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Family's Cramped Bungalow Looks Incredible After Huge Makeover

A family of five told how they transformed their cramped bungalow into a sprawling modern home on last night's BBC Two's Your Home Made Perfect.

The new series sees two architects come up with elaborate plans to renovate houses into something that better suits the needs of those living in it.

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This week's installment saw Suzanne, who is an interior designer herself, and guitar teacher Danny give their poky, three-bedroom bungalow a new lease of life with an £80,000 renovation.

After gutting the home and rebuilding the interiors from scratch, the house was entirely transformed - changing their bedroom count and doubling the living space.

The couple needed space for their family. Credit: BBC/Remarkable Television
The couple needed space for their family. Credit: BBC/Remarkable Television

Their family home was given an enormous extension to give the family of five much-needed space with an extra fourth bedroom - parents Suzanne and Danny had been sharing their bedroom with their youngest daughter, Bibi, who is almost three years old.

Two architects drew up separate plans for the living space, and the couple were walked through it all with 3D virtual reality so they knew exactly how it would look.

Their bungalow looked the same from the outside. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
Their bungalow looked the same from the outside. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television

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Their home was cramped for their three children. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
Their home was cramped for their three children. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
They shared their bedroom with their daughter. Credit: Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
They shared their bedroom with their daughter. Credit: Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television

One of the designers, Robert Jamison, suggested replacing the bedrooms with 'sleep pods' to free up space - something that Suzanne was on-board with but Danny didn't like the idea of.

The parents opted for Laura Jane Clark's designs, which included huge sky lights and open place spaces to free the couple of dark and dingy bungalow rooms.

The couple were walked through the designs. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
The couple were walked through the designs. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television

While the bungalow's inside was all ripped out for the renovations, it still looked the same from the exterior.

The family were also super thrifty in the interior design once the extension was complete, using cork flooring to save on heating costs, choosing not to tile their bathroom, and purchasing items second hand to save on money for the sake of their family.

But they ensured scrimping didn't pull back on the beauty of the place, updating the items they'd bought second hand with personal tweaks, such as new legs on sofas purchased from Facebook Marketplace.

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The renovations cost £80,000. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
The renovations cost £80,000. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Television
The couple preferred Laura's plans for the space. Credit: BBC Two/Screengrab
The couple preferred Laura's plans for the space. Credit: BBC Two/Screengrab
The home was transformed on the show. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Pictures
The home was transformed on the show. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Pictures
Viewers couldn't get enough of the interior. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Pictures
Viewers couldn't get enough of the interior. Credit: BBC Two/Remarkable Pictures

Their new home was transformed into a mixture of pastel coloured-textiles with pops of colour, and it was truly gorgeous.

The couple's bedroom included an en-suite bathroom - with no walls - to create a sanctuary away from their children.

What a transformation!

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Remarkable Television

Topics: Stylish, Home, TV Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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