Mother-of-six reduced to tears on last night's Home Rescue after experts completely revamped her home
Last night’s Home Rescue on RTE saw a family of eight completely overhaul their cluttered home, and part with sentimental possesions.
Emily and Dave, childhood sweethearts who grew up on the same street, have six children Nathan, Evan, Keelagh, Zack, twins Heidi and Lauren.
The family admitted last night that, over the years, all of their possessions accumulated in their home to create an “untidy” and “messy” atmosphere.
Emily explained how one room in the house had effectively become a “spin-off of the attic”.
She told how she had been holding on to possessions like her very first bicycle, and her late mother’s hat and bag that she wore on the couple’s wedding day.
“Emily is a sentimental hoarder,” explained Home Rescue’s architect Roisin Murphy.
“If you have lost somebody, the objects that they have left behind are very important to you. But there’s a point when they become almost ghost like, and almost haunting, so I’m hoping that I can help her get rid of some of the stuff.”
Roisin redesigned the home such that Dave and Emily swapped bedrooms with some of the children, and the extraneous room in the house became a play room for the children with Swedish gym rails, a swing, and a sensory room.
The family finally parted with some of their possessions and filled a large skip.
"It's airy and it's spacious," Paul said as he walked around his revamped home, while Emily welled up with happiness.
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