The online design clinic experience worked as well for me and I would recommend it as an alternative to a home visit. I shared photos and measurements beforehand as well as the general scope of my extension needs and ideas.
The first part of our discussion was based on my wishlist for my extension and how I intended to use the space, and talking online about this was very straightforward. When it came to putting ideas down on paper, I did feel that this would be more challenging to do online, but by doing a screenshare Patti was easily able to sketch and talk me through different options.
At the end of our session (which we split into two segments to accommodate a break from the laptop), I came away with a clear idea of how my new space should look and the next day Patti shared drawings based on our clinic discussion that I can now take to builders for cost estimates.
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.
We had our Design Clinic conducted over Skype due to Covid 19. Patti really captured what we were looking to achieve and how best we could integrate this into our home. We didn’t lose any of the value of Patti’s brilliant Design Clinic concept, we just didn’t get to meet her in person! Our end product design is exactly what we need. Many thanks Patti.
We discussed at length what I wanted and what I needed. This process was not easy for me but with Patti’s patience and encouragement and at the end of a very long day I had a plan I really liked.
Thank you sincerely Patti.
We had discussed altering our home and had come up with lots of ideas, but we needed some clarity in the form of expert advice. Patti listened to our requirements, assessed the house and came up with lots of ideas, that were both practical and creative. At the end of the day Patti left us with a plan that was exactly what we were hoping for! We are thrilled with the outcome and would highly recommend Patti to anyone seeking to improve their home.
My role as an architect is to fully understand the aspects of your house that are not working for you, and then to sketch out layout solutions that will fix these problems and bring out your property’s potential.
At our Design Clinic I, Patti O’Neill, principal at O’Neill Architecture, a member of the RIAI and an award-winning architect, carefully listen to your experience, and your frustrations, with your house. Together we then scrutinize your property, like a puzzle, to ensure your needs and options get teased out to achieve maximum potential.
Not only do I give you the design solutions which are right for you, I will also put you on the right track – financially.
The layouts of many homes in Ireland were not designed by an architect, or even a trained designer. A badly planned layout leads to much unused and wasted space and the building of wasted space is a waste of money! Working with us will ensure you get the best layout of your home and the best return for your budget.
I provide you with a work plan that will help you deliver your dream house, and protect your budget
The recent history of the construction industry in Ireland is one of site-works being inflated into large contracts. Work plans were optimised to meet the needs of the builders rather than yours. We will provide you with a work plan that will help you control costs and ensure any building works you undertake are optimised to meet your needs and your budget.