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#home magazine

# home-magazine - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It had bright green carpet when we moved in': Rachel lets us inside her transformed hallway

Rachel and her husband bought a house that hadn’t been decorated in 40 years.

How do I bring a tired and stain-covered carpet back to life?

Just moved into a new place with a less-than-desirable carpet? Laura de Barra has some rug revival tips.

Pull up a seat: 6 dining tables that are stylish and functional all at once

From clear glass tops to tables on wheels.

7 lighting tricks all interior designers know - and how you can use them in your own home too

‘You’ll need at least four light sources per room, and ceiling spotlights don’t count.’

# home-magazine - Monday 7 October, 2019

Kid-friendly: 6 storage solutions to keep bedrooms and playrooms clutter-free

Shelves with baskets and toyboxes with lids to make toy storage simpler (and more stylish).

'Totally transformed': 4 incredible before-and-after shots from home makeovers around Ireland

From a drab kitchen turned fab living room, to a downstairs loo that’s no longer overlooked.

'We wanted a country home that didn't look traditional': Inside this spacious self-build in Co Offaly

Lisa Doyle takes us inside the home she shares with her husband, their four kids (and a dog).

What's the secret to keeping my towels soft and fluffy?

Bye-bye, scratchy towels.

'I love the slightly unconventional layout': Gillian shares her light-filled hallway

Gillian’s inspiration comes from Instagram – and from her own life experiences too.

# home-magazine - Monday 30 September, 2019

'When we saw the for sale sign, we knew it was fate': Inside this upgraded home in Rathfarnham

Avril McArdle left no room for error when planning out her recent home renovation.

Sit up and take notice: 6 statement sofas for a living room that stands out

From supple leather to dramatic colourful velvet, these sofas offer stylish inspiration.

What's the best way to clean laptop and TV screens without damaging them?

First, put that furniture polish away, says Laura de Barra.

'I mix up the decor depending on the season': Elena lets us inside her family's much-loved living room

“The shelves give me plenty of opportunities to decorate.”

5 designers share the investment pieces they're glad they bought - and the ones they really regret

From pricey dining tables to secondhand desks, these are the pieces Irish interior pros treasure in their own homes.

# home-magazine - Monday 23 September, 2019

"My sons call it 'mammy's room'": Karen shares her beloved light-filled front room

“It quickly became my escape from chaos in other parts of the house.”

Help! My plants keep dying - what am I doing wrong?

Watering too much, or watering too little? It’s time to listen to what your plants are telling you, says Grainne O’Reilly.

Light up: 6 striking ways to create a cosy glow with candles

Hang them, float them or pop them in an upgraded tealight holder. Here’s how to warm up as the evenings get darker.

'There's nothing better than sitting by the open fire': Inside this creative and colourful home in Westmeath

Ediana Dolan gives a glimpse into her family’s colourful home.

‘Paint the cabinets for a quick makeover’: How to refresh your kitchen - without fitting a new one

From swapping out the taps to adding colour with wallpaper, change up a tired kitchen without calling the builders in.

# home-magazine - Monday 16 September, 2019

'My dad built our fireplace based on a design from Pinterest': Abigail shares her warm and welcoming living room

Abigail O’Sullivan has transformed her Belfast home in the past year.

My kitchen cabinets are really dated - how can I spruce them up without replacing them?

Laura de Barra has a few solutions, from swapping handles to painting doors.

Blending in: 6 stylish sideboards for storage that doesn't look like storage

These beautiful units do two jobs at once – enhancing your space and hiding away hard-to-store items.

'Even on the dullest day, the house is bright': Inside this unique split-level home in Carlow

‘The architect ignored all our ideas. But we loved the design in the end!’

12 design tips to help you love the space you hate - from the downstairs loo to the utility room

Here’s how to get more from the most awkward rooms in your house.

# home-magazine - Monday 9 September, 2019

'The view through the sliding doors is my favourite': Aoife shares her cosy and light-filled kitchen extension

Aoife Cromwell extended her kitchen to make it more homely.

How do I make my bed like a grown-up - hospital corners and all?

Gráinne O’Reilly suggests six steps to a cosy bed.

Hey, good looking: 6 baby and toddler furniture pieces that are both practical and cute

From colourful stools with storage, to mini open wardrobes, these ideas are smart and stylish.

'We get the morning and evening light': Inside this timber frame home in Co Galway

The modern home of Sarah Casserly and her family is a work in progress.

8 open-plan layout mistakes most people make - and the key to creating a space that works

From mismatched flooring to matchy-matchy furniture, avoid these open plan pitfalls.

# home-magazine - Monday 2 September, 2019

'I love that it isn't your typical bathroom': Laura shares a space filled with cheerful salvage finds

Graphic design lecturer Laura Dixon on renovating and reusing.

I'm hosting a dinner party - how can I make the table look properly fancy?

From forks to glasses, Laura de Barra schools us in table settings.

Branching out: 6 super-stylish alternatives to a standard plastic plant pot

Time to turn over a new leaf with your indoor greenery.

'Sitting on boxes for a week is one of my fondest memories': Inside this fixer-upper cottage near Cork city

Explore this redesigned home with a mid-century-inspired extension.

'Use soft lighting to add cosiness': 5 design tips to make a dark living room work in your favour

Before you paint the whole place white, stop and embrace the darkness, says Caroline Foran.

# home-magazine - Monday 26 August, 2019

9 items you should be cleaning but aren't - from the kitchen bin to the cutlery drawer

Laura de Barra calls out some surprise offenders for hidden grime and harmful bacteria.

'I have a passion for revamping old furniture': Sarah shares her maximalist and art-filled dining space

Sarah Twigg Doyle on choosing a strong paint colour.

What bulbs work best in each room - and how do I tell the difference?

For starters, how bright do you want the room to be? Grainne O’Reilly sheds some light.

6 curtains, blinds and shutters that look great and keep the light out

Get even more shut-eye with these top window treatments.

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