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Win a copy of Make the Home you Love

I’m delighted to have a copy of Make the Home you Love to give away to one of my Instagram followers. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is: 1. Follow me (@fiona.mcp) here 2. Like the post 3. Tag a friend in the comments (up to 5, each one …

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The book Make the Home you Love

Make the Home you Love

Make the Home you Love by Fiona McPhillips with Colm Doyle, Lisa McVeigh and John Flood is here! Published by O’Brien Press, it is now available online and in book shops throughout Ireland. Make the Home You Love will hold your hand right from the moment you begin dreaming about your renovation or extension, to taking …

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Architect's tips Top Tips for Renovating on a Budget

Top Tips for Renovating on a Budget

Design: DMVF Architects, Photographer: Ruth Maria Murphy Let’s get one thing straight from the start – your project is going to cost more than you think. If your only experience of home renovation comes from TV shows, then you could be in for a nasty shock. Renovation shows often get big discounts from the professionals …

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News Make the Home you Love in the Sindo

Make the Home you Love in the Sindo

Design by John Feely Architects, photo by Paul Tierney. There’s a great piece in the Sunday Independent about Make the Home you Love and costing, managing your budget and surviving a home renovation. Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:

Architect's tips Do I need an architect?

Do I need an architect?

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Ruth Maria Murphy. I’ve filed this under ‘Architect’s Tips’ but this is my (biggest and most important) tip!  ‘Do I need an architect?’ This is probably the question I am asked most so I will give you a clear and precise answer: Yes. If you’re doing any sort of …

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News Extract on kitchen design in Image magazine

Extract on kitchen design in Image magazine

If you’d like a sneak preview of Make the Home you Love, you can check out our extract on kitchen design in this month’s Image magazine. For many people, the kitchen is the most important room in the house, the heart of the home. The rise in popularity of combined cooking/eating/living spaces has led to the demise …

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News Read about Make the Home you Love in the Indo

Read about Make the Home you Love in the Indo

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Ruth Maria Murphy. There’s a great feature on the Make the Home you Love and the renovation that inspired it in the Irish Independent. Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:  

House tours Make the Home you Love in House and Home Magazine

Make the Home you Love in House and Home Magazine

Make the Home you Love features in this huge spread on Fiona’s house in Clontarf. Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:

The book A sneak preview

A sneak preview

It’s not out until the 26th of March but here’s a 3D sneak preview… Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:

House tours 1950s Detached House in Rathfarnham

1950s Detached House in Rathfarnham

Design by DMVF Architects, photos by Ruth Maria Murphy. When Sarah and her husband bought their arts and crafts house in Rathfarnham, it needed a huge amount of modernisation. After five years of living in it, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. ‘I wanted to drag it into the twenty-first century,’ says Sarah. …

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Architect's tips Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Design by Maven. Light allows us to put a shape on the world around us. It’s not just the quantity and source of light that matters but also the contrasts it offers, the interplay of light and shadow in a room and how this shading moves over time. These changes affect our perception of colour, …

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