The main themes of the first episode are about putting your own stamp on your home and repurposing furniture.
Yvonne, 29, is a Garda and wants to make over her family home in Co Kildare where she has lived all her life. She took over the mortgage after her parents passed away and has been renting out rooms for years to save so that she can redesign the house to make it feel like her own.
Her boyfriend Michael works in a boarding school in his hometown of Tipperary. They have been dating for two years and he is about to move in with her. He is providing half the budget (also his life savings) so that they can make this their family home for the future.
It is a big leap for both of them and for Yvonne there are still many memories and emotions tied up with the house. The house however, is lacking in any character as it has been largely untouched for the past 15 years.
The Design Doctors need to give it a complete overhaul and are keen for Yvonne and Michael to have a strong input on the redesign of the house. With the help of the Design Doctors the couple learn how to give the design of the house their own personality, and create a home that can feel truly theirs.
Contractors and Suppliers:
Main contractor: Gerard Masterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Painter:Jenny Thompson | email@example.com | www.kellyandthompson.com
Paint:Dulux | www.dulux.ie
Kitchen Manufacturer: Robert Mooney | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.robertmooneyfurniture.ie
Tiles and timber flooring: Tile Style | email@example.com | www.tilestyle.ie
Carpets: Des Kelly | www.deskelly.ie
Sanitary Ware: Ceramica | firstname.lastname@example.org | ceramic.ie
Doors / Windows: Munster Joinery | email@example.com | www.munsterjoinery.ie
Electrician: Edwin Foley 087-2227216
Wallpaper: Gerry Keane
Curtain Maker: Sinead McLoughlin
Lorna Daly, When Poppy Met Daisy
DFS Dublin and Cork
Sliding Wardrobes Direct
John Coll www.johncollsculptures.com
Paul Gregg Studio
Irwin Tiles and Hardwood Flooring, Castleblaney, Monaghan
Mabos, Hanover Quay
Angelina Large Black Table Lamp, £19.98 B&Q
Angelina Black Spindle/Fabric Shade Floor Lamp, £49.98 B&Q
Black & White Cushions, TK Maxx
Back Sitting Room Walnut Side Table, TK Maxx
Dressing Room Jewelry Drawers, TK Maxx
Back Sitting Room Rug, Woven Ground