Best House On The Street

LIVING CHANNEL – Mondays from 20 December, 9pm

With the help of architect expert Charlie Luxton families learn how to enlarge and revamp their homes to their maximum potential. Being the Best House on the Street is all about making their houses stand out from the crowd. The first step is to check out the competition on the street, and go and snoop on the neighbours to see how they have improved their houses. Then it’s time to get down to business making their homes bigger, better and more valuable. Sit back and enjoy the amazing transformations and reveals, and at the end find out — have they made the Best House in the Street?

7:30pm – Saturday, February 13 on TV 3

Missing your weekly Grand Designs fix? Fear not, this week TV3 has something equally as exciting – Best House on the Street, premiering on Saturday, February 13th at 7:30pm on 3, tells the stories of everyday people turning their ordinary houses into extraordinary homes.

Best House on the Street sees architectural designer Charlie Luxton giving homeowners the chance to avoid expensive and unnecessary mistakes by trying out their ideas before building them in reality.

A life-sized replica of each property is specially built in a studio – exactly as it would look after being remodeled according to the family’s plans.

“It’s easy to walk into a house and go: ‘Oh my God, I don’t like this!’,” Luxton explains.

“But you’ve got to judge it against how it suits their life and the parameters they’ve set themselves, he adds. “Houses are very personal things.”

This week’s season opener sees young couple Debbie and Amos wanting to create a huge, modern family kitchen-diner-entertaining space in their bungalow’s half-built extension. Charlie shows them what their plans would look like if they were actually built – and the problems with their proposed layout.

Then he rebuilds the replica of their house in the studio to show what he thinks they should do to turn it into the home they dream of.

Will Debbie and Amos heed Charlie’s advice and make theirs the best house on the street? Find out when Best House on the Street premieres on Saturday, February 13th at 7:30pm on 3.