Room To Improve: Season 8

Room To Improve: Season 8

8 Episodes

Architect Dermot Bannon is back with a brand new series of Room To Improve featuring eight challenging and innovative new design projects: from the most compact conversion to the biggest build of the series to date.

Room To Improve: Season 8
  • Andrew and Avril

    Episode 1

    In the ten years since they first met Avril and Andrew Wilson-Rankin have been dreaming of owning their own home. Now they’ve bought a property in Dun Laoghaire south county Dublin but it’s as far from being a home, or even a house, as you could imagine.

  • Jean and Daithi

    Episode 2

    Jean Robinson and Daithi Elliffe have bought themselves what they hope will be an ideal family home in a unique location – a listed 19th century former schoolhouse at Kilternan with spectacular views of the Dublin mountains, but all is not as it appears.

  • Larry and Elaine

    Episode 3

    Struggling with a tight schedule, a limited budget and the traditionalist taste of his clients, can Dermot balance their love of classic farmhouse design with his own vision of clean urban functionality?

  • Ann and Barry

    Episode 4

    Special Needs teacher Ann and her husband Barry live in a 1970s semi-d in Malahide, north Dublin, that’s too small, too cramped and a lot less welcoming than they’d like it to be. Having already considered and rejected the idea of moving they’re determined to remodel the place, but with the needs...

  • Sally-Ann and Trevor

    Episode 5

    Sally-Ann, her husband Trevor, and their four children live in Sally-Ann’s childhood home – a huge, distinctive 1970s architect-designed home outside Mullingar in Westmeath that they’ve dreamed of renovating for years.

    With his clients in full control of the self build, architect Dermot Bannon f...

  • Paul and Sabina

    Since they married two years ago, Paul and Sabina Horgan have become the proud parents of baby Mia and the owners of a property on the North Dublin coast: Lismara – a dilapidated 1940s cottage in Portmarnock in an extremely poor condition.

    They’re hoping that – despite its rotting floorboards an...

  • Pat and Marita

    Episode 7

    GP, writer and budding musician Dr Pat Harrold, his wife Marita, a physiotherapist, and their four kids returned to Pat’s home town of Nenagh 10 years ago and they have been looking for a place to call home ever since.

    In the last 22 years, they have changed address an incredible 17 times, shift...

  • Leonard and Caroline

    Episode 8

    Leonard and Caroline live in house once owned by Leonard’s grandparents in the south Dublin suburb of Dundrum – a 1960s three-bed semi that hasn’t changed at all since the couple bought it two years ago.

    In place of a maze of tiny rooms and endless doors the clients have an extensive wish list i...