Hand Painted Kitchen - Sandymount Road, Dublin 4

This is our latest hand painted kitchen recently installed in Sandymount, Dublin 4. The kitchen was hand made by our skilled cabinet makers and painted on site in Farrow and Ball 'Pavilion Gray.'

Painted Kitchens Sandymount, Dublin 4
Painted Kitchens Sandymount, Dublin 4

The neutral tones of the Farrow and Ball paint colour and Silestone 'Lagoon' worktops are a beautiful contrast to the walnut flooring.

See more of the images here http://www.noeldempsey.com/hand-painted-kitchens-dublin

Best of Houzz Kitchen Design Award Winner 2014

Noel Dempsey Design Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

 Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

 February 5, 2014 – Noel Dempsey Design has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The family run business that make bespoke kitchens and furniture was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhoneapp and Androidapp. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. 

 “We are delighted to be awarded the ‘Best of Houzz 2014.’ Our knowledgeable staff put a lot of time into answering questions from the Houzz community. Having one of our custom made painted kitchens added to over 6,000 ideabooks is very rewarding!”

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of a home improvement professional on the Web, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Noel Dempsey Design among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

 With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Noel Dempsey Design, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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 About Noel Dempsey Design

A family run business with over twenty years of experience in the bespoke kitchen and furniture market. The range of custom made furniture includes solid wood, hand painted, high gloss kitchens, wardrobes, bathroom vanity cabinets, media rooms, wall paneling, home office.

 About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visitwww.houzz.com

Five Of The Best Interior Design Apps For Home Renovation

5 of the Best Interior Design Apps for Home Renovation

 

We all have home renovation projects that we want to get stuck into. Project Management can be an issue and taking the time to choose how to go about a project is vital in getting it right. Whether you are looking into upgrading your kitchen design, adding a built in wardrobe or knocking through a wall, we’ve got the apps that will make all the difference.

Five Of The Best Interior Design Apps For Home Renovation

Best for Room Inspiration

Houzz

Without doubt one of the best apps out there for home inspiration. The apps holds collections of photographs of all types of rooms, locations and products. The Houzz content team curate the products in detail and it even includes a directory of professionals in your local area. These range from contractors, designers and architects. Even when you save photographs, you can still access them offline. The app is free and available on iOS and Android.

 

Best for Colour and Paint

My Pantone

Pantone recently announced ‘Orchid’ as the ‘2014 Colour of the Year’. Stay on trend with colour inspiration by downloading this app, available on iOS and Android.  Over 13,000 colours are included on this app so you can browse your choice of paint for your walls, floors and furniture to your heart’s content. Already have a primary colour selected but looking for a complimentary colour to highlight a room? This app will suggest colour combinations where needed.  If you’re an iOS user, you can also print out a colour palette as the app works with Apple’s AirPrint.

 

Best for Layouts and 3D Modelling

Home 3D

ABC News in the US recently reviewed Home3D and described it as ‘one of the best 3D modelling apps available’. While it’s only available to iOS users currently, it packs a punch when it comes to recording the exact blueprint and house dimensions on your iPhone or iPad. The biggest advantage is that you will be able to get a visual of what your room will look like and also make sure that everything fits to the specifications that you need.

 

 

Best for Measurements

Photomeasures

This apps is available on iPhone and iPad, it saves measurements onto the photographs of your rooms. Take a picture, add in the measurements and zoom in or out for more details as needed. The main benefit is that it is very handy when you are on the go and considering new furniture in store or online. If you are someone who is often asking yourself ‘will it fit’? This is the app for you.

By David Dempsey

 

Suffolk Kitchen - Hand Painted

Here is our latest Plain English Kitchen with large island and hand painted in two beautiful contrasting colours... Suffolk Painted Kitchen

After being recommended by a friend, the client called to our kitchen showroom in Wicklow to get some kitchen design ideas for their home renovation. After seeing our Plain English Kitchen they immediately knew that that was the new kitchen they wanted.

