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Programme 6: Edenderry

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There's only one thing wrong with the Declan and Anne Conlon's bungalow in Edenderry, Co Offaly and that's the entire ground-floor layout.

Since they had their bungalow built, nearly three decades ago, Anne and Declan Conlon have changed the layout several times. Unfortunately, the overall effect was to create a honeycomb of rooms - most of them undersized, none of them well lit.

Declan and Anne's house is a spacious home, with virtually no free space. Dermot's first reaction sums it up.

"They have destroyed it over the years, the place is a disaster, there's 12 rooms in there, all of them doing nothing."

Most of the time it's only Declan and Anne living in the house as both their daughters are living away from home so Dermot wants to spend their budget of ¤60,000 making the existing house more open plan. He plans to knock the four middle rooms into one.

While Declan and Anne initially like Dermot's plans it isn't long before they have second thoughts. They call for a second meeting and present him with their radically reworked design. After the meeting Dermot sums it up.

"They don't trust me that I know how the space is going to be."

When the build begins there are still doubts and the compromised plans are once again questioned.

Declan and Anne are living on site and soon this starts taking its toll. Dermot's vision is one thing but communicating it to his clients is another matter.

With the plans constantly up for grabs, the question must been asked, on this project, if there really is Room to Improve?

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Dermot Bannon with Anne and Declan Conlon
Dermot Bannon with Anne and Declan Conlon