Julia and Peter’s Ex Display kitchen hits our TV Screens on George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations
Julia and Peter’s beautiful kitchen stole the show when it shared the screen alongside one of Britain’s leading architects, George Clarke. For the second season running, Rehome customers have been featured on George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations. From showroom to national television, not only because it’s a savvy way to stretch your budget, but because the results are amazing.
REMARKABLE KITCHEN, REMARKABLE RENOVATION.
Peter noticed an article about Rehome in The Telegraph, which sent him to to have a closer look. Having been disappointed with a trip to Wickes where he was quoted £20,000 for a kitchen, not including worktops, he was pleasantly surprised by the value and quality that Rehome's ex display kitchens had to offer. The couple knew they wanted better quality for the budget they had so they set out to find a traditional shaker kitchen – Rehome's most popular style. Fate intervened and they finally decided a modern matt white and grey Nobilia ex display kitchen. Alongside the notable reduction in price, from £25,000 to £11,136, Peter explained what drew him to the showroom model: ‘For us the things we love more than anything are the quartz countertops, which we simply thought we couldn’t afford if we bought new, and the built in lighting which we would probably not have gone for to save costs. These lights add so much ambience to the space that we rarely use the ceiling lights now. What isn’t on the program is that we also used part of the kitchen to fit out our utility too, so we ended up with two rooms for the price of one.
MAKING SUSTAINIBILITY STYLISH
When interviewed by George, Peter explained that sustainability was at the forefront of their minds during the conception and design of their tastefully renovated family home. From under floor heating and solar panels, to mechanical ventilation heat recovery, ethical decisions were made throughout the build. Perhaps one of the savviest moves for both pocket and planet was to buy an ex display kitchen as this saves an average of 4059kgs of carbon and at least a tree or two. Enough to pay back for the family’s car journeys for a year.
TWO FOR TWO
It’s not the first time that a pre-loved kitchen has featured on George Clarke’s flagship program. Rehome customers Adrian and Laura’s beautiful Masterclass shaker kitchen looked right at home in their 19th Century coach house in season one. Speaking to Laura after the show aired, she said “It had all the key pieces we wanted in a new kitchen…the shaker style and the corner pantry. We could tell from the pictures of the internal details that it was a quality build. As a recognisable leading UK brand, it had a price tag of £32,000, it was out of reach without considering an ex-display model. The kitchen we bought was drastically reduced to £12,999. “We couldn’t have afforded this quality of kitchen otherwise"
George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations, is available now on All4. Tune in now for inspiration for your own home makeover, and don’t forget to thank your friends at Rehome when your own kitchen is starring on the small screen!