The UK version – Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate – is created, developed and produced by UK indie Outline Productions. Helen Veale is Creative Director for the series, with Outline Productions MD Laura Mansfield as Executive Producer.
Season Two (20×60′) will launch free-to-air next year on home and lifestyle channel HGTV, following its rebrand from Home in early 2020. Season One aired on UKTV channel Really.
Renovate Don’t Relocate mixes smart technology, design, and engaging stories to create a home makeover show that not only transforms homes, but the way they are used.
In each episode, an expert host – in the UK version, property developer Sarah Beeny – comes to the aid of homeowners living in a property that no longer works for them. From newlyweds and new parents, to people who work from home, the expert shows how a little design know-how can improve their lifestyle, save them money and prevent them having to go through the stress and cost of moving home.
Special cameras are installed to monitor how people really use their homes, and the data collected helps create a life-size floor plan that highlights problem areas and brings the expert’s design, layout and décor ideas to life.
The host then tracks the renovation over the following months, and a final reveal of the completed project proves that, if you re-think and re-design the space you have, it is better – and cheaper – to renovate, not relocate!
Red Arrow Studios International has worldwide distribution rights to the format and finished tape, which it launched at MipTV 2019.