在澳大利亚 The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m
I'm addicted to this program and hope to track down the DVD's.
Sure they have heaps of cash to spend on houses in England, but dam it, i just love this show....
It's shown quite often on Foxtel if you have the right channel, along with a few other UK property shows which are interesting.
We also love all these UK property shows and Grand Designs Abroad plus Sell Your Property Abroad (or a name like that with the same presenter). Also Build Your Dream Home with the gorgeous Welsh? chap (George someone).
For eleven days straight we have been renovating/refubishing an IP for my mother, loving it really, though tiring, and in any spare minutes we watch these renovating shows. My hubby thinks we are mad. He works all day and wants to look at anything but a renovating show. But he is really enjoying the physical work for a change from being a desk jockey.
My eleven year old is proving to be quite the little workman/carpenter. The older boys have grown up with regular renovations but the little fellow is just becoming useful.
Reminds me of a reno we did about four years ago when he would have been seven. We had to take two pallets of pavers up a skinny 16 perch block with only walking width either side. So we formed a chain and carried several pavers each, as much as we could manage. There were about four half pavers and each trip the little chap would carry a half paver (all he could manage) and leave it at the top. Whoever was coming down would carry it back down and place it on the heap to go up.
We took an hour or so to carry them all up and he never gave up, carrying the same couple of half pavers up without ever knowing it was the same one over and and over again. We all have a laugh about it now, but he really wanted to be part of it.
It is funny that our kids know how to do so much and the kids over the road have NEVER used a paintbrush. I am very proud of my boys and the help they give us and my parents. Sometimes they will not lift a finger at home, but when the need is there, it is all hands to the pump.
Grand Designs and Grand Designs abroad with Kevin are just brilliant.. a world of inspiration and he presents the 'story' of the build so brilliantly, you'll never change the channel...
That...and Property Laddy with Sarah... ahemmm
Beats 'Hot Property' doesn't it?!
I checked wiki and found Grand Designs has "revisited" episodes as well and a trade secret series where they go back to some houses and talk about the details of the special materials used in some of the houses.
Foxtel does not appear to have these extra shows that I know of.
I'm looking around to find out where I can watch these other additional shows.
The show that really creeps me out is 'Selling Houses'.
Although the show's host raises some good (but obvious) points about how to show a house to sell it, some of his renovation techniques - eg spray painting over mould on the ceiling instead of investigating the source - just seems inappropriate and unfair to the buyer.
I can't imagine what a buyer would feel a few months/years down the track - flicking through foxtel - and seeing the house they just bought being glued / painted together in a slapdash fashion ...
ps, New eps 'Dream Homes' starts Mon 1 Oct on Lifestyle ..
I love it too, my favourite show
Also there is 'Location, Location', I might be biased but us Brits do a great job of these types of shows!
Is that Selling Houses Abroad you're referring to? I haven't seen that on the show.
With Selling Houses Abroad, I like their "system" of presenting the house for sale.
- white with highlights in a dominate colour i.e. the cushions and tableware are in a theme colour for the room.
The one thing I got out of it is their bedroom system.
- white bed covering
- coloured bed end runner (drapes where the feet would be placed)
and especially, their...
framed coloured material, they use the same cloth from the cushions and staple it onto a wooden frame and hang two above the bedhead, sometimes a gold pattern would be put into a glass frame.
But its the same method and kitchens, replace benchtops, splashbacks and doors.
And all the walls are white.
michaelg said: ↑
Is that Selling Houses Abroad you're referring to? I haven't seen that on the show.Click to expand...Nope, just the regular Selling Houses (UK show) - but the same presenter.
I've seen the Selling Houses Abroad and although the presenter uses the same tone to berate every vendor he meets, he does not do dodgy repairwork - which is a relief ...
He also gets into and solves a lot of legal problems, which is good to learn about, although I doubt I'll ever buy property in the south of Spain
Renovators might also enjoy the UK show "How to be a Property Developer". (Lifestyle Channel, Wed pm). Two teams of two get pounds (either 150K or 300K, I can't remember) and a year to purchase, renovate and sell property. They can keep the profit (if they make any). It's fascinating to see the design decisions people make. And the disasters.
The new series showing not (I missed the first show ) gives them 300,000 pounds.
The two women, who have made 42,000 pounds on their first two renos have now bought a disused church (which is lovely) but it is surrounded by a still active grave yard. No way would I live there, apart from all the other issues they have.
Loved the last series where the two glamour pusses were trying to reno without hurting their fake nails
Fascinating stuff. I love these shows.
wylie said: ↑
The new series showing not (I missed the first show ) gives them 300,000 pounds.That show would be "How to become a property developer", great show and the wanabee developers get to keep any profit they make in the one year they have been given.
WylieClick to expand...
Whilst typing this i am keeping an eye on the show location location (pommie style).
Just bumping this back up ...
I've just watched this weeks episode of 'How to be a Property Developer'.
Usually I record the show and watch it later - now I'm finding I just can't watch the Dans!!! I find them so frustrating! I'll bet they wouldn't be half so relaxed if the 17,000 pounds they lost at auction was their money! How much have they lost so far? 40? 50,000 pounds! And now this house in Portugal!
Was interested in other viewers opinions ...
I found myself wondering if maybe they were editing the show to make these guys really bad - and then I thought, I don't think they have to edit it. It just comes naturally!
I'll watch the latest episode on sunday aft, i wonder if the dan's have given up because they didn't have much to do with their last reno........i find it painfull to watch them stuff up consistiently.
The poms seem to like bringing us shows such as "A Place in Slovakia" that are based on dysfunctional couples building,renoing or buying their dream homes and making every mistake along the way.............but i do enjoy most of them
Methinks the Dans are a couple of Tossers. (Is it just me or does the taller one look very much like Jude Law, and the other one like Michael Hutchence?)
I have also watched a couple of the Slovakia show. It is a bit like watching a horror movie, want to look away, but strangely drawn back to the telly. I had a laugh when she wore the pink creation to the barbeque. They showed her just after showing them trying to catch the little fat pig. She is a bundle of elegance - NOT!!
What bump! This is my favourite show at the moment!!
radelaide said: ↑
What bump! This is my favourite show at the moment!!Thought you meant A place in Slovakia! It's on at 1am one morning each week. Think it's Wednesdays.
Grand Designs!Click to expand...