Have you heard of ‘broken plan living’? It’s become quite popular in the last two years and is perfect if you want the convenience and space of open plan living yet wish to retain a feeling of traditional separate rooms or zones. Each zone (for example, a dining area, a reading corner, a living room area) has its own defined function spelled out very clearly, an element of privacy and yet your home retains all the convenience of open plan.
Why is there a move to broken plan living? Part of it is due to how we watch television and consume media now. Rather than the whole family sitting around on a three piece suite watching a television in the corner of a room, people are entertaining themselves with a variety of gadgets, watching them singly or in twos. Another member of the family may be reading a book under a reading lamp. Therefore, smaller entertainment zones have become popular.
How can you create a broken plan for your home? Here are three ways to achieve it.
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Sharon Kavanagh. Sharon posted a tiling and electrical job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-
here are the results and video of our October Draw 2018. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!
The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of September was held on October 27th. The results are as follows:-
If you would like a new sofa by Christmas, you need to go shopping very soon as the lead time can be between six to ten weeks. A new sofa can transform a room, the right sofa will last for years as well as providing inspiration for the rest of the decor. All too often, mainly because they are such large pieces of furniture, sofas are creams, browns or greys, enlivened with bright and colourful cushions. If you’d prefer to make more of a statement with a bold sofa, here is some inspiration to tempt you.
It is said that people make up their mind about a house within seconds of walking in the front door. When viewing new properties, you might fall in love with one, so much so that the dated avocado bathroom doesn’t put you off as you think ‘we can get a new bathroom anyway’. But before you put in that offer and go to the expense of arranging a survey once the offer has been accepted, what should you look out for first? Here’s our list:
here are the results and video of our September Draw 2018. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!
The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of August was held on September 29th. The results are as follows:-
Geometric lines have been trendy for the last few years and the latest trends have shown the Instagram grid of nine even squares to be very popular, be it using a grid notice board, creating a square gallery wall of photographs or hanging a mirror divided into nine even squares. Personally, with the cold winter months coming, I find the grid to be a little bit cold, somewhat too stark. I think it needs warming up.
I love the shape and practicality of ladders. Many of us have cupboards in our kitchens or offices now that reach the ceiling so we need a weighted step or a ladder to reach those items stored up high and hardly ever used. They are also required for jobs such as changing light bulbs. But where do you store a ladder that you rarely use if you don’t have a garage or shed? You could incorporate a ladder into your design scheme and then it’s available for the rare occasion you need it.
Here are some ideas for including that so practical item, a ladder, into your design scheme.
After a long hot summer that stretched out gloriously for months, autumn is galloping towards us. The evenings are getting chilly, it’s dark by 9p.m. and the skies are grey. If you’re wondering how to make your home seem warmer and cosier (without turning the thermostat up too much) and also ensure your interiors are modern and up-to-date, here are some accessories to invest in for the autumn-winter season of 2018/2019.