1/12/2017 | 3 Mins read


Stairs are possibly the most frequently overlooked element of a home when planning a redesign. This is primarily because in most cases the stair location isn’t changing so the…

27/11/2017 | 3 Mins read

Utility Space – probably the most important room in your home.

I visited a site recently where the rooms in the house were really starting to take shape and despite the wonderful extension and additional space created, the one room…

#Before and After
22/11/2017 | 3 Mins read

A Home Should Evolve

Social media has become ‘the’ source for inspiration for anyone doing a home renovation project. From creating ideabooks and connecting with design professionals and suppliers on Houzz, to curating moodboards on…

15/11/2017 | 3 mins read

Practical planning

Don’t forget about the practical things when you’re planning the renovation of your home. There is so much to consider when you are planning a refurbishment that it can…

1/11/2017 | 4 read

Cabin Fever

Having time off is wonderful but this time of year with the days being short and the particularly inclement weather the break might have left you feeling a little…

25/10/2017 | 2 mins read

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs can strike fear in the hearts of many people but they have come a long way from the problematic, leak prone versions of the 1980s. Nowadays, a…

17/10/2017 | 3 mins read


You can never have enough storage and this is particularly true when it comes to storing clothes. The funny thing about it is that most wardrobes are pretty poorly…

9/10/2017 | 3 mins read

Why hire an architect?

Involving an architect in your home renovation or extension project isn’t just a good idea it’s essential. OK, as an architect I would say that, but a well-designed home…

4/10/2017 | 3 mins read

Light and Space

Our plans for our homes have changed dramatically in recent times. In the last 6 months in particular I have noticed how people are finally accepting for one reason…

8/09/2017 | 3 mins read

A house for all ages

The average age of Ireland’s first-time buyer is now 33, this is according to Real Estate Alliance (REA) who are predicting that this figure is going to rise in…

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