Rob Keal is the Content Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating. With a background in content marketing, he began his career back in 2016 as a freelancer, before honing his craft at various digital marketing agencies. Looking to specialise in DIY and homes, he joined the team in February 2022.
Renovation has been part of his life since he was nine years old, when his parents bought a medieval cottage and completely revived it, introducing him to kitchen remodels, loft conversions, landscape gardening, and much more besides along the way. A bedroom extension and patio refurbishment are among his next planned projects. He is also passionate about interior design and landscape gardening.
Long garden ideas should be well balanced and not have any unused or uncultivated areas. Our 16 ways to landscape an extensive outdoor space can help with this
Narrow garden ideas are all about maximising available area while preserving style. Get the most out of your compact plot with our 14 design suggestions
Great narrow kitchen ideas can help add style and practicality to any area where space is at a premium. Improve your kitchen’s appeal with these 10 design tips
As most UK homes are hit by rising bills, new data suggests that 40% of households were struggling to pay before the latest price cap increase
Fence lighting ideas can help highlight your garden’s boundaries and add security — find out how with our eight handy tips
Composite decking ideas add interest and functionality to a garden, as well as being low-maintenance. Get inspired for your deck project with our 14 design tips
Patio planting ideas add another dimension to your garden and help enhance outdoor seating areas. Start cultivating a vibrant patio with our 15 suggestions
House surveys can reveal a lot about a property’s condition. We explore the different types of house surveys, the costs, and how to choose between them
Patio lighting ideas can help you achieve a bright, welcoming outdoor space. Get inspiration for how to light up your patio with our 18 illuminating suggestions
Garden screening ideas can help add a sense of peaceful seclusion and privacy to your garden. Screen off your outdoor space with these suggestions
Choosing between wood decking vs composite will impact the look, cost and maintenance of your decking. Our guide explores the pros and cons to help you decide
Homeowners are reportedly struggling to install heat pumps and solar panels due to high prices and long delays
Conservatory blind ideas can help ensure year-round comfort, while also maintaining privacy. Discover our 12 design suggestions to complement your conservatory
Kitchen island sizes will vary depending on available space. Our guide shows you what to look out for when determining if your kitchen can accommodate an island
The right front door furniture ideas help finish any entrance — see our 11 hardware suggestions for your home
Flickering lights in the house can be due to any number of issues, some very serious indeed. Our guide reveals eight common causes and how to resolve them
The self build event of the year is back! Find inspiration, advice, and all the suppliers you need under one roof, this March, at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show
A homebuyers survey can help shed light on the condition of your potential new home. Learn about inspection processes, costs and more with our guide
Part and parcel of homebuying, our mortgage valuation guide will help you get to grips with the inspection process and how it can affect your property purchase
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