Large four-bed Killiney Park apartment with generous rooms, high ceilings and some of the best views of the city

8 and 8a Seafield Avenue, Monkstown.

Georgian house and mews with bold interiors surrounded by exotic gardens

The owners of number 28 were house-sitting nearby when the large and lateral-shaped windows caught their attention

The Warehouse’s unique layout comes in generous proportions and bathed in light

Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Peter and Paula Vine’s home blends into the landscape while providing an inspiring lookout point

The Shelbourne Terrace.

Best in class: Fresh ideas for outdoor living from furniture and awnings to tiles and timber

New Penelope sofa from DFS from €909

Home front: Floral designs, new furniture from Helen James at Dunnes and a chance to pick up rare plants bargains in Dublin 6

113 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Former model and designer's terraced Victorian three-bed has a soothing interior and charming rear garden

On Navan’s Proudstown Road, Cois Na Rasai.

Get more home for your buck in the Royal County

One of the main bedrooms.

Boutique scheme of just 40 homes on infill site within Riverwood

 Gandon Park, Lucan

Three- and four-bed options opposite the soon-to-open Airlie Park

The heritage town of Trim, Co Meath. Average prices for residential property in the county have risen by about €15,000 in the past year.

Number of properties for sale in Meath on MyHome.ie up 23 per cent on a year ago

Rose Cottage extends to  96sq m and sits on half an acre

Property has been modernised by a furniture restorer and his interior designer wife

Best in class: Terrazzo is cropping up in home accessories everywhere

Google home: Katy, Emma, Evie and Michael Lamb with their neighbour Rosalinde Lavelle, who sold them the land to build on. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Michael Lamb used the app to locate sites, he found a willing seller – and good neighbour

 Easthill Lodge in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, now stretches to a generous  2,200sq ft

Price of four-bed property in Wicklow woodlands has fallen to €770,000

Three-bed semi-detached houses at Longstone, Naas, Co Kildare

The devil is in the detail at Longstone, a development of three and four-bed units

In Ballinahinch Wood,  Ashford prices start from €340k

Wide choice for buyers looking for family houses in small, well-designed estates

Westminster Wood, opposite Foxrock church and beside Loreto College, is a low-density development of smart homes with a very good sense of flow

All the Westminster Wood homes are flooded with light and have impressive storage

The coast at Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

From a cottage for €60k to the great Luggala for €28m, the garden county has it all

Exterior of 140 New Cabra Road

Most of the hard work has already been done in this 1930 redbrick in Dublin 7

The Warehouse living room looking to bedroom

Extravagantly large one-bed duplex is in former clothes factory reimagined as one of Dublin’s smartest apartment blocks

Check out the designs by Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design, she created about eight different headboard sets ups depending on space available. Cost: €1500

Best in class: Bedside tables, smart headboards, clever storage and solo sleeping

Bella Huddart at Sandbrook House in Co Carlow: ‘A good first impression is key.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you want to let your home it needs to stand out. Here’s some expert advice

The exterior is the big selling point for number 44 Montpellier Hill, Dublin 7

Cosy three-bed Dublin terraced house near Phoenix Park has a restful interior

The kitchen is as underdressed as a room could be. There isn’t a fitted cabinet in the deconstructed space

Victorian Gothic coach house gets a cool makeover that highlights its original walls

HD Glass ceilings Hotel Andaz Munich

Tired of those endless glass wall options? A glass ceiling can be a discreet alternative

 58 Sitric Road, Stoneybatter: the former a grocery store offers space and light in abundance

Olde worlde shop with film history and living quarters is ready for its next act

 Scart House

Five-bed home near Sneem has been fully restored

 6 Walkers Cottages, Ranelagh D6

Former stable converted to a charming two-bed with studio space

This mid-terrace, villa-style Dublin property allows you to escape the sounds of the city

RKD Architects: steel stairs at Ballymore-built Dublin Landings is powder-coated in an attention-seeking JCB yellow.

Open tread, cantilevered or sweeping spiral? How to make your stairs stand out

Lamorna was reconfigured in 1995, adding a strawberry Gothic-influenced dormer level

Lamorna is a spacious five-bed, detached bungalow built for entertaining and play

Number 81, a protected structure, is sandwiched between two hostels and offers a buyer with deep pockets the chance to own a fine example of historic Georgian Dublin.

