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
BATHROOMS go boutique, (again) — you don’t need vast, flabby areas to deliver a gorgeous bathroom in 2015, and less square metres in an en-suite or shower-room allows for five star qualities.More
Contained from the rest of the world, except for a few slivers of ventilation, your home is a micro-climate and at Christmas with the windows and doors sealed tight and Dante’s inferno ablaze, it can be a dusty, toxic one at that.More
Kya deLongchamps gets all creative using leaves, jam jars, old lampshades and other recyclable materials to add cheap and classic novelty to your festive home.More
DESPITE a design world frenzied by terraces of blocky base units, pumping with colour and sharply edged in flashes of streamlined steel, the classic country-themed kitchen still retains its hold on our hearts.More
There’s always something isn’t there? Having a house is an open road to material dramas year round, but in winter, when it’s gloomy, wet and cold, even lesser mishaps take on a gothic perspective.More
Rural-inspired styling is a perennial favourite, harvested in a variety of forms from season to season.More