Sunday January 26, 2020

Costs and compromise

If planning a major upgrade, expect two certainties: costs will spiral and compromises must be made. Drawing from the experience of transforming her Dublin home, and from the expertise of DMVF architects, Fiona McPhillips outlines the basics of bringing your home to the next level

22nd April, 2018
Architect: Plus Architecture Photographer: Donal Murphy

Let’s get one thing straight from the start – this project is going to cost more than you think. If your only experience of home renovation comes from TV shows, then you could be in for a nasty shock. Renovation shows often get big discounts from the professionals and suppliers they feature and can give the impression that the house has been fully fitted out and furnished at a cost that’s way below market prices....

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