The wind dictated everything in relation to the property, from the siting of it to the type of doors and windows the house has.

Contemporary cottage outside Clifden used local materials to shelter it from the winds

32 Penrose Street in Ringsend sold for €375,000 in 2014. Now, it is on the market for €495,000

Situated close to Google’s offices, this two-bed has been cleverly tweaked to maximise space

27 Victoria Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6: four-bed terraced home of 202sq m/2,174sq ft is for sale for €1,250,000.

27 Victoria Road was modernised 15 years ago and offers green field views on to Stratford College

The hall

Extended end-of-terrace shows what can be done with the help of a good architect

A yard with pieces from Home Street Home in Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Five interior store owners offer inspiration to refresh our homes after lockdown

The Shore development at Marina Village in Greystones.

Greystones three-storey homes offer fantastic views from first-floor balcony

Eastmount estate in Delgany, Co Wicklow:  mainly four-bed semi and detached homes.

Eastmount in Wicklow offers first 20 units in a scheme of well-designed semi and detached houses

Number 15, Ashfield Park, Terenure, Dublin

A carved up dining room to the rear has been incorporated into a large open plan kitchen/dining/living room

Garden room in Malahide

Separate home offices can improve work-life balance and add value to your property

9 Anglesea Avenue, Blackrock.

9 Anglesea Avenue has walnut floors, louvred shutters and a private back garden

The Boathouse, 17a Harbour Road, Skerries, measures about 90sq m and is in need of an upgrade.

Number 17a offers something unique – a fresh-air alternative with plenty of sea views

 Mónaco lounge chairs, in natural honey colour and set around a cool aquamarine-coloured swimming pool, priced €217 each from Zinc Interiors

Home Front: Seasonal shade will brighten upyour garden when there is no sun in sight, say designers

Dillon outside her new home in Ballydaly,  Co Cork

Online searches for Irish cottages are surging but buyers will need plenty of DIY skills

The scheme of three town houses at Blackpitts

Three-bed A-rated town houses at back of Clanbrassil Street have roof terrace

 42 St Mary’s Road, East Wall, D3

Turn-key terraced house in D3 village has an attic studio and a tranquil garden

The Gables, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Multi-gabled six-bed with a two-storey mews house is tucked away on the Wicklow coast

Baskets have been a part of Irish rural life for centuries

A little learning could help to make a real difference for those trying to holiday at home

Dining area at 4 St Fintan’s Villas, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

Double-fronted extended house in south Co Dublin has room for all the family

30 Temple Park, Blackrock Co Dublin.

These family homes are a masterclass in space, integrated technologies and finish

Living room

Elegant end of terrace four-bed owned by interior designer presents in walk-in condition

Dolphin’s Cove is on the outskirts of Renvyle.

From tiny boltholes to rambling cottages, these spruced-up holiday homes are ready to rent

A tent from pamperthecamper.com

Spend your lockdown evenings stargazing, lighting fires and screening outdoor movies

The Brambles in Malahide is an A-rated detached four-bed on the outskirts of the village.

This lovely home is well located within easy reach of the coastal town’s many amenities

Northumberland Road: a  discreet refurbishment by Declan O’Donnell of ODKM Architects.  Photograph: Ruth Maria Murphy

Lush design and cabling let Northumberland Road dwellers work from home in luxury

Queues and re-openings, Woodies Bray, GV’s from the store this morning. Treasa Dunne from Bray in the store. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Newly-opened hardware stores saw a rush on patio essentials with staycations in mind

The Lodge’s living-dining area spans the full length of the house

The house’s set-designer owner has added many movie highlights to their cosy home

Number 125 Lansdowne Park is hidden from view behind high electric gates and has off-street parking for up to two vehicles.

Ballsbridge property on former car park site is now an A3-rated four bed finished to a high standard

Home makeover: Thomas McGirr in their mid-renovation home. Photograph: Tom Honan

Social distancing and delivery hold-ups will delay building work on domestic extensions, pushing up costs

11a Grosvenor Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Two-bed end-of-terrace house boasts real flair in its layout and design

Traditional thatch farmhouse in Camolin, Co Wexford, is  200 years old.

The rise in remote working makes it easier to imagine a new, quieter life

Reception room.

Terraced three-bed redbrick is on a quiet side street in an area full of hip eateries

Horkans, the garden centre group, went from doing about 100 orders to 2,500 over a 14-day period.

Furniture and garden stores are seeing spikes in online orders and are busy delivering to homes

 60 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6 is a four-bedroom detached house of 135sq m seeking €795,000 with agent DNG

Cracks in the walls need not be a deal-breaker, but putting it right can come at a cost

In the period from March 15th to April 7th, SherryFitzGerald had 944 parties attending private and open virtual viewings and received 477 offers on properties, says residential director Geralyn Byrne.

