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Best home renovation shows on TV right now

Itching to turn your house into your dream home? Or maybe you just want to other people do it...Either way, check out these home improvement shows to get some handy DIY tips and tricks to help get you inspired! After all, what better time than lockdown to kick your home decorating skills up a notch (or just enjoy some great telly!)

FREESAT’S TOP PICKS: 

Changing Rooms 

Channel 4, Wednesdays at 8pm

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Don't miss the return of the iconic home reno series on Channel 4! Back with a fresh lick of paint, the highly-anticipated reboot has Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen return as host alongside Anna Richardson, designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead and carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh who will transform different rooms in a race against the clock.


Quick Little Builds 

HGTV, Starts Monday 23rd August at 8pm 

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Chartered architect and DIY SOS star Gabrielle Omar hosts this exciting new home renovation series as she helps people the UK plan and complete their dream building project. From treehouses to mobile homes in double decker buses, Gabrielle learns what inspired these builds and helps to make them a reality. Tune in for some truly surprising builds on a budget, and find out more by checking out our interview with Gabrielle!

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Flat Out Fabulous 

BBC One, Tuesdays at 10:35pm, or stream on BBC iPlayer 

Whinnie Williams in a flat

 

In this brand new series, Whinnie Williams and Tyler West host a new home makeover show where they’ll help renters and housemates transform their spaces on a budget, all for the cost of a night out. Watch on Tuesdays at 10:35pm or stream Flat Out Fabulous on BBC iPlayer.  

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George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations 

Channel 4, Wednesdays at 9pm 

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Did you know that more than 600,000 buildings sit unused across the UK? Nearly a third of these properties are commercial. In this new series, architect George Clarke is following those who are trying to renovate and rejuvenate these properties, starting with a couple who have purchased their former local Victorian grade II-listed bank for a steal, and now want to turn it into a unique family home.  

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Great British Home Restoration 

More4, Sundays at 9pm 

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Join architectural designer Charlie Luxton as he travels around the countries to meet families which are transforming historic and unique buildings into their dream living spaces, starting with a Grade II listed church. 


Your Home Made Perfect, S3 

Streaming on BBC iPlayer

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Your Home Made Perfect is back on BBC Two! Join Angela Scanlon and a team of architects and designers as they makeover homes with cutting-edge virtual reality technology to help homeowners get a real look and feel of their soon-to-be home. Stream Your Home Made Perfect on BBC iPlayer. 

Find more top new shows on BBC this week. 


Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate 

HGTV, Mondays at 8pm and Fridays at 9pm

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Renovations expert and property guru Sarah Beeny comes to the aid of homeowners who desperately need to give their homes a makeover. Sarah reveals the potential their current spaces have, encouraging them to transform the homes they already have rather than jumping ship and moving elsewhere. By the end, their homes will feel brand new! 

Find out more about Sarah Beeny's Renovate Don't Relocate


Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar 

Stream on My5

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DIY expert Mark Millar is here to help homeowners transform their homes, room by room. Whether their kitchen is the hub of the house or they want a relaxing luxury bathroom to unwind in, watch Mark give the most important rooms in each house a makeover. Watch now on My5

Check out what else is coming up this week on Channel 5


Masters of Flip 

ITVBe, Weeknights at 6pm 

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Watch as dream team Dave and Kortney Wilson buy rundown properties to do them up and flip them for an amazing profit. Fancy binge-watching this addictive show? Watch Masters of Flip on ITV Hub and experience the trials and tribulations of a top to bottom home renovation on a budget, and the amazing results at the end!  

See what else to watch on ITV this week


Escape to the Chateau: DIY 

More4, Weeknights at 6:55pm and Channel 4, Sundays at 7pm  

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If these British families want to find their dream French châteaux, then they’ll have to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with some serious DIY. With the help of Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel Adoree, will these couples be able to restore their châteaux to its former glory? 

Watch if you want to see a combination of historic and modern renovations from start to finish, as well as the hunt for the perfect property and all the ups, downs and surprising stories which are discovered along the way.  


New Home DIY 

Together TV, Weeknights at 5:15pm 

  

New homes are always exciting, but they also come with a whole stack of DIY challenges as you do the place up and make it your own. Luckily, expert DIY guy Dave Wellman is here to lend a hand to new homeowners to get their homes looking ship-shape in just 48 hours, and avoid any DIY disasters! 

Watch if you’ve got DIY dilemmas that you’re not sure how to tackle, or just fancy learning more about easy ways to improve your home.  


George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 

4seven, Fridays at 7pm 

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Join architect George Clarke as he travels across the UK to explore some of the most unique and creative builds. Every episode looks at a new property which incorporates some ingenious design. Plus, George helps create dream homes out of small spaces to show that even the “cosiest” homes can use space and design to adapt to an owners’ needs.  

Watch if you just want to see some really cool designs and ideas, as well as some tips of how to make that tiny room in your house reach its true potential.  


Grand Designs 

More4, Weeknights at 7:55pm

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Designer Kevin McCloud visits couples and families who are determined to create their dream homes and build it themselves. From finding the property or land to all the small custom elements which go into building your dream home, Grand Designs shows us how creative you can really get, from a house built into a hillside to a glass house on top of a cliff! 

Watch if you love seeing real, unique designs which are totally different every episode and start adding to your own dream home ideas...  


Flip or Flop 

HGTV, Thursdays at 9pm 

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Join expert flippers Tarek and Christina as they buy cheap houses through auction, remodel them and try to sell them for a profit and turn. Tune in to see some incredible home renovation transformations and some very happy new owners! 


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