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.
Joe and Mary
On last night's episode, the nation collectively fell for Joe Kenny and Mary Hayes of Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary, a lovestruck couple making the move from Joe's dated bachelor pad to a light and airy love nest.
We followed along as this couple built a life fit for two - or three, if you count Dermot! - and a house to match. Having lived in his 3 bedroom, 2 storey house for all of his bachelor years, Joe is finally making the move to something more stylish, prompted by Mary's refusal to live there after their impending marriage.
Tied as he is to his 'M50’ of a driveway that goes around the house - a sea of tarmac that circles the property, ideal for driving around but not for much else - Joe had one foot in the 20th century and one in the 21st, with Mary insisting they need one "good room".
In the midst of all of this was the wedding, a joyous occasion that saw Dermot - the "selfie king of Ireland" - give a speech and dance with the happy couple and their loved ones. Though Dermot's thunder was almost stolen by staight-talking, charming and loved up Joe, who stole the hearts of viewers everywhere as he sat in his shiny new wedding tux, orating to the people of Ireland.
Sure, what else would you be doing on a Sunday night?
As always, Irish Twitter was on hand to document the highs, the lows and the nation's grá for Dermot and his grá for an auld window. Here are the best of the lot:
This kind of love
"I wanted Mary more than I wanted the house." Not. Able. #roomtoimprove 😭— Jennifer O'Connell (@jenoconnell) September 15, 2019
A star is born
The man for the job
We'd swipe right
More confusing than the pergola
So many questions left after #RoomtoImprove...— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) September 15, 2019
1. Where did the pillars end up?
2. Where did Mary & Joe go on honeymoon?
3. Did Dermot stay up until the wedding sing-song at 3am? (There definitely was one.)