Covid-19 has paused the property market, but there is still lots buyers and sellers can do

Jane Shortall is holding Confi-Dance workshops from her Dublin 8 bedroom.

Best in Class: From dance routines to bean can lifts, you may never go back to the gym

Ethna Dorman’s home impressed the judges with its vivid colours and unique setting

29 Leinster Street, Dublin 3.

Three-bed with double vision takes advantage of its good ceiling heights

Clive O’Reilly at Pearse Street Hardware. The shop is offering a phone order and collection service. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Hardware sales are booming as householders seize the chance to make home improvements

Villa Borsani in Varedo, Italy from  Gestalten’s  House of Glam. Photograph: Tinko Czetwertynski

Best in Class: Floors can weave a story of their own with colourful tiling and cut marble

Arlene McIntyre (R) with Millie Mackintosh

Reality TV star’s London home has been decorated by Dublin-based Arlene McIntyre

The Wicklow cottage’s beating heart is its open-plan kitchen-livingroom. Photograph: Brian McLochlainn

Couple built their dream house by mucking in and doing much of the work themselves

 Rachel Chudley’s Bethnal Green kitchen in London, with copper detailing

Springtime on the farm goes ahead no matter what so let’s celebrate country style

14 Brabrazon Square, Liberties, Dublin 8

Singleton’s starter home in the city is hidden in a sociable square

Millenium Tower in Dublin’s Docklands where an attractive  two-bedroom, one-bathroom corner unit on the 10th floor is now available.

Dublin and Galway see jump in longer-term lets after collapse of short-stay business

‘Priced at €149, the desk is affordable, easy to assemble and is a simple fix to a problem everyone seems to have’

Dublin events company turns wood used for stages into home desks for remote workers

No 8, The Plantation, Herbert Street, D2

Bright duplex property with private balconies has been smartly upgraded

The Humanscale Freedom chair from Bushell Interiors  has won more than 10 design awards and is a really good mid-market buy.

Best in class: Make your home office work for you

Don’t do it in half measures: One room will probably take one and half to two days to complete.

Paint sales are spiking but if you want a perfect finish here are some tips to follow

 6 Montpellier Parade, Monkstown

Montpelier Parade boasts sweeping views of Dublin Bay

Number 31 Leinster Road West, Rathmines

Superimposed digital images put this A2-rated five-bed on Leinster Road West’s best foot forward

Aiveen Daly: ‘In open-plan living there are opportunities to play with decorative detailing on the backs of chairs.’

Upholstered chairs, headboards and even walls are a great way to soften a space

Number 15, Spencer Street North, Dublin  3, is a mid-terrace, villa-style property.

Well-maintained home deceptively extends to 969sq ft with a high-ceilinged hall and attic escape

Quarrytown Road, Broughshane

Evoke the memory of St Patrick in the thousands of addresses that mark his name

Joseph Walsh Studio:  prototypes for a set of 24  Chatsworth chairs

Celebrate Irish design talent from world class furniture to innovative interiors

Miriam of Minnie Peters with her two rescue dogs and favorite antique chair with white upholstery, at her home in Bray. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

From classic styles to vintage finds, these are the chairs people relax in time after time

94 Harold’s Cross Cottages

Architect Madeleine Moore created a surprisingly spacious, light-filled home in Dublin 6

Number 19 St John’s Road, Sandymount,   Dublin 4

Breathe in the rarified air of St John’s Road in this handsome three-bed terraced house

8 Kenilworth Square,  Dublin 6

Redbrick on Kenilworth Square has been upgraded but keeps its ornate original features

14 Rowans Road, Wedgewood, Dublin 16

Cleverly designed extension has created light-filled and spacious living and dining areas

 Fresh Air Ikea

There’s a stretch in the evenings so why not try these fresh ways to get into the garden

A cargo ship in transit: Some suppliers are seeing gaps in supply chains due to the coronavirus. Photograph: iStock

Gaps emerging in supply for items including door magnets, plywood and bespoke furniture finishes

Livingroom

Three-bedroom family home with 100ft-long garden on leafy Dublin 9 street

Number  184 Lowrr Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, was upgraded in 2008.

Smart and spacious home boasts two-storey extension and now extends to 166sq m

Hyde Interiors (13 Grosvenor Square): The first 21 days of the sales process are the most important and a house, if priced correctly, should sell within four to eight weeks.

Sellers are increasingly relying on home staging experts to get their property ready for sale

Tea, cakes and attractive ceramics make for an ideal tea party.

