Charming New Build Home in the Tyrone Countryside Revealed

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Castle Lighting - Barrett Electrical was delighted to be the supplier of the lighting and electrical supplies for this beautiful home which was constructed in 2019 outside Omagh, County Tyrone.

Set in the idyllic countryside on a family farm, this impressive red brick home was carefully thought out in every aspect. It was meticulously constructed by local building contractors Corra Contracts and we catch up with the owners to find out more…

What was the design inspiration behind your home?

“The brief to our architect Andrew from ACA Architecture was to design a traditional style home that felt like it had always been built on our site. We aspired to have brick walls, sandstone reveals and high roofs along with unusual features which were not symmetrical or square.

In our spare time we spent much time gathering photo examples from magazines and a range of social media sources such as Pinterest and Instagram so that we had examples to portray our vision.

We also sketched out a draft layout of our dream home and this along with the examples we had collated gave Andrew a good starting point to work from. Throughout the design process Andrew skilfully added his flair to create a range of features which we hadn't thought of and cherish.”

How did you create the heart of your home?

“The kitchen was manufactured by local kitchen provider, Woodbank Kitchens who are located in Omagh. We wanted a traditional style kitchen that had a modern feel. With the help of their design team we choose a shaker kitchen. The doors are painted in a partridge grey colour with the grain showing as we were advised a smoother finish paint would be likely to be easier to damage. To complement the grey doors we added splashes of oak to vocal areas, including our wine rack and the inside of the glass doors.

The island is a slate grey finish with a curved Oak worktop. The rest of the work tops are a white Quartz made by Project Marble in Dungannon.

The tiles are from Miller Wholesale Newtonstewart who advised us to choose much larger tiles than we had originally anticipated. This was so that the large space looked visually more appealing due to it’s size.”

How did you plan and choose the lighting within your home?