Patricia Power

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Room to Improve: Patricia Power reined in Dermot Bannon’s flights of spending fancy in  the RTÉ show

Women working in the property sector will come under the spotlight next Monday – that’s March 8th – at an event to mark International Women’s Day. The(...)

‘An additional 400mm of insulation in the attic is the most-affordable upgrade there is,’ says quantity surveyor Patricia Power, brand ambassador for An Post’s new Green Hub

All the time spent at home over the last few months means how we live and how our homes function have come in for a far greater level of scrutiny. As(...)

Miriam of Minnie Peters with her two rescue dogs and favorite antique chair with white upholstery, at her home in Bray. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chair is more than a practical place to unburden yourself. Its style and form says as much about you as the colour you choose to paint your front do(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

Living space: an attic conversion must comply with building regulations to qualify as a habitable room. Photograph: E+/Getty

EXTENDING INTO THE ATTIC CAN ADD VALUABLE STORAGE, STUDY OR BEDROOM SPACE, DEPENDING ON THE CEILING HEIGHT, BUT A SIDE EXTENSION COULD MAKE MORE SE(...)

A children’s room palette by Fleetwood.

1 Reduce your energy bills Kicking yourself for having missed out on the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme? All is not lost. Make a beeline for the Su(...)

The costs of renovating or extending a home have risen sharply in recent years. Photograph: Getty

It’s the perennial challenge – that even the Government has struggled with in its plans for the national children’s hospital – how do you bring a buil(...)

TV interiors presenter Linda Barker.

Friday, April 20th Ipm: Introduction to the Ideal Home Show followed by Liz Dwyer interview with TV interiors presenter Linda Barker on the latest lo(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

Patricia Power is the no-nonsense quantity surveyor who made her name on the RTÉ show Room To Improve, the ying to presenter Dermot Bannon’s yang. Sh(...)

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