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The Key To Storage Success

The Key To Storage Success

There’s a fabulous metropolitan feel to living in a big city, but one downside can be that room size can be a little restricted, so it’s vitally important that you make good use of every centimetre of available space. The key to success in storage is to be clever about it. The space under your […]

Open Plan Living Areas

Open Plan Living Areas

Long before the advent of electricity, family kitchens – even in the most modest of homes – tended to be large to allow the family to gather together to eat in a room with a heat source such as a wood-burning stove. Once electricity and gas brought in time-saving devices, however, fewer people – and […]

First Impressions Count…

First Impressions Count…

Sometimes it’s easy to become so wrapped up in interior home comforts that we forget about the exterior! With a few simple steps, however, you can make sure that your house always makes the right impression … Step 1: Kerb appeal When it comes to the exterior of a house, attention to detail is vitally […]

Cloud 9?

Cloud 9?

The firm of Nickell & Richmond, based in Bangor, Co Down, are hoping they are rocketed to the earthly equivalent at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on the 18 February. Why? Because they are the NI regional winners of the Heavenly Builder of the Year category at the Master Builder of the Year awards, […]

Splashing out!

Splashing out!

Apparently our best ideas come to us when we’re in the shower, making the process of choosing the right one all the more important! How it looks matters too, so what’s new in showers, what are the alternatives and what are the watchpoints when you put in a new one. Showers come in a huge […]

Light up  your Life

Light up your Life

A successful, innovative lighting design scheme can bring your house to life, make it appear bigger, fresher and very chic. Lighting is a versatile and important design tool often overlooked, yet it is an essential part of interior design and can be used in many ways to enhance your home. It is not an aspect […]

Making an entrance

Making an entrance

The hallway is the most neglected room of the home. Compared to bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens, hallways always seem to struggle to get attention and are often left alone for decades; but they set the mood and tone of the house and therefore deserve just as much attention. Nowadays we use hallways as transitional areas; […]

Sparks!

Sparks!

You can’t do any electrical work yourself but whether you’re renovating or building new, it’s good to get to know the basic requirements and regulations Choosing an electrician Whether you’re building new or renovating, know that if you’re undertaking any kind of electrical work in ROI only a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) is now allowed […]