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# how we live

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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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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’.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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?
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'I could never live somewhere modern': Sabine's Cavan cottage with 2 cats, 3 dogs and 8 ducks
(Oh, and 15 chickens.)
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.’
'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.’
'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.
'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.
'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.’
'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.
'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”.
'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.’
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.