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‘There are lots of appliances in the island’: Lauren takes us through her brand new kitchen in Co Meath


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FROM THE VERY beginning of her kitchen design journey, Lauren Harte knew exactly what she wanted.

“I had a very clear vision in my head,” says Lauren, who moved into her new home in Mornington, Co Meath with her boyfriend in April. 

“We were aware that there wasn’t much wall space, so we wanted to make use of the storage and get as much as we could into the island. We have a microwave, dishwasher, bin and sink all in the island.”

As well as maximising storage space, Lauren wanted her range cooker to be a focal point of the room. “My boyfriend is a chef, so cooking is a really big part of our lives. We wanted to make a feature of the range cooker with a really nice canopy.”


Lauren Harte in her new Lyndale kitchen


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With her vision in mind, Lauren went to the Cash & Carry Kitchens showroom in Swords, Co Dublin.  

Cash & Carry was actually the first shop I went into and they had the exact kitchen that I had in mind. I didn’t go to any other shops – that was the kitchen for us.

Here she met with design consultant Alan Larkin, who helped bring her ideas to life. 

“One of the design issues Lauren had is that she went with a double sized Belfast sink,” says Alan. “She wanted the sink to be centred and with what she was fitting in on either side, it wasn’t possible unless we made some alterations to the units. That’s where the chopping boards came into it – they solved the problem.”

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Lyndale from Cash & Carry Kitchens


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With her new kitchen in place – including a corner seating area –

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Final lots, homes selling quickly in luxury 55-plus community

Limited opportunities remain in Orchard Flower, an award-winning 55-plus community showcasing low-maintenance living, numerous amenities and a location approximately 10 miles from DFW International Airport. Thanks to record-breaking home sales this year, limited homesites remain and opportunities to build the most popular floor plans are dwindling.

The single-story home at 2000 Viburnum is available now. This plan offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a formal dining room and a two-car garage. The open-concept kitchen, dining and family room are connected to the covered patio. The spacious primary suite has a spa-like bathroom with a European-style walk-in shower and a walk-in closet connected to the laundry room. The residence is listed for $494,990.

Another move-in-ready option is at 1913 Heliconia. This single-story home features three bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, an open family room with a statement fireplace, a designer kitchen, a formal dining room, a covered patio and a two-car garage. It includes a flex space with an attached bathroom and could be used for guests. The luxury primary suite has a spa-like bathroom with a walk-in shower, double vanities featuring an extended makeup counter and a walk-in closet that connects to the laundry room. The price of this home was recently reduced to $539,990.

All Grenadier Homes residences in Orchard Flower include courtyards or front porches and covered patios for socializing. The community HOA takes care of fence maintenance, mowing and the irrigation of front and side yards, so homeowners can “lock and leave as they please,” said a company spokesperson.

Start “living your best” in a new Orchard Flower home. Visit the sales office at 1955 Viburnum Drive in Flower Mound. To reach the community heading south on State Highway 121, exit at MacArthur Boulevard and turn right on MacArthur. Turn left on Round Grove Road and continue for 3 miles.

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