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.
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
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
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
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
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