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'My partner did the tiling and flooring': Ciara's budget-friendly home redesign in Dublin 15
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'My partner did the tiling and flooring': Ciara's budget-friendly home redesign in Dublin 15

Nov 9th 2020, 5:53 PM 6,016 Views 1 Comment

Ciara and Patrick moved into their three-bed in May of this year.

'We turned the old dining room into an office': Barbara's home that mixes work and play
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'We turned the old dining room into an office': Barbara's home that mixes work and play

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:40 PM 2,394 Views 0 Comments

Each room in Barbara’s Dublin home was designed with her family’s personal tastes in mind.

'I wanted the décor to be fun for the kids too': Susan's home with rabbit lamps and orangutan tables
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'I wanted the décor to be fun for the kids too': Susan's home with rabbit lamps and orangutan tables

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:04 PM 2,300 Views 0 Comments

Animation producer Susan has brought some of the creativity of her work through to her family home.

'You can see for miles from the viewing area': Katie's self-build home in the Mayo countryside
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'You can see for miles from the viewing area': Katie's self-build home in the Mayo countryside

Oct 19th 2020, 5:15 PM 3,784 Views 0 Comments

Katie and her fiancé spent three years designing and building their country home.

'I love it when all six of us are together in the evenings': Inside Áine's inviting family bungalow
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'I love it when all six of us are together in the evenings': Inside Áine's inviting family bungalow

Oct 12th 2020, 5:37 PM 6,924 Views 0 Comments

Áine and her husband recently renovated the property, which has a ‘rich family legacy’.

'We doubled the size of the original house': Inside Keara's transformed three-bed in Meath
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'We doubled the size of the original house': Inside Keara's transformed three-bed in Meath

Oct 5th 2020, 6:07 PM 4,944 Views 0 Comments

Keara and her husband started a six-month renovation project in 2017.

'Sunny mornings with a cup of tea are bliss': Inside Yasmina's refurbished 1970s home in Meath
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'Sunny mornings with a cup of tea are bliss': Inside Yasmina's refurbished 1970s home in Meath

Sep 25th 2020, 5:02 PM 6,284 Views 0 Comments

A room-by-room refinishing is paying off in this bright and stylish home.

'People are fascinated by the floors': Inside Paula's character-filled home in Dublin
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'People are fascinated by the floors': Inside Paula's character-filled home in Dublin

Sep 21st 2020, 6:35 PM 3,314 Views 0 Comments

Artist Paula McGurdy chose reclaimed gym boards in the downstairs areas of her house.

'The drawing room is next on our list': Inside Emer's work-in-progress Victorian renovation
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'The drawing room is next on our list': Inside Emer's work-in-progress Victorian renovation

Sep 14th 2020, 5:43 PM 5,268 Views 1 Comment

Emer’s Carlow home was a former hunting lodge.

'I'm up at 4.45am to feed the hens': Alison's Georgian townhouse with a country feel
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'I'm up at 4.45am to feed the hens': Alison's Georgian townhouse with a country feel

Sep 7th 2020, 5:54 PM 2,765 Views 0 Comments

Alison and her husband turned a ‘run down’ property into an inviting family home.

'The kitchen is our family's favourite spot': Inside Gráinne's artful home (and vintage caravan) in Galway
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'The kitchen is our family's favourite spot': Inside Gráinne's artful home (and vintage caravan) in Galway

Aug 31st 2020, 3:56 PM 5,003 Views 0 Comments

Gráinne and Patrick Regan have thoughtfully upgraded their home to suit a growing family – and is that a caravan in the driveway?

'Sitting on the patio, you feel like you're on holidays': Alicia's vibrant and colourful home in Tyrone
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'Sitting on the patio, you feel like you're on holidays': Alicia's vibrant and colourful home in Tyrone

Aug 24th 2020, 5:49 PM 5,226 Views 2 Comments

Alicia lives in the four-bedroom home with her husband, two daughters and Polly the cat.

'I always wanted a big entrance hall': Inside Laura's impeccable Georgian-inspired self-build
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'I always wanted a big entrance hall': Inside Laura's impeccable Georgian-inspired self-build

Aug 17th 2020, 5:48 PM 3,203 Views 0 Comments

Laura and her husband added character to their new home with period-style features.

