One of the top television events of the year, there was no doubt that Room to Improve: Dermot's Home would bring the laughs, tears (if only of frustration) and plenty of inspiration. The special two-part series followed celebrity architect Dermot Bannon as he renovated his 1930's Drumcondra home, bringing together his most ambitious and visionary ideas yet. 

Read more: Inside Dermot Bannon's scandi-chic home

What we got, however, was a stunning story of family, friendship, creativity and the chaos that can ensue when you start chasing something you want. From Dermot and Diarmuid having a chat in a bath, to Quantity Surveyor Patricia Power's shock at Dermot's shed plans, and of course Dermot's tearful tribute to his late father, it was a roller coaster of a show. 

When you literally open the doors to your home to the nation, you can expect some hot takes. Here are the best Twitter reactions to Dermot's dream home and the odyssey it took to make it. 

Top attractions


We went over time

Get those windows flush

The most parent thing

I want the bees here

Our 'aha' moment

A bit of Wham! anybody?

Family, am I right?

I felt that