16 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 • 37 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 16 - Guide to Grants

    Episode 16 - Guide to Grants

    In this episode, Kate and Jenny give you the details of how to avail of the energy efficiency, conservation, vacant property, and derelict property grants available in Ireland.Grants mentioned - check out https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/housing-grants-and-schemes/ for a thorough guide:Home Renovation Incentive - if works were done between 2013 - 2018 you could claim up to €4050Solar / PV panels grant.Individual home energy upgrade grant - if you are choosing individual energy ef...

    • 29 min
    Episode 15 - Thrifting

    Episode 15 - Thrifting

    In this episode Kate and Jenny are talking about thrifting, giving their best tips for finding unique pieces, knowing how to spot a bargain, and some upcycling advice for bringing pre-loved items back to their former glory.  (Please excuse my scratchy voice in this episode, I had a sore throat! - Jenny.)Where to shop for second hand deals:- adverts.ie- donedeal.ie- Kilkenny Architectural Salvage- Pamono.eu- The Vintage Hub- Pete’s Antiques- Acquired.ie- Francis Street, Dublin - full of antiqu...

    • 28 min
    Episode 14 - Gardens

    Episode 14 - Gardens

    Following an absolute scorcher of a week in Ireland, Kate and Jenny are talking about gardens, and how a planned out well garden can be as good as having another room in your home. Kate and Jenny discuss everything from furniture and outdoor kitchens to plants and lighting, making your gardens such a haven you'll never want to go back indoors!Support the Show.Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 50 min
    Episode 13 - Layouts

    Episode 13 - Layouts

    In this episode, Kate and Jenny give you their best tips and some simple guidelines to follow for getting the layout of each room just right.Items mentioned:- The Interior Design Handbook by Frida Ramstedt- PowerPoint or Google Sheets- Graph paper- Laser measure- Room Planner- SketchUp- Morpholio Trace- Samsung Frame TV- Slim frame sofa- Rattan or sisal rugs (or jute)Support the Show.Follow us on Instagram - Jenny is @workerscottage and Kate is @victorianrathmines

    • 47 min
    Episode 12 - Storage

    Episode 12 - Storage

    In this episode, Jenny and Kate discuss how to design for clever storage solutions during the renovation process. We are delighted to be sponsored by the Organised Store for this episode - check out their extensive catalogue at organisedstore.ieItems mentioned:- The Elfa system- The Interior Design Handbook by Frida Ramstedt- Ottoman bed and storage stools- Bench seating with storage underneath and a hinged lid (not drawers)- Muuto wall dots- Wicker baskets - Recessed wall storage ...

    • 49 min
    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...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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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