It’s a new year and a new construction site for KLD. We are back in the office with a bang! 

Kilmainham residence is a project that we have been working on for a while now. It is a small but exciting renovation of a residential property with an extension.

The brief was to update the ground floor kitchen, living room and dining, extend the space at the rear of the property and make it more contemporary looking.

Our client, a young couple, were open to some quirky choices of interior finishes so we are very excitedly awaiting the final result. We aimed to create the illusion of a larger space with the clever use of mirrors, glass and seamless joinery. The kitchen island will be the focal point sitting subtly in a kitchen space and acting as a continuation of the flooring.

Due to a lack of storage and space throughout the house, we have designed a full height seamless joinery units on a ground floor, added a hidden under stair storage and extra joinery in the master bedroom.  Every zone in this house has been designed to work effectively and efficiently, serving its purpose.


The site signs are up, except ours, which is to come up next week when we are back on site to check out on the progress.



Demolition works are swiftly underway. If you look closely you can see the back of the garden through the front door of the house.

Front facade


The access to the rear garden was not easy and to bring in this yellow beauty was quite a challenge but the excavation work is now in progress.

Site progress


This is what is left out of the original house, not so cosy at the moment!

View into the living room


The fireplace is the only reminder that this was once a livable place and not a construction site.

The old existing fireplace


Ceiling joists uncovered


Becky looking out of the window thinking what the future holds for us. We are aiming for a smooth progress on site and no nasty surprises.

Becky, full of thoughts


We will be updating you on a further progress over the coming weeks!