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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 1, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

When lighting what some might call was your ‘standard’ home, people tend to believe that there is no need to pay for the services of a lighting designer. However, and of course, we tend to differ! So what value do we bring to a standard home that warrants paying for the service of a lighting […]

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  • downlights, Electrics, Floor Plan, functional lighting, Home renovation, kitchen, Kitchen Design, Lighting Design, lighting designer, Lighting Plan, lighting tips, Monica Duggan, mood lighting, newbuild, Renovation, selfbuild, willie duggan
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  • April 25, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

I don’t know why exactly but I’ve always had a love for real wood floors so I did feel this was the way we would eventually go even before we went looking. When we bought our cottage, the first things I invested in were teak parquet flooring and a cast iron bath! Both of which […]

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  • Blog Post, flooring, Hard Wood Flooring, inchsawmills, Lighting, Lighting Design, Monica Duggan, newbuild, Parquet FLooring, Renovation, selfbuild, willie duggan
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  • March 14, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

When it came to our finances, we were novices. We got our original mortgage from BOI when we bought our home, not the easiest process as it was in 2014 but from anecdotal evidence, it was easier than it is now. I’ll never forget meeting BOI’s Life Assurance department and being sold a selection of […]

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  • Finances, Monica Duggan, Renovation, selfbuild
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  • February 28, 2021
  • Monica Duggan

In my previous newsletter, I mentioned that we lived in our home before we did our renovation. This is something that my parents used to always say, live in it, feel it, know your home before taking it apart. We lived in our house for about 4 years before we took the leap. This had […]

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  • Deconstructing, Monica Duggan, new build, Newsletter, Renovation, Self build
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