Fill Your House For Free (4 x 60′) – A staggering 10 million items of furniture are binned every year and clearing up the household goods that Brits throw out on the street costs the economy a whopping £33 million a year. Kirstie wants to remedy this “throw away and spend” attitude by showing how simple it can be to transform, fix and give a new home to a once loved piece of furniture.
Kirstie Allsopp will meet families whose homes are in dire need of a makeover but who are, like many people in the UK, short on cash to transform their property. Using the huge number of freebie resources out there, as well ingenious tricks of the trade, Kirstie will help these families realise their dream of a made over home for next to nothing. There’s just one big rule – no tat allowed. Things may be free, but they have to look stylish too.
Kirstie will be opening a city centre store kitted out with kitchens, bathrooms, sofas, tables, chairs, paints, carpets – everything you’d expect from a furniture store. However, Kirstie’s store will have one big difference: everything on display will have a zero price tag.
Kirstie and her team will demonstrate how to upcycle and restore old furniture, as well as showing viewers where to go and how to salvage their own treasures while spending as little as possible on doing up their homes.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Raise the Roof Productions
TX: Summer 2013
Source: Channel 4 press release