Author Archives: Lorna S

Interiors Design Trends for 2017: Helping You Make Decorating Decisions

Now 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Creating Student Spaces

Most Junior and Leaving Certificate students will have just sat their Mock exams, or will be taking them after the half term break. As it edges closer to the real exams, it’s really important that they have a place to … Continue reading

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Selling Your House? Read Our Tips First

Apparently most house buyers decide to start looking for a new home in February. The January blues are over, people have recovered from Christmas and the days are starting to lengthen. Many will be planning on moving during the summer … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From Home Improvement TV Shows

Room to Improve is back on our TV screens every Sunday night. Now in its tenth series, it certainly has seen a number of changes over the years as Ireland went from boom to bust and back out again. Room … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Salvaging and Upcycling

There’s something very special about seeing salvaged or upcycled pieces in the home. Not only does the item have a new lease of life but it is often being used in a different way to which it was first intended. … Continue reading

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8 Bathroom Planning Tips

Have you been hearing and seeing advertisements for great bathroom bargains in the recent sales? 50% offers off tiles and sanitary ware? I have and if you’re thinking this is the time to get a new bathroom, here’s some tips … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Right Paint Colour

Do you find that once the Christmas decorations come down on or before 6th January that you start thinking about redecorating? Maybe it’s because the rooms look a bit bare when the decorations are taken down? Or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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How To Maximise Natural Light In Your Home

As we arrive at the shortest day of the year, it seems a good time to explore how to make the most of natural lighting in your home. In this post, I’m going to explore how you can maximise the … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Reduce Heating Costs & Keep Your Home Cosy

It has been mild for the last couple of days but was freezing cold last week and my thoughts turned to how people can improve the insulation of their homes as well as reduce their heating costs.  Here are 7 … Continue reading

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