Suffolk Painted Kitchen Ireland

See the full photo gallery in the Plain English Collection on our website, or come and see our kitchen designs in our showroom, only twenty minutes from Dublin.

Designed by David Dempsey

Go to Suffolk Kitchen Gallery >>>

Hand Painted Kitchen Wicklow

A Noel Dempsey Painted Kitchen Check out our latest bespoke hand painted kitchen from our Contemporary Collection.

The simple muted colour tones with solid walnut detailing add a touch of colour and warmth to this beautiful hand painted kitchen.

See the full image gallery for this particular kitchen design here >>>

Designed by Noel Dempsey

Home Renovation Incentive - Kitchens Budget 2014

In Budget 2014 the finance minister announced the introduction of the Home Renovation Incentive. This will give the home owner a rebate of 13.5% on any renovation works carried out between €5,000 and €30,000 during 2014 and 2015. The rebate will be rewarded in the form of tax credits and will be paid to the home owner in the 2 years after the renovation work has been completed.

We are delighted to announce that Noel Dempsey Design are approved contractors for the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme. And with a massive 13.5% rebate, there has never been a better time to order your new Noel Dempsey Bespoke Kitchen.

See some of our Bespoke Kitchen Designs here >>>>>

Contact us to arrange a showroom viewing >>>>>

Noel Dempsey Plain English Kitchen

Post by David Dempsey

 

News - Plain English Kitchen Installed In Dublin

Our latest addition to the Noel Dempsey portfolio is a beautiful hand painted kitchen recently installed in Sandymount Dublin 4. The Plain English Kitchen with Silestone worktops was designed to create an unfitted/uncluttered feel to this wonderful new extension. The kitchen has been hand painted in two stunning colours.  The main cabinetry is finished in Farrow and Ball 'Skimming Stone' while the Island has been painted in Little Green 'French Grey Dark.'

Noel Dempsey Plain English Kitchen

See the full gallery for this beautiful Plain English Kitchen HERE>>>

By David Dempsey

Bathroom Vanity Units

Here at Noel Dempsey Design we're not only about kitchens and wardrobes! We design and manufacture furniture for every room in your home, media rooms, boot rooms, home office, wall panelling, and of course bathroom vanity units. Hand Painted Vanity Unit

Our bathroom vanity units come in all shapes and sizes, from the large double sink cabinets to the small under stairs units. All of our furniture including our bespoke vanity units are individually designed to suit your bathroom, in your home. And because we manufacture your furniture in our  Wicklow workshop we have complete control over the delivery time and the quality of the finished product.

Double Sink Vanity Unit

When upgrading your bathroom it's important to have a clear idea of what you want the finished room to look like. Consider things like:

1. Do you want his and her sinks..

2. Do you want a wet room or a conventional shower tray..

3. Would you like to be able to sit at the vanity unit..

4. Are you going to re-tile the floor and walls..

Houzz.com is a great place to start to get some inspiration for what you want the end result to look like. See one of our bespoke bathrooms here http://www.houzz.com/projects/251480/Ashford-Hills

For more information on our vanity units or any of our built-in furniture please contact one of our designers. Or if you have any architects drawings you can email to us with a brief description of the style of cabinets you like. Quotations are available free of charge so contact us today.

 

By David Dempsey

 

Kitchen Design Checklist

When you are in the process of designing your new kitchen there are a lot of things to consider, and of course you don't want to miss out anything. In this brief post I will go through the most important items which should make it onto your 'must have' list. brennan1

 

1. Worktop Space: The single most important part of designing a new kitchen is your work surface area. In an ideal situation you should at least 600mm of space both sides of your hob/range cooker, but the more the better. This reduces the distance to carry heavy and hot items when cooking. The same goes for your oven, whether eye level or built under the worktop.

You should also try and have a large uninterrupted surface where you can spread out the dinner plates to make serving a lot easier. You can free up your work surface area by having well designed storage cabinets throughout your kitchen. This limits the number of items on your countertop which take up valuable space.

