Michelle Guy


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

    Couple painting a wall with rollers

    Are you painting in the wrong order? Check our guide to getting it right

    Want to paint a room like a pro? Our expert guide reveals what order you should paint a room to get the prefect finish.

    Removing old paint from the wall

    How I fixed peeling paint – and the tools I used to do it

    How to fix peeling paint is one DIY job worth knowing. Here are the steps you can take and the tools you can use for the job