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Turn your house around

ROOM TO IMPROVE RTE1 8pm

'You've bought the biggest can of worms that you've ever bought in your life . . . you've bought yourself a mud hut.'

They're not the words you want to hear from your architect but that's Dermot Bannon's verdict when he views the 1890s villa-style cottage bought by John Rochford and Lee Benn. Can Dermot (left) transform it into the couple's dream home with a budget of €160,000? Possibly not, given that his plans for an extension don't fit the shape of the plot . . . oops, back to the drawing board.


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