Beautiful Garden Bench Design Ideas

A selection of inspirational garden bench design ideas to whet your appetite

Garden bench in autumn image by Elina (via Shutterstock).
A beautiful garden bench, photographed in autumn by Elina (via Shutterstock).

The humble garden bench: it can be as traditional as seen in the image above. Or modern yet refined. Or unusual and ingenious. In our latest blog post, we look at a few examples that fit any of the aforementioned categories.

Bookshelves Blitzing E-Book Sales

The E-Book is dead, long live the E-Book – thanks to bookshelves

Hand Drawn Bookshelves illustration by Franzi (via Shutterstock).
Bookshelves have become an extension of our personality, as well as a catalogue of classic tomes. Illustration by Franzi (via Shutterstock).

Back in the late noughties, e-books and Amazon’s Kindle were hoping to revolutionise reading. Pretty much in the same way the internet changed the way we shop. It was anticipated that bookshelves would be obsolete, and that households would get their literary fix from devices like the Kindle, or an iPad.

Your Attic as a Place for Study

With the new school term starting, could your attic be a new place for study?

Attic Study image by Photographee.EU (via Shutterstock).
Whether for the Junior Certificate or a quiet place for reading, turning your attic into a study could pay dividends. Image by (via Shutterstock).

Whether for the Junior Certificate or Transition Year, your child needs somewhere quiet to do their homework. Their bedroom may suffice but, if shared with a younger sibling, their homework could be disrupted. He or she may be more inclined to use the living room for their revision, where he or she could be distracted by TV, radio, pets, or the telephone. The answer may lie upstairs, in the attic.

Childrens Bedroom Design

Why choose Steven Cleary Carpentry for your child’s bedroom furniture?

Child's bedroom illustration by Olga1818 (via Shutterstock).
The only limit is your child’s imagination: Steven Cleary Carpentry can help you to create an imaginative bedroom for your son or daughter. Illustration by Olga1818 (via Shutterstock).

Steven Cleary Carpentry’s bespoke approach to furniture design is well suited to bedroom design. Especially where children’s bedrooms are concerned. We at Steven Cleary Carpentry are able to work with you on your child’s bedroom, with a choice of furniture that is easy to clean as well as hardwearing. This includes beds, wardrobes, and drawers.

Unusual Coffee Table Ideas

Is your idea of a coffee table more out of the ordinary?

Coffee table image by In4mal (via Shutterstock).
This coffee table is a rather prosaic one, compared with the design ideas we’ll be looking at in this post. Image by In4mal (via Shutterstock).

Substance or style: do you prefer the own brand tea or Barry’s Tea? Or wood veneer over solid wood? Could these describe your choice of caffeinated beverage, or your choice of coffee table? If you prefer outlandish tables as well as prosaic designs, we at Steven Cleary Carpentry are capable of doing both. As always, the only limit is your imagination.

In our little post, we look at a few unusual coffee table ideas, of the unusual variety. The quirky, the oddball, bizarre, and imaginative. Whether you prefer Barry’s Tea, PG Tips, or Twinings English Breakfast, put the kettle on and take a look.

A Trump Table For Your Front Room?

Would you have a table from Trump’s Taj Mahal casino?

Trump Taj Mahal table image by F11Photo (via Shutterstock).
The Trump Taj Mahal casino, Atlantic City NJ: referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World by the present-day President of the United States. Now, Hard Rock International wants to rid the casino of any momentoes of his ownership. Image by F11Photo (via Shutterstock).

“Place your bets, please…” what are the odds of getting a Donald Trump table over to the Republic of Ireland without punitive shipping charges? We shall let you draw your own conclusions. Lovers of kitsch, bad taste furniture (last seen in a 1987 Argos Catalogue), or anything by the President of the United States were in for a treat last weekend. National Content Liquidators held an auction of furniture and fixtures from the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Making a Grand Entrance

How an improved entrance extension will add a touch of class to your home

Entrance Porches in Ireland. Image by Semmick Photo (via Shutterstock).
A-door-able: a classy entrance could be a stylish addition to your home. Image by Semmick Photo (via Shutterstock).

First impressions last. Not only in social gatherings but also in your surroundings. Some people might tut-tut at your home because of its shortcomings (the Keeping Up With The Joneses trope). The state of the entrance attracts attention.

Toto’s Ton: 100 Years of Bathroom Innovation

A look at Toto reaching its century

Toto Toilet image by Charles Hudson (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved).
A Toto washlet toilet. Image by Charles and Hudson (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved).

In our inner page on bathroom fitting, we at Steven Cleary Carpentry urge you to ditch the avocado bathroom suite. In other words, dragging your bathroom into the 21st century. Ever determined to stay ahead of the pack is Japan’s very own Toto. On the 15th May this year, it celebrated its centenary.