THE landscape of any kitchen is marked out above all things by the quality, finish and seamless installation of its major units. Freestanding, built-in, or a beautiful balance of elements, start with great furnishings whatever your budget.More
Kya deLongchamps is switched on by the latest in cool, budget lighting for enjoying and securing your garden during the dog days of summer.More
Kya deLongchamps examines the practical, celestial and architectural potential of opening a roof to the heavens, with windows for every type of space.More
Kya deLongchamps says we need to roll up our sleeves and bring practicality to the most hard-working room of the house.More
Kya deLongchamps says it’s the time of the year to retrieve the garden furniture from storage and give it a little tender loving care before picnic days arrive.More
Kya deLongchamps is spoilt for choice when it comes to alternative flooring materials, from durable fabrics to luxuriantly silky carpets made with goat hair.More
As the evenings get longer and the weather improves, it’s time to start work on those indoor areas hovering on the edge of our gardens,More
Full of the joys of spring, Kya deLongchamps dips into this season’s interior paint products for all types of surfaces, design requirements and budgets.More
Marrying practicality and style to get the most out of the bathroom, whatever its size, will make soaking up the effort all the sweeter, writes Kya de Longchamps.More
Kya deLongchamps says there are plenty of alternatives to building an extension to your home if you require an extra room, and the garden is the place to do it.More
Kya deLongchamps discovers that the decade taste forgot was merely misunderstood, and more than deserves a second chance.More
This 1950’s bungalow bought in 2011 for its location, has doubled in size, going up the quality scale in multiples too.
At some point in our lives, we all carry out renovations on our home.
When we think of extending and renovating our home, we hear a lot about reducing energy consumption and how we must spend money to save money.More
With the upswing in the mood surrounding property, Kya deLongchamps says this spring may be a good time to increase the footprint of your house.More
A run-down cottage has been beautifully incorporated into a contemporary extension, says Tommy Barker.
THE building culture in Ireland has been altered forever, and, all going well, events like the Priory Hall scandal, in Dublin, are far less likely to happen.More
YOU are planning the dream kitchen, but are you being seduced by glossy cabinets without considering your practical needs?More
Kya deLongchamps on easy ways to make a critical impact in your hallway, which makes a huge difference when maximising a house’s design impact.
Those first steps up to and inside your home are the essential physical and emotional bridge between the slings and arrows of the public world and your soft place to fall.More
Kya deLongchamps says a home office should be devoid of domestic distractions and a dedicated area will make a physical space a ‘psychological sweetener’.More
Kya deLongchamps gives a practical rundown of efficient dining habits and looks at what’s on offer in dining sets and accessories now that the sales are near an end.More
Today is the final day for households around the country to register with Irish Water and avoid extra charges.More
There’s lots to consider when designing a bedroom, as Kya deLongchamps discovers, with everything from storage to privacy being tops in importance.More
We all love the New Year scrum of sales and product launches, and domestic appliance-makers are shoulder to shoulder vying wildly for our attention.More
POPS, splashes, contrasts, injections — the language of colour is so warlike that many of us cower in a trench of chromophobic fear.More
Kya deLongchamps looks at breathing new life into faded furniture and considers some great couch cover ups if you don’t want to replace or buy new in the sales.More