About Us

From initial home design ideas to recommendations for trades and suppliers, our Optimise Home team has a wealth of experience you can tap into.

Employing an architect is about much more than hiring someone who will provide a great design. A good architect, who is experienced in home design, will save you money and guide you through the process every step of the way.

We realise that many people just don’t have the budget to engage an architect to see their project through to completion. To make architect’s services more accessible, we created Optimise Home. Our service is not only a cost-effective way to get architectural advice, but our proven plan gives our customers peace of mind that they are making the best possible decisions for their home with what they have to spend.

Meet Our Team

To help you get the very best results for your home improvement, we have built an expert team at Optimise Home.  Get to know us here and feel free to get in touch to start your project.

Denise O'Connor

Managing Director & Creator of Optimise Home

Denise holds a degree in architecture from Richview School of Architecture in UCD. After graduating in Dublin she moved to London. In 2005 she returned to Dublin and set up Optimise Design.

Denise is passionate about how a well designed home can have an extraordinarily positive affect on our lives. But she understood that many people planning a home renovation or extension project didn’t have the budget to engage an architect.

So in an attempt to make architects services avalible to everyone. Optimise Home was born.

Denise is an architecture and interiors columnist for the Irish Times and a contributor for HOUZZ. She is also a regular contributor to various other publications and also gives lectures on a range of topics. She was a presenter for the first series of the RTE TV show ‘The Design Doctors’ and is the creator and name behind the successful paint collection for Dulux called Signature Collection.

Aoife Grogan


Aoife is our Optimise Home Lead Designer. Her ability to clearly comprehend a clients brief allows her to incorporate her excellent design, presentation and communication skills to produce drawings and 3D visualisations for each project.

Aoife is from Waterford and graduated with a B.Arch in Architecture from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2014. Before joining Optimise Home in early 2016 she worked in Waterford Council as a graduate architect in their Economic Development team.

Tara O’Brien

Sales and Marketing

Dublin native Tara O’Brien joined the Optimise Home team In 2018. She manages the Sales and Marketing for both Optimise Home and Optimise Design. She’s previously worked in RTÉ managing the PR for its Television programming. Tara has a keen interest in architecture and design and completed a FAS apprenticeship in Interior Restoration before embarking on her PR and Marketing career.

Orla Davis

Interior Designer

Orla is originally from Roscommon and is an innovative and experienced interior designer with a client-focused approach. Working on residential projects of all sizes and with show house developments too, Orla offers a balance of creativity and design flair with organisational skills and a keen eye-for-detail.

Since completing a B.A (Hons) in Interior Architecture in 2007, Orla has worked in both interior design and architecture practices in the U.K., Ireland and Australia. While in London, she gained valuable experience working with two award-winning companies who specialise in luxurious high-end residential interiors.

Optimise Home technologist

Michael Malone

Architectural Technologist

Michael is from Westmeath and a graduate of DIT Bolton Street, Dublin. He has also completed a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from Trinity College Dublin.

Michael works closely with the design team to ensure every aspect of the project is considered and managed.
Michael is passionate about clever design detailing and he loves a challenge! Throughout the project, Michael is there to provide guidance and clear solutions for clients.



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