Room To Improve: Season 8
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.
Andrew and Avril
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...