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'My partner did the tiling and flooring': Ciara's budget-friendly home redesign in Dublin 15
Ciara and Patrick moved into their three-bed in May of this year.
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'We turned the old dining room into an office': Barbara's home that mixes work and play
Each room in Barbara’s Dublin home was designed with her family’s personal tastes in mind.
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'I wanted the décor to be fun for the kids too': Susan's home with rabbit lamps and orangutan tables
Animation producer Susan has brought some of the creativity of her work through to her family home.
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'You can see for miles from the viewing area': Katie's self-build home in the Mayo countryside
Katie and her fiancé spent three years designing and building their country home.
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'I love it when all six of us are together in the evenings': Inside Áine's inviting family bungalow
Áine and her husband recently renovated the property, which has a ‘rich family legacy’.
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'We doubled the size of the original house': Inside Keara's transformed three-bed in Meath
Keara and her husband started a six-month renovation project in 2017.
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'Sunny mornings with a cup of tea are bliss': Inside Yasmina's refurbished 1970s home in Meath
A room-by-room refinishing is paying off in this bright and stylish home.
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'People are fascinated by the floors': Inside Paula's character-filled home in Dublin
Artist Paula McGurdy chose reclaimed gym boards in the downstairs areas of her house.
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'The drawing room is next on our list': Inside Emer's work-in-progress Victorian renovation
Emer’s Carlow home was a former hunting lodge.
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'I'm up at 4.45am to feed the hens': Alison's Georgian townhouse with a country feel
Alison and her husband turned a ‘run down’ property into an inviting family home.
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'The kitchen is our family's favourite spot': Inside Gráinne's artful home (and vintage caravan) in Galway
Gráinne and Patrick Regan have thoughtfully upgraded their home to suit a growing family – and is that a caravan in the driveway?
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'Sitting on the patio, you feel like you're on holidays': Alicia's vibrant and colourful home in Tyrone
Alicia lives in the four-bedroom home with her husband, two daughters and Polly the cat.
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'I always wanted a big entrance hall': Inside Laura's impeccable Georgian-inspired self-build
Laura and her husband added character to their new home with period-style features.
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'The kitchen feels like an extra living space now': Inside Aga's home renovation in Galway
Knocking the kitchen wall allowed two rooms to become one open plan area.
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'The blue is so distinctive': Inside Helen's townhouse packed with colour and personality
Helen McVitty-O’Hara and her partner wanted a blank canvas they could put their own stamp on.
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'We moved in one week ago': Inside Caroline's work-in-progress cottage renovation in Kerry
The one-bed cottage was the family home of Caroline’s partner.
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'Renovating an old house means you learn to be flexible': Inside Kirsten's rural home makeover
Kirsten Ivors and her husband have spent over a decade transforming their farmhouse.
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'It's a small space so we did a lot of homework first': Sarah's redbrick renovation in Dublin 8
Sarah lives in the 1990s two-bed with her fiancé and their dog.
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'We finally have homes for hats, boots and wetsuits': Inside Caitríona's space-smart self build
Caitríona Hughes and her family moved in just three months ago.
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'I sit with a coffee and look out at the garden': Inside Amanda's home and studio in Derry
Illustrator and designer Amanda takes us inside her family’s three-bed.
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'It's finished enough to live in': Connor and Lorraine's brand new self-build in Antrim
The couple moved into their work-in-progress home last month.
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'The dining area has space for racing and dancing': Inside Rachel's kid-friendly Cork home
Rachel Hobbs and her family moved into their renovated farmhouse in December 2019.
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'I could never live somewhere modern': Sabine's Cavan cottage with 2 cats, 3 dogs and 8 ducks
(Oh, and 15 chickens.)
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'The view changes every hour': Saoirse's cliff-edge home with a lighthouse in the garden
The 200-year-old house was built for Youghal’s lighthouse keepers.
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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
When their self-build project was delayed, Suzanne and Roman found a temporary solution that worked.
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'There's plenty of painting to keep us busy': Inside a home renovation delayed by lockdown
Lisa Joyce and her husband moved house at the end of February.
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'We moved in here three months ago with a new baby': Elisha's cottage makeover in Wicklow
‘The house is small but we make the most of the space we have.’
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'I have a creativity corner in the kitchen': Sewing fan Noeleen shows us around her Dublin home
‘I’ll happily spend all afternoon here with the sun beaming in through the windows.’
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'You won't find any grey in our house': Inside this rainbow-hued home in Tipperary
Design and DIY pro Joanne Condon takes us inside her self-built space.
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'The sun hits this spot at around 11am': Catherine's Dublin home with a transformed back garden
Catherine Daly and her husband have put eleven years of work into their suburban bungalow.
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'We moved in just before the shutdown': Emma Clair's DIY home renovation project
‘We got a massive delivery of paint and have ordered some other supplies too.’
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'We start the day listening to Eighties music': A snapshot of life in this bright Dublin 6 home
Michelle converted her garage into an open plan living/kitchen area.
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'We fell in love with the house and the rest is history': Inside this colourful former dispensary in Derry
Nadine chose her home for its “distinctive character and history”.
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'I'm treating the house like a blank canvas': Art lover Emma shares her new build by the sea
‘I can’t wait to fill the place with my Mam’s artwork.’
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'We spent five years thinking about the big renovation': Step inside Sarah's transformed Meath home
Sarah’s old kitchen, living and dining area now form one open-plan space.
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'I drink my morning coffee and ask Alexa for the news': Inside this tech-filled home in Armagh
Aine shares a day in her home: a three-bed new build in Northern Ireland.
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'Our first DIY project was the blue front door': Inside a Belfast new build with lots of personality
Stephanie lives with her partner and their two cats, Wee Man and Wee Lady.
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'Light the fire, cuddle up with the dog and watch Netflix': Inside this cosy but bright home in Westmeath
Marian’s passion for interior design can be seen throughout her Westmeath home.
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'The entire house is unique': Life inside this striking Galway home that blends into the landscape
Tanya shares their modern take on the Irish shed – and how it suits their family.
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'It's retro and very cosy': A glimpse at family life in a renovated chalet bungalow in Armagh
Séana walks us through a day in the life behind her front door.