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Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives families redesigning their own homes the opportunity to try out alternative layouts before beginning construction, and follows their progress as they try to stay on schedule and within budget.

Episode 1 – Guildford

New series about people turning their ordinary houses into extraordinary homes. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to avoid expensive mistakes by trying out their ideas before building them in reality.

A life-sized replica of each property is specially built in a studio – exactly as it would look after being remodelled according to the family’s plans.

Episode 1 -Guildford

In this series opener, young couple Debbie and Amos in Guildford want to create a huge family kitchen-diner-entertaining space in their bungalow’s half-built extension. Charlie shows them what their plans would look like if they were actually built – and the problems with their proposed layout. Then he rebuilds the replica of their house in the studio to show what he thinks they should do to turn it into the home they dream of.

Charlie also sends the couple to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for further ideas and inspiration, and to visit the house on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gives them a further chance to experiment with ideas cheaply, and avoid future arguments, using computer graphics to mock up different decoration schemes.

After all this help, Amos and Debbie get the builders in, and Charlie follows their attempt to remodel their home without breaking the bank. When they finish, he gets estate agents in to find out if they have made theirs the best house on the street.

Episode 2 -Chichester

New series about people turning their ordinary houses into extraordinary homes. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to avoid expensive mistakes by trying out their ideas before building them in reality.

A life-sized replica of each property is specially built in a studio – exactly as it would look after being remodelled according to the family’s plans.

In this episode, Paul and Anna want to create a luxury master bedroom with ensuite and a new guest bedroom in their converted barn near Chichester. Charlie shows them what their plans would look like if they were actually built – and the problems with their proposed layout. Then he rebuilds the replica of their house in the studio to show what he thinks they should do to get the home they want.

Charlie also sends the couple to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for further ideas and inspiration, and to visit the barn conversion on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gives them a further chance to experiment with ideas cheaply, and avoid future arguments, using computer graphics to mock up different decoration schemes.

After all this help, Paul and Anna get the builders in, and Charlie follows their attempt to remodel their home without breaking the bank. When they finish, he gets estate agents in to find out if they have made theirs the best house on the street.

Episode 3 – Rochester

New series about people turning their ordinary houses into extraordinary homes. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to avoid expensive mistakes by trying out their ideas before building them in reality.

A life-sized replica of each property is specially built in a studio – exactly as it would look after being remodelled according to the family’s plans.

In this episode, John and Andrea want to completely remodel their 1930s house in Rochester and have an unusual modern kitchen as its centerpiece. Charlie shows them what their plans would look like if they were actually built – and the problems with their proposed layout. Then he rebuilds the replica of their house in the studio to show what he thinks they should do to get the home they want for themselves and their kids.

Charlie also sends the couple to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for further ideas and inspiration, and to visit the house on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gives them a further chance to experiment with ideas cheaply, and avoid future arguments, using computer graphics to mock up different decoration schemes.

After all this help, John and Andrea get the builders in, and Charlie follows their attempt to remodel their home without breaking the bank. When they finish, he gets estate agents in to find out if they have made theirs the best house on the street.

Episode 4 – Hampton Court

In this series Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to improve their own designs using a life-sized replica of their home.

In this episode Jim and Kirsty Pank have ambitious plans to for the downstairs of their Hampton Court home. They want to almost double it by building on a kitchen, home office and a playroom for their three year old son Freddy.

After showing them in the studio what their house would look like according to their own plans, Charlie shows them his ideas for how to arrange the rooms in their new space.

With Kirsty project managing and money extremely tight, this family need all the help they can get.

Charlie sends them to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for ideas and inspiration, and to visit the house on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gives them a further chance to try out their ideas at no cost using computer graphics of different decoration schemes.

After the builders leave, Charlie invites estate agents in to find out if they have succeeded in making theirs the best house on the street.

Episode 5 – Kensington

In this series Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to improve their own designs using a life-sized replica of their home.

In this episode Mike Benka and Louisa Doran want to bring light, style and luxury into a run-down basement flat in London’s Kensington.

After showing them in the studio what their flat would look like if they went through with their plans, Charlie shows them how he would redesign the layout to make the most of the available space.

The couple have a huge budget of £100,000, but to stretch it further pilot Mike decides to project manage, and they start work before they have finalized their designs.

Charlie sends the couple to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for ideas and inspiration, and to visit the basement flat on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gives them a further chance to experiment with ideas and have their arguments with minimum cost and headaches using computer graphics of different decoration schemes.

After the builders leave, Charlie invites estate agents in to find out if with all their spending, they have succeeded in making theirs the best flat on the street.

Episode 6 – Kingsbury

In this series Architectural designer Charlie Luxton gives homeowners the chance to improve their own designs using a life-sized replica of their home.

In this episode Warren and Donna Joseph and teenage daughter Kedeisha want to give their West London 1930’s semi a total refurb, knocking down internal walls and extending out into the garden to create their dream of contemporary open plan family living.

After showing them in the studio what their house would look like according to their own plans, Charlie shows them how they could get open-plan at half the cost, and the family have to decide what to do.

Charlie also sends them to snoop around their neighbours’ homes for ideas and inspiration, and to visit the house on their street that is currently the one to beat. And he gets them to experiment with new decoration ideas, and go outside their comfort zone, at no cost, using computer graphics.

After all this help, Warren and Donna get the builders in, and the programme follows their attempt to create their dream home without breaking the bank. At the end, after the work is finished, Charlie gets estate agents in to find out if they’ve made theirs the best house on the street.