Series three of Your Home Made Perfect returns on Monday 24th May at 8pm on BBC Two, and there’s a load of new architects joining the show.
‘We are back and this time with a crew,’ begins presenter Angela Scanlon. ‘[There are] six architects, so two go head-to-head for each project and obviously across six there is a wild variety of approaches and styles so it[s always surprising. The series just feels bigger, the couples know the process because they’re familiar with the show, there’s more trust there so people have made bolder choices. And the lingo, everyone is across the lingo now – all the technical terminology – it made me howl.’
What happens in each episode?
Your Home Made Perfect is a groundbreaking property makeover show with virtual reality and visual effects at its helm. It enables homeowners to ‘step into’ their newly imagined home in the ultimate ‘try before you buy’ experience.
Homeowners can instantly explore a stunning transformation of their bedroom, walk around an incredible double-height kitchen, or see how adding a gigantic window will turn a dingy lounge into a show-stopping living room.
In each episode, a family will be presented with two radically different designs by two extraordinary architects, before deciding which to commission and make a reality.
As the episode nears towards the end, the final, most important reveal is yet to come: it’s time to see what has been built in real life. Angela and the winning architect will visit the finished build. Will the real world reveal rival the design seen in virtual reality?
Your Home Made Perfect presenter
Angela Scanlon is the presenter of Your Home Made Perfect. In each episode, Angela reveals two designs to the homeowners using cutting-edge virtual reality, before the winning design is chosen and built in real life.
‘In this series we visit a number of incredible inspiration houses/properties; tiny houses with glass floors, enormous orate sunrooms, restored printworks turned family home,’ says Irish TV star Angela, whose previous presenting credits include The Noughties, The One Show and Robot Wars. ‘I have been left brimming with ideas every time and longing to build my own mad house.’
Your Home Made Perfect architects
Your Home Made Perfect series 1 first aired in 2019 and kicked off with Angela as host, alongside two innovative architects, Laura Jane Clark and Robert Jamison. The same team returned for series 2.
This time however, Robert isn’t back for series 3 ‘due to his crazy schedule’ says Angela, ‘but he was such a joy to work with and I think has really allowed people to push for what they want, to challenge themselves to think more holistically and be a bit rebellious in their approach.’
For series 3, Angela is joined by a pool of six cutting-edge architects who will be transforming problematic homes into dream abodes with the magic of virtual reality. Laura returns this series, alongside five new faces. ‘We are SO happy to have Laura Jane Clark back again. She is the boss and I adore her,’ says Angela.
• Laura Jane Clark •
Based in Glasgow, Laura Jane Clark is a hands-on architect, who started her career working on building sites. Fearless, and with extraordinary vision, Laura can turn around the impossible – she’s even transformed underground public toilets into an extraordinary home.
‘The VR reveals are so incredible. It is different to an actual reveal when the homeowners have spent months and months on a building site,’ says Laura. ‘The VR reveal is like the best dream to have. It’s all about possibilities and for me, it is the emotion of the situation that is so moving.’
• Julian Mcintosh •
Julian McIntosh’s training has taken him far and wide, starting in Huddersfield, then to China and Spain, and finishing in London. He spent three years at a high end residential London practice designing luxury homes before setting up his own company, Julian McIntosh Architects.
‘Gone are the days of black and white architectural plans winning the heart of clients – we must start utilising and harnessing technology to the same level as disruptive industries if we want to survive as a respected profession,’ says Julian. ‘It’s something I’m very passionate about as an architect.’
• Lynsey Elliott •
From Northumberland, Lynsey Elliott is obsessed with detail and practicality – her spaces work perfectly, and look incredible too. Described as ‘unassuming and thoughtful’, don’t underestimate her warm approach; she’s determined to win.
‘The world of architecture is broad and varied which makes it so interesting but there is a public perception that the industry is inaccessible to smaller scale development, this programme shows that is not the case,’ says Lynsey.
• Will Foster •
A former apprentice blacksmith from Somerset, Will Foster has taken the industry by storm, recognised for his stunning buildings and maverick approach. Sustainability is at the forefront of his design thinking, and he advocates working with local resources and suppliers.
‘Growing up in a rural village, I didn’t know anything about architecture,’ says Will. ‘Now with over 20 years in the profession I feel being part of the show allows us architects to demonstrate how design can make a difference to people’s everyday lives and make it accessible to everyone.’
• Lizzie Fraher •
Obsessed with stories and passionate about working on existing buildings, Lizzie Fraher is known for her exquisite, intricate designs and believes everyone should have pockets of luxury in their homes. Described as ‘painstakingly detailed and highly competitive,’ Lizzie brings attitude and style to all her projects and is a force to be reckoned with.
‘Spaces should be joyful! They should represent who we are, our values and the show helps demonstrate this,’ says Lizzie.
• Damion Burrows •
At the age of 21 Damion Burrows was transforming nightclubs in Manchester with outrageous and brilliant sets, and later headed to university to study interior architecture before moving into architecture. Approaching every project with flare and creativity, Damion creates exciting, contemporary homes and his understanding of buildings, inside and out, has led to a fascination of texture and raw materials.
‘The British public are already captivated by property and home improvements but this show moved it onto a different level and made it more accessible, more democratic and made everybody feel that they could be part of it and go on a journey with the families in the show,’ says Damion.
Your Home Made Perfect: Apply to appear on the show
For details on how to apply for future series, visit madeperfect.tv or BBC’s Shows, Tours & Take Part webpage. You are also encouraged to follow the show’s social media accounts for casting announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Is Your Home Made Perfect the same format as Your Garden Made Perfect?
Yes, a new spin-off show called Your Garden Made Perfect aired in February 2021, which followed the same format using cutting-edge technology and VR, but this time to show owners the true potential of their outdoor areas.
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