Room to Improve: Season 1

Room to Improve: Season 1

7 Episodes

The very first season of the much loved serie,s about changing how we live through design and adaptation, in simple ways without spending vast amounts of money and without moving house. Each the programme looks at the reconfiguration of an existing home to better suit the needs of the family living there.

After a crucial look at how the family live - what's working and what's missing in their home, presenter architect Dermot Bannon sets about making changes. Dermot Bannon is an architect who believes in simple but classic design, utilising light, views and creating space.

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Room to Improve: Season 1
  • Ballybrack

    Episode 1

    Eimear Farrell, a single mum and her 8-year-old daughter Hannah with a budget of €20,000 (our smallest budget in the series) need the entire downstairs of the 2 bedroomed home in Ballybrack completely re-modelled.

  • Glasnevin

    Episode 2

    This week Dermot is in Glasnevin with Terry and Peadar Clarke and their two children Marie Bernadette and Luke. The entire downstairs of their home needs to be made accessible for Peadar who will soon end up in a wheelchair.

  • Castleknock

    Episode 3

    Architect Dermot Bannon faces a tough challenge in meeting the design brief and budgetary restraints for the Zambra family who are building an extension in Castleknock.

    So far in the series we have seen the ground floors of two homes completely redesigned. This is the first programme with a bui...

  • Enniscorthy

    Episode 4

    This week, Dermot Bannon helps a couple in Enniscorthy renovate an old cottage and prepare their home for a new baby. For John and Anna Kinsella it is important to get their home in order. They bought their cottage in Enniscorthy when they got married knowing it needed serious overhaul.

    Two yea...

  • Dalkey

    Episode 5

    In this week's programme, the penultimate of the series, Dermot finds himself the dream job. Liz and Malcolm Currie live in a large four-bedroomed house in Dalkey, on Dublin's southside. The house was constructed in the 1960's by a builder who visited America and was inspired by the Californian a...

  • Wexford Cottage

    Episode 6

    This week, Podge and Jo Ussher want to turn their Wexford cottage from a holiday home into their permanent home without sacrificing any of its 1930s charm. Their house needs a lot of work. They don't have a proper kitchen or dining room. When their grandchildren visit it gets really cramped so th...

  • Ballinteer

    Episode 7

    A young couple with three children seek Dermot's help in revamping their small three bedroomed bungalow in Ballinteer
    Ailish and Patrick Bates are a young couple running out of space - fast! They live in a small 3 bedroomed bungalow in Ballinteer, Dublin 16.