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Piers Taylor and Meredith Bowles help transform homes. Lisa lives in a former butcher's shop that is far from ideal - can Piers help with just £8k?

Piers Taylor and Meredith Bowles deliver ingenious micro-budget ideas to people in need of life-changing transformations to their existing homes.

Piers Taylor faces a huge challenge and has just £8k to spend. Lisa and her son live in a former butcher's shop in Derbyshire, but it is far from ideal. There is no kitchen at all, meals are prepared on a camping stove, and she says she can still smell 'meat' from its former life! Piers's cost-saving tricks are needed more than ever - he finds cheap ways to inject colour by taking her to a car body shop to see that spray-painting off-the-shelf fixtures and fittings can save a fortune. Meanwhile, for the walls, he creates a design using tiles that are 36p each! But with the budget so tight, Lisa can't have it all - will she take a final gamble with her worktop to finish it off?

Julie and Richard from rural Shropshire have fallen out of love with their home. The rooms of the house are a disastrous mismatch of styles and eras, all linked by a rabbit warren of dark corridors. They need to rip out and refit the entire ground floor, so Meredith must find changes that will make the biggest difference. He unpicks tricks used in a stunning 1960s home to create views and shows how mixing unusual colours can create different moods. But it is the flooring that is causing Richard and Julie the biggest headache. All they can afford is cheap vinyl, but they are desperate for real wood. Meredith discovers a parquet floor in a school tipped for demolition - can they get it out in time and will it really be free?

59 minutes

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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    Big Girls Cry

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    Eric Prydz vs CHVRCHES


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    Great White Shark

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    James Bay

    Let It Go

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    Laura Welsh

    Break The Fall

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    Laura Welsh

    Break The Fall

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    Jarryd James

    Do You Remember

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    Emeli Sandé


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    Clean Cut Kid

    Vitamin C

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    Of Monsters and Men


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    Raleigh Ritchie

    Stronger Than Ever

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    Hilltop Hoods

    03 - Higher (Feat. James Chatburn)

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    Hilltop Hoods

    Higher (feat. James Chatburn)

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    Roman Holiday

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    April Towers

    Silent Fever

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    Small Talk

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    Sigma & Rita Ora

    Coming Home

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    One Last Night

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    Don't You Give Up On Me

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    Kacy Hill

    Arms Length

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    Fickle Friends

    Say No More


Role Contributor
Presenter Piers Taylor
Participant Meredith Bowles
Executive Producer Joff Wilson
Series Editor Harriet Scott
Series Producer Debb Swindells
Production Company Remarkable Television


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