here to explain the ins and outs of each to help you decide.
Jenny Marriott and Tim Stokes’ restoration and extension of their 17th-century farmhouse not only provided them with a stunning new home, but also the perfect place to run their business
Our guide to heating a bathroom will ensure you aren't left shivering when you step out of the shower as cold weather approaches
Our brilliant small kitchen ideas are here to prove that even the tiniest rooms can look amazing and be high performing cooking, dining and social spaces
We've got modern bathroom ideas in abundance to help you create a beautiful bathroom whatever your style and budget
Our selection of the best wall covering ideas has something for everyone, no matter what style of interiors they are aiming for
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