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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.
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Environmentally friendly concrete makes for a striking modern extension
Concrete has never looked so good.
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See how Japanese inspiration transformed a 1950s Dublin house
The mix of the two influences makes for a striking extension to this Dublin home.
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Here's something you don't usually see - a renovation with an interesting 'twist'
A unique solution to a common (overlooking)problem.
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Linking the past to the present - with a glass box
A traditional Irish cottage gets a futuristic(ish) extension.
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A garage to park your boat in... sort of
See how a studio and a boatshed were added to this traditional country cottage.
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Designing to suit your budget - renovations that are tailored for more than the space
Keeping that budget down leads to an innovative renovation.
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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.
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If you have a little space in the back garden, try this
We have the perfect ‘granny flat’ inspiration for you.
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Let the sunshine in - how to maximise the light in your renovation
Let there be light… and heat and low electricity bills.
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How would you like an 'extra' room with your renovation?
Is it indoors? Outdoors? Who can tell?
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100-year-old house? Here are a few tips for an energy-efficient upgrade
It’s easier than you may think.
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Running out of space? Add an extra storey...
Creating space out of nowhere with an extra bedroom and extra storey – it’s magic.
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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.
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How to slip a house into a 2.3-metre wide corridor
This is an incredibly clever extension.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it's an achievable dream
Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.
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The shopping centre that houses unexpected apartments
You might find inspiration in how these small spaces can fulfill several functions.
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Space saver: How to make fitted storage work for your home
This compact cottage manages to be functional and beautiful all at once.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Renovation station: Reviving a 1950s terracotta-tiled beauty
Each week, we focus on a makeover of an Irish home into a wonderful living space.
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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.