Dermot Bannon with homeowners Katie and Padraig
It's fair to say that Dermot Bannon met his match in Sunday night's episode of Room to Improve when faced against schoolteacher Katie who most DEFINITELY did not share his vision for open plan living.
While dairy farmer Padraig Ryan and his wife Katie hoped to create their ‘forever’ home by renovating a 100 year old farmhouse in Tipperary, Dermot's initial design immediately fell flat when it was awarded a "zero out of ten" by a less than impressed Katie.
After four months, multiple redesigns and an increased budget in tow, demolition begins and the entire interior of the house is gutted…but Dermot still has a battle on his hands, trying to convince Katie to abandon the wall she has insisted must separate the living room from the rest of the house.
Here's ten of the best reactions on social media to last night's episode of Room to Improve
What we are seeing here is a "can I speak to the manager" in its natural habitat #roomtoimprove— Graham Reddy (@CylonXIII) March 25, 2018
I’m only catching up with #roomtoimprove now. We’ve had to pause it and go for a smoke twice, such is the stress— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) March 25, 2018
Possible contender for tweet of the night?
Why in the name of all things architect would you get Dermot in if you hate open plan; Dermot LOVES an open plan. He’d marry an open plan. #RoomToImprove— Muireann O'Connell (@MuireannO_C) March 25, 2018
The obligatory Glenroe reference...always welcome
The nation has'nt been this engrossed in the goings on of a farm since Miley and Fidelma were rolling around in a hayshed #roomtoimprove— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) March 25, 2018
I can't help but get the feeling that if Katie wasn't around, Padraig would have the cows sitting on the sofa beside him watching Ear to the Ground #roomtoimprove— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) March 25, 2018
Things more likely to happen than Dermot sticking to the budget:— Siobhán Doyle (@thekickart) March 18, 2018
- Being struck by lightning after winning the lotto
- Finding Shergar
- Mayo winning Sam #roomtoimprove
Oh dear Dermot..... March 25, 2018
And this classic line.....
officially the most Irish-farmerish thing I've ever heard— Naomi Tuohy Hooban (@NayTu) March 25, 2018
"we will get married at Christmas because the cows will be dry" #RoomToImprove
A glimpse into the real Dermot.....
The best part of that cringey episode was Dermot revealing his true passion is watching planes take off at Dublin airport #roomtoimprove— Sybil Mulcahy (@sybilmulcahy) March 25, 2018
They forgot the panic room for poor Padraig to escape to #RoomToImprove— Jonathan Ryan (@Tipperaryphotos) March 25, 2018