Build & Renovate

Colour and You

Your favourite colour could say an awful lot about you. On the walls of your home it can affect your mood and change the atmosphere of a space, so think carefully about how and where you use it, advises House and Home Editor Roisin Carabine.…

Focus On Reducing Waste

  Tips for reducing waste Tips for reusing your waste Although we are doing well in the recycling stakes at home and at work, we need to make greater efforts to prevent waste arising in the first place, according to the Department of the Environment's…

Attic Conversions

  Attic Conversions: What to look for? Value for Money Planning Permission Expert Advice Light Approach Cost Time Value for Money Attic conversions do not only provide extra living space but they also increase the saleability of your home. According to Estate Agents, Hamilton Osborne…

Hear and Now

For those who are thinking of investing in a new sound system in their home, the options are limitless, as by the time you have a made a decision you can be assured a new model has appeared in the market. What you buy depends…

Paint Ideas

Just for girls Create an uplifting, fun and happy space using bright candy colours. Paint three walls in yellow and one in blue, and make a feature with a stenciled star. Mix and match different coloured furniture, soft furnishings and accessories for added impact and…

Shared Ownership Scheme

What is the Shared Ownership Scheme? The Shared Ownership Scheme is aimed at people in Ireland who cannot afford to buy their entire home in one go. It allows you to buy a proportion of your home to begin with, increasing that proportion in steps…

Moving Checklist for Students

When viewing a property there are some basic questions you should ask. How much is the rent/deposit? How often is the rent due? How long is the lease? Do you understand all the terms and conditions of the lease agreement? What happens if you terminate…
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