The Compact Rimless toilet is compact (62.5cm by 82.5cm), saves on water and is hygienically hands-free. It has a dual-power flush cistern, Gerbrit fittings, a soft-close seat and backs to the wall to conceal pipe work. The toilet uses four litres for a main flush and 2.5 litres on a small flush, a third less than standard toilets. It also has a battery-operated touch-free flushing system (powered by 4 four AA batteries contained in a waterproof battery pack). Reduced from €599 to €399 at all branches of BTW (1890-3333221, btw.ie).
Irish designer Fergal O'Leary of Horizon Furniture (021-4313313 horizonfurniture.ie) on Tramore Road in Cork has begun his summer sale. This hall mirror (176cm by 48.50cm), is made from oak and finished in clear and white lacquer. It leans against the wall and is reduced €350 to €200.
THREE OF THE BEST GARDEN LIGHTS: Solviden is a solar-powered range of exterior lighting from Ikea (ikea.ie), with stick lights for €15 for a set of five, pendant lights in white, yellow, orange and turquoise for €11 each and strings of lighting in white or multicoloured sets for €15.
THREE OF THE BEST GARDEN LIGHTS: These cubed outdoor lights (30cm by 30cm by 32cm) look great dotted across lawns and cost €145 each at National Lighting (01-709 9070 nationallighting.ie) in Western Retail Park, Dublin 15. Also in stock is an Adegan outdoor floor lamp (1.8m tall) that brings a sense of the indoors outside. It costs €365 and comes with a spike accessory for use in soil or clay.
THREE OF THE BEST GARDEN LIGHTS: Tuscany stainless steel solar lights are €9,95 each at Woodies nationwide (woodiesdiy.com). Measuring 35cm by 7.4cm, they have two lighting options - warm white or colour-changing.
TRENDING - SWISH SHOWERS: Merlyn Showering (056-779 1555 merlynshowering.com) in Kilkenny has a customised range that includes this single-entry notch-cut shower panel (200cm by 140cm). The range can be designed in heights of up to 240cm and the glass comes in four colours - opti white, smoked black, satin and standard. The piece pictured costs €995 (plus measurement at €130 and fitting at €280).
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