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How the Billy bookcase took the world by storm Firstly, we at Steven Cleary Carpentry would prefer to see bespoke bookcases instead of flat pack ones. Even so, we cannot underestimate the global impact of flat pack furniture. In particular, a bookcase whose design has been virtually unchanged since 1979. We refer to IKEA’s Billy […]
How home renovation enables you to add space – and play a part in solving the Republic of Ireland’s housing shortage Housing is a finite resource and one that is seen as a commodity, as well as place to live. If you remember the boom and bust of the Celtic Tiger era, the fallout of […]
Wardrobes made to measure Of our creations, there is only one that has inspired Peter Gabriel and C.S. Lewis in equal measure: the wardrobe. An imposing yet important part of your bedroom (an absolute must in our book), there is nothing worse than a badly fitted or planned wardrobe. If you get your wardrobes right, […]
Forget DIY this Easter: our carpentry services provide an alternative to queuing and screwing Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Not that time of the year where a bearded man wears a red outfit, but Easter. Peak DIY season, perhaps a good second to May Day Bank Holiday Monday. For anyone who has […]
How Stephen Cleary Carpentry’s kitchens will inspire you, whatever way you choose What makes a good kitchen? One that is functional and easy to clean? Traditional design and the choice of electrical appliances? Or great design whatever style you choose? We at Stephen Cleary Carpentry are passionate about our kitchens. We work with our customers’ […]
How Steven Cleary Carpentry’s extensions will add a new dimension to your home After a dramatic slump, the average Dublin house price now stands at nearly €320,000. At present exchange rates, this is enough to get you on the property ladder in South East England or a modest flat in London. With house prices set […]
Why the Eames Chair is achingly timeless, even in 2017 There are some design icons which have aged gracefully and look the part today. Take for example British Rail’s InterCity 125 designed by Sir Kenneth Grange which entered service in 1976. Also the anglepoise lamp, again by the same fellow and used in art studios […]
How Steven Cleary Carpentry can raise your raised bedding to new heights of sophistication and cutting edge design Raised bedding is a must for any modern garden. It makes for a tidy space to place your bedding plants and enhances your flower beds. It is also good for sensory gardens, vegetables, and herbs. They can […]
A look at the roofing types used in attic conversions Attic conversions are a great way of adding space, whether you choose to go for permanent or temporary access. In many cases for safety’s sake, we prefer permanent access. A proper set of stairs instead of flimsy ladders.
How attention to detail applies for smaller projects like TV units You probably spend the best part of your life looking at the haunted fish tank after a busy day at work. Besides the usual offerings on RTE and Sky, your state-of-the-art flat screen television is where you catch up on missed programmes or watch […]