Best Laid Plans

Time Schedule

Mon 15:00 | Wed 19:00 | Thu 12:00 | Fri 11:00

Overview

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan are joining forces to help the UK’s biggest and boldest home improvers.

Across the UK millions of homeowners are carrying out large scale renovations and extensions that are transforming their properties and revolutionising the way they live.  For many these are once in a lifetime builds.  But with so much at stake almost half of those undertaking these ambitious projects can’t agree on the improvements they’re making.

To help these remarkable renovators solve crucial design dilemmas and disagreements Charlie and Sophie will be visiting their builds to offer their advice and taking the owners to see incredible inspirational properties, ensuring these remarkable renovations deliver the stunning new homes their owners are dreaming of.

 

11 – 17 Feb: Episode 1

Sam & Adam/Sarah & Adam

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan, help homeowners undertaking large scale renovations to resolve their crucial design dilemmas.

Charlie joins Kent couple, Sam and Adam who face a race against time to resolve key style and layout disagreements and finish their luxury two-storey extension and renovation before the birth of their third child. Meanwhile in Hertfordshire, Sophie helps Sarah and Adam to find common ground between competing visions about the design of their new high-end kitchen/diner extension.

 

Episode 2

Jan & Neil/Hazel & Lawrence

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan, help homeowners undertaking large scale renovations to resolve their crucial design dilemmas.

Charlie works with Buckinghamshire couple, Jan and Neil who face the difficult task of marrying up their 400-year-old thatched cottage with a stunning, contemporary, three arched extension and agreeing on differences of opinion about how the rooms are used and key finishing touches. In Hertfordshire, Sophie has to help first time renovators, Hazel and Lawrence find compromises between their two very different style visions as they transform their 3-bed semi into a luxurious family home.

 

Episode 3

David & Leena/Claire & Liz

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan, help homeowners undertaking large scale renovations to resolve their crucial design dilemmas.

In Buckinghamshire, Charlie helps Leena and David get to grips with the issues and dilemmas of their large two-storey extension, whilst living apart throughout most of their build. Sophie heads to Surrey where mother and daughter Claire and Liz are embarking on the transformation of a beautiful but dilapidated 18th century property as an investment for all the family.

Episode 4

Jo & Neil/Joe & Eva

As big building projects can often mean design disagreements between even the closest of couples, Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan are on hand to help.

In East Sussex, Jo and Neil have the ambitious task of totally refurbishing and extending their period property to make it fit for the 21st century and Charlie is helping them resolve key issues over layout and kitchen style.

Sophie joins Essex couple Joe and Eva who face the challenge of living in a caravan with their kids throughout the build, whilst also trying to find common ground between competing design visions over their stairwell window and kitchen design for their double extension project.

 

Episode 5

Supriya & Siddhartha/Colin & Charlotte

For homeowners carrying out big renovations, competing visions over design can be inevitable, but Architectural Designer, Charlie Luxton and Property Developer, Sophie do their best to help them out.

Charlie is in South London with Architect Supriya and Operations Manager Siddhartha who have the tricky task of extending their home, whilst also managing the twin relationships of husband and wife and architect/client. They’re disagreeing over design details including how to divide their space and what type of flooring to have.

Sophie heads to Hertfordshire to join a couple who face a race against time to extend their charming end of terrace cottage and find common ground about key kitchen design decisions, before they tie the knot.

 

Episode 6

Jen & Ian/Frankie & Nick

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan, guide homeowners as they tackle tricky renovations and settle their crucial design dilemmas.

Charlie travels to the south coast, to help East Sussex couple Jen and Ian who haven’t been able to reach an agreement on important design decisions from lighting to kitchen design as they join up a contemporary extension to their beautiful Edwardian villa.

In Cambridgeshire, Sophie helps Frankie and Nick who must resolve issues over their internal layout and external look as they give their 1960s home a facelift both inside and out, to make it the extraordinary family home they’ve always dreamt of.

 

Episode 7

Lawrence & Lydia/Dave & Mary

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan are helping families carrying out extensions and renovations to settle their differences over key design details.

In the Cotswolds, Charlie is helping Lydia and Lawrence as they plan a double and single storey extension at either end of a charming 2-bed cottage. With Lydia an architect and Lawrence, Project Manager they’re putting their skills to use on their own project; so it’s no surprise they have strong opinions on the design – both inside and out.

In South London, Sophie is helping Dave and Mary: they are creating an eye-catching, contemporary glazed rear extension, but need helping resolving dilemmas on the all-important finishing touches, from wallpaper to kitchen lighting.

 

Episode 8

Mark & Eryn/Mike & Jayne

As ambitious building projects can often involve differences of opinion over design between even the closest of families, Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan are on hand to help.

On the outskirts of Stafford, Charlie’s working with Architectural Technician Mark and Retail Manager Eryn who are turning a disused chapel into a fantastic family home, it’s a challenging project, made even trickier as Mark’s carrying out most of the work himself. They also need to resolve important differences of opinion about their kitchen.

In Surrey, Sophie is helping Mike and Jayne who don’t see eye to eye about Mike’s plan to fill their single storey extension with the latest smart home gadgets.

Episode 9

Liesa & Keith

For homeowners undertaking ambitious renovations and extensions, differing design visions can be tricky to settle, so Property Developer, Sophie Morgan offers her advice.

In Essex, knocking down their 2 bed bungalow and building a new three bed home from scratch is the ambitious challenge taken on by Liesa and Keith. They’ve moved from Devon to be near better training facilities for their team GB gymnast son. Sophie helps them through their competing visions over whether or not to have an ensuite for their master bedroom and a flooring dilemma that goes on and on.

Episode 10

Stephen & Julia/Lauren & Charles

Architectural Designer Charlie Luxton and Property Developer Sophie Morgan, guide two couples to resolve their differing design visions whilst they take on ambitious renovation and extension projects.

In Norfolk, future proofing their home is the name of the game for retired couple Stephen and Julia but can Charlie help them reach an agreement about how best to do that, including whether or not Stephen should have an ensuite? They also have a dilemma over how to marry their existing cottage with the new extension when it comes to the flooring.

Over in Cambridgeshire, Sophie helps Lauren and Charles reach a decision on the key finishing touches over whether or not to go for a log burning fire and the type of outdoor screen to provide privacy between them and their neighbours, as they create their luxurious kitchen/diner extension with a raised patio area.