'The kitchen feels like an extra living space now': Inside Aga's home renovation in Galway
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'The kitchen feels like an extra living space now': Inside Aga's home renovation in Galway

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 7,967 Views 1 Comment

Knocking the kitchen wall allowed two rooms to become one open plan area.

'The blue is so distinctive': Inside Helen's townhouse packed with colour and personality
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'The blue is so distinctive': Inside Helen's townhouse packed with colour and personality

Jul 31st 2020, 5:26 PM 7,154 Views 0 Comments

Helen McVitty-O’Hara and her partner wanted a blank canvas they could put their own stamp on.

'We moved in one week ago': Inside Caroline's work-in-progress cottage renovation in Kerry
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'We moved in one week ago': Inside Caroline's work-in-progress cottage renovation in Kerry

Jul 27th 2020, 5:34 PM 6,412 Views 5 Comments

The one-bed cottage was the family home of Caroline’s partner.

'Renovating an old house means you learn to be flexible': Inside Kirsten's rural home makeover
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'Renovating an old house means you learn to be flexible': Inside Kirsten's rural home makeover

Jul 20th 2020, 5:44 PM 3,717 Views 0 Comments

Kirsten Ivors and her husband have spent over a decade transforming their farmhouse.

'It's a small space so we did a lot of homework first': Sarah's redbrick renovation in Dublin 8
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'It's a small space so we did a lot of homework first': Sarah's redbrick renovation in Dublin 8

Jul 13th 2020, 5:35 PM 5,023 Views 0 Comments

Sarah lives in the 1990s two-bed with her fiancé and their dog.

'We finally have homes for hats, boots and wetsuits': Inside Caitríona's space-smart self build
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'We finally have homes for hats, boots and wetsuits': Inside Caitríona's space-smart self build

Jul 6th 2020, 5:53 PM 6,032 Views 0 Comments

Caitríona Hughes and her family moved in just three months ago.

'I sit with a coffee and look out at the garden': Inside Amanda's home and studio in Derry
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'I sit with a coffee and look out at the garden': Inside Amanda's home and studio in Derry

Jun 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 2,986 Views 0 Comments

Illustrator and designer Amanda takes us inside her family’s three-bed.

'It's finished enough to live in': Connor and Lorraine's brand new self-build in Antrim
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'It's finished enough to live in': Connor and Lorraine's brand new self-build in Antrim

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:25 PM 4,608 Views 0 Comments

The couple moved into their work-in-progress home last month.

'The dining area has space for racing and dancing': Inside Rachel's kid-friendly Cork home
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'The dining area has space for racing and dancing': Inside Rachel's kid-friendly Cork home

Jun 15th 2020, 4:41 PM 5,182 Views 0 Comments

Rachel Hobbs and her family moved into their renovated farmhouse in December 2019.

'I could never live somewhere modern': Sabine's Cavan cottage with 2 cats, 3 dogs and 8 ducks
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'I could never live somewhere modern': Sabine's Cavan cottage with 2 cats, 3 dogs and 8 ducks

Jun 8th 2020, 5:01 PM 3,000 Views 0 Comments

(Oh, and 15 chickens.)

'The view changes every hour': Saoirse's cliff-edge home with a lighthouse in the garden
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'The view changes every hour': Saoirse's cliff-edge home with a lighthouse in the garden

May 29th 2020, 9:13 AM 5,658 Views 1 Comment

The 200-year-old house was built for Youghal’s lighthouse keepers.

'We're living on the land while we build our future house': Inside Suzanne's not-so-mobile home in Galway
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'We're living on the land while we build our future house': Inside Suzanne's not-so-mobile home in Galway

May 25th 2020, 5:19 PM 10,718 Views 2 Comments

When their self-build project was delayed, Suzanne and Roman found a temporary solution that worked.

'There's plenty of painting to keep us busy': Inside a home renovation delayed by lockdown
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'There's plenty of painting to keep us busy': Inside a home renovation delayed by lockdown

May 18th 2020, 5:05 PM 4,443 Views 0 Comments

Lisa Joyce and her husband moved house at the end of February.

