TV presenter Sarah Beeny has launched a new show that urges home owners to stay put rather than endure the ‘hassle and expense’ of moving home.
Called Renovate Don’t Relocate and being aired on TV channel Really from this week onwards, the show helps people utilise their home’s space better rather than spending their cash on buying a larger house.
The programme’s format is a televisual U-turn for the 47-year-old presenter who from 2009 until late last year was a director of the company behind online estate agency Tepilo, and is herself a property developer.
Tepilo Ltd went into administration in December last year after joining forces with eMoov in May that year to create a hoped-for £100 million online/hybrid estate agency competitor to Purplebricks.
Beeny says she has always wanted to make her new TV programme but that during the height of the property boom ‘no one would do it’.
During an interview published yesterday Beeny freely admits that her new TV show will try to lead and ‘change things’ unlike her previous efforts, which she reckons have ‘followed’ how people interact with property, rather than introducing fresh ideas.
Renovate Don’t Relocate will use smart cameras to track how the families featured in the TV series use their space, and then employ lit floor plans to help them arrange their internal spaces better.
“We’re all obsessed with improving our homes, and the new technology we’re introducing to this show will support and help inform Sarah’s unique brand of ultra-relatable, no-nonsense advice and expert insight,” says executive producer Laura Mansfield.
The show is to feature on Really every day until April 2nd.