Terraced two-bay, four-storey is set over a raised basement and dates from the 1820s

 49 Wyckham Point, Dundrum, Dublin

No 49 Wyckham Point is a two-bed, top-floor unit that has been upgraded by its fashion-buyer owner

HD BIC Soud of silence Arper

Best methods to sound proof your house through panels, coverings and art

Hinch Yourself Happy: Sophie Hinchcliff has sold more than 160,000 copies of her book in the UK during its first week on sale

Sophie Hinchcliff’s book on cleaning tips is the United Kingdom’s number one read

The Nurseries, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14

The Nurseries is in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Dundrum and Luas and will appeal to growing families

Period features are allowed to shine in this sizeable home backing onto Royal Hospital

Loft conversion at Grand Canal Street, Dublin

This terraced house was inverted to create a bright living space on the top floor

To make the attic space look and feel habitable, you need to factor in good sources of natural light and ventilation

Most homeowners opt for a room considered storage rather than habitable space

Queen Alix residential development in Montreal

Curtains, shutters and blinds add texture and colour as well as privacy

A former garage converted to a courtyard mews in Rathmines, Dublin 6

Home of the Year judge Peter Crowley has created an eco-friendly family home

 41 Ashfield Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Extended terraced house on Ashfield Road

The space in this apartment with extensive terraces will make almost anything look good

This corner house with a bow window is one of the oldest homes in this part of Dublin 6

The large, bright kitchen. Photograph: Aisling McCoy

When the owners of a rundown house in Glasnevin looked to extend, they asked family to help

Best in class: They’re not just pretty in pots – indoor plants purify your air too

No 5 Knocksinna Park, Foxrock , Dublin

The décor needs a refresh, but what the property has is the bones of a really good family home without any need to extend

 Glendhu in Dublin’s Foxrock started life as a single-storey flat roof house, but has been refurbished twice since the 1980s

This house went from flat-roofed bungalow to five-bed two-storey home in two upgrades

One Shore Street.

Karen Bolleboom left a banking job in London to open a seaside guesthouse in Co Down

Miniforms caixa

From clutch-bag chic to portable disco lights, these devices let you bring the party home

The buildings are on a site that is about 3.45 acres and has expired planning for 19 units.

Duo with bags of potential come to market and may appeal to those with a project in mind

 Denniff’s Cottage on Ringarogey island near Baltimore, Co Cork

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, accessed via a waxed timber balustrade staircase leading up from the sitting room

This house’s smoked-glass veranda means you can sit out and admire the vista, even on rainy days

Single-storey house makes the most of a large west-facing garden with a stylish verandah

10a Kingscourt, Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

This top-floor former bachelor pad offers light, space, and a Parisian feel

Iona, 130 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Detached Victorian house set on acre of grounds, complete with swimming pool, was owned by Brian Dennis of HB Dennis motors

Cairn Hill, 13 Cormac Terrace, Terenure

Cottage on Cormac Terrace has two bedrooms and plenty of charm

 11 Barron Place, Drumcondra, Dublin

The back wall is now entirely of glass and overlooks a north-facing garden laid out as a gravel, stepped space

The thoroughly modern Irish barn. Photographs: Simon Mills photosby.si

The owners of this smart barn conversion asked their designer to furnish it with Irish designs

Open-plan dining/kithcen. Photograph: Barbara Corsico

The livingroom could be a Berlin club, the kitchen a Moroccan riad

Sir Joan Hotel in Ibiza

Best in Class: With St Patrick’s Day around the corner here’s how you can get in the festive spirit

No 88 Goatstown Road, Dublin

The two-storey detached house has what looks like two wings to either side of the main house

 22 Annaville Park, Dundrum,  was tastefully remodelled into a four-bed property in 2009

Two-storey extension turned Annaville Park property into large four-bed family home

Arthur and Grainne Cassidy outside their store, Pieces, on South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

New traders: When the Cassidys couldn’t find furnishings they liked, they opened Pieces

Aisling McElwain’s bowls and plates, €30, for a 23cm side plate, and €35 for a 25cm dinner plate, are available in a teal grey.

Best in Class: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with our talented homegrown designers

Patricia and Tom McDonagh  in their kitchen in Portmarnock, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

Patricia and Tom McDonagh opted for a bold renovation of their Portmarnock home

 25 Farmhill Road,  Goatstown, D14

Renovated home situated in mature area that has attracted some big rugby names

Dun Si at St Marnock’s Bay, Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

St Marnock’s Bay 3 and 4-bed A-rated houses have cool and contemporary feel

23 Ashfield Park, Terenure, D6W

23 Ashfield Park was in flats when sold for €430k in 2013 but is now restored to former glory

Further Space’s Peter Farquharson in one of the company’s pods.