'We moved in here three months ago with a new baby': Elisha's cottage makeover in Wicklow
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'We moved in here three months ago with a new baby': Elisha's cottage makeover in Wicklow

May 11th 2020, 4:58 PM 8,950 Views 0 Comments

‘The house is small but we make the most of the space we have.’

'I have a creativity corner in the kitchen': Sewing fan Noeleen shows us around her Dublin home
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'I have a creativity corner in the kitchen': Sewing fan Noeleen shows us around her Dublin home

May 1st 2020, 2:12 PM 2,828 Views 1 Comment

‘I’ll happily spend all afternoon here with the sun beaming in through the windows.’

'You won't find any grey in our house': Inside this rainbow-hued home in Tipperary
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'You won't find any grey in our house': Inside this rainbow-hued home in Tipperary

Apr 27th 2020, 4:08 PM 6,342 Views 5 Comments

Design and DIY pro Joanne Condon takes us inside her self-built space.

'The sun hits this spot at around 11am': Catherine's Dublin home with a transformed back garden
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'The sun hits this spot at around 11am': Catherine's Dublin home with a transformed back garden

Apr 20th 2020, 5:06 PM 4,841 Views 2 Comments

Catherine Daly and her husband have put eleven years of work into their suburban bungalow.

'We moved in just before the shutdown': Emma Clair's DIY home renovation project
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'We moved in just before the shutdown': Emma Clair's DIY home renovation project

Apr 9th 2020, 4:06 PM 10,949 Views 0 Comments

‘We got a massive delivery of paint and have ordered some other supplies too.’

'We start the day listening to Eighties music': A snapshot of life in this bright Dublin 6 home
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'We start the day listening to Eighties music': A snapshot of life in this bright Dublin 6 home

Apr 6th 2020, 3:45 PM 4,911 Views 2 Comments

Michelle converted her garage into an open plan living/kitchen area.

'We fell in love with the house and the rest is history': Inside this colourful former dispensary in Derry
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'We fell in love with the house and the rest is history': Inside this colourful former dispensary in Derry

Mar 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 5,259 Views 0 Comments

Nadine chose her home for its “distinctive character and history”.

'I'm treating the house like a blank canvas': Art lover Emma shares her new build by the sea
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'I'm treating the house like a blank canvas': Art lover Emma shares her new build by the sea

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:10 PM 1,691 Views 0 Comments

‘I can’t wait to fill the place with my Mam’s artwork.’

'We spent five years thinking about the big renovation': Step inside Sarah's transformed Meath home
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'We spent five years thinking about the big renovation': Step inside Sarah's transformed Meath home

Mar 16th 2020, 2:08 PM 9,715 Views 1 Comment

Sarah’s old kitchen, living and dining area now form one open-plan space.

'I drink my morning coffee and ask Alexa for the news': Inside this tech-filled home in Armagh
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'I drink my morning coffee and ask Alexa for the news': Inside this tech-filled home in Armagh

Mar 9th 2020, 5:24 PM 3,428 Views 0 Comments

Aine shares a day in her home: a three-bed new build in Northern Ireland.

'Our first DIY project was the blue front door': Inside a Belfast new build with lots of personality
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'Our first DIY project was the blue front door': Inside a Belfast new build with lots of personality

Mar 2nd 2020, 5:21 PM 4,798 Views 1 Comment

Stephanie lives with her partner and their two cats, Wee Man and Wee Lady.

'Light the fire, cuddle up with the dog and watch Netflix': Inside this cosy but bright home in Westmeath
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'Light the fire, cuddle up with the dog and watch Netflix': Inside this cosy but bright home in Westmeath

Feb 24th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,862 Views 0 Comments

Marian’s passion for interior design can be seen throughout her Westmeath home.

'The entire house is unique': Life inside this striking Galway home that blends into the landscape
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'The entire house is unique': Life inside this striking Galway home that blends into the landscape

Feb 17th 2020, 12:11 PM 12,173 Views 0 Comments

Tanya shares their modern take on the Irish shed – and how it suits their family.

'It's retro and very cosy': A glimpse at family life in a renovated chalet bungalow in Armagh
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'It's retro and very cosy': A glimpse at family life in a renovated chalet bungalow in Armagh

Feb 7th 2020, 5:54 PM 4,017 Views 0 Comments

Séana walks us through a day in the life behind her front door.

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