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#renovation station

# renovation-station - Thursday 9 July, 2015

One man's quest to get off the grid - and the holiday cottage he has to show for it

The cottage was originally built in 1820 and took five years to renovate.

# renovation-station - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Environmentally friendly concrete makes for a striking modern extension

Concrete has never looked so good.

# renovation-station - Thursday 18 June, 2015

See how Japanese inspiration transformed a 1950s Dublin house

The mix of the two influences makes for a striking extension to this Dublin home.

# renovation-station - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Here's something you don't usually see - a renovation with an interesting 'twist'

A unique solution to a common (overlooking)problem.

# renovation-station - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Linking the past to the present - with a glass box

A traditional Irish cottage gets a futuristic(ish) extension.

# renovation-station - Thursday 28 May, 2015

A garage to park your boat in... sort of

See how a studio and a boatshed were added to this traditional country cottage.

# renovation-station - Friday 22 May, 2015

Designing to suit your budget - renovations that are tailored for more than the space

Keeping that budget down leads to an innovative renovation.

# renovation-station - Thursday 14 May, 2015

A teeny-tiny one bedroom is renovated to be absolutely massive

If you thought you were limited in space, see what happened with this one-bed dwelling.

# renovation-station - Thursday 7 May, 2015

If you have a little space in the back garden, try this

We have the perfect ‘granny flat’ inspiration for you.

# renovation-station - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Let the sunshine in - how to maximise the light in your renovation

Let there be light… and heat and low electricity bills.

# renovation-station - Thursday 23 April, 2015

How would you like an 'extra' room with your renovation?

Is it indoors? Outdoors? Who can tell?

# renovation-station - Thursday 16 April, 2015

100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade

It’s easier than you may think.

# renovation-station - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Running out of space? Add an extra storey...

Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.

# renovation-station - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Making the fairytale come true for your family home

We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.

# renovation-station - Thursday 19 March, 2015

How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor

This is an incredibly clever extension.

# renovation-station - Thursday 12 March, 2015

How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life

A rundown home in Shankill, Dublin finds it mojo (and some light and space).

# renovation-station - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination

This 19th century home didn’t need a pastiche of the past – so a renovating architect looked to its future.

# renovation-station - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh

There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.

# renovation-station - Thursday 19 February, 2015

How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%

This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.

# renovation-station - Thursday 12 February, 2015

A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren

This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.

# renovation-station - Thursday 5 February, 2015

A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it's an achievable dream

Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.

# renovation-station - Thursday 29 January, 2015

The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments

You might find inspiration in how these small spaces can fulfill several functions.

# renovation-station - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Space saver: How to make fitted storage work for your home

This compact cottage manages to be functional and beautiful all at once.

# renovation-station - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad

Mews properties are a typical feature of city living – and this clever design makes the absolute best of their limited floor area.

# renovation-station - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem

A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.

# renovation-station - Thursday 4 December, 2014

What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront?

It was once a temporary jail, and was semi-derelict when snapped up – but now this 1790s house in Kerry is a real family bolthole.

# renovation-station - Thursday 27 November, 2014

What kind of house does an architect build for his own family?

John McLaughlin created this beautiful garden house to bring light, peace and nature to everyday life.

# renovation-station - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# renovation-station - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.

# renovation-station - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home

Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.