Home of the Year has returned to our screens for its eighth series with a brand new judge and some impressive interior design.

Looking for individuality, functionality and clever design, judges Hugh Wallace, Amanda Bone, and Sara Cosgrove will each score the homes out of 10 and the home with the highest combined score in each programme will go through to the final in April, where the winner will be crowned.

Over the coming weeks, a total of 21 homes across Ireland will compete for the prestigious title of 'Home of the Year' in 2022.

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Emma Kelly and Ciaran O'Sullivan, Cork

Emma, an engineer and interior designer, lives in this coastal home in Co. Cork along with husband Ciaran, an engineer, and their children.

The couple found the home, which was a 1970s bungalow, and fell in love with its location and coastal views. The first thing they set about doing was to reorientate and repurpose the space to create a south facing aspect with the main living spaces focused toward the sea.

The family love the sense of light in their home and the double vaulted windows in the open plan living/dining/sitting room that give such a wonderful connection to the views.

Home of the Year airs every Tuesday on RTÉ One at 8:30pm.