Decorating with Black – Tips for 4 Rooms in your Home

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Decorating with black?

Does this sound too dark, too sombre, too claustrophobic?

If that’s your initial reaction, then prepare to be surprised and delighted. Black can be a sophisticated, moody, dramatic and glorious colour to use in the home. Here are some tips and examples regarding how to use it well.

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What Your Book Shelves Say About You

What do your bookshelves say about youHave you ever found yourself looking along bookshelves when you visit a person’s house? I often do it, mostly to see what books are there that I have read and perhaps chat then about a particular author or book. The books we read and and how we display them provide a lot of information about us without us even thinking about it.

What do your bookshelves say about you?

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Attic Conversion Prices Survey 2017

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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 2014, 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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Interior Design Trends for 2018

Interior Design Trends for 2018If you’re planning on some decorating soon, you’ll want to know the interior design trends for 2018 and you’ll also want reassurance regarding which ones are likely to be a flash in the pan and which will last for a number of years.

1. Autumnal Colours

The good news is you can get your room ready for Autumn at the same time as doing a “getting trendy for 2018″ makeover. Beige and brown are back in and so are the lovely vibrant autumnal hues of mustards, oranges and reds.

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Results and Video of our August Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our August Draw 2017. 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 July was held on August 26th. The results are as follows:-

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Blending Period Details with Modern Conveniences in your Home

how to give your home more character and styleThe vast majority of us would struggle to live without modern conveniences in our homes now – from central heating to flush toilets, from dishwashers to piped hot water, from smart refrigerators to Netflix. But what about when we are living in an old house or want to add “country charm” to a new build? Is it possible to merge some period features with the convenience of high-tech living? Of course it is..

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Room Divider Ideas for your Home

Room Divider IdeasAs more homes are open plan in design or have multi-purpose larger rooms, the use of a permanent or portable room divider can help you to make more use of the space, provide some storage, allow more privacy, create different zones and yet maintain the feeling of space within the large area. Here are a variety of room dividers with suggestions of how to use them within your home.

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9 Ideas for your Utility Room

9 Utility room ideasUtility room, scullery, mud room, laundry room: whatever the name, it performs an important role in your home and I’d consider it to be an essential room in any house. Whether you’re at the stages of planning a new build house, building an extension or re-modelling your utility room, I hope you find these tips useful..

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Results and Video of our July Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our July Draw 2017. 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 June was held on July 30th. The results are as follows:-

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Wonderful Window Seats

Window Seat InspirationHave you considered getting windows seats in your home? They provide versatile extra seating as well as handy storage, they ooze comfort and cosiness, and they add character to a room.

Bay windows offer the ideal space for a window seat, perfect depth, nice and bright with all that natural light, and a good use of the space to provide extra seating. This window seat below offers a sense of extra comfort in the bedroom too.

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