HEALTHY FLOWING HOMES Image Interiors & Living Online Magazine December 2018

Our building project Limerick Cottage Renovation has just been published in Image Interiors & Living Online Magazine with photographs by Philip Lauterbach. Great article by Lauren Heskin describing our new Healthy Flowing Homes approach to design where the users experience takes top priority.  We are particularly happy to hear from the editor that it was one of the most popular pieces on the site in the first week of its exposure. This supports our belief that there is a general appetite and wish to improve our lives through our homes.

click here to view full article in Image Interiors Online Magazine

Image Interiors & Living Magazine May-June 2018 – cottage industry

Our building project Thatched Cottage Renovation was included in the article ‘cottage industry’ in this years summer edition of Image Interiors & Living Magazine with photographs by Philip Lauterbach styled by Penny Crawford-Collins. Although the article was only half a page Nathalie Marquez Courtney managed to capture the full spirit of the renovation journey – well done. 

Make The Home You Love

The O’Brien Press has just released the book ‘MAKE THE HOME YOU LOVE’. Congratulations to Fiona McPhillips, Colm Doyle, Lisa McVeigh and John Flood on a great book and on their marvelous achievement of addressing all those difficult questions when faced with creating and building your home. Again we are thrilled to see included as a case study our building project Thatched Cottage Renovation on pages 144 through to 148 with photographs by Philip Lauterbach styled by Penny Crawford-Collins. This publication shows clearly the journey with before and after photos and layouts. In the chapter 9 Outdoors, page 185, another project of ours the Cottage Restoration, Limerick click here to view is used as an example for garden and planting inspiration.

Make the Home you Love The O’Brien Press Ltd. website

Make the Home you Love website

Ireland’s Home Interiors & Living April 2018 – Building on the Past

We are delighted to see our building project Thatched Cottage Renovation in this months Ireland’s Home Interiors & Living Magazine with photographs by Philip Lauterbach styled and text written by Penny Crawford-Collins. We particularly like the generous layout of the photos, some of them spread over two pages allowing you to look closely and find lots more detail.

Design Clinics for Internal Adjustments

In the second part of the Design Clinic case studies series we are showing an example that describes how changing the internal arrangement of the house can have a dramatic effect. Whilst originally the clients expected that only an extension could resolve the poor use of their space, the outcome of the Design Clinic provided a solution which addressed all their functional requirements and opened the spaces up to more sunlight and views. And of course these solutions are more cost effective than having to build an extension.

“How can we make the house work for us? Should we downsize? We all have blind spots yet we had a notion of what we wanted. When you embark on a building project it evolves, you allow time for it to digest and then change. Our two Design Clinics with Patti illuminated the blind spots and in the new layout we use all the spaces.
We have great satisfaction of how Patti maximises the use of the sun from early in the morning till late in the evening, which saves on our fuel bills and is good for the environment. Mostly, however, there is a sense of well being from living in a house where the sun is going through all day. We would never had envisioned the home that we have without Patti’s professional advice. Overall we found the service superb.” Peter & Dorothy

 

Design Clinics for Extensions

For the New Year we are launching a series of case studies showing various outcomes from our now optimised Design Clinic service. The idea of the consultation service started in the depths of the recession times to ensure that everyone get a chance at the quality of life good design can bring. The very first one taking place in Ballywilliam, County Tipperary at the end of 2011. Since then the interest in the design service has grown rapidly and nationwide allowing the homeowner to keep ownership of their building project whilst still getting a good design layout.

In the example below we are showing a lovely extension project which had two Design Clinics with us and was then successfully realized by Maeve & Darragh and their builder to achieve a comfortable bright and spacious family room and kitchen.

“Initially we thought a Design Clinic consultation seemed like a lot of time but we were so surprised the time flew by as Patti turned what we thought was a very straightforward extension plan in to a much more interesting design. She had loads of different ideas and really made the extension flow from the existing house. We had two design clinic sessions with Patti and the builder worked from her drawings. We are delighted with the outcome and would certainly not have the beautiful bright and spacious family room/kitchen we enjoy today were it not for Patti’s ideas, design and attention to detail. We have already recommended Patti to family members and friends.” Maeve & Darragh

 

Grant of Planning Permission

We are delighted to announce the successful planning application for the extension to the front of this cottage at Kilfeakle, Co. Tipperary. It was another smooth, clean and quick planning approval with good preparation we avoided any setbacks during the statutory process.

The extension will give the property a nice balanced feel of old and new world. We are currently designing the timber frame structure which is a particularly interesting challenge as the roof is sloped & cantilevered in a diagonal orientation lifting towards the view of the Galtee mountains.

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