How to save money on a new kitchen

Renovating or building your kitchen or adding a kitchen extension might be the biggest investment you make for your home and  it’s also the most likely to add value. How can you trim back your budget without losing the all-important elements you want to include? As I am at the moment building my kitchen extension…

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10 ways to cut the cost of your home extension

I am in the middle of building our family home extension in Dublin, oh boy it’s not that easy if your budget is tight. It can be very costly to build extension. Most prices range from €45,000 to €80,000 but they can go up as far as €130,000. Building costs have risen by 15 per…

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How to bring taste of Summer in your house

It’s that time of the year when all we want to do is waft around Mediterranean hillside and sip some cocktails and have relaxed week away in sun.  Failing that these tips will help create similar vibe. 1.Set the scene for a summer feast with natural textures and shades of leafy green and citrus yellow….

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Property prices rise 4.3% in the first quarter of 2019

Property prices increased by 4.3% in the first quarter of 2019 according to latest figures of Central Statistic Office (CSO). In Dublin, Residential property prices are up 1.4% on a yearly basis as house prices rose 1.1% and apartments up by 1.8% Growth rate is at its lowest ebb since 2013 as the decrease in…

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