Home of the Year

Time Schedule

Mon 14:30 | Wed 18:30 | Thu 23:30 | Fri 10:30


Championing individuality, flair and commitment to design, Home of the Year features homeowners around Ireland who have done something extraordinary to the place they call home. Over eight weeks, twenty one homes compete for the Home of the Year title, with three very different and unique properties featured each week.

From radical renovations to gentle restorations and brave new builds, Home of the Year features people who have made their dream home, just the way they want it. The series will showcase homes from all across Ireland including a renovated railway building turned dream home, an aluminium clad contemporary new build, a seventeenth century farmhouse and a transformed country cottage to name but a few.

Making the tough decisions on which homes go through to the final are our three expert judges; design legend Hugh Wallace, acclaimed architect Declan O’Donnell and award winning interior designer Deirdre Whelan. Looking for individuality, functionality and clever design, the judges will individually score each of the homes out of ten, the home with the highest combined score in each programme will then go through to the final, where the ultimate winner of Home of the Year is crowned.

13-19 July: Episode 2

Our judges visit three very different homes in Dublin– a contemporary aluminium clad new build, a period home brimming with personality and a terrace on Dublin’s Southside.

Episode 3

Our judges see two Dublin based homes and a historic farmstead in Wicklow – a restored Victorian end of terrace, a colourful two up two down and a 17th century farmstead.

Episode 4

The judges visit three more unique homes – a bungalow with a difference in Wicklow, a coastal home in Kerry with spectacular views and a Georgian inspired new build in County Down.

Episode 5

The judges travel to West Cork to visit an architecturally extended coastal home, then to County Wicklow where they take a look at a reimagined bungalow and a 19th century railway goods shed turned home.

Episode 6

The judges have their work cut out as they travel West to visit a transformed cottage in Galway city, an architectural new build in the Antrim countryside and a contemporary renovation in Dublin.

Episode 7

The judges take a look at two very different homes; a reimagined 18th century farm cottage in West Clare, an old schoolhouse in Leitrim.

Episode 8

Having selected the seven finalists, the judges must now select the overall winner. The homeowners come together for the very first time where the judges will deliberate and ultimately crown the winner.