SUNDAY INDEPENDENT: Is an En Suite Bathroom a Waste of Space?

Ensuite Bathroom Ideas
Read the article online in The Sunday Independent. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 4 year old twins, a boy and a girl. We are planning a total refurbishment of our new forever-home. Is it worth installing an ensuite bathroom off the Master Bedroom? And is a downstairs Shower Room worth the space and money?I recommend thinking about the bathing arrangements for your house in the context...
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IRISH INDEPENDENT: Designing for Teens

Teen bedroom design
Teenage dirtbag? How to declutter and design the perfect room for your teen "Striking a balance between practical and cool is tricky when it comes to teen bedroom decor". Eleanor Flegg September 13 2019 2:30 AM I once went up to my teenage son's bedroom to find him behind the door with a baseball bat, poised and ready to swipe. "I'm so sorry mum," he said, lowering his weapon. "I ...
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HOUZZ TOUR: Clever Use of Space in a Tiny City Flat

The owners of this bijou Dublin flat had one seemingly impossible request for their home’s redesign – they wanted to squeeze in two shower rooms. A family member lives here full-time and the couple stay at weekends and during holidays, so it was important to create two separate bathrooms to make it easy to share the space. Some smart thinking allowed architect Eva Byrne to not only include the...
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HOUZZ Tour: Smart Design Tricks make a Tiny House Feel Bigger

Renovate Design Consultation
Before and after photos show how a smart layout and ingenious design turned a dark space into a bright, welcoming home Amanda Pollard 12 August 2018 Being a professional house hunter, Breffnie O’Kelly knew this was the perfect house for herself and her teenage daughter – it was close to the school and nearby walks, the road and neighbours were nice, and the house itself had bags of char...
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Sunday Independent: How do we transform our home into a summer space?

Retractable awning
Question: We are holidaying at home this year and want to spend the time making some home improvements, particular improving our patio and its connection with the house. Do you have a few tips? Read the full answer here... Answer: With the showery weather this summer, awnings are a great way to ensure that you can use your outdoor space in sunshine and in rain. They also make a nice transitio...
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How to make open-plan living work for a growing family. The Sunday Independent, 29.05.16

Open plan kitchen
Q: We're a family of two adults and three pre-school children. Our house is a typical semi-d with living room to the front and separate kitchen and dining room to the rear. We're thinking about adding a small extension to create a single open-plan space to the rear. We're a bit worried about noise, cooking smells and about how the arrangement will suit our family as we grow. What's your advice? ...
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