There is just one thing you hardly see on television these days – property series’. Well, to fill that void – yes we are taking the mick a bit – Channel 4 is to give us yet another one with Bang on Budget.
Hollyoaks clearly were bored of property shows too…
The twenty episode series will air in an hour long slot, with the programme fronted by former Homes Under The Hammer presenter, and current carpet flogger, Lucy Alexander and Master Builder Andy Stevens. Together they will help create stunning makeovers, whilst hopefully not spending a penny more than they bargain for.
“I’m really excited to be working with Amazing Productions on this series. Having just done up my own property I know all too well that there are always ‘unforeseens’ that can blow a big hole in your budget when you take on a build. It’s going to be a massive challenge for me and Andy to get all the makeovers to come in bang on budget, but we are going to pull out all the stops to help people get the homes they want for the cash they have”. – Lucy Alexander
Each episode will follow a different household undertaking projects in their property. The family will be shown inspirational versions of their rooms, all done on various budgets, and pick their favourite. It will then be up to Lucy and builder Andy to try and replicate whichever rooms they pick, but they will have to stick to the owners’ budget. If they go over on one room will have to claw back cash in another to balance the books.
Together they will use their creativity and building know-how to come up with smart solutions, from clever little life hacks to serious renovation. They will show viewers how to get the look for less, and work out when you should shell out for a really key piece of kit, and when can you afford to use something that costs practically nothing.
“It’s one thing flicking through a magazine imagining what your ideal property will look like but most of us don’t have endless budgets. This programme is about being realistic, creative and ambitious about what you can achieve without blowing your budget.” – David Sayer, Commissioning Editor, Daytime
Bang On Budget has yet to be set an air date by Channel 4.