It’s almost March. Time to serve up a slice of visual madness with a tea party

Number 132 Georgian Village, Castleknock

Large house in exclusive Castleknock development has been extended and upgraded

Works by Nan Goldin at an exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Best in Class: Get the hang of displaying your artwork with these ideas from homes and galleries

Number 344 South Circular Road in Dublin 8 offers potential for conversion to a period home within easy reach of Dublin city centre.

Each of these could make a stylish home, subject to change of use planning permission

Number 15 Percy Lane in Dublin.

Two-bed on Percy Lane has had a recent refurb and comes with a decent-sized garden

 Prospect House development.

Hotel finish to boutique development of houses and apartments off Temple Road

London-based Red Deer Architecture’s refurbishment of  property on Harley Street uses a pared-back monochrome palette of just black, white and grey to create a sharp sense of flow within the property.  Photograph: Billy Bolton

Make the most of the space above your head by playing with colour and light

The first 15 houses at  Effernock in Trim are being brought to the market by Coonan New Homes.

Meath commuter town of Dunshaughlin has abundance of new schemes to choose from

86 Pembroke Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Home and income in three storey over self-contained basement D4 period house

The apartments at Clonbern are being developed on the former Phoenix Park Racecourse lands

Castleknock, Clonsilla, and Hollystown offer wide open spaces on the doorstep of Dublin city centre

First-time buyers: Prices at  City West Village in Dublin 24 start at €350,000 for three-bed terraced houses.

Starter homes for first-time buyers, family-friendly options and boutique schemes for downsizers

Pricing, public transport, design: just some of the factors to consider when buying a newly built home

It may be love at first sight, but there’s lots to consider before committing to a long-term relationship

Mariavilla, a Cairn Homes development in Maynooth, will offer 320 houses, 142 apartments and 483 student bed spaces.

New schemes in Maynooth and Straffan are well connected by road and rail

 Marina Village  offers a range of homes from one-bed apartments at €405,000 to five-bed detached houses for €1.15m

North Wicklow offers easy living away from city bustle at the end of the Dart line

Norwood, 44 Cowper Road, Dublin 6: a lovely atmospheric family home.

Big Cowper Road home on the sunny side of the street has a host of period features

Pier Cottage, Harbour Road, Bunbeg, Co Donegal

With love in the air, here are some properties that will set your heart racing

The view from 10 Isolde’s Tower

Two-bedroom apartment has high ceilings, lots of light but no lift

The Design Seeker, Monkstown

Best in Class: A touch of pink can wash your home in warmth

 76 Ludford Road, Ballinteer, Dublin 16

Room for all the family in this extended home with landscaped garden

Dubliner Caoimhe Ryan at home  in Brisbane on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Irishwoman Caoimhe Ryan runs Nuan Cashmere, a luxury homewares brand from her home on Australia's Gold Coast

HD BIC cool new kitchen ideas Ikea

A coat of colour, a new counter and contemporary flooring will bring a fresh feel to the heart of the house

New homes in Beechpark, Cabinteely Dulbin 18

Over 220 homes will eventually be built at Beechpark in D18 with 25 homes now for sale

Contemporary home in Kinsale designed by raineyarchitects.com. Photograph: f22photography.ie

South African architect Richard Rainey serves up modernism Irish style in the country’s gourmet capital

 Bottom Drawer

There’s nothing nicer than slipping into a bed made up with fresh linens

Llandaff Terrace, Elm Park, Dublin 4: The property comes with off-street parking and a southwest facing garden

Well-appointed four-bedroom home has striking sea views from its first-floor room

 11 Pearse Square, Dublin 2  - for auction

Off Pearse Street, Victorian square is an oasis of green on fringes of Googletown

Island View, Skerries, Co Dublin

Four-bedroom bungalow has had a complete makeover since it was last for sale in 2016

Ancona bench

Best in Class: Warm up the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom

 9 Sandford Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

A major renovation is not for the faint-hearted but it can be worth it if you do it right

4 Wellington Place,  Dublin 4

1980s family house has dated interior but potential to extend

Artist’s impression of three-bedroom houses at Annesley Gardens in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Dublin 6 development will feature 20 high-end homes to be built on 1.25-acre site

Two-bed terraced house beside Croke Park has a fully refurbished interior

First Light is a pale pink from American paint company Benjamin Moore.

Best in Class: Brush up with these new paint shades from pastel pink to jungle green

Glandore House, Glandore Park, Dún Laoghaire

With sellers slashing prices to tempt buyers, here are six discounted homes from €325k

The living area. Photograph: Ste Murray

The owners of this Victorian home have revealed bare brick and added lots of light

Tír na nÓg is a super-sized traditional Irish cottage on the shores of Connemara, about 10km from Clifden.

Plan a break in one of these chic retreats and return with fresh interior design ideas

More articles