Dermot Bannon

Dermot Bannon

Room to Improve: 10 years of tackling diamonds in the rough

Room to Improve: 10 years of tackling diamonds in the rough

Ten years on, Room to Improve continues to delight audiences and doesn’t get any easier for its host, throwing up unexpected gems and challenges

Dermot Bannon: A walking tour of our fair city

Dermot Bannon: A walking tour of our fair city

Open House Dublin is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the greatest buildings in the capital

Lost in space

Lost in space

Stripping back what we don’t need can improve our homes and bring the family together

A sun salutation to bring more light into your home

A sun salutation to bring more light into your home

The Irish love sunshine and the great outdoors, yet many are missing a major trick

Reshape your home while helping a great cause

Reshape your home while helping a great cause

Got plans and need ideas? Over two days later this month, at the Simon Open Door Event, an hour-long consultation with an architect will cost you €70 – all of which will go straight to the homelessness charity

Dermot Bannon: Reaching the heights

Dermot Bannon: Reaching the heights

We tend to think of rooms in terms of length and breadth, and end up cheating ourselves of extra volume

Room to Improve: integrating granny - and other solutions

Room to Improve: integrating granny - and other solutions

Dermot Bannon gives us a sneak preview of the new series of the popular RTE show

Why housing plans need to match our actual needs

Why housing plans need to match our actual needs

We need to rethink the types of houses we are building if we are to create sustainable communities

A dream for lovers of architecture

A dream for lovers of architecture

This year’s Open House offers more than 100 tours, events and workshops around the city – and it’s all free

Get the most from your attic conversion

Get the most from your attic conversion

Attics can unlock a magical new floor for very little cost

All about the inside out

All about the inside out

Whether you’re building your home from scratch, adding an extension, or simply renovating, don’t forget to design with outside space in mind

Extend yourself for a happier home life

Extend yourself for a happier home life

You can transform your entire house with a well-planned, imaginative extension – and do a bit of good for charity in the process

When 30 per cent makes all the difference

When 30 per cent makes all the difference

Room to Improve is back in its Sunday evening slot on RTE, spring is nearly upon us and people are ramping up their plans to build a new home. I get asked a lot at this time of year to look over plans that people have drawn up for their new dwelling,

It’s time to embrace apartment living

It’s time to embrace apartment living

Apartment living is a great city lifestyle, but poor design has seen it shunned by the Irish. In future, we should take inspiration from the Europeans

Architecture and Renovation: The heart of the home is in the kitchen

Architecture and Renovation: The heart of the home is in the kitchen

Dermot Bannon: We spend 80 per cent of our time at home in the kitchen, so it can easily be adapted to suit the way we live now.