Upcycling Tips with Joanne of Kyle Lane

Upcycling Tips with Joanne CondonFollowing the popularity of our recent post on upcycling, we contacted Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane in Clonmel with some questions. Not only is Joanne a master in upcycling, she also runs workshops, is bringing out a book and has provided demonstrations on RTE Today.

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How to Create Fabulous Outdoor Eating Spaces – 6 Tips

6-tips-creating-perfect-outdoor-eating-spacesSummer is on its way and with the Easter Monday and a May bank holiday coming up, it’s the perfect time to plan and create a space for outdoor eating. When we do get good weather in Ireland (and let’s face it, we have to grab the chance to enjoy it when it does happen) it’s lovely to be able to make the most of it by enjoying a cuppa outside or even creating a dining area within the garden. The right dining space outside gives you another room in your home really.

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Is Navy the New Black when it comes to Kitchens?

navy-kitchen-inspirationNavy is the new black when it comes to interiors decorating and yes, kitchen colours too.  I think many are surprised and are describing this as an unexpected trend. However, navy really is beautiful, it carries connotations of sophistication and confidence. It co-ordinates beautifully with warm brasses or coppers, it also makes whites or soft greys really stand out.

If you’re planning on a new kitchen, here are some examples to help you decide if a navy kitchen is right for you or not. As it’s a dark colour, your kitchen needs to have lots of natural light to carry this off but if it does, I think the navy really adds a wow factor.

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Results and Video of our March Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our March 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 February was held on April 1st. The results are as follows:-

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6 Interesting Ideas for Decorating Your Walls

Would you add to redecorate your walls but don’t want to use wallpaper or paintings? Are you looking for something different from the run of the mill designs? Yet you don’t want to break the bank?

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We have a number of different, interesting and perhaps even eccentric ideas here for you to decorate the walls of any room in your home.  See below:-

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Jim Curtis Video Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Jim Curtis, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. Jim posted a job looking for plans for an attic conversion on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

 

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Interiors Design Trends for 2017: Helping You Make Decorating Decisions

helping-you-make-decorating-decisionsNow that the sun has started shining, I’ve started to think about decorating and yes, judging by the number of people in my local hardware shop choosing paint, people are planning on getting the paint brushes and wallpaper paste out over St Patrick’s weekend.

Whether you are planning on changing the wall colour, just adding a few accessories or doing a total revamp of a room, knowing the interior design trends for 2017 will help you make your decisions. The good news is  many of them haven’t really altered that much since 2016 which suggests they won’t be changing drastically in the near future and we also have the research from Pinterest to prove it.

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Wallpapers To Make Your Rooms Seem Bigger

I love houses with high ceilings, they give the illusion of so much more space within the room. Of course, high ceilings aren’t always practical – it’s going to cost more to heat rooms with high ceilings and simple tasks like changing light bulbs or reaching those cobwebs in the corners are a little more of a challenge.

I live in a 1970s house and the ceilings are placed at standard height but I do like using wallpapers that, while not in a  lined vertical stripe design, still provide the effect of making the walls seems longer. Here are some examples of wallpapers that will give your rooms a sense of more height and space.

Wallpapers to give your Rooms more height

Downstairs toilets or small bathrooms often need some help in making them feel more spacious and this one, with its narrow white stripes, is quite subtle.

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This design has stripes of equal width, which while making the room appear higher, can also make it seem narrower – partly because it has made it easy to count the stripes within this narrow space.

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Results and Video of our February Draw 2017

tradesmen.ie monthly draw

Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our February 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 January was held on February 28th. The results are as follows:-

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David Smith Video Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Hi folks,
here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from David Smith, Tallaght, Dublin 24. David posted an upholstery job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

 

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