Designers Guild’s new summer Lauziere collection.

Best in Class: Give glare the heave-ho with these light window solutions

No 10 Leeson Park Avenue, Ranelagh.

In need of a little modernisation, this house on Leeson Park Ave has real charm

The  Oaks at  Bachelors Walk in Ashbourne, Co Meath

The Oaks is a scheme of six sizeable detached family homes within 0.5km from the town

The first 18 houses at the the Fairways which range in size from 205sq m/2206sq ft to 227sq m/2448sq ft were launched this week.

Sizeable four- and five-beds at the Fairways follow on from success of Honey Park and Cualanor

Number 82 Marlborough Road, Dublin

The south-facing garden has multiple decks, water features and is well sheltered

Three-bed redbrick bought for €270k in 2015 returns to market after complete renovation

The Kentucky smoker offers a good charcoal barbecue and entry-level smoke box.

Best in Class: Embrace your inner chef and have a sizzling summer in the garden

One of the houses in the Fottrell Hall development in Dublin 15

Five homes in Fottrell Hall dominated by large central space remain on the market

Ashfield Place: 16 properties in Templeogue have a brick-and render-fronted streamlined, minimalistic look.

Range of three- and four-bed A-rated Richmond homes in south Dublin suburb

Harbour House, 9 Harbour Terrace, Skerries

You might find seaside value with this five-bedroom home in the north Co Dublin town

Number 3 Inchicore Terrace South in Dublin 8 extends to 90sq m/970sq ft and has an F BER rating.

Two-bedroom house in Dublin 8 enclave on sale for €450,000

Spacious four-bed property in turnkey condition offers modern-family living

Four-bed property near Marlay Park offers a sense of country living in the capital

Smallable’s  Honore velvet-cushioned lounge chair

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When built, all the homes in the scheme will range in size from 216sq m (2,325sq ft) to 274sq m (2,950sq ft)

Small development in Proby Place will have 20 four- and five-bed semis, two of which were reserved off plans last weekend

Mid-terrace three-bed boasts spacious kitchen-diningroom and converted attic

Garden rooms can provide a unique perspective on that lush green haven.

An enticing green space is an alluring place in which to work – and there’s no commute

Lauriston, 19 Park Drive, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Five-bedroom semi built as a show home has lots of period detail but there’s work to do

Temple Woods, Greenhills Road, Dublin 24 is a new scheme that starts from €355,000

Situated next to Tymon Park, Temple Woods is a new development of 45 units

Development of 10 three-storey homes at Stanford Park inspired by Edwardian era

White Pines, Stocking Avenue,   D16

Stocking Avenue scheme to launch with 35 houses, including 15 four-beds

52 Pembroke Cottages Donnybrook D4

Bought for €390,000 last year, this property needed a complete modernisation

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From traditional button back to sculptural shapes – take a seat in these slick styles

Deirdre Walshe in her kitchen in Carrickmines, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We asked three designers to tell us how they use their kitchens, the mistakes they’ve made and their favourite investment pieces

In Wicklow town and its environs the upper end of the market is performing well, says local agent Catherine O’Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Median asking price in Wicklow is €310,000, the highest in the country

Over the next seven years Cairn has the land to deliver up to 1,000 homes. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Estate agent claims 100,000 new homes needed as building progresses around county

Robin Hill combines rural pleasures with convenient location close to the N11

Brook House, Ballinaclash Co Wicklow

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 Traditional design reimagined with the  oak look Corva at  Cash and Carry kitchens

Forget knotty pine. There’s a fresh new look to the easy-going farmhouse kitchen

No more bathroom sink drama: His and hers sinks have been a staple of the master bathroom for decades.

For couples fed up of sharing, the ultimate luxury is a bathroom each

Inglenook Wood, Glenamuck Road.

First eight homes of just 28 launch on Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines from €675k with optional extras included

Shelley, 8 Santa Sabina Manor in Sutton: 230sq m property is seeking €1.075 million

8 Santa Sabina Manor is a modernised four-bed detached house facing the sea

Tasteful improvements mean attractive home now has a very efficient B2 Ber rating

Drummonds new Tweed cast iron bath is a compact freestanding roll top.

Spring has sprung. It’s time to freshen up your bathroom with some florals

A three-storey, terraced house above a barbershop on Cork’s Shandon Street is for sale for €210,000.

A scheme to encourage buyers to invest in old city buildings offers generous tax relief

Station Manor, Station Road, Portmarnock, Co Dublin

Designed by O’Mahony Pike, when complete, it will comprise 62 houses and 51 apartments

No 5, Dromard Terrace, Sandymount

Dromard Terrace, with links to Joyce close to Sandymount Strand was bought for €350,000 in 2014, now it's seeking €795,000

21 St James Avenue, Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra, D3

When there isn’t a match or a concert at the stadium, this area is blissfully quiet

Joanna Laajisto: Natural, bare woods and forest shades inform this kitchen at creative agency Fjord.

What is it about Scandi design that helps elicit such feelings of contentment?

Property in need of an update boasts views of Dublin Bay and south-facing garden

44 Greenville Terrace D8

One-bed house off South Circular Road has been completely transformed since it last sold in 2011 for €270,000

Castle Farm, Naas, Co Kildare

Castle Farm, situated 1km from town, offers 178 two-, three- and four-bed houses

Gilmoss 42 Strand Road, Sutton, D13

D13 turreted house was last for sale in 2015, now it’s back with a new price and colour

Period four-bed in Dublin 4 returns to market for €2.75 million

Donna Bates Design

While the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day, these designs will make you feel right at home

A St Patrick’s day special of HGTV’s House Hunters has US buyers looking to Donegal

Alanderry, 6 Woodbine Road, Blackrock

Detached four-bedroom house has a 90ft back garden that catches the sun

11 Kenilworth Square North

Three-storey Victorian house is divided into flats but could convert easily into a fine family home

1980s church built for Christian Science Society could be converted to a house or apartments

 Bulgari and Fornasetti

From a statement stair runner to jewel coloured sofas, here’s how to work with green

Phase one of Broadmeadow Vale comprises 35 houses in this Co Meath commuter town

Hot on the heels of the Marianella apartments, 17 family-friendly homes launch today

Be part of a boutique development in Donnybrook, with prices starting at €1m

Blazing Salads: redesigned  by Bobby Carter of CC Services using orange flooring from Kilcoole Flooring to chime with its appealing redbrick shop front

Retail are keeping up appearances in order to recoup billions spent by online shoppers

Three-bed terrace at Number 75, asking €1.6m, is among a number of homes currently on the market on this popular road

Somerton in Lucan offers more customisation than is normal in the new homes sector

Scheme of 45 three-, four- and five-beds range in price from €365,000 to €615,000

Kinsale Manor, Kinsale, Co Cork

22 three-bed semis for sale on a 17.5 acre site, ranging in price from €330,000 to 350,000

Prices range from €715,000 to €1.55m in Castlethorn’s new phase at Brighton Wood

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Number 43 Belmont Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 measures 210sq m (2,260 sq m) with ceiling heights up to 13ft

Well-maintained period redbrick on Belmont Avenue mixes classic and modern

Mock Georgian property on nearly half an acre with four large bedrooms

Venetian Heart bed made by Treviso-based Italian firm VG New Trend

Best in class: From comfy headboards to cosy bed linen, spruce up the most important part of your home

Number 24 Butterfield Avenue has been improved over the years and covers 215sq m

This three bed on Auburn Avenue has Edwardian form coupled with a modern finish

Musician’s house has lots of interconnecting space and a bright studio room

A Bristol-style design, available at Arena Kitchens

Best in Class: New taps, tiles and colour tones will refresh the room at the heart of the house

It has new windows, plumbing, wiring, a two-storey extension and converted attic

Rory Crerar and his wife, Margaret, in their new home in Rathfarnham in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Right time to move is sooner than you think, says estate agent who has been through it

Two-bed property in lush grounds enjoys a central location behind Hampton Hotel

Dolphin's Barn property is in walk-in condition with many sleek details and clever features

Downstairs rear – with potential to open up – is where refurbishment focus will be

Neon heart by Talking Tables

Let your love shine on St Valentine’s Day with these clever designs

The ancient art of the smithy is back in style, ironmongery is having a moment

Completely modernised three-bed terraced house features an open-plan ground floor

Well-proportioned house on Bloomfield Avenue offers an opportunity for reimagination

 12 Redcourt Duplex

Priced out of a house in the area you’d like to live in? Don’t rule out the duplex

Menter Byrne architects

Best in class: Home gyms can be as simple or as elaborate as your workouts

The new five-bed at Scholarstown Wood, Rathfarnham

Scholarstown Wood rolls out 27 three-, four- and five-bed A-rated homes priced from €490,000 to €775,000

50 Kilfenora Road, Kimmage, Dublin 12: modernised corner house now extends to 119sq m/1,280sq ft

A three-bed off Sundrive Road has been transformed since it was bought for €220K in 2015

The terrace of Victorian houses at Llandaff, Elm Park, Merrion, Dublin

A refurbished terrace, part of the Elm Park scheme on Merrion Road, has two-beds starting from €665,000

Scala   by Bina Baitel for Roche Bobois

Best in class: From raised oak layers and smoked bronze glass to Ikea, this furniture is perfect on the side

‘In order to create an authentic cinematic experience, akin to going to the cinema, you should opt for a projector rather than a TV’

‘Don’t be swayed by interior designers who say you need to hide the speakers’

7 Orwell Gardens, Rathgar, Dublin 14

Extended family home in quiet location near Dartry Park

40 Glengarrif Parade, Dublin 7

This villa-style house opens from a small street into a smart, bright space

1 Cowper Street, Dublin 7

City cottage has high ceilings, a roomy kitchen and a private garden

House built in 2005 is part of a gated development and has been adapted to maximise space

Rathlin Island, off Co Antrim’s Causeway Coast, is Ireland’s most northerly inhabited island and home to tens of thousands of sea birds

No need to go to a far-flung destination – the islands around Ireland’s coast are perfect for getting away from it all

Na Box chair from Luisa Peixoto at Maison et Objet 2018

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Brutalist wallpaper  is probably too much for a full room, but would make a striking and bold feature wall

Home Front: Contemporary furniture for kids’ bedrooms and inspiring exhibitions

13 Lullymore Terrace, Dublin

Canal bank redbrick with cleverly situated open plan living-dining room on the top floor

Best in class: new looks for loos

Patricia McGinnis’s kitchen is painted in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black

Kitchens are going over to the dark side. Feel the fear and do it anyway, says Patricia McGinnis

84 Eglington Road

Deja-vu as Donnybrook Edwardian and modernised Ranelagh three-bed come back to market

Interior designer Rita Konig’s London apartment

Fuel your imagination with these inspiring feeds from some of the most talented creatives

22 Jamestown Road D8

Three-bed terraced house needs complete upgrading but has potential to extend

Readying your home for sale  usually requires small repairs – inside and out, paintwork, decluttering, finding the right estate agent and assembling the necessary documentation. 

Readying your home for sale isn’t something to do in a weekend - take plenty of time

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The Dino Snores programme at London’s Natural History Museum allows members of the public to check in and spend the night. Photograph: Natural History Museum trustees

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