It's been almost a year and a half since we last had 'Room to Improve' on our screens but it returned last night for what marked the beginning of its 12th season.

The opening episode of the season saw the nation's favourite architect Dermot Bannon head to Athgarvan in Co. Kildare. There he met couple Nessa and David who had recently bought a 1990s split level detached bungalow with a gigantic garden on a hill out the back. With a budget of just over 220k, architect Dermot had a huge challenge on his hands, both inside and outside the house.

'Room to Improve'

Dermot sent out an SOS to fellow RTÉ presenter and gardener Diarmuid Gavin to help him out, so between the pair of them, it was quite a hectic opening episode.

The entire country was busy googling "pergola" at one point as Dermot tried to convince the couple it was a must-have, along with a concrete island in the kitchen. Nessa and David were having none of it however with neither suggestion making the cut.

As usual, the best part of watching 'Room to Improve' is the reaction on Twitter, and it didn't disappoint.


'Room to Improve' continues next Sunday at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.