In a family home, well-designed storage can be truly transformational. In this Kildare abode, a growing family of five sought to make the ground floor of their home work better for their needs. By knocking through from the kitchen to the living room, and by adding a dining room extension, the footprint of the main living area dramatically increased. In the kitchen, a central island, topped with Quartz, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling storage, and in the corner, there is a neat work-from-home workspace. Furniture and fittings are earthy in each zoned area, with rough-hewn woods combining with industrial steel elements and exposed brick. The result? A robust interior that’s ideal for the rough and tumble of family life.