Tips for Renovations from Aug/Sept Issue

 

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This beautiful cottage in the Claddagh, Galway was an old standard design house with a centered front door and two small rooms on either side. For the renovation of this home, the  owner removed the front door which is now situated at the side of the house leaving more living space inside. The door opens into the kitchen thus giving more space for bedrooms to the front of the house. She also extended the space to the front allowing for a bigger main bedroom inside. The colour scheme  on the exterior is continued inside  -a fresh sea blue and sand combination. The picket fence fulfills the owner’s dream of living in a country cottage with a picket fence.

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The front door now at the side of the house

 

The ladder leads to a mezzanine above the kitchen which houses a large L shaped couch that can be converted into a bed as an extra room for guests. A great way to add an extra room to any home. The pink couch brings an extra dimension of colour to the kitchen/entrance area.

 

Tone on tone shade of the large couch is contrasted with the blue of the wall and the scattered cushions.

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The Seaside Colour Scheme

Exceed Expectations with a Noel Brannelly Kitchen

Classic Bespoke Kitchen

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Exceed Expectations

This bespoke classic kitchen was handmade and hand painted in classic style by Noel Brannelly Kitchens. The large island also works as a breakfast bar. The cabinets are all off standard, are custom built to fit to the ceiling. The units are topped with Silestone this is composed of 94% natural quartz and is the first and only countertop with bacteriostatic protection, giving it unique features. The seating area of the island in American white oak has a rounded area to soften the look of the island and add some extra seating space.  The contrast of the painted timber and the natural look of the American white oak gives the kitchen that extra character and this is why it can be said that a Noel Brannelly Kitchen  ‘exceeds expections’

 

Whats in this Issue – April/May

Cover 99As the building boom takes off again, many of us are contemplating an extension or renovation. I often ponder, when looking at my own space, whether I would plan it out any differently if I were to start over again. Now, my space like some of my readers’ homes most likely, is open plan with one large room incorporating the kitchen, living and dining space.

On the Edge of the Wild Atlantic Way

Sitting Room

The Edge Of The Wild Atlantic Way

This little gem of a home is situated slap bang in the middle of Roundstone village. I was lucky enough to spend a weekend here recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. A very simple layout catches the eye with one main living space, leading into to a galley kitchen and dining area at the rear of the house. The hall door opens directly into the living room and as a consequence it has enlarged the space as well as brought in more light.

Home Away From Home

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Country/Contemporary style

Driving out along the Wild Atlantic Way you will enjoy many a feast for the eyes. The scenery is wonderful, while taking in the Atlantic Ocean and all its wonder, you will from time to time come across a run down cottage or farmhouse. Perhaps you too dreamed of owning a house by the sea and dreamed of doing it up. It’s not for the faint hearted and many of us aren’t lucky enough to do so or maybe you just find it all a bit too daunting. This wasn’t the case for the owners of this beautiful cottage.

Stylish & Functional Home

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Functional Space

The brief here for designer Pauline Dowling was to create a stylish yet functional home. The owners wanted to put their own stamp on this previously owned property while taking into account their busy lifestyle and two teenage children The living room/dining/kitchen, was a vast space incorporating all the elements for functional living. As the hub of the home, this needed to be a casual comfortable yet very functional.

April/May Issue

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As the building boom takes off again, many of us are contemplating an extension or renovation. I often ponder, when looking at my own space, whether I would plan it out any differently if I were to start over again. Now, my space like some of my readers’ homes most likely, is open plan with one large room incorporating the kitchen, living and dining space.

February/March Issue 98

Upstairs Downstairs Feb/March Issue 98

Cover Upstairs Downstairs 98

A bi-monthly publication showing readers homes and all the latest trends in home interiors and lifestyle. This issue we have a beautiful home in Ranelagh – ” The Ranelagh Project” and all the latest trends from the the European trade shows. Including, Industrial Interiors a new concept in Interior design – we show you how to achieve it. Latest issue  – On Sale Now

Cosy & Warm Energy Efficient Home

Living-room

Cosy Energy Efficient Home

When the owners of this home decided to move, there was no arguing about the setting of their new abode. As they already owned the site with a run down old cottage in situ, they were very confident that everything would go according to plan and that planning permission would not be a stumbling block, and they were right. This beautiful home is surrounded by the rugged countryside with a luscious green forest in the distance.

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A Luxurious Home

A Luxurious Home on the Edge of Galway City

The brief for interior designer Sharon Matthews, was to create a light and airy property that would make an ideal family space for all age groups.  The owners wanted a home that was modern, stylish yet relaxed with plenty of open space for all the family to be together and yet offer areas of privacy within the open plan layouts.

The Ranelagh Project

When the owners of this home decided to move, there was no arguing about the setting of their new abode. As they already owned the site with a run down old cottage in situ, they were very confident that everything would go according to plan and that planning permission would not be a stumbling block, and they were right. This beautiful home is surrounded by the rugged countryside with a luscious green forest in the distance.

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The Ranelagh Project

December/January Issue 97

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Our latest Issue for December/ January

Cover Story. – A Veritable Wonderland

Once again we went to Home Gallery Interiors to style our Christmas cover. Although they have numerous displays of Christmas trees in every colour scheme, we were very taken with this white room. Both Christmas  trees are decorated completely with white decorations to create a very dramatic effect. It blends in charmingly with the white french style furniture. Likewise we feel it would look striking in a more colorful room. For this room we chose a light blue canvas sofa and a graphic patterned rug. The ‘piece de résistance” has to be the selection of deer at the base of the tree. We highly recommend a visit to Home gallery Interiors, as we think it is one of the best decorated stores in Ireland. All decorations and furniture are available at Home Gallery Interiors, Newtownsmith (above Born) Galway. Tel: 091 895228

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