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Room to Improve

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Genre  Makeover
Directed by  Luke McManus
Country of origin  Ireland
Created by  Coco Television
Starring  Dermot Bannon
Original language(s)  English

Room to Improve is an Irish architectural renovation TV series broadcast on RTÉ One. It is also broadcast on the UK's Home channel.



Presented by the architect Dermot Bannon, his aim is to improve his clients' living conditions by renovating their homes without spending excessive sums of money. The budgets differ for each client, ranging from €27,000 to €250,000.

Bannon's architectural designs frequently include box-shaped extensions with large windows and interior 'courtyard' gardens. He favours open-plan interior layouts and spacious rooms and he generally seeks to maximise the penetration of natural light into the plans. He has a keen interest in gardens and outdoor space and his designs usually provide access to these outdoor spaces and make the most of any views. He has a love of natural materials and often uses timber in kitchens. He has a dislike of fussy ornamentation and ostentatious "bling" and a strong preference for restraint and simplicity. His strong opinions on decor often brings him into conflict with his clients. Bannon is renowned for acting as house hold items such as "I'm the oven" and "I'm the toilet".

Room To Improve often features candid coverage of disagreements or problems on site and presents a "warts and all" picture of the realities of managing a building project.

Series 1

The first series had six episodes.

Series 2

The second series had eight episodes.

Series 3

The third series had eight episodes.

Christmas Special (2009)

A Room To Improve For Christmas

Series 4

The fourth series had eight episodes.

Series 5

The fifth series had six episodes.

Series 6

The sixth series had four episodes.

Christmas special (2012)

Tallaght's National Children's Hospital commissions Bannon to create an outdoor garden and recreation area for children and their families.

Series 7

The seventh series had six episodes.


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