RTÉ One 8.30pm from Tuesday February 15th 2021

RTÉ's Home of the Year is back for a new series and with a new judge on board.This year returning judges, architect and founding partner of Douglas Wallace Consultants, Hugh Wallace and award winning architect Amanda Bone are joined by new judge, award winning interior designer Sara Cosgrove.

On joining the judging panel Sara said: "Having the opportunity to join the team for this season’s Home of the Year is wonderful. Traveling the length and breath of the country with my fellow judges to visit the eye opening and diverse range of 21 homes was so inspiring. I have always loved the show and have watched every episode over the last few years, so I’m thrilled to have been involved. It was great to see the sheer diversity of design approach, and yet see the common elements of dedication and creativity throughout these special homes."

Every Tuesday for eight weeks from February 15th 2022, join the judging panel of Hugh, Amanda and Sara as they explore 21 stunning homes across Ireland. The series will feature homes in Galway, Wicklow, Down, Cork, Longford, Sligo, Kilkenny, Antrim, Kerry and Tipperary. The eighth series of Home of the Year will champion creativity, showcase clever design and will feature a diverse mix of homes including restored period homes, re-imagined cottages and bungalows, DIY homes and architectural new builds.

Looking for individuality, functionality and clever design, the three judges 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. Home of the Year is produced by ShinAwiL for RTÉ One and is proudly sponsored by AIB.T he new series of Home of the Year airs on RTÉ One at 8:30pm on Tuesday February 15th and runs for 8 weeks.