In 2003, Denise and Ben bought their 1940's house in Clontarf, North Dublin. When they bought the house it was in bedsits and they spent €50,000 converting it back into a 3 bedroom family home.
"We put in a kind of make shift kitchen that was thrown together because we had no money left". Now for Denise, 5ft 11inches, "I'm nearly 6 foot and I can't fit into the kitchen!" says Ben.
Seven years and two children later, they knew the time had come. With only one bathroom between four, Ben desperately wanted a second bathroom. But the small wish list soon doubles and triples when Dermot arrives.