Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

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It’s really getting wintry now. Are you wondering where the time has gone? Are those jobs you meant to do over Hallow’een still waiting? You may have put away your summer clothes and you’re already wearing your winter coat, hat and gloves but is your home winter ready? Here’s our checklist and tips to ready your house for the winter months.

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Tips & Inspiration for your Home Library

Tips_and_inspiration_for_your_home_libraryI’ve always loved books and have bookcases in various rooms of my home: living room, sitting room, bedrooms, hall and kitchen. Three out of four of us in the family are avid readers and see books as possessions to be read, kept and treasured.  I’ve recently been thinking of turning one of the rooms into a home library. While it’s lovely to have books in most of the rooms, it would be nice to have a room set up that is really conducive to reading, that is a room dedicated to books rather than being a room with a bookcase added into the mix.

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Results and Video of our October Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our October 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 September was held on October 29th. The results are as follows:-

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Which Sofa? Which Armchairs? We Help You Decide

Which_Sofa__Which_Armchair_Traditionally, most families purchased three piece suites: a three seater sofa and two matching armchairs. Then the two piece sofa became fashionable and things started to mix up a little. If space permitted, some purchased a three piece sofa, a two piece sofa and a matching armchair. Others purchased a two piece and two armchairs – but still matching in style and colour.

It’s now about choosing chairs and sofas that you love, that suit your personality and your decorating style. Being eclectic is a positive.

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Attic Conversions: What You Need To Know

Attic_Conversion_TipsWith the increased rental costs, not to mention the difficulty of finding a nice place to live, many students and young adults are choosing to stay living at home with their parents even if it means a commute. At an age when they need some private space, parents are exploring the options of converting the attic into a bedroom / study for their young adults.  If you are thinking of converting your attic, here’s what you need to know:

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How to Decorate with White

Tips_for_White_InteriorsWhite is not defined as a colour because it is the sum of all possible colours. Yet, it’s a common “colour” used in interior decorating. If you’re considering decorating and furnishing rooms in white, and wondering if it might be too bland, too cold, too light, too hard to keep clean, then these tips will reassure you as well as giving you some ideas.

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Results and Video of our September Draw 2017

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Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our September 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 August was held on September 30th. The results are as follows:-

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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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