Pod houses in scenic locations are attracting landowners and venture capitalists

Scavolini x Diesel Living features on-trend circular mirrors that are ambiently back-lit

Best in Class: From lighting to more storage here’s how to upgrade your bathroom

Refurbished, extended house comprising three bedrooms is in walk-in condition

Vintage appeal: 57 Crescent House in Clontarf, Dublin 3, for sale through DNG for €340,000

Dublin apartments from the 60s-80s are roomy and great locations

Ashwood Hall, Malahide, Co Dublin

Ashwood Hall launches 10 semi-detached homes with customisable interiors

John Campion Jnr: “Dad put so much effort into saving it from falling down, I felt it would be a shame not to complete the task.”

It took two generations of Campions to turn a ruined tower into a glorious get-away

This Bonton dressing table costs €995 from  online shop Smallable.

Let your imagination run free, from storage to lounging and learning

  20 Fergus Road in Terenure is a mid-terrace, light-filled property with lots of original features

Three-bed property on Fergus Road extending to 1,000sq ft offers plenty of light

 3 Redbrick Terrace, Annaville Avenue, Blackrock

One-bed artisan house with potential to extend

Barry Kane’s kitchen. Photograph:  Ruth Maria Murphy

Architect Barry Kane chose a sleek black marble as the highlight of his own kitchen

The kitchen is morphing into a living space with its component parts designed to look and feel more like furniture than the traditional wrap-around fitted kitchen.

Monochrome colour schemes and distressed metals and woods are returning

Scavolini Diesel Open Workshop kitchen

Whatever your kitchen type, from modular to natural, there’s a design to fit your recipe

The remaining seven properties in the Dunluce scheme in Dublin 4 have come on the market, starting at €695,000

Boutique D4 scheme Dunluce comprises 26 high-end large apartments and penthouses

Photograph: Ken Walsh

Ballinahinch Wood at Ashford is a new development of 169 semi- and detached houses on the edge of the village

Number 97 Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Fine period redbrick in Drumcondra is filled with soft, natural light and warm colours

Indulge your love of old cinemas, or just leave messages for whoever you share your home with. Word board and letters, €9, Penneys

Plus, candles inspired by Provençe, wordplay by Penneys and cabinets as artwork

The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Landscape designer Des Kingston and his wife have poured their collective talents into this Co Limerick church with spectacular re(...)

The Imperial, in the suburb of Erskineville, Sydney, is a symphony of jewel tone colours embellished with heavy duty fringing. Photograph: Anson Smart

Best in Class: Fringes move centre stage in these romantic opulent interiors

Sweet dreams are made of this: a clean uncluttered environment can help you get a good night’s sleep. Photograph: Getty

Your bed is the starting point for a good night’s sleep but how do you know which one is best for you?

A formal drawing room interconnects through to a huge formal dining room.

Detached mock-Georgian house extends to 3,552sq ft

There are eight terraced styles set around a U-shape and the same number of wide-fronted, semi-detached homes

This is its second phase of the scheme with 12 of the four-bed properties already sold

16 Holmwood,  Cabinteely,  Dublin 18.

Price reflects gradual recovery in Cabinteely prices

RP new homes Rokeby Park kingfisher

The final 15 homes in Rokeby Park are upscale and roomy with a real touch of style

The front of number 21 Sherlock Terrace, Skerries, Co Dublin, with its brick window surrounds

Sherlock Terrace home was doubled in size and makes use of a large nearby allotment

Looking down the galley-style kitchen which occupies the return space

An upgraded two-bed has wooden flooring, original fireplaces, clever storage and all round good looks

Livingroom and kitchen at Number 5 Tower View Cottages, Glasnevin

Number 5 Tower View Cottages is close to the Botanic Gardens and Gravediggers pub

Cherrywood in south Dublin: The undeveloped land bank could become a brand new town centre

New Homes 2019: 8000 homes are due to be built in the coming years for Dublin's newest commuter hotspot

Wicklow town’s harbour. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Commuter hotspots: Wicklow is just an hour from Dublin and has a thriving food scene

Hello Curves Wellness, Corales, Tenerife

Best in class: curves from designers going with the flow

Balbriggan Harbour, Balbriggan,  Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan.

New Homes 2019: plenty of value and heritage in this commuter hotspot

Don’t get dazzled by first impressions, look out for hidden problems and sort the money

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