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One man's quest to get off the grid - and the holiday cottage he has to show for it
The cottage was originally built in 1820 and took five years to renovate.
Environmentally friendly concrete makes for a striking modern extension
Concrete has never looked so good.
See how Japanese inspiration transformed a 1950s Dublin house
The mix of the two influences makes for a striking extension to this Dublin home.
Here's something you don't usually see - a renovation with an interesting 'twist'
A unique solution to a common (overlooking)problem.
Linking the past to the present - with a glass box
A traditional Irish cottage gets a futuristic(ish) extension.
A garage to park your boat in... sort of
See how a studio and a boatshed were added to this traditional country cottage.
Designing to suit your budget - renovations that are tailored for more than the space
Keeping that budget down leads to an innovative renovation.
A teeny-tiny one bedroom is renovated to be absolutely massive
If you thought you were limited in space, see what happened with this one-bed dwelling.
If you have a little space in the back garden, try this
We have the perfect ‘granny flat’ inspiration for you.
Let the sunshine in - how to maximise the light in your renovation
Let there be light… and heat and low electricity bills.
How would you like an 'extra' room with your renovation?
Is it indoors? Outdoors? Who can tell?
100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade
It’s easier than you may think.
Running out of space? Add an extra storey...
Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.
Making the fairytale come true for your family home
We spoke to David Leahy about fulfilling his dream of a home for the ages in his native Co Limerick.
How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor
This is an incredibly clever extension.
How to wake up a tired old semi-d for modern family life
A rundown home in Shankill, Dublin finds it mojo (and some light and space).
Mixing the modern with the historical is a perfect combination
This 19th century home didn’t need a pastiche of the past – so a renovating architect looked to its future.
Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh
There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.
How an amazing retrofit improved this Irish home's energy rating by 90%
This Dublin semi-d became the first certified ‘passive’ retrofit home here.
A marriage of history and art under one roof in the Burren
This incredible classically-proportioned home commands its spot in a wild landscape – and provides refuge for its owners.
A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it's an achievable dream
Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.
The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments
You might find inspiration in how these small spaces can fulfill several functions.
Space saver: How to make fitted storage work for your home
This compact cottage manages to be functional and beautiful all at once.
Good mews: from laneway garage to a gorgeous city pad
Mews properties are a typical feature of city living – and this clever design makes the absolute best of their limited floor area.
Trying to work with an older extension - how one architect solved the problem
A Wexford couple wanted a bigger kitchen – they got a whole new feel to their home into the bargain.
What's behind the magic door of this modest streetfront?
It was once a temporary jail, and was semi-derelict when snapped up – but now this 1790s house in Kerry is a real family bolthole.
What kind of house does an architect build for his own family?
John McLaughlin created this beautiful garden house to bring light, peace and nature to everyday life.
Renovation station: Shutters back on a warm extension for a protected house
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
Renovation station: The creation of an access-all-areas family home
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.