It’s amazing how trends and the ways we live have changed in a very short time. I was asked to take part in the show and comment on a pretty standard detached house built about 20 years ago in Chafford Hundred. At some point, a conservatory had been added but it didn’t really flow into the house and was either too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. The owners wanted to make the space more useable and were introduced to a local firm of builders. Right Build who came up with the idea of demolishing the conservatory and replacing it with an Orangery… you may think not much of a change. Wow.. what a transformation, it's added a very useable living space free flowing from the main house and with its bifold doors and cantilever design brings the garden in as well.
The series radically runs over the makeover and fast forwards to the best bit… the transformation and the price.
Each episode will feature four properties and their owners who are about to embark on a home renovation – from high-end kitchen extensions to bedrooms on a budget; restorations and rebuilds to gardens and garage conversions. We'll meet the owners, see their homes and hear their plans. Are they empty nesters or do they need more space for a growing family? Can we guess their taste – or will they surprise us and go for a radical style overhaul? The show will then cut instantly from the “before” shots to the final fabulous reveals.
At the beginning of each of the four stories, we'll discover how much their house is worth and what their budget is. At the end, we'll discover how much they spent and how much their house is now worth. Whoever has made the most profit is the winner of The Home Game.
Tune into the series from Monday, 27th February at 3pm on ITV…. The “not to miss” episode is on 10th March!