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.
Take a look at our collection of roof covering ideas — there is something for everyone, from those after a low-cost solution to homeowners on the hunt for eco-friendly options
Modern garden ideas need not be reserved for those with contemporary houses — they work just as well as a contrast for more traditional homes. Take a look at our round up of inspirational spaces
Wondering how to get water marks out of wood? Having researched the most commonly recommended methods, Homebuilding's associate editor Natasha Brinsmead decided to put them to the test — here's her verdict
I don't know where I'd be without my trusty decade-old petrol lawn mower — and you could get your hands on some great Mountfield deals this Amazon Prime Day
Take a peek at our collection of stunning flat roof extension ideas – there really is something for everyone, from eco-friendly projects to those completed on a tight budget
Get to grips with Japanese knotweed identification with our handy expert guide to ensure you know exactly what you are dealing with and how to proceed
After the best ways to add wow factor to your new extension? We asked a range of architects for their top tips when it comes to creating drama and interest in any style of home
Induction vs gas hobs — both offer many benefits, particularly when compared to ceramic hobs, but which will be most suited to you and your kitchen requirements? Our guide will help you choose
With the arrival of summer, many have been asking 'can a dehumidifier cool a room?' We asked the experts for their opinion and took a look at exactly what these handy pieces of kit could do for you
Understanding how much a garden room costs is vital if you are planning on having one built. Here, we look at the kind of prices you are likely to face and offer tips on how to make savings
Planning on watering the lawn at night? Stop right there. We asked the experts when the best time to water your lawn is and when to back away from the hosepipe
As more and more people take notice of the Active House principle, we take a look at what it is and explain the best ways of incorporating elements of it into your own home
Treat porch ideas as something of a priority — not only does a porch have an enormous effect on the appearance of your house, but it can also influence how it performs
Do you need planning permission for an orangery? It is a common question asked by those keen to add this beautiful kind of glazed structure to their home — and we have the answer
There are many ways to build a green extension that will not only add beautiful and valuable space to your existing home, but will also enhance its eco credentials — our expert tips are here to show you how
It can be tricky to tell the difference between bindweed and knotweed but it is vital to get to grips with which is which to prevent damage to your property
With the right patio ideas you can transform your garden into a sociable space to relax, entertain and simply soak up the great outdoors — we have all the inspiration you need
Lean-to conservatory costs are often one of the main factors that draws people to this style of addition — here, we take a look at the kinds of prices you are likely face if you decide to build one
With the right raised patio ideas you really can transform your garden — they ca add visual interest, another dimension, help break a space up and provide a beautiful spot to sit out and relax
If you are searching for bathroom remodel ideas then you have come to just the right place — our collection is here to shower you with all the inspiration you need to get your project off the ground
Resin flooring costs can vary hugely, depending on the supplier, type of product and the application it is required for — we spoke to the experts to bring you all the information you need
Bathroom looking a bit tired? Take a look at our top 10 tips on how to overhaul your bathroom without spending a fortune — from how to find the best deals to avoiding costly mistakes
The right conservatory ideas have the potential to utterly transform your home, not only in the way it looks, but also by flooding it with natural light and extending its footprint
Just how much does a new kitchen cost these days? Make sure you don't stumble blind into the costs involved in buying and fitting a kitchen by reading our handy guide to average prices
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