HOME RESCUE 2019: EPISODE THREE – Adare, Co. Limerick
TX DATE: Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 8.30pm on RTÉ ONE
All around the country are families who’ve fallen out of love with their homes.
Time to call in the experts, architect Roisin Murphy and builder Peter Finn.
Along with their clutter-busting crew, they’ll have just three days and €8,000 to supply all the labour, materials and furniture required to transform two rooms and rescue one family home.
Goodbye clutter, hello makeover – this is Home Rescue.
Just outside the pretty town of Adare, county Limerick stands the equally picturesque, colourful Rainbow Cottage – a tiny, century old estate house shared by former adventurer Mary McKeon, her daughter Leah and their three dogs.
After travelling the world, Mary realized her adventures days were over and she was really a ‘homebird’ at heart.
As ‘nests’ go, Rainbow Cottage is fairly cosy. And for ‘cosy’, read ‘minute’. Downstairs there’s a small kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and off that – what Mary describes as her ‘craft room’. Upstairs, two small bedrooms and that’s it.
Over the years, the evolution of clutter and redesign has given rise to some strange hybrids, the strangest of which is the layout of the first floor. Mary currently has to walk through Leah’s bedroom, in through a hobbit sized door, to get to her own bed!
Downstairs the largest room in the house is full of Mary’s craft and upcycling material. In fact, there’s very little space to sneak quietly around in this house, on account of Mary’s extensive collection of craft, materials and unfinished projects.
For years, Mary has yearned for Cinderella to come one day and help her magic the clutter away!
This week, Mary’s wish comes true and Cinderella (aka Róisín) and Prince Charming (aka Peter) comes to the Rescue of her Rainbow Cottage home!
First up, declutter, then redesign the living room and craft room downstairs.
Designer Róisín’s quite elaborate plan to brighten two rooms with just one roof light is the first of many challenges for builder Peter. But with time ticking away and more issues with painting added to the mix. Will Róisín, Peter and the team change Rainbow Cottage from cramped and cluttered to a crock of gold?
Goodbye Clutter. Hello Makeover.
Narrated by Irish comedian Neil Delamere – Welcome to Home Rescue!
Watch HOME RESCUE – Episode 3 – Tuesday 3rd December @ 8.30pm on RTE ONE