Kitchen heaven

Kitchen heaven

In the first of our series on interior design makeovers, we start with the kitchen. Interior designer Jackie Carton shows you what you can achieve on a variety of budgets… Kitchen makeover checklist Ensure the kitchen layout works for you – is there sufficient storage? Enough worktop space? Electrical outlets for each appliance? A utility […]

Top it off!

Top it off!

A new worktop can dramatically enhance the look of your kitchen without the cost and upheaval of replacing actual units… Granite is one of the hardest materials so it’s ideal for countertops in kitchens. It’s formed when slow cooling lava deep beneath the earth’s surface produces a tough, course grained, crystalline rock, composed mainly of […]

Northern Light

Northern Light

When Mary and John Stewart of Co Cork decided to extend their family home, they knew exactly what they wanted. A north facing, yet light filled, extension… “We’ve been here eight years, and the extension was completed in August 2009, so we’ve been living in it for over two years now,” says Mary. “We’d talked […]

A range of options

A range of options

A range cooker is technically defined as being over 600mm wide, so you’ll need to think carefully about the amount of space it’s going to take up in your kitchen and plan the layout carefully. Most kitchen designers and suppliers will be able to help you with this critical phase of your project, but here’s […]