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21 of the harshest reactions to last night's Room To Improve

Tough crowd.

FORGET LOVE/HATE, forget Charlie, last night Room to Improve became the nation’s Sunday night fear accompaniment.

And boy oh boy were you gunning for it.

Avril and Andrew Wilson-Rankin had bought a disused commercial building in Dun Laoghaire, and were planning on turning it into their dream home.

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At the start of the show they were living in a.. er… cosy space in a shed at the bottom of Andrew’s parent’s garden. So understandably they were eager to get a space of their own after managing to save €90k.

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They dropped €105k on the property in total, and then called in architect Dermot Bannon to attempt to turn this into a home.

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Here’s what you made of the whole rigmarole…

Not very optimistic from the get go

Ouch :(

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Double ouch :(

Triple ouch :(

The bean tin lampshades didn’t go down very well

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While the plan for a ‘craft room’ raised some eyebrows

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The ceiling came in for flack

And Dermot didn’t escape the harsh tongues

Neither did the drains, or the council

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In the end though, it looked lovely and you were satisfied. Kind of

figh

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€370k. For a house in Dun Laoghaire. In fairness, like.

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Emer McLysaght

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