The Great Home Transformation: Episode One: Eastbourne
Have you watched the first episode of The Great Home Transformation? For Episode one we are in Eastbourne, helping to resolve the issues a lovely family have with their home. This show is all about highlighting how good design can help improve people’s lives every day and I think we certainly achieved that here.
Becca, Sam and the kids are lovely and their issues at home are so common for so many families. When I first met them I knew we needed to transform the spaces that would give the biggest changes to their lives and directly solve fundamental problems.
I can’t believe we pulled this off in 3 days but this is why and how we did it…..
Problems: Living Room
They all congregate in the living room all the time because it’s the only space that is baby proofed so if the older boys want to spend time with Becca or Sam, they have to be in there too
They are a family of 6 and there’s not enough seating for everyone
Living room is the only space Becca can entertain four kids
Too much screen time in front of the TV
Solutions: Living Room
Increase the amount of seating so everyone can sit on the sofa
Hide the TV behind doors in joinery
Increase useable storage
Allow enough space for all kids to play on the floor
Introduce family’s personality through the decoration
Problems: Bonnie’s Bedroom
Mum, dad, Bonnie and the baby are all sleeping on two doubles beds in
the master bedroom leaving no space for anything else
No sense of calm due to the clutter in this room
The room has become a dumping ground
Solution: Bonnie’s Bedroom
Create a bedroom for Bonnie so that Mum and Dad can free up space in their room
Ensure the wardrobe is useable storage
Design a scheme to excite Bonnie about having her own room and that suits the rest of the household.
All Rocko’s meds are in a cabinet in the conservatory in the sun, but they need to be stored in the cool shade.
The boys ask if they can paint but more often Becca says no as there is no designated space
Becca would like to get back to her ART, she taught it previously, but it’s too messy witheveryone around
The washing is endless and overwhelming for Becca who is constantly confronted bymountains of clothes
Larger lockable cabinets and medical fridge for Rocko’s meds
Craft table on castors with integrated storage and stacking stools for artwork/craft
Utility area covered by doors to hide any mess.
Cinema room created for the family and especially to entertain Rocko during his
I love that this show is all about my design ethos of Form follows Function and highlights the importance of making your home work for you.