Home commisions “Get the Look,” “Make My Home Bigger”

UKTV's home and gardens channel Home has ordered 15-part series Make My Home Bigger from RDF Television and Get the Look from Flame Television Productions.
December 2, 2011

UKTV’s home and gardens channel Home has ordered 15-part series Make My Home Bigger from RDF Television and Get the Look from Flame Television Productions.

Scheduled for Q1 2012, Make My Home Bigger follows property expert Jonnie Irwin as he joins homeowners taking on daring home conversions, while Get the Look aims to brighten up bland decor with host Kathryn Rayward.

Each half-hour episode of Make My Home Bigger will feature conversions, such as building loft space or turning basements into aspirational living spaces, and will include take-home advice. The series will be overseen by RDF Television’s Will Smith, who serves as executive producer, and Rob McCourt, as series producer.

Meanwhile, interior designer Kathryn Rayward will introduce a range of home decor styles in the half-hour series Get The Look. Barbara Altounyan and Matt Gordon from Flame Television Productions are onboard as executive producers with Lyn Rowett as series producer.

Both series were commissioned by UKTV’s director of commissioning Jane Rogerson, ordered by Home’s general manager Clare Laycock, and will be overseen by UKTV’s commissioning editor, Shirani Sabaratnam.

Sabaratnam said: “We’re excited to be working with established TV property talent such as Jonnie Irwin and Kathryn Rayward and think that both of these inspirational, stylish series will give our viewers some serious property food for thought in 2012.”

Laycock added: “Both series get to the heart of what Home’s core audience love – transforming properties.”

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