The only items that should be on your worktop are your toaster and your kettle. Or if you can find a home for your toaster, and can stretch to buying a new boiling water tap, your worktops will be completely free from clutter! The boiling water tap made it onto this 'must have' list. See No. 4 below.

 

edel keane 1

2. Accessible Storage: 'More drawers than doors!' - That's one of our favorite sayings here at Noel Dempsey Design. The reason for this is that when you open a drawer it pulls everything out of the press so you can see exactly what's inside. With a standard opening door the items at the back aren't very visible, and as a result seldom used.

Drawers are great for storing all kinds of kitchen items, such as tinned food, jars, pasta, food mixers, blenders, plates and dishes, pots and pans. We can custom make your drawers any size to suit the items you would like to store in them.

 

Pull Out Waste Bins

3. Waste Bins: A 'must have' in every kitchen, pull-out bins. They are available in a number of different sizes, various shapes, and you can have up to four or five separate compartments.

All the bins can be removed for easy cleaning, and they usually have a soft-closing mechanism built in to match your cupboard doors.

 

Quooker Fusion Tap

4. A Quooker Tap: Or a boiling water tap if you're unfamiliar with the brand Quooker. A boiling water tap replaces your existing kettle and will provide you with instant boiling water 24/7.

They are great for cooking, making tea/coffee, sterilising bottles, cleaning pots and pans, or anything you boil the kettle for at home.

The new Quooker Fusion is now a direct replacement for both your kettle and your standard kitchen tap, by giving you boiling and hot and cold water.

 

Warm - Lighting Over and Under Wall Cabinets

5. Lighting: Often overlooked when re-designing a kitchen space. The correct type of lighting can completely transform your kitchen from being a cold unwelcoming area to a nice homely room.

The most important area to light up is the work surface. You can do this by running fluorescent or LED lights underneath the wall cabinets. For a little extra light, add some on top of the presses too. This creates a lovely warm glow to the kitchen.

The image above has the all the lights turned on and helps brighten the entire room.

The image below has no lighting turned on. Notice how the cabinet and wall colours look a cooler shade of grey.

Colder Tones - No Lighting Turned On

 

I hope these few tips help with your new kitchen design. All of the designers here at Noel Dempsey use these and many other design techniques to ensure that your new kitchen is exactly what you dreamed of. Our years of experience and extensive knowledge of the industry has made us one of Ireland's top bespoke kitchen companies, used by architects and designers alike.

By David Dempsey

 

Call our Wicklow Showroom +353(0)404 64548

 

Plain English Kitchen Design - Ireland

As the name suggests, a Plain English Kitchen is very plain, and very English. In this post I will go through the features and techniques used in creating a beautiful Noel Dempsey Plain English Kitchen. Plain English Kitchen

Design Features

1. Al the cabinets are wrapped in a solid timber frame which the doors sit flush into.

2. The plinth (kicker) can be reduced in height and stepped back from the front edge of the cabinet. This enhances the free standing look while still sealing the underneath of the presses.

Plain English Design

3. Or if you prefer to have no plinth stepped back we can run a decorative moulding across the front of your cabinets.

Plain English Kitchen

4. Door style: The door style can be customised by each client to create a unique look which you won't find anywhere else. In the Burnaby kitchen the client liked the Plain English Kitchen framing option, but wanted a door with a little more detail than the plain shaker panel door.

With this in mind, we designed and manufactured a door with a little beading inside the panel, and a subtle edge moulding that gave the Plain English Kitchen a beautiful contemporary feel.

5. The essence of a Noel Dempsey Plain English Kitchen is the simplicity of its design. Keep it plain and simple, not too many grooves and places for dust and dirt to gather.

Plain English Kitchens

Manufacturing Techniques

While I can't give away too much information about how we manufacture our Plain English Kitchens, all I can say is that our skilled craftsmen use traditional joinery techniques combined with our modern tools and machinery to manufacture the highest quality furniture.

