To celebrate Desperate Houses on RTÉ, we’ve teamed up with IKEA Ireland, to give you the chance to win a home make-over to the value of €5,000! 

Think of how you could improve your home to the value of €5,000! IKEA Ireland has everything you need for a better everyday life at home, whether it’s a kitchen designed for cooking with the family, a living room to relax in, or a hallway to minimise the morning rush hour...the choice is yours.

For your chance to win, answer the question below:

Which of these is traditionally used to store garden furniture?
Dining Room

If you think you know the answer text the competition line:

text HOUSE followed by your answer and name to 57117 (ROI and NI).

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl. VAT) or GBP £2.00. 

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Wednesday, 13th December 2017. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here on 13/12/2017.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions as listed below.


Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

The prize is non-transferable.

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter.

The Desperate Houses prize winner on 13/12/2017 will receive a €5,000 gift card for IKEA Ireland (gift card denomination(s) as specified by the Promoter, redeemable in participating IKEA stores as specified by the Promoter, standard IKEA usage policy, terms and conditions apply, no cash alternative, gift card cannot be used in conjunction with other in-store offers, issued to the winner in the form of a gift card, allow 28 working days for delivery).

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value (as determined by the Promoter) if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, IKEA Ireland and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.