Revamping your home for less


Thanks to some enterprising businesses, homeowners can now indulgetheir champagne tastes on a lemonade budget. June Edwards reports


Some house hunters are still buying with a view to putting theirown stamp on
a property with fashionable makeovers. But unlikeduring the boom, both buyersand service providers are morecost-conscious and recession-busting entrepreneursare showinghomeowners how to turn over a new 'green' leaf.
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Interview with Sharon Harding of


In a modern world built on consumersim, Sharon Harding of Busybees, a

Dublin based company prides herself on a common sense approach to the

recycling ideals that goods and good service need not cost a fortune, while

helping the environment.


Busybees collects, recycles, prepares and resells pre-loved furniture, while

providing training and employment opportunities for the communities of

Dublin's inner city.  A FAS funded project with a community development

ethos - Busybees take placements from various organisations, such as

Business in the Community.





No wasters: how to repair a throwaway culture



Ireland’s second Repair Cafe will take place at the end of the month,and

companies that are trying to reduce our excessive productionof waste

are popping up all over.




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