We’re a dynamic, full-service, Irish architectural practice; providing expert solutions in design, planning & project management to create or transform your dream home or commercial property.


We turn your vision into a reality, from concept to completion.

Our mission is to create or transform residential properties across Ireland, from start to finish, at an affordable cost. We can help home builders and owners get the most out of their homes with new builds, extensions, renovations or energy upgrades.

We work in close partnership with our clients to explore ideas and solutions to ensure our designs are tailored to meet their needs, property and budget.

Our approach is flexible and the unique part of our service is our involvement in the project can be determined by the client. We can provide feasibility sketches, one off design, surveying or manage the whole project from concept to completion.


A great home extension not only adds space, it can also boost its value substantially. We love how extensions can build on the unique character of your home and help fulfil its potential. Instead of settling for the standard box, we work with you to create your dream space. Extensions may be relatively small projects, but we know just how much they can achieve.


Building a house is the chance for many people to live out their own Grand Design dreams—so dream big! We love working with our clients on new build projects because there is so much potential to create something special. We ask you the right questions to uncover the design ideas and options that are best for your unique circumstances, and we use our skill and experience to make them a reality.


Conversions are the perfect way to add space without building on. Even a simple loft conversion can transform your living space completely—as long as the design ideas really work. We start by gaining an understanding of the space and it’s potential. Maybe it’s destined for life as a new flat, full of character and period features. Or perhaps you have a loft space that could make a stunning new bedroom with amazing views; our first job is to recognize the potential.


Staying in your home and turning it into a more spacious and comfortable one is often a far more prudent financial choice than moving. Add value and get the space you always wanted with a well- designed refurbishment. There is a lot to consider: Do you go for a full renovation or refurbish just some areas? Do you add a new kitchen? A new bathroom? These decisions will often involve new electrics and plumbing, so getting the design brief clear from the outset is key.

Property Surveys

This thorough inspection enables the client to make a well-informed decision on the feasibility of purchasing a property, based on it condition. It examines all accessible parts of the property. The report will typically consist of description of form of construction and materials used, general condition of property, identifies major defects with the property, suggests remedial actions, might recommend future special investigations, advises on matters relating to planning permission and building regulations.

3D Images, Interior Views and Walk through

Develop up 3D images indicating detail such as materials, texture, landscaping, furniture layouts, etc. If you would like a walk through your house, we can develop that too.

Interior Design

Well thought out and professional Interior design can make your house a home and also helps you to add your own unique character and personality. We aim to create an aesthetically pleasing interior that represents our client, by considering the following interior design elements: space, line, forms, light, colour, texture and pattern.


Get a FREE online Consultation with our lead architectural designer – John Scanlon who can address any queries you may have and tell you in full how JS Design can help.


With 20 years of experience in home design in both Ireland and the UK for new build, extensions and renovations, we are the specialist to guide you through your projects challenges.

We Listen:

We will take the time to find out what’s important to you so that we can design a home that suits yours and yours family’s needs.

We Understand:

Budget is extremely important, we have a process that gives you better control over your building costs.


Get a FREE online Consultation with our lead architectural designer – John Scanlon who can address any queries you may have and tell you in full how JS Design can help.


1. Pre-design:

Visiting the site/property and establishing the brief.

2. Initial Design:

Develop sketches to present ideas to the client.

3. Developed Design:

Finalise the design & submit planning application (if required).

4. Detailed Design:

Develop how the building should be constructed, how to comply with building regulations.

5. Tender Process:

Competitive tender process with suitable contractors.

6. Contract Administration:

Make site visits/inspections, stage payments & certification.

7. Guide:

We have a useful client guide, that will fully explain our role and the client input at each stage.

8. Confidence:

We want all our clients to feel confident with design decisions that impact your project.


 “We purchased our home in a well established estate, close to all amenities, but it simply did not meet our young family requirements. John took our brief and totally transformed the house. The whole internal of the house was gutted and a small extension was added to the rear. Our family home is now a fantastic space.”


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” It has been an absolute pleasure working with John, he is the main reason behind us having the home we always wanted “. – Killorglin, Co. Kerry



 We brought a timber frame house that needed to be upgraded internally. The house was old fashioned, had a very steep stair leading to the mezzanine and generally, we wanted a warm house. We were also going to be missing for the duration of the works. John kept us updated throughout the whole process and the house has been totally transformed.


Before & After Image


Before & After Image


Before & After Image

We brought a timber frame house (built approx 1970’s) and wanted to upgrade it internally. We also would be missing for the duration of the building works. John kept us updated with regular photos and emails. The house has been totally transformed.

It was a pleasure to work with John. He explained everything and took the time to go through all the various joinery details. The house has been transformed and is now really cosy. The kitchen was always dark, but now is now getting a lot of natural light.


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” We commissioned John, to renovate and modernise our 2-story farmhouse to create additional space for our new family. He completely transformed our home, from start to finish into something we are proud of and love. We really couldn’t have made this project happen without him”. – Ardfert, Co. Kerry

      Home Extensions Design

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” We wanted to add a new 3 bedroom wing to our rural detached house. John was so patient with us throughout the whole design process. He was also able to advise and manage the whole project from start to finish on our behalf.” – Ballymac, Co.Kerry


” We asked John to extend and renovate our old council cottage into a modern 3 bedroom home. He completely exceeded our expectation of how much we could transform our home, and made the design capture our beautiful views and the natural light “. – Glencar, Co. Kerry

“John worked with us on our renovation and extension project. We had a single story timber-framed house that needs to be upgraded but also required an extension to suit our needs. John delivered on every aspect as we now live in the sunny side of the house and the boundaries of the design were pushed in that we got a mezzanine floor, which creates a wow effect overlooking the dining below. There was nothing of hassle to John; he just rolled with it and made sure we realised the implications of our decisions and how they would affect the final build. “


Your Guide to Interior Design

Now that many of us are spending far more time in our homes, perhaps you’ve noticed that your surroundings are not exactly ideal. Maybe your colour schemes were perfect for the new millennium or your room layouts suited the needs of your toddlers, but things have...

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If you’d like to talk to us about how we can transform your home, please contact us to arrange a no- obligation consultation and a coffee

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