Conversion tactics: making the most of unused space in your home “Garage conversions make great teenage dens, home offices or playrooms, where you don’t need huge amounts of space,” says architect Denise O’Connor. Photograph: Getty Images

An attic or garage conversion offers new possibilities. Potential savings from a mortgage switch, along with additional funds could help to maximise your space

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Late Late Toy Show duet with musical hero ‘absolutely mad’ says delighted teen Sandra McLoughlin and her son Michael Maloney back home in Mayo on Saturday after his ‘mindblowing’ appearance on the Late Late Toy Show. Photograph: Sandra McLoughlin

Michael Maloney (14) didn’t know he would be singing with Dermot Kennedy on the show

Life satisfaction lower during lockdown than economic crash, CSO study finds An analysis of data by the CSO shows that life satisfaction was lower during the most restrictive period of the lockdown in April this year, than during the economic crash. Photograph: Collins

Almost 30% of people reported ‘low life satisfaction’ in April, compared to 15% in 2013

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