Envy and FOMO are a fact of life for fans of home reno shows. If we could just reach through that screen and snag ourselves a charming mansion to remodel! But it’s possible that no show has filled us with more envy than Your Home Made Perfect, which is back on screens with S2 on Fridays in July on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174).
The show features rival interior designers and architects Laura Jane Clark and Robert Jamison sitting down with people who’re stuck on what to do to even start remodelling homes that just don’t work for them anymore. After talking to the homeowners, Laura and Robert come up with their own design solutions and a few months later, through the magic of television, they present their clients with full-on virtual reality walkthroughs of how their different designs would transform the property in question.
This is no herky-jerky animation – it’s a down-to-the-detail, perfectly-lit computer model that takes the owner from their present-day home into a possible future, as all the details shift before their eyes to reveal a final, coherent design.
It’s a breath-taking moment, and there’s not one muddy builder’s pathway through the house and garden to show for it yet. Goodbye uncertainty, hello possibility. All the vital reno decisions can be made in advance, paint colours can be tested, materials reconsidered, and prices checked before one phonecall order is even made.