Grand Designs Transformations on ABC – On Sydney’s northern beaches, Nina and husband Trent plan on turning their recently purchased pavilion home into a luxe, show-stopping, glamorous family hideaway for them and their three-year old son, Harley.

Interior designer, Nina, plans on a radical white-on-white interior refit of the highest spec—including tonnes of imported ultra-heavy marble furniture she’s designed herself. Then there’s the exterior transformation of an existing pool area into a luxurious resort—complete with outdoor bar, bespoke joinery, mirrored walls, bathtub, and spa bathroom.

It all sounds super glamorous and could cost a king’s ransom, but can a high-end stylish pad in beachside Avalon double as a comfortable and indestructible family home suitable for them and their energetic toddler?

In Balwyn, Melbourne, Mike, Mark and Anni have happily shared their suburban home for 20 years.

Anni is Mike’s ex-wife, Mark is his soon-to-be new husband. And with the wedding just months away they’ve all decided the old family bathroom that Mike and Anni renovated eight years ago on a shoestring needs a whole new makeover—not just for the happy occasion but as a luxe bathroom for Mike and Mark to enjoy.

Trouble is, the room is tiny and Mark, with his design flare has plans for décor with pizazz, including geometric bronze-and-green vