Ready to take on a renovation project?
If the lockdown has left you determined to improve or expand parts of your home this year, your first chat should be with an experienced architect.
Now there’s a way to get the ball rolling for a bargain €95 – the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Simon Communities are once again joining forces to launch the annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign.
Now in its 17th year, the campaign will run from Tuesday, May 4th to Friday, May 14th, 2021, when registered architects all around Ireland will offer their expertise to members of the public in exchange for a donation of €95 to Simon Communities.
“Lockdown has taught us all the value of our homes but also highlighted the issues within them.” says registered architect and RIAI Simon Open Door Ambassador, Dermot Bannon.
“We have all struggled with space and functionality over the last 12 months. Our homes have become not only the place we live but the place we work, teach, exercise, entertain ourselves and get some headspace.
“The RIAI Simon Open Door Event connects homeowners and Registered Architects up and down the country. Over the years people have got so much from the consultations, getting advice on everything from storage solutions to building a new house.”
Registration for the event is now open and people are encouraged to book a consultation with a RIAI-registered architect in their local area by visiting simonopendoor.ie.