This ground floor 3-bedroom apartment in a small 1970’s building in leafy garden surroundings Dublin 4 was in ‘original’ condition, with outdated and tired fittings and finishes, and defunct heating and electrical services. The owners wanted to upgrade the apartment to a standard suitable for corporate lettings, while ultimately planning to use it themselves in their retirement.
The interior was completely stripped back to the external walls, which were dry-lined and insulated to significantly improve thermal insulation performance. The plan was reconfigured to provide a flexible layout suitable for modern living. The entrance hall was re-configured to afford more space to the living areas, and the enlarged living, kitchen and dining areas are adaptable with full-height oak sliding doors. The 3rd smaller bedroom was sacrificed so that a huge main bathroom could be formed, along with a separate utility room to remove laundry functions etc from the new kitchen space.
New heating, plumbing, sanitary and electrical services were installed throughout, with state-of-the-art bathroom and ensuite facilities. Particular light-fittings were selected to provide a range of lighting options, with few ceiling-mounted fixtures to living areas.