11 episodes

In the Rip it Up podcast, RTE's Home of the Year winner Jenny and finalist Kate step the listener through everything they've learned in buying a wreck of a house and turning it into a dream home. They demystify the entire renovation journey, from finding the right house, all the way through the renovation process, from picking a builder, to choosing wallpaper. No brick will be left unturned. 
As well as being a management consultant, Jenny writes a weekly home column in a national Irish newspaper as well as being a regular guest on national Irish radio. 
Kate, before branching out into renovation consulting full time, worked in technical roles in engineering and sustainability.
Together, they make an expert team, ready to inspire and motivate would-be renovators and DIYers alike. Follow them on Instagram to see more of their renovation journeys - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

Rip It Up: The Renovations Podcast Jenny Sheahan and Kate O'Driscoll

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

In the Rip it Up podcast, RTE's Home of the Year winner Jenny and finalist Kate step the listener through everything they've learned in buying a wreck of a house and turning it into a dream home. They demystify the entire renovation journey, from finding the right house, all the way through the renovation process, from picking a builder, to choosing wallpaper. No brick will be left unturned. 
As well as being a management consultant, Jenny writes a weekly home column in a national Irish newspaper as well as being a regular guest on national Irish radio. 
Kate, before branching out into renovation consulting full time, worked in technical roles in engineering and sustainability.
Together, they make an expert team, ready to inspire and motivate would-be renovators and DIYers alike. Follow them on Instagram to see more of their renovation journeys - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    Episode 11 - Windows and Doors

    Episode 11 - Windows and Doors

    In this episode, Kate and Jenny go through everything to do with choosing the right external windows and doors - from your front door to Crittall-style doors, and from sash windows to sunroofs.

    Items mentioned:
    - Aluclad windows - engineered wood surrounding metal mechanisms
    - Bi-fold doors - you need more space than you think to fold them away
    - Crittall and Crittal-style steel-framed windows and doors
    - Fineo glass - ultra thin glazing
    - Velux Cabrio - balcony roof-window
    - Sun tunnels
    - Switchable Privacy Glass 
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 35 min
    Episode 10 - Flooring

    Episode 10 - Flooring

    This episode is all about flooring. So whether you're thinking of cozy carpet, timeless timber, or luxury lino, Kate and Jenny have got you covered.
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 52 min
    Episode 9 - Expert Q&A - Farrelly & Co Painting

    Episode 9 - Expert Q&A - Farrelly & Co Painting

    Kate and Jenny are joined by Rachel and Alan - professional painters and founders of Farrelly & Co, an Irish premium painting company. Rachel and Alan answer lots of listener-submitted questions about choosing the right colours, finding the right painter, and taking on a DIY painting project.

    Items mentioned:

    Off white paint colours mentioned:
    - Trig - Farrelly & Co
    - Milk Teeth - Colourtrend
    - Arctic Blond - Colourtrend
    - Schoolhouse White - Farrow & Ball
    - Sandycove - Farrelly & Co (green undertones)

    Coloured paint colours mentioned:
    - Invisible Green - Edward Bulmer
    - Fremantle - Farrelly & Co (Aubergine)
    - London Clay - Farrow & Ball (Aubergine / Brown)
    - India Yellow - Farrow & Ball (dark yellow)

    Sanders and tools:
    - Festool - https://www.festool.ie/

    Caulk:
    - Siroflex

    Painter’s tape:
    - Low tack Fleetwood tape


    High gloss front door painting:
    - @zkpainting on Instagram
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 48 min
    Episode 8 - Bathrooms

    Episode 8 - Bathrooms

    In this episode about bathrooms, Kate and Jenny delve into everything from taps and toilets to tiles and tanking.

    Items mentioned:
    - Terrazzo and Zellige tiles, both from Mosaic Factory.
    - Microcement
    - Tileable shower tray
    - Coloured grout
    - Lefroy Brooks hardware
    - Japanese soaking baths (Ibani)
    - Tile sealant
    - Concealed thermostat
    - Back to the wall cisterns
    - Bidet hoses
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 50 min
    Episode 7 - Paint Colours

    Episode 7 - Paint Colours

    In this episode, Kate and Jenny dive into how to choose the perfect paint colours for your home, whether premium brand paints are worth it, and how to create a cohesive colour palette. This episode is kindly sponsored by Irish paint brand Farrelly & Co - follow them on instagram @farrellyandco or head to their website farrellyandco.com

    Paint colours mentioned:
    - Misty Rose by Farrelly & Co.
    - Drop Cloth, Shaded White, Schoolhouse White, Railings, Studio Green, Rangwali, and India Yellow by Farrow and Ball.
    - Subtle, Arctic Blonde, and Wild Raspberry by Colourtrend.
    - Caldwell Green by Benjamin Moore.
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 44 min
    Episode 6 - Lighting

    Episode 6 - Lighting

    In this episode, Kate and Jenny discuss the importance of creating a lighting plan for your home, and how to get the right style, brightness, and ambiance for each room in your home throughout different times of the day.
    Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

KimOscar ,

So informative, and easy fun listening

Congrats ladies- ye cover the Qs and topics we want to hear about in such an upbeat chatty format - worth a listen even if you are done decorating (or think you are done!!)

Niamh KD ,

Love it

This is such an informative listen. The hosts are really Knowledgeable and have great experiences to share. Their voices are also really easy to listen to. Will be recommending to anyone doing up a house. Highly recommend

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