Room to Improve is back and better than ever with Ireland's favourite architect, Dermot Bannon, creating diverse and beautiful homes, pushing budgets to their limits, installing glass windows like nobody's business, and inspiring some of the country's funniest tweets.
David and Nessa
On last night's episode, we met David and Nessa Conlon, a couple who bought a 1990s split level detached bungalow with plans to move in with their twin boys, aged 11, and 7-year-old daughter.
With a budget of just over 220k, Dermot was faced with a huge challenge as the house was basically a series of staggered terraces making their way up the site. Our hero architect presented a design that saw the house open up with a raised pavilion at the rear, some concreté in the kitchen and a pergola in the garden - all of which would cost just a little more than the couple had planned on spending.
Next, it was time to tackle the garden - a task so momentous that Dermot had to call in back up. Audiences were delighted to see garden supremo Diarmuid Gavin walk onto the scene to take on one of the most challenging gardens to date.
But did it all go to plan? If you missed last night's episode, you can catch up on RTÉ Player now.
We love Dermot, we love Diarmuid, we love strong-willed homeowners and we love the show's brand new quantity surveyors. Most of all though, we love reading your reactions on Twitter.
From fashion commentary and concrété appreciation to wishing for a Francis Brennan cameo, here are some of the funniest tweets from last night's Room to Improve.
Get a grip
Me a few years back: "Who'd watch a tv show about someone building a new kitchen?"— Niall Power (@mrniallpower) September 8, 2019
Me, now: "Nessa, you've taken on a garden you can't handle, the budget is spiralling out of control and you don't appreciate how much Dermot loves concrete. Get a grip, girl."#RoomToImprove
Budget? What budget?
The thrill of it all
We are 8 minutes in and 12k over budget... God iv missed this!😂😂😂. #roomtoimprove— Stephen Mulgrew (@smulgrew) September 8, 2019
Raining outside ✅— Paul B (@PaulBonass) September 8, 2019
Scented Candle ✅
House Coat ✅
Glass of wine ✅
Spice Bag ✅#RoomToImprove ✅
The thirties hit me hard lads.
And I love it.
Brennan, Gavin & Bannon
Oh Jaysis Diarmud Gavin— CROSSY (@CrossyTweets) September 8, 2019
All we need now is Francis Brennan to turn up for the Holy trinity#RoomToImprove
Will Bosco make an appearance?
So much room for activities
Tonight is the anti Netflix night ... A nation is coming together all saying one word ... "DERMOT" #roomtoimprove— Mairead Ronan (@cocomairead) September 8, 2019
Stop trying to make concrete happen!!! #roomtoimprove— Fionnuala (@FionnualaJay) September 8, 2019
A pergola, is it?
Good man yourself