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Skye and Matt/Mary and Luke

Piers Taylor and Adam Khan help homeowners. With a fifth child on the way, Skye and Matt need ideas fast to completely transform their house.

Piers Taylor and Adam Khan look for ingenious micro-budget solutions for two common problems facing homeowners in Britain as house prices continue to soar.

Across the country, homes do not fit the needs of their owners, but perhaps nowhere more so than with Skye and Matt and their small 3-bed home in west London. They bought the biggest house they could afford, but with four children and a fifth on the way, they need ideas fast to completely transform it. But how do you create more living space when you can't afford to extend out? Piers must find low-cost ways to use every inch of the home and thinks up an ingenious series of sleeping platforms which could unlock wasted space in the loft. He then inspires them to create dramatic light fittings using fluorescent tubes costing just a few pounds and to create handrails out of waste plumber's pipes. However, when the money gets really tight, Skye and Matt are in danger of throwing away the biggest move of all, relocating the bathroom - can Piers really come up with a way to refit an entire bathroom for free?

Mary and her adult son Luke are part of a growing trend that is a consequence of rising house prices - Luke cannot afford a place of his own, so has to remain living with his mum in Watford. The challenge for Adam is to find ways they can live independently at times within the same relatively small house. He finds an ingenious way of splitting an ordinary home in two which would solve the problem, but will it be too radical for them? He then gives the pair a masterclass in making the most out of inexpensive lighting. But, after a visit to an incredible home that bucks the trend for open-plan spaces, will they decide to bring the ideas into their own home?

59 minutes

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Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Wed 24 Feb 2016 20:00
  • Tue 3 Oct 2017 13:45

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