When you choose a Noel Dempsey Kitchen you will receive a level of service and attention to detail that you won't find anywhere else. Your new kitchen can be customised in hundreds of ways to create an individual design that will suit you and your families lifestyle.

By David Dempsey

Our experienced designers will work with you to create your new dream kitchen, so call in today to our Wicklow showroom to view some of our designs. Phone +353(0)404 64548

Steam Ovens - The Benefits

There is a buzz in the kitchen industry at the moment around steam ovens. Although they have been around for a number of years, only now are they becoming an essential appliance to have. So what are the advantages of cooking with steam?

Steam is recognised as one of the healthiest ways of cooking food as you don't need to use any fats when cooking meat, and all the natural goodness in vegetables are retained. Cooking with steam also helps retain the moisture in meat, keeping it tender and juicy.

Turkey

Before you decide on which appliance you want to buy, it's important to think about how you cook at the moment, and what you'd like to be able to do in your new kitchen. There are a number of options open to you in relation to steam ovens.

1. Neff, Bosch, and Siemens all have combination steam ovens which have functions which allow you to use steam only, steam and hot air, or hot air only. These compact appliances are 45cm high with approx. 35-38L capacity.

Bosch Combi Steam

 2. Neff have a 60cm high, 67L capacity oven which has an 'AquaAssist' feature. This adds moisture to the cooking process preventing foods drying out. This uses a combination of hot air and steam also.

Neff AquaAssist B45C52

3. AEG have one of the largest capacity combination steam ovens on the market here in Ireland. Their BS7304001M has a massive 74L capacity oven with soft close door. Again with this oven you can use a combination of steam and hot air, steam only, or hot air only.

AEG BS730400

Why Buy Your Appliances From Us?

All of the Noel Dempsey Design staff are trained to provide you with impartial advice on which appliances will work best for you and suit your lifestyle. We are agents for all the leading appliance brands, Neff, Bosch, Siemens, AEG, Britannia and Liebherr.

Come see our kitchen showroom in County Wicklow, only twenty minutes from Dublin and Wexford.

By David Dempsey

 

Painted Kitchens Ireland

The current trend in kitchen design in Ireland is for a painted kitchen. But why is it so popular? In this post I will go through the benefits of a hand painted kitchen over a spray painted finish. A Noel Dempsey hand painted kitchen is installed by our experienced staff in a primed finish. This white undercoat is applied to provide the best possible surface for our painter to apply the three finish coats by hand. All of our hand painted kitchens receive three top/finish coats in your home after our installation team have finished.

A spray painted kitchen is pre-finished in our workshop before it's installed.

The main benefit of choosing a hand painted finish over a spray painted finish is that a hand painted kitchen can be touched up in your home. With a spray painted kitchen the doors must be removed and resprayed in our workshop. So if one of your doors gets damaged or marked throughout its lifetime, it's easier and quicker to repair the damage on a hand painted kitchen.

While we recommend a hand painted finish, our spray painted kitchens are still manufactured with the same high quality materials and are just as durable for everyday life. The versatility of the hand painted finish and ability to repair any damages make it a better choice.

Hand Painted Plain English Kitchen

Modern German Kitchens

We are delighted to announce that we have become the sole agents for the Next Line German Kitchens in County Wicklow. This is the premium range of kitchens from German manufacturer Schuller. Schuller was founded in 1965 by Otto Schuller and today produces over 90,000 kitchens every year. Like our company, they are a family business and are committed to manufacturing the highest quality German kitchens. They employ of 1,000 people (slightly more than us), and are one of the top 5 kitchen manufacturers in the world!

We are now in the process of updating our showroom in Rathnew, County Wicklow to make space for some of their stunning designs. However we have all the sample doors available for viewing from today, so if you're looking for a modern kitchen design, come to our showroom to view these stunning kitchens.

Walnut & Truffle Brown Matt

Oak Tabac

Brilliant White Gloss NL501 3

By David Dempsey