In an upcoming series on BBC Northern Ireland, the spotlight will shine on homes of all sizes and budgets, as the search for the House of the Year commences.

Whether nestled in a charming cottage, part of an ambitious new build, or adorning a splendid terrace, the series invites individuals who have left an indelible mark on their living spaces, turning them into dream abodes, to step forward.

Scheduled to premiere later this year, the series will be hosted by design maestro and television personality Laurence Llewelyn Bowen. A trio of expert judges, soon to be revealed, will conduct visits to shortlisted houses.

Laurence says: “I cannot wait to get out and about across Northern Ireland and explore some of your beautiful homes. It doesn’t matter what type of house you live in – a big new build, terraced property or apartment, or whether you own or rent – what we’re looking for is spaces that reflect a personal style or vision.

“So if you’ve poured your heart, soul and style into creating your perfect home, please visit the website and tell us about it!”

The quest is now underway to discover Northern Ireland’s House of the Year, with submissions encouraged from both homeowners and renters, provided they have the property owner’s consent. All types of properties are eligible, with the sole condition being that the submitted property serves as the primary residence and is free from any ongoing disputes.

The competition is officially open, and interested participants must ensure their entries are submitted by 23:59 pm on Monday, 19th February 2024.