Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb
Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb is a factual entertainment format where property presenter Amanda Lamb helps three homeowners improve their houses before one buyer comes around to view them and decide which is their favourite.
The homeowners get the chance to snoop around each other’s houses before going head-to-head in competition for one buyer. Having sized up their rivals’ properties they then get one week, one thousand pounds and top-notch advice from Amanda Lamb on what home improvements to make, before the buyer comes round to select their favourite.
For some the truth is hard to hear and Amanda’s advice and their rivals’ comments are not always welcome – especially when it’s so close to home. But with budgets tight and time short the pressure is on to make the most impact with their makeovers. In this show it’s all about style and taste, bagging buyers and selling houses.
Episode 1: Cardiff
Today Amanda is in Cardiff helping three sellers give their houses a ready-to-market makeover. After snooping around each other’s houses, Kerry Anne and Anthony add glamour inside and out of their Three0s terrace, Mark and Fran add warmth to their minimal terrace and Karin and John are forced to clear their cat clutter. But they only have seven days and a thousand pounds. Can they do enough to get an offer from young professionals Ellery and Christian, who are on the hunt for their first home together?
Episode 2: Worthing
Three competing homeowners in Worthing snoop around each other’s houses looking for inspiration on how to improve their own. Armed with what they’ve learned and expert advice from Amanda Lamb, they’ll get a week and £1000 before buyer Diane come to view. Mum and daughter Jo and Ruby prove a little money can go a long way when they knock their attic through for under a grand. Debbie and Paul tastefully update their dining room in the Edwardian style of their home. And Sue and Jo spruce up their bathroom and living room.
Episode 3: Bromsgrove
In Bromsgrove, three competing sellers snoop round each other’s houses searching for inspiration on how to improve their own. Amanda arrives with design ideas and a thousand pounds, but the homeowners only have a week to make changes to impress buyer Isabelle who is a busy mum of two. Beautician Jo needs to tone down the bold colours and leopard print, Brian and Ann Marie need to reclaim their abandoned annex and garden, and Cheryl needs to brighten up her bland town house with the help of tarot reader Lisa
Episode 4: Milton Keynes
Three rival sellers in Milton Keynes take design ideas from Amanda Lamb on how best to improve their homes to try and clinch a sale from buyer Michelle. In search of inspiration, they snoop around each other’s houses, then they have a thousand pounds and a week to make changes. Hannah and Chris need to knock through their kitchen and dining room and transform the garden, Paul and Becki need to make big changes to their bedrooms, and give their unappealing hallway a warmer welcome, and Tim and Heather need to demonstrate their one bed bungalow has development potential.
Episode 5: Newport
In Newport, three rival sellers compete to win an offer from buyer Amy who’s on the hunt for her forever family home. After snooping around each other’s houses, Amanda gives each seller a thousand pounds and a week to make improvements. Jo adds 50’s glamour to the downstairs of her student like terrace with the help of best friend Jackie, Rita and Sid realise they need to tone down the bling and update their black and white bathroom, and Lynette takes colour criticism on the chin and makes her house more memorable with the help of mother in law Carol
Episode 6: Redditch
In Redditch, three rival sellers snoop around each other’s houses in the hope they’ll pick up some tips to improve their own. Then, to impress buyer Interior designer Joe, Amanda gives them a thousand pounds and week to makeover their homes. Mum and Daughter Jackie and Sarah need to update their decades old kitchen and add glamour to their lounge, Partners Angela and Nick need to reclaim their third bedroom and ditch the dark furniture in the dining room, and business owner Jane ropes in daughter Kerry to transform the forgotten ground floor of her modern townhouse
Episode 7: Weston-Super-Mare
In Weston-super-Mare, three rival sellers snoop around each other’s houses before they go headlong into makeover battle to try and win an offer from 1st time buyer Helen. Amanda arrives armed with design ideas and a thousand pounds.. but they only have a week to make changes. Jean and Max need to face facts about their overflowing spare room, and neglected garden, Nina and Fred need to banish the bold in the bathroom and create calm in the lounge, and Rob and Sheryl have their work cut out creating kerb appeal and updating their bedrooms
Episode 8: Wolverhampton
Three homeowners in Wolverhampton snoop around each other’s houses hunting out inspiration on how to improve their own. They get £1000 and design ideas from Amanda to try and win an offer from buyer Simon who is under strict instructions from his fiancé to find the perfect family home. Ben and Josie skip forage and take out a wall to add flow to their kitchen diner, Lindsey has his own ideas on how to make improvements, and there is so much to do at Raj and Pravin’s mock Tudor house, the other sellers call it a squat!
Episode 9: Greater Manchester
Amanda is drafted in to help three homeowners in Greater Manchester make their homes more appealing to property investor Andy. All Three sellers start by snooping around each other’s houses, then Amanda turns up with design ideas, a thousand pounds and a deadline of a week to make improvements. Bachelor Pete needs to feminise his man pad and turn one of his two TV rooms into a sumptuous diner, Mary and Jeff need to drastically improve their lacklustre kitchen and bathroom, and perfectionist Neil needs to concentrate on the areas he’s ignored… his back yard and his spare bedroom
Episode 10: Luton
Buyers Sakander and Lia have rejected forty houses already, so all three Luton sellers are going to have their work cut out to win an offer. They snoop and realise they need to make improvements, but with just a thousand pounds and a week Amanda needs to come up with clever ideas. Mum and daughter Denise and Gaby transform a teenage bedroom, and knock through their lounge and dining room. Jeff and Jane address serious storage issues and the garage conversion, and Binu and Asha turn their tired living room into a sumptuous lounge, and create a suite upstairs.
