Last night's 'Room to Improve' brought out our inner utility room envy and we are not ashamed
We totally get it.
People have been losing their minds over the utility room on last night's Room to Improve and we are nodding sagely.
Anyone, particularly with children, can understand the unbridled passion a well organised and spacious utility room can evoke.
You could even call it a boot room for extra satisfaction. I dream of miles of cupboards, built in organisers, neat shoe cubbys...and hooks, lots of hooks.
Kelly and Dessie featured on last night's programme and Kelly's very specific task of a utility room for architect Dermot Bannon was getting a lot of chat on social media.
Kelly really really REALLY wanted this utility room, so much so that she was thinking of sacrificing a bedroom in order to have the utility room of dreams.
Imagine sacrificing a fourth bedroom to have a bigger utility room?! ? #roomtoimprove
— Aisleen Dowling (@AisleenF) February 12, 2017
Thankfully, it didn't come to that.
Of course, viewers couldn't stop chatting about said utility room, with some seeing the benefit of it and others thinking Kelly was bonkers to go to such extremes.
Here are some of the gas tweets sent about 'utility room gate'. Side note, but Kelly's ironing rail is an ingenious idea.
Major utility room envy:
— Nuala Donohoe (@bouliend) February 13, 2017
Gorgeous couple, fabulous house and the utility room totally lived up to the hype! I just kicked the door on mine in disgust!?#roomtoimprove
— Louise (@msloubyrne) February 12, 2017
'Ugh... I hate you.'
Me to my utility room #roomtoimprove
— Julie McCoy (@JulieAMcCoy) February 12, 2017
— damien grimes (@DamoGrimes) February 12, 2017
I've never been so excited to see a utility room. #roomtoimprove
— Laura Finnerty (@laura_finnerty) February 12, 2017
Some indignation at Dermot's dismissal of the utility room.
Dermot says nobody dreams of a utility room. Pfft. I've been dreaming of a walk-in airing cupboard for 8 years. #roomtoimprove
— Emma Ryan (@CurlyBubble) February 12, 2017
Just give them her huge utility room Dermot. #roomtoimprove
— Amy Morgan (@amymorgangp) February 12, 2017
Bannon is such a snear about the utility room but it's one of best things I've seen on #roomtoimprove she is also right on the good coats
— Cathal McCann (@Cathal_McCann) February 12, 2017
Others weren't too impressed with the overall effect.
Despite all the talk about the utility room, it wasn't that big in the end! Great job on the house though. #roomtoimprove
— Aidan Reilly (@ajpreilly) February 12, 2017
Ah here. I expected a bigger utility room. #roomtoimprove
— Michael Corcoran (@lemachine) February 12, 2017