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Ages & Stages: Designing your Home to meet your Family’s Needs.

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Shakespeare identified seven stages in a man's life, from cradle to grave. I believe that a family home goes through seven stages also, each of which brings their own needs and challenges. Whilst we cannot predict the future, it is always best, when buying a new home or undertaking work to your existing home, to be mindful of these future needs. Here's how our family home has evolved over the stag...
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Designing by Numbers – Make Every Centimetre Count!

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The Importance of Numbers Your aim is to create a home that meets your needs like a glove: a snugly fitting glove is moulded to the exact dimensions of your hand. In the same way, knowledge of the important dimensions in each room around your home will help you create that snug fit between your needs and your space. Familiarise yourself with dimensions When making alterations to your home, i...
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Thinking Big in Small Spaces – how to maximise your home.

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Whatever the size of your home, you'll want every centimetre to work as hard as possible. This is especially true when space is limited. I really enjoyed helping a client renovate a tiny apartment in Dublin earlier this year. At just over 40 square meters, it measured less than the new minimum apartment size. A shoebox, some might say. But with a few tactical alterations and careful choice of fini...
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House 2016 – Top Ten Tips to get the most out of your visit.

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Get out your diary and plan your visit to House 2016. Taking place next weekend from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May 2016 at the RDS, this exceptional show should not be missed by anyone seeking inspiration and design ideas for their home. I myself will be among the wide range of architects, designers, craftsmen, home improvement specialists, artists, furniture and fit-out suppliers gathering in t...
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A place for everything – how to plan your storage. Sunday Independent, 27.03.2016

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Q: We've just completed a major de­cluttering session in our home - but we're still overcome with "stuff"! What's your advice about maximising storage? A: Good storage is the key to a calm and orderly home. Ideally, there should be a place for everything. This means that no matter how messy your home gets, everything will have a 'home' to return to. Spend time going through your house roo...
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