- Bank clerk Victoria and fashion wholesaler Raheel live in Milton Keynes with their four young children
- The spacious property had six bedrooms but the rooms felt cramped and not functional
- Your Home Made Perfect paired the couple with architect Damien Burroughs who designed their home
- Viewers were stunned after £40,000 exceeded their budget and asked where the money came from
Your Home Made Perfect audience was disappointed after the over budget £40,000 home change – and said they wish they had the extra cash.
Bank clerk Victoria and her husband Raheel, a fashion wholesaler, appeared on last night’s episode and revealed they had £60,000 set aside for the renovation of their six-bedroom home in Milton Keynes.
Although the sprawling estate had plenty of space, it was impractical and not functional for life with his two young sons and five-month-old twin daughters.
Architect Damien Burroughs came up with a plan that ‘flipped’ the layout of the house to make better use of the light streaming in from the south facing garden at the rear of the plot.
Pretty but not practical: Bank clerk Victoria and her husband Raheel, a fashion wholesaler, appeared on last night’s episode and explained that they had £60,000 set aside for the renovation of their six-bedroom home in Milton Keynes. One of the biggest problems was the kitchen, which had so little counter space that the kettle and toaster had to be moved to the utility room.
Heart of the home: The couple were given much-needed counter space, plus in-built appliances, as part of a high-end renovation (pictured). Couple Added a Kitchen Island and Gold Touches for an Ultra-Luxe Feel
Unused space: The back of the house was an extension housing the children’s playroom that they never used
Keeping things cozy: The ‘den’ was moved to the front of the house and is now a welcome retreat for four kids
Thrilled: Parents Victoria and Raheel were delighted with the results of their £100,000 major home renovation
Family Home: Victoria and Raheel built a four-bedroom, ’90s building on the ‘Cookie Cutter’ development in Milton Keynes with a view to starting a family. The front of the house after the renovation on Pictured, Your Home Made Perfect
While Victoria and Raheel were delighted, viewers were outraged that the project had exceeded budget by at least £40,000.
While Victoria and Raheel were thrilled with the result, viewers were incensed that the project went over budget by at least £40,000.
One tweeted during the renovation: ‘If the budget for this is anywhere around £60k I need to contact builders #YourHomeMadePerfect.’
Another posted: ‘We just renovated the entire downstairs of our end of Terrace 3 bed and it costs £60k (saved for 5 years and didn’t scrimp). Absolutely not Damien’s design is £60k. #YourHomeMadePerfect.’
A third added: ‘And why can’t they budget the show, how do you get the extra £40 grand #YourHomeMadePerfect.’
Source of stress: The hallway was too small for family life and caused arguments while preparing the children
A Place for Everything: By Removing the Garage, Architect Damien Burroughs Finds a Way to Make the Hallway Bigger
Not welcoming: Dining room and kitchen looked good, but not practical and didn’t make the most of light
Serious wow factor: adding a 10-square-meter extension to the back space of the house and flipping the layout to create a ‘horseshoe’ shape (pictured) that allows in more light
The Way: Previously, the living room (pictured) was conceived as a hallway between the front of the house and the kitchen
Tucked away: The horseshoe design allows Victoria and Raheel to keep their ‘wings’ (pictured) as they grow up
Victoria and Raheel build on the ‘cookie cutter’ development in Milton Keynes with a view to starting a family, a four-bedroom, ’90s build.
It was described in the show as an ‘estate agent’s dream’ with south facing gardens, generous living room and shiny new kitchen.
But when their boys came along, Victoria and Raheel began noticing flaws in the design, with a cramped hallway, dark living room, and an impractical kitchen top the list of issues.
When their daughters were born, the couple added two bedrooms to the loft for their growing family, but didn’t know how to improve the living space downstairs.
Ruined: A lack of storage space in the home meant the couple were forced to use their garage (pictured)