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Our 11 Coolest Irish Cookspaces of 2015 to Inspire Your 2016 Kitchen Makeover

Want some cool cookspace inspiration for 2016? We look back on the most lustworthy Irish kitchens we had the pleasure to feature in 2015…

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From our January-February issue: The graceful grey cookspace of Urban Picnic chef Gavin Prendergast in his remodelled Victorian terrace in Rathgar, Dublin 6. Photograph Simon Watson.

The kitchen of Geoff Kirk, owner of Kirkmodern. Photograph Simon Watson

From our January-February issue: The vibrant vintage-inspired kitchen of mid-century modern collector Geoff Kirk, owner of Kirkmodern. Photograph Mark Scott.

From our March-April issue; owners of two of Belfast’s best-known vintage businesses – ReFound and On the Square; the kitchen cupboards are reclaimed ash with a reclaimed oak floating-shelf. Photography by Ruth Maria Murphy.

From our March-April issue: The owners of two of Belfast’s best-known vintage businesses – ReFound and On the Square Emporium – have, unsurprisingly, used reclaimed wood in abundance in their light-filled Antrim kitchen. Photograph Ruth Maria Murphy.

Jen O'Dwyer kitchen

From our March-April issue: This kitchen is in the Dublin 8 apartment of fashion designer Jen O’Dwyer of JOD Clothing and her art director fiancé. Photograph Al Higgins.

From our March-April issue; Porter & Jones designed this striking kitchen, painted in Farrow & Ball’s Railings in Dublin 6. Photography by ?

From our March-April issue: Liza Jones of Porter & Jones designed this modern monochrome kitchen in Dublin 6. Photograph Porter & Jones.

From our March-April issue; Douglas Carson and Rosaleen Crushell’s architectural firm, Carson & Crushell designed this kitchen in Rathgar. Photography by Carson & Crushell.

From our March-April issue: Architects Douglas Carson and Rosaleen Crushell designed this classic kitchen in Dublin’s Rathgar. Photograph Carson & Crushell.

From our May-June issue; Upcycler Avril Wilson-Rankin’s kitchen in Dun Laoghaire with tiling by Ceramica in Kilkenny. Photography by Mark Scott.

From our May-June issue: GoatHouse designer and upcycler Avril Wilson-Rankin’s cool kitchen in a converted Dun Laoghaire warehouse, with tiling by Ceramica in Kilkenny. Photograph Mark Scott.

From our July-August issue; this lovely kitchen in Galway. Photography by Doreen Klifeather.

From our July-August issue: This lovely rustic kitchen in Galway’s West End is home to Aoibheann MacNamara of Ard Bia at Nimmo’s. Photograph Doreen Kilfeather.

From our September-October issue; this spectacular kitchen by John Monahan in Sligo is a triumph in plywood. Photography by Alice Clancy

From our September-October issue: This spectacular Dublin kitchen by John Monahan, lead architect at Sligo-based Noji, is a triumph in plywood. Photograph Alice Clancy.

From our November-December issue; Vanessa Kilduff’s bespoke kitchen in Dublin 4. Cabinets and counters are designed by Robert Mooney and the wooden walls are from Ebony and Co. Photography by Ruth Maria Murphy

From our November-December issue: We are totally coveting Vanessa Kilduff’s bespoke kitchen in Dublin 4. The cabinets and counters are designed by Robert Mooney and the wooden walls are from Ebony and Co. Photograph Ruth Maria Murphy.

From our November-December issue; John Adams, owner of Industry’s kitchen in his mid-terrace redbrick in Dublin 9. Photography by Doreen Kilfeather.

From our November-December issue: This cool kitchen in Dublin 9 belongs to John Adams, owner of top Dublin design store Article.  Want. Those. Tiles. (Tip: They’re from TileStyle.) Photograph Doreen Kilfeather.

For more kitchen inspiration for 2016, pick up the sparkling fresh January-February issue, on shelves now.

Compiled by Jessica Elliott

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