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  • August 29, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

There are so many things to think about when it comes to building your own home…as my number of blogs can attest to! But it’s growing more and more obvious that the most important one is sustainability, and there really are a lot of areas to consider under this heading. In order to get a […]

  • Monica's Newsletter
  • building materials, Creativity, Design, enviromentally friendly, Monica Duggan, salvaging, sustainable, sustainable building
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  • August 15, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

When it comes to colour, I absolutely love it. I try to bring colour into every aspect of my life daily, from my clothes to my home, and my garden (not that I’m much of a gardener but I am trying!) The original cottage has beautiful, simple, wood doors with painted black iron latch handles […]

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  • Creativity, Design, Interior Design, Interiors Trends, Monica Duggan
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  • August 1, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

When I look back on our project, it’s funny what I see, and how my thought process worked from the start. The bathrooms seem to have been my focus, I am not sure why?! As we were growing up, the bathroom became a place we would sit for hours and chat, our little sanctuary of […]

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  • Ambient Lighting, Bathrom, Bathroom Lighting, Deconstructing, Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan
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  • July 18, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Who knew that I could write a whole post on plastering?! Well, little did I know the importance of plastering and the skill of a plasterer until the first time I saw the imperfections that show up under the light. I will never forget the lesson as it was one of my first residential design […]

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  • Lighting, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan, plastering, Residential Lighting
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  • July 4, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Plumbing first fix is choosing where your water, waste, and heating system pipes go. In order to do this, you need to know where your toilets, sinks, showers, dishwasher, washing machines, underfloor heating, etc will eventually be situated in your house. It involves pre-planning and we thought we’d pre-planned! You know that feeling when you […]

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  • first fix, Lighting Design, Lighting Designers, Monica Duggan, Newsletter, plumbing, Renovation, selfbuild, willie duggan
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  • June 20, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

Last week I spoke about switching so that this week I could move onto first fix without tripping over myself. I can’t seem to get away from the electrics these days 😉 Some might not know what is involved in the first fix. Well in simple terms, it is when the electrician first starts to […]

  • Monica's Newsletter
  • Deconstructing, electrician, first fix, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan, new build, renovate, Self build, willie duggan, wiring
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