Shared Children’s Bedroom Ideas

Sharing bedrooms is great for children. It teaches them how to share, to be respectful of other people’s boundaries, to join in teamwork when tidying up and it can be good fun chatting after the lights have been turned off and they are supposed to be quiet and sleepy.

However, siblings fight and argue as well as play well together. So how do you create a bedroom that provides them with some personal space and individuality. Read on for our tips for creating a bedroom for siblings to share in harmony.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Freestanding Kitchens

The increasing popularity of kitchen islands and butcher blocks have led to a return to freestanding kitchens, perhaps not to the extent of the 1940s when the sink was the only fixed item in a kitchen, but between a desire for more flexibility and more character, freestanding kitchens are having a well deserved resurgence in popularity.

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Attic Conversion Price Survey 2019

Tradesmen.ie Attic Conversion Cost Survey 2019
Hi folks,
recently we carried out a survey on attic conversion prices with some of our tradesmen across Ireland. The question we asked was the same as the one we asked in a similar survey in 2017, so it was interesting to compare the results. The question we asked was as follows:- How much would it cost, excluding vat, to add an extra bedroom in the attic and were there any tips they could give for getting the best job done. Here is a sample of the replies we received below:-

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Results and Video of our February Draw 2019

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our February Draw 2019. 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 January was held on February 25th. The results are as follows:-

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Much Ado about Books: Home Library Inspiration

There was much consternation recently when people believed that Marie Kondo had suggested that people should only keep a maximum of thirty books in their homes. People rebelled against this notion by the ‘Declutter Queen’, jokingly asking if she meant ’30 books per subject?’, ’30 books per shelf?’, ’30 books in the “to be read” pile?’, or ’30 books on the bedside table?’. As it happens, Kondo had simply said that she limits her books to thirty and it works for her but it’s clear that books are precious to so many people.

With that in mind, how many of us have home libraries? How many of us have bookshelves in every room? If you are thinking of building an extension which will include a home study / library, or you’re planning on changing the use of another room (perhaps a seldom used dining room or a spare bedroom) to a home library, here are some inspirational ideas for you to consider.

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7 Stylish Spiral Staircases

A spiral stairs can fit into a small space, ideal for accessing an office or guest room upstairs.

A spiral staircase can be a work of beauty. They are ideal if space is tight, or for reaching a mezzanine level, or as a second stairs for reaching the first floor in an extension.

Although immensely stylish, a spiral staircase can be too steep and narrow if the only stairs in a home and would be much too narrow to move furniture up and down stairs.

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Paula O’ Sullivan Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Paula O’ Sullivan. Paula posted a roofing job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

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Results and Video of our January Draw 2019

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our January Draw 2019. 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 December was held on January 26th. The results are as follows:-

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How to Decorate Ceilings: the fifth wall in each room

Ceilings are usually very plain. Painted white or off-white, they are the plainest feature of most rooms. However, they can provide an understated wow factor. For rooms where you are lying down and actually looking up at the ceiling, be it bedrooms (or perhaps living rooms if you like to lie horizontally on the sofa or in a recliner), bathrooms or in a massage / therapy room, an interesting ceiling can bring joy as well. Think of the ceiling as the fifth wall in the room – and it also requires creative decorating.

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Wallpaper Trends for 2019

I love wallpaper and I’m delighted to see that not only is it still fashionable for 2019 but there is a return to having wallpaper on all four walls, rather than just a statement wall in a room. Yes, wallpaper can be expensive but it warms up a room, wallpaper gives it depth and interest, and it adds a touch of luxury. I wouldn’t put wallpaper on a high traffic area of my home but I do find that a wallpapered room needs to be redecorated less often than walls that are painted.

Here are my top five wallpaper trends for 2019.

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