Originally from Tralee, psychiatric nurse Pat bought his home in Stoneybatter 23 years ago with the intention of it being a ‘stepping-stone’ home, but he fell in love with the area and never wanted to leave.

Recently Pat has fallen out of love with his home and is keen for the cottage to have an entire facelift. A keen entertainer, Pat is desperate to revamp his home so that he can start inviting his friends over - something he has stopped doing.

Pat is a self confessed magpie and cannot bear to throw mementos and gifts away, but in a 50sqm cottage he knows that he desperately needs to de-clutter. Excited by this project, the designers look at ways to create clever storage solutions, and with invisible walls and fold-down dining tables Pat’s home will be unrecognizable when they are done.

Budget: €40000

Rooms: The entire 50sqm cottage

Main themes: Maximizing small spaces through clever design, retaining character when remodeling an older home and clever storage solutions and fold out furniture.

Contractor and Supplier List Stoneybatter:

Main contractor:

Seamus Greene

RathCorbally Construction


Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

086 8060893

Project coordinator: Gerry Duffy 086 8174162

Carpenter & Contract Supervisor: Matthew Shanley 086 4659000

Kitchen & Units Anthony Healy 087 6168087

Electrician: Ollie Cummins 087 9292209

Painter: Pat Mc Grogan 086 3936665

Tiler: Mark Lynch 085 1200443

Plumbing & Heating: Gary Ledwith 087 6557559

Plastering: Jonathon Mc Carthy 087 2896760

Civil Engineer:

The McKenna Pearce Practice

Consulting Structural + Civil Engineers

McKenna Pearce

Contact: Jonathan O'Neill


+353 (0)1 2897260


Sliding Door System: Ariel Door Gears Ltd

Unit 1A Dunboyne Industrial Estate. Dunboyne, Co Meath.

Tel 00353 1 8333168

info@adg.ie / www.adg.ie

Glass Atrium


Unit 12
The Court 
Ashbourne Ind Park
Co. Meath

Contact:- Michael Jenkinson 01 8350095 / 0863309730

Email : info@artglass.ie / www.artglass.ie


Dulux Paints, Commons Road, Cork

Phone: 021 4220222

Website: www.dulux.ie