Episode 11: West Sussex
In West Sussex, three homeowners snoop round each other’s houses, to eye up the competition and get some ideas how to improve their own homes. Amanda will be giving them expert advice and £1000 to make changes in the hope of securing an offer from buyer Mark who, with help of mum Julia, is looking to buy his first home. Pat has her work cut out transforming her home office into a cosy living space. James and Helen need to add some colour to their neutral home. And Sue and Tony need to reinstate their downstairs bedroom and ditch the knick-knacks.
Episode 12: Bristol
In Bristol, three sellers snoop around each other’s houses in search of inspiration. Then they get a thousand pounds and a week to make Amanda’s changes. Father and daughter Tom and Becca rip out their bathroom and smarten up the sparse kitchen. Michelle ropes in designer friend Sam to reclaim her dining room, warm up her hallway and create a feature mural in the garden. And bachelor Ian feminises his bedroom and tears out a decades old bathroom. All in the hope they’ll win an offer from Buyers Jocelyn and Julia
Episode 13: Bradford
Three sellers in Bradford are inspired to make improvements when they snoop around each other’s houses. Amanda gives them a thousand pounds to make her changes, but they only have a week. Rahima and Ali need to take control of their cramped kitchen and knock through to the dining room, but it’s a bigger job than planned, then there’s there neglected garden on top. Carrie Ann and George need to add warmth to their sterile downstairs and forgotten conservatory, and Ruth and Megan need to address the poor configuration of the entire upstairs, and lack of storage as well.
Episode 14: Manchester
In Manchester, three rival sellers check out their competitors houses, in the hope they’ll learn how to improve their own. Then, they get design ideas and a thousand pounds from Amanda, but only a week to make changes and win an offer from buyer Liz. Tony and Jackie need to add character to their bland first floor, and their extra-large bathroom needs completely ripping out. Jennifer and Roger need to de-nick-nack their conservatory and update their bedroom, and Jo and Emma need to give their extension purpose, and warm up the lounge with the colour and fluffiness it seriously lacks.
Episode 15: Southampton
In Southampton, three rival sellers attempt to win an offer from young couple Alex and Ben. But before they see the houses, all three sellers need to make improvements. They get a thousand pounds and just a week to do the work, and design Ideas from Amanda Lamb. At Kathryn and Adrian’s Victorian house, they need to add features to their drab dining room and basic kitchen, Maria needs to tone down her pink palace and make better use of her cluttered conservatory, and divorcee Mark needs to clear out de-teenage his kids bedrooms…giving his upstairs the grand feeling it deserves.
Episode 16: Fareham
Three rival sellers in Fareham get to size up the competition by snooping around each other’s houses. Then, Amanda then gives them a week and a thousand pounds to make improvements. Mick and Katrina need to reclaim their abandoned study and summer house, receptionist Bobby needs to feminise his man pad and put that all important bath back in the bathroom, and Rae’s ground floor might be neat and tidy but her bedrooms need a boost. All Three try and impress buyer Sharon who, for the first time in 27 years, is on the hunt for a new family home.
Episode 17: West Bromwich
In West Bromwich, three rival sellers snoop around each other’s houses in search of inspiration. Having realised they all need to make changes, Amanda arrives with design ideas and a thousand pounds….And a deadline of a week David and Alison need to brighten up their dark interior and clear out the clutter. Mary and Paul need to add personality to their beige box living room, and make their master bedroom sing, and Wendy needs to update her bathroom and reclaim her toy filled conservatory… All to impress buyer newlywed Tan who’s hunting for his first family home
Episode 18: Leeds
In Leeds, three sellers snoop around each other’s houses, but they’re not just pointing out problems, they’re inspired to make improvements. Margaret is helped by daughter Sam to improve kerb appeal, and update her floral chintzy lounge. Dale and Maria need to reclaim their entire upstairs, make the office a bedroom and rip out and replace the oversized birthing pool in the bathroom. And Les and Michelle need to warm up their cold blue hallway, and create comfort in their dated lounge. All to impress buyer Michelle who has just Three weeks to find a family home!
Episode 19: South Liverpool
Three competing homeowners in South Liverpool snoop around each other’s houses looking for inspiration on how to improve their own. Armed with what they’ve learned and with expert advice from Amanda Lamb, they’ll each get a week and £1000 before buyers Simon and Claire come to view all three. Michelle and Jim love a wallpaper but it could do with some toning down, whilst Karen has roped in friend Paula to renovate her forgotten garden at the side of the house. Will Catherine and Jack go bold in their colour choices and update the cluttered playroom.
Episode 20: Formby
Today in Formby, three homeowners have a snoop round each other’s houses, to eye up the competition and get some ideas how to improve their own homes. Amanda will be giving them expert advice and £1000 to make changes to their home in the hope of securing an offer from buyers, Leon and Nancy. Claire and Jon need to tone down their bright and bold party house, Brian and Cathy need to update the key areas in their home and Angela needs to lose her fear of colour and add some warmth into her bland townhouse.