Viewers delight at Room to Improve…but one factor drives them mad

Room to Improve Pic: RTE

Dermot Bannon is back.

Yes, we have a brand new season of Room to Improve to tuck into. For the second episode, Dermot headed to Lucan in Dublin to help a family create their dream home.

Caitriona and Ross Boxshall wanted to modernise their 1960s home that they shared with their four children.

And they certainly managed to do just that.

Room to Improve Pic: RTE

The family wanted to completely modernise their home on an initial budget of €197,500.

However, they have plenty of obstacles to overcome including COVID delaying the renovations, as well as affecting the family’s income and the cost of materials skyrocketing.

Thankfully, Dermot and quantity surveyor Claire Irwin put their heads together to deliver the family’s perfect home.

Of course, there is some butting of heads, it’s what Room to Improve is known for. The family want a bright colourful home and Dermot isn’t as sure about their “radical” colour scheme.

Room to Improve Pic: RTE

They manage to come to a compromise with colourful accents scattered around the home rather than being the main focus in the room…well accept the bathroom.

Although Dermot may have been lamenting the colours, that isn’t what alarmed viewers at home.

In the kitchen, they installed a mirror backsplash behind the oven. And viewers weren’t too sure on it.


But the family were delighted with it and that’s all that matters.

Room To Improve continues on Sundays at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

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