Homes & Property TV returns to ITV1 for a third series of six fantastic and informative half-hour programmes at 7.30pm on Thursday nights.
This is our best series yet and we are proud of it. Each programme captures the fast-paced and fact-packed essence of the magazine, while keeping a firm grip on getting the best for less - of improving not moving - to fit the spirit of today’s bargain-hunting, savvy Londoners.
'Our best series yet is upbeat, positive and full of information'
The tone is upbeat, positive and full of information. Each week we’ve got an area focus - from increasingly fashionable Kennington in the south to the endlessly groovy East End.
Presenter Alistair Appleton gives an overview of the best (and the worst!) of each area, so you get a balanced view of housing, transport, shops, green spaces and other amenities. It is really useful if you are thinking of moving.
Alistair also snoops around an exciting and very different home each episode, talking to the owners about their clever tricks and achievements. This strand is full of great design ideas to steal, from architecture to interior design.
Alison Cork, our bargains supremo, then picks up the key looks in each week’s featured home and shows you where to buy items for a lot less: from Brazilian slate floors to stylish glass, concrete, stainless-steel worktops and the best wooden floors, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting and accessories - all at huge savings.
And our architecture expert Cathy Strongman has wise advice on building and regulations.
This year we’ve got a great new strand on gardening (including the vertical garden for space-poor home-owners), low-maintenance gardening and instant gardening, showing you how to do it and where to buy the necessary items. So even if you have never held a trowel before, you too can join the green brigade. Book your space on the sofa on Thursday and don’t miss it.
This week: Alistair meets Rachel Le Breton and her husband Eric who converted a loft, getting loads more space and saving money; Alison Cork shows how to get fabulous wooden floors like the Le Bretons's by visiting a reclamation yard and saving thousands of pounds; Alistair admires coastal commuter haven, Kingsdown, Kent, as a really attractive and affordable place to live (and only eight miles from Dover); and our top gardener Andy Sturgeon shows London gardeners how to make the best low maintenance garden.