Mícheál de Síun of de Siún Architects in the Dublin 8 home he designed for Clare Stassen.

Trading down doesn’t have to mean living on one level but it does take clever planning and creative thinking to forge a home for the rest of your life(...)

Ian Galvin’s dining table in his Tramore home. Photograph: Ronan Lang/Feature File

At the turn of the millennium, many homeowners began realising that formal, mahogany-filled rooms were no longer conducive to modern family living and(...)