Guide to Home Renovation. Week 2: The Kitchen

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So following on from my last blog, we are moving it into the kitchen for this weeks inspiration.

Week 2: The Kitchen
All the time I hear people saying that they want to go for a neutral kitchen because they are afraid that they will tire of it if they opt for a colour. I can totally understand this and lets face it, if and when you decide to change your kitchen, its a pretty big investment. However, your kitchen can still have lots of interest even if you do decide to stay neutral.

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Are you Running out of Space?

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So we are all pretty aware that there is a housing problem in Ireland at the moment, with the middle income earners being the worst effected. If you are lucky enough to own your own property but feel that you have outgrown it and need to further climb the ladder, then this post may be of interest to you.

Have you ever stopped to look at the space that you have and think that maybe you could make it work for you. Giving you the option to stay put but satisfy your needs also!! We are going to look at 2 amazing spaces today that have pushed the boundaries of catering to ones needs in a compact space.

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10 Ways to have your House looking Pinterest Perfect!

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With all our talk of the perfect colour schemes and new trends, we are going to give you some insight today into how to make your home Pinterest Perfect!!

For most of us out there, Pinterest is the go to place for inspiration, but sometimes it can leave you a bit depressed and green with envy. Well not anymore…..

Here are 10 ideas for you to embrace:

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A View from the Millennium Tower!

The Millennium Tower is a landmark development at Charlotte Quay overlooking Grand Canal Dock in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. Built in 2000, number 47 has stunning views but was in tired condition as in its original condition. The property was sold for €540,000 as an investment property. In its closing condition the rental value was approximately €2,000 per month. Owen Reilly recommended Think Contemporary to the purchaser (an Irish investor living overseas) to fully refurbish the property to target corporate tenants.

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Do you know your style?….Mid Century

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Continuing on with our “know your style” series, we are going to be looking at Mid Century design this week.  Mid Century furniture and design has had somewhat of a revival over the last few year and not just in interiors. We have also seen a strong resurgence in fashion.

I have to say that I am a huge fan of vintage furniture and have indulged in some beautiful pieces for my own home, but whether its here to stay, I’m not quite sure….

Check out some of our favourite mid century inspired interiors:
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Beyond the Kitchen Door!

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So following on from last weeks newsletter, I’m gonna stay in the kitchen….

Now that you’ve done the leg work, or got someone else to do it for you, you need to consider the functionality of the kitchen and how it is going to work for you. There are lots of functional interior fittings that will help maximise the space of your kitchen, but they are costly and you don’t need to have every gadget on the market. 

So we have looked at some of the options out there to try and help you narrow down the options…..
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13 Kitchens that you just have to see!!!

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What a beautiful weekend!!! I hope you all enjoyed the break.

Generally there is quite a bit of interior work also completed when you add an extension to your home and one of the main areas that is upgraded is the kitchen.

This is an investment purchase and one that should not be made lightly. You need to do your research and really understand exactly what you need from your new kitchen. Yes, the overall look and feel of the kitchen is important but the most important thing is that it is functional. Continue reading “13 Kitchens that you just have to see!!!”

Steel makes a Break!

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So there’s only one week left and then it’s officially Spring, if you can believe it. It’s also the time of year that a lot of us are thinking about renovating or improving our homes, whether it’s a large project or a small project.

If you are undertaking a large renovation or extension, then one of the materials that you will probably most definitely use will be steel. But have you considered using it in areas other than the construction stage.

Steel and Metal have been fast becoming popular, and people are using steel in more prominent areas, here are some fab examples,

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All is not so in Dundrum!

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So we had the opportunity to photograph one of our most exciting residential projects to date this weekend and I thought that you might like to have a look.

This project started in 2012 and was completed at the beginning of the summer this year. There was a considerable amount of planning with this project as our client went through a difficult process of weighing up the pro’s and con’s of putting on an extension. In the end, a full renovation and extension was agreed on.

The house was built in 1950 and with the introduction of a very contemporary extension to the rear, it was very important to our client that the integrity of the original house was not lost. With this in mind we set about designing an interior that bridged the gap between old and new.

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Why Ply?

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When we think of using wood in our homes, what comes to mind? Oak, Walnut, Cherry, etc. Well Plywood is the new wood of choice for many design conscience people. This material has been used in the building trade for years, but never in clear sight until fairly recently. Not only has this timber a beautiful grain but it is also a sustainable material. Continue reading “Why Ply?”

Our show house that everyone is talking about!

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So, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the infamous Millers Glen on the news last week. Well we are thrilled to have been the designers for the 2 show houses that launched at the weekend.

Much like the show house that we showed you last week, we were given a brief to create a fresh, contemporary and young interior for first time buyers and young families.

So here’s how the 3 bedroom house turned out….

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One Funky Showhouse!

We were absolutely delighted when Gannon Homes asked us to design the new showhouse for Park Edge, Clongriffin. The brief was to create a contemporary and funky home that would appeal to first time buyers and young families. The houses were launched this weekend, and I think it went down pretty well….

The houses themselves are gorgeous 3 storey 3 bedroom homes, with a dedicated study and fab balcony on the top floor.

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