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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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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7 Upholstered Headboard Ideas for your Bedroom

We often hear of the importance of a good mattress, and of course, it’s crucial in getting a good night’s sleep as well as supporting your body properly. But what is it that can really lift your spirits and make you think “I love my bedroom” every time you walk in?

7 Upholstery Headboard Ideas

I think a beautiful headboard can give a bed and a bedroom a lift, it gives the bed height and prominence in the room, can add colour without being overpowering as its size is limited and if upholstered, adds a sense of comfort. Lots of people add cushions to the decor to add texture and luxury but realistically, anything more than two cushions is a nuisance as you have to remove them every night before you get into bed, let alone replacing them on the bed in the morning. Let the headboard and two cushions do the job.

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6 Tips for Decorating and Furnishing Baby Bedrooms

6 Tips Baby Bedrooms

In Ireland, we tend to be a bit superstitious in terms of our preparations for a baby. I had my first child in England and I remember a friend being amazed by how I bought the bare minimum in preparation for the birth – so much so that she bought me a bag with lots of essentials when she visited me and my little boy in the hospital. Do you remember the episode of Glenroe when a heavily pregnant Biddy told Miley to take the gift of a second-hand pram out of the house in case it carried bad luck?

Perhaps I’m showing my age and young first-time mothers aren’t as superstitious now but whether you’re decorating the nursery or just planning, I’m going to share tips for getting that nursery ready today. I’m sharing some of my favourite photographs of beautiful bedrooms for babies. Each one has something incredibly useful so you can merge whichever ones you want for your own decorating scheme.

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