The most insightful and economical solution for storage in centimetres of space and euro spent, is and always was, to go straight up the walls.More
Kya deLongchamps says that making some small changes to the features of space and water heating can increase comfort levels and reduce energy bills within weeks.More
Kya deLongchamps offers sympathy and some essential guidelines to those starting out on the challenging journey to a dry home after the floods of this winter.More
Kya deLongchamps warms to the economies of heat pump technology, now standard in new builds, but explores its potential as an upgrade heating system.More
Kya de Longchamps suggests interior design tricks, a few set house rules and safe room designation could help with the eternal teen struggle — that difficult transition period from cute cub to acceptable, house-trained adult.More
Kya deLongchamps looks at short back and side-tables, the unsung heroes of ergonomic living and the backbone of a good, working interior decor scheme.More
Kya deLongchamps gives an overview of new developments in the home build and related areas this year, and is particularly taken with the passive housing model.More
Kya deLongchamps reviews a range of publications that would make ideal gifts for those with an interest in interiors, food and other home-related topics.More
Carol O’Callaghan goes in search of new and exciting fabrics for seasonal upholstery and window treatments.More
Kya deLongchamps suggests getting outside now to finish those last few winter-battening jobs before the weather turns and the distractions of the season begin.
Fíann Ó Nualláin looks at the contemplative pleasure of working outside at this time of year.More
Kya deLongchamps looks at the science behind getting fresh, clean air into the home and the health consequences when there is insufficient ventilation in your home.
Kya deLongchamps considers the hidden demands of an open-plan lifestyle, and reminds us that getting it right at the planning stage can make all the difference to that great wide open.More
Carol O’Callaghan says a good cook has to have good tools for baking.More
Kya deLongchamps finds that the march of technology is continuing to revolutionise the way in which we store our food, wash clothes and make a cuppa.More