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Programme 4

Carolann Brady - Donabate, Co. Dublin

Carolann is a full time mum and lives with her two sons, Conor (12), and Rónán (10). Last year Conor received treatment for a rare form of cancer and the normal family routine was turned upside down.

Conor spent a lot of time in hospital with his mum by his side, Rónán stayed with family friends and their dogs Ruby and Neo were fostered. Despite all that's happened Carolann is very upbeat and now that things have settled down a little, the family want to tackle their home. They have attempted to do it several times; and even though they have thrown out bags of stuff, and donated lots to charity, they just don't seem to be able to make a real dent in it.

The family would really love the team to tackle the spare bedroom and transform it into a bedroom and play area for the boys. Carolann would like to convert the bedroom the boys currently use into a study and guest bedroom.

The family are ready to move on and Carolann feels the timing is perfect for this project. As she says herself she's looking forward to "a fresh start and a new beginning".

With just three days and a budget of ¤2,000 Interior Designer Fiona Wilson and the Desperate Houses team help the family to get their home back on track.


PROGRAMME 4 - Carolann Brady - Donabate, Co. Dublin

Fiona Wilson
Dublin Based
Contact via email @

Ivan Duggan
All Building/Carpentry work
Dublin area

Oxigen Skip hire
Merriwell Industrial Park
Ballymount Road,
Dublin 12.
Tel: (01) 4600999

Painter: Pete Butler
085 153 1444

O'Meara's Camping Centres,
Unit 5, Sunshine Industrial Estate,
Crumlin Road,
Dublin 12.
01 4534070

Stillorgan Décor
Stillorgan Mall,
Lower Kilmacud Road
Tel: 01 2884488
Paint Type:
Dulux Calico Matt Emulsion
Dulux Calico Satinwood
Dulux 30 GG61/010 (grey)
Dulux 30GY27/514 (green)
White Emulsion 101
Aluminium Paint (Silver)

Futon and Coffee Table:

Des Kelly Interiors
Unti 3 Roseville Business Park
01 8956470

Carpet: M Kelly Interiors
61a Sallynoggin rd,
Dun laoghaire,
Co. Dublin,
Tel: (1890)941354/ 01 2851444

A-Z Hire: Upholstery/Carpet Cleaner
Walkinstown Green
Dublin 12
Tel: 01- 4502915

Conor, Fiona, Carolann and Rónán
Conor, Fiona, Carolann and Rónán
Presenter Fiona Wilson amidst the clutter
Presenter Fiona Wilson amidst the clutter