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Counting the cost: a guide to renovating on a cashback budget

Buying your first home will often use up all your savings - here's a video guide to using your mortgage cashback to redesign your dream home

Most first-time buyers are left with little to play with once they finally buy their home. But now, with many banks offering attractive cashback offers which allow you to invest in upgrading or redesigning your new home, new buyers have a chance to invest much-needed cash on the home they've been dreaming of.

A typical cashback amount on an average Dublin home could be €6,000. In this video, we asked designers Paul Tyndall and Grainne McGarty of Tyndall Architects and Designers to walk us through a typical home and help count the cost of home renovation on a budget to match.