I understand that you intuitively know what is not working for you and what you need.
At the Design Clinic I, Patti O’Neill, principal at O’Neill Architecture, a member of the RIAI and an award-winning architect, come to the property in question and listen to your needs to establish a clear brief. I listen carefully to your experiences and subsequent frustrations that you have had with your house. After a comprehensive understanding of the house & site and after carrying out a dimensional survey, solutions get teased out like a puzzle and translated into options that maximises its potential. I offer suggestions and advice in the form of sketches & a work plan. These improvements range from simple layout adjustments to where to put an extension. The approach is to ensure the scope of works and the build costs are only as big as they absolutely need to be. For example, usually small adjustments to an existing house will achieve the desired result. Not only is the outcome the right design solution for you, I also put you on the right track financially.
At a fixed price the Design Clinic takes a day and usually results in a concept layout plan to scale. Please call us to make an appointment if you are thinking of improving your home.
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.
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.
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.