Shut the front door.
The nation’s fascination with Room to Improve continued last night and this time it was Rory and Lorna from Stillorgan who invited Dermot in to transform their 4-bedroom home.
As is often the way with everyone’s favourite architect, their initial budget of €180,000 was soon increased to €290,000 after he sold them on an open plan design (of course) with a bit of ‘Malibu magic’ that included a large extension and what he described as a floating, alien-style en suite.
While last night’s episode, which was the last in the series, didn’t have the drama of previous episodes (how could we forget Katie and Padraig?) there were problems. Builder Dennis had to raise a steel beam by six inches for instance. But it was Lorna’s insistence on moving the front door that really got to Dermot.
A battle of wills ensued with Dermot eventually winning out. Although he did compromise on the door containing some glass which Lorna requested.
Despite the arguments, as is always the case, the clients got an amazing home out of it and we aren’t jealous at all. Not one bit. Here are some of the best tweets from the show:
This is a problem we hadn't even considered but is very, very real.
Does anyone else worry that they couldn't go on #RoomToImprove because they wouldn't have enough friends to go to the reveal party? No? Me either...
— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) April 1, 2018
The ensuite's glass roof worried some people...
Wait till a bird shits on that ensuite window! #roomtoimprove
— Brian Foley (@tvBrian) April 1, 2018
While partner's making notes watching the show worried others.
Is there anything more frightening than coming home to find your partner watching #roomtoimprove with a notebook, pen and calculator??!!!!!
— Conor Feehan (@conor_feehan) April 1, 2018
Dermot's love of open plan was noticed.
— Mairéad Ní Chuaig (@MaireadNiChuaig) April 1, 2018
And someone even came up with a Room to Improve drinking game which will have to wait until the next series.
Since it’s the finale of #roomtoimprove I’ve made y'all a bingo* game...
*may also be a drinking game pic.twitter.com/dJX0YrvPW0
— Jonathan Chesney (@bowlinshoes) April 1, 2018
'Til next time, Dermot.