Grey painted cupboards create a clean look.  Photograph: Getty
Don’t replace, respray

Typically, the kitchen is the single most expensive room to refurbish, but it is possible to pull off a makeover by getting the kitchen cabinets respr(...)

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone No 27

Orla Kelly, designer and colour consultant The colour that people find hardest to pick is a good neutral, by that I mean a colour somewhere between o(...)

Traditionally, the onset of spring will see a glut of sheer foundations popping up on beauty counters. Their soft, dewy textures and diaphanous finish(...)

Kathryn Thomas at her home in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When RTÉ television presenter and entrepreneur, Kathryn Thomas, bought her first home in Dublin 8 more than 10 years ago, she envisioned it becoming t(...)

The new timber balustrade and understairs storage at Kathryn Thomas’s home in Inchicore, Dublin 8. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kathryn Thomas updated her kitchen by repainting the units and adding new light fittings from Hicken Lighting. The original steel staircase was desig(...)

Bedroom details from Hunter’s Yard, Kilkenny.

If you haven’t stayed in a hotel lately, you are in for a big surprise. All over Ireland hotels are refurbishing and renovating after 10 languid years(...)

Akzo Nobel  counts Dulux paint among its brands

The Dutch company Akzo Nobel said on Monday that it was in talks to create a paints industry giant, just months after it repeatedly rebuffed takeover (...)

Home Truths: How To Add Real Value To Your Home, Sept 26th  at The Merrion Hotel

With property supply so scarce and limited options out there for those searching, homeowners are increasingly sitting tight and looking to simply impr(...)

West Elm set

1 This Hourglass dining table, about €457, is surrounded by Orb dining chairs pictured in a sherbet pink but available in a more mink-colour called an(...)

Akzo Nobel, battling an unwanted $24 billion (€22.4 billion) approach from PPG Industries, will sell or spin off its chemicals division and return €1.6 billion euros to shareholders as part of chief executive Ton Buechner’s plan to break up the centuries-old paintmaker. (Photograph: iStock Photo)

Akzo Nobel, battling an unwanted $24 billion (€22.4 billion) approach from PPG Industries, will sell or spin off its chemicals division and return €1.(...)

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