Big House, Little House

Time Schedule

Mon 08:00 | Tue 12:00 | Wed 16:00 | Fri 20:00

Overview

On Big House, Little House, interior designer Aidan Keane helps homeowners create amazing new spaces in their homes. In each episode, we see him lending his expertise to two sets of homeowners with two very different homes; one big and one little.  The homeowners have two very different budgets on hand, but two very similar renovation projects on mind. Plus, by following his clever tips and tricks, Aidan reckons these renovators should be looking to the value of their homes by a lot more than they spend.

Using his years of experience, Aidan helps both couples spend wisely – but will they listen? By following the two different projects all the way through to completion, we can see what design decisions add value, and what doesn’t get them their investment back.

23 – 29 Sept: Episode 1

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects to create open plan kitchen diners.

In the Big House, Lesley and Nick in Derby are struggling to sell their five bedroom property and have decided to spend £30k to open up their kitchen and carry out some much needed home improvements. It’s a last roll of the dice to sell up and get their retirement fund.

In the Little House, Adrian and Mel in Gosport have grown tired of the dark, rundown kitchen. They have just 10k to renovate with Adrian taking on most of the work himself.

Episode 2

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to convert their loft spaces.

School attendance officer Tracey, in the Big House in Bedfordshire, has 40k to turn her empty loft into a bedroom with study and en-suite for teenage daughter Amy who needs her own space. She also wants to add some serious value to her home.

Builder Steve and partner Lindsay in the Little House have 25k to transform their attic into a luxurious master bedroom with plenty of storage to help with the clutter. In order to save on costs, Steve is doing a lot of the work himself.

Episode 3

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to build extensions onto their homes.

Little House couple Ryan and his wife Gemma from Lancashire have just 10k to build an extension onto the back of their three bed semi to create a bigger kitchen/diner and living space. With a baby on the way time is tight with labourer Ryan calling in favours from friends and doing a lot of the work himself.

Iman and Heather in the Big House have 50k to extend out the back of their Cheshire home. They want to get rid of their dated kitchen and create an open plan space for their growing family.

Episode 4

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to revamp their tired, dated bathrooms.

Big House couple Atia and Khalid from Shipley are relocating their dated bathroom into a different part of the house, along with ripping out and replacing the current kitchen. They have 40k for the project on their five bed semi.

In the Little House in Leicestershire, keen DIYers Caitlin and her cousin Charlotte have just £750 to renovate the bathroom.

Episode 5

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to extend.

In the Big House in Croydon Graham and Rachel have 190k to spend on renovating their property, which involves building a double storey extension with open plan kitchen diner and new master bedroom.

In East Kilbride, Sharon and Iain in the Little House have 50k as they attempt to almost double their living space with their extension, adding a new kitchen, a games room and a new bedroom.

Episode 6

Today Aidan’s helping two couples build their dream kitchen diners.

In the Big House, Michelle and Barry in Somerset have £70k to achieve the kitchen to end all kitchens! This is part of a huge scale renovation of their 19th century mill house.

In the Little House, Hannah and Jason have just £4k to spend on their kitchen diner project. Luckily, they’re both keen to do the work themselves but will their budget stretch?

Episode 7

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to extend and create modern kitchen living areas.

In the Big House, professional cricket coach Ben and his wife, banking advisor Lisa, have £95k for their project. They want to create an amazing space that reflects their rural Leicestershire surroundings.

In the Little House in Ashtead, Jackie and Justin have £50k for their new extension which they hope will change the way they use their home and improve family life.

Episode 8

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to transform two very different unused spaces.

In the Big House in Portsmouth, Poppy and Pam have £50k to convert their empty loft into a work studio and ensuite bedroom. With a big family living under one roof they need the extra space and by tackling this big project, they’re also realising the vision of Poppy’s late husband Mike.

Little House couple Nik and Jyoti, from Halesowen, have £35k to knock through into their redundant outbuilding and open up their kitchen.

Episode 9

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to breathe new life into their period properties.

In the Big House in Edinburgh, web developer Iain and his wife Frankie, who works in marketing, have £190k to renovate their beautiful Victorian villa.

In the Little House in Matlock, retirees John and Vanessa have £40k to turn their dilapidated barn into a picture postcard holiday home. They’re experienced renovators and full of great ideas but they’ll need to make sure their budget goes far to pull this one off.

Episode 10

Today Aidan’s tackling two contrasting projects as they look to make the best of their inside and outside spaces.

In the Big House in Norwood, Brenda and Michael have £25k to tear down the walls and open up their boxy bungalow. They want to create a social space that stretches out into their garden. But with money tight it’ll be a big ask.

In Brixton, Paul who works in marketing has a small budget of just £500 to breathe new life into his garden. Having already finished renovating the inside of his flat he wants the outside to match.