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No house enchancment present is just too bonkers for me to observe

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It’s been greater than 10 years since I obtained actually het up in a tent in Kildare at Oxegen watching UK rapper Tinie Tempah carry out his hit track Cross Out. I bear in mind pondering I used to be glad I’d made the trouble to see him, trekking throughout the mud and thru the rain.

Then, just some weeks in the past, I obtained actually het up once more whereas watching him, besides this time I used to be on the sofa and although he was braving some mud and rain, it was whereas presenting a present on Channel 4 about posh home extensions.

Sure, Tinie Tempah’s Extraordinary Extensions does sound like one thing Alan Partridge would pitch, however even Alan Partridge had some good concepts. 

There isn’t any house renovation present I’d not watch. I might see an advert for Jason Statham’s Thousand Pound Cat Flap or Michael Healy Rae’s Cow Shed to Cabin Stylish and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid. In truth, I’d most likely set the collection hyperlink.

Generally the properties and the individuals who dwell in them are so pretty that we even neglect our cynicism and might be vicariously joyful for them and their stunning tiles

Regardless of the miserable actuality that homes in Eire won’t ever turn into extra reasonably priced, we go completely wild for reveals about shopping for, renovating, flipping, extending, gutting, saving and ending them, often with outcomes unattainable to the common viewer.

RTÉ’s My Bungalow Bliss got here beneath hearth just lately after a renovation in Donegal went greater than €100,000 over price range, whereas Channel 4’s flagship house enchancment present is famend for outdated Kevin McCloud doing a shaky-headed stroll of doom across the perimeter of the location predicting that Jeremy and Carol and their new child, Rufus, gained’t be in earlier than the winter – and never earlier than spending an extra £80,000 on a kind of insulation that hasn’t been invented but.