With an editorial career spanning more than 20 years, Michelle Guy has spent time working on educational magazines and websites as well as being a freelance copy editor for companies like BT, until her career pivoted, and she moved into and embraced the world of homes and interiors. Working on magazines and websites including Homebuilding & Renovating, Real Homes and Period Living, Michelle honed her skills writing about all things renovation, extension and self-build. From interviewing homeowners to writing buyer’s guides, from sharing advice about kitchen renovations and extensions to design ideas for bathrooms, Michelle has written about a whole range of home improvement projects for discerning home improvers and keen DIYers alike.
Articles by Michelle Guy
Roll with it: we tested paint rollers to find the best for the job
Taking on some decorating and need a paint roller for the job? If you’re not sure which one to pick, you’re in luck. We’ve tested a range of rollers, from premium to budget, to help you decide. Here’s our verdict.
In the dark? 5 ways to get more light into your home
Your Home Made Perfect architects recently shared five things you can do in your home to banish the gloom and revel in light.
How to insulate windows: 5 hacks to keep the heat in
Draughty windows letting cold air in and warm air out? Don’t despair – we share how to insulate windows with five quick-fix ideas.
Light my fire: why now is the best time to get your chimney swept
Keeping your chimney clean helps your fire or wood-burning stove work effectively and safely but how often should you sweep a chimney? Read tips and advice from the experts.
Experts warn why you should (almost) never pay a contractor in cash
However tempting it might be paying a contractor cash in hand for building work here’s why it should be avoided in most cases.
Don’t get ripped off: this is what gutter cleaning should cost you
Does your guttering need some attention? Discover how much gutter cleaning costs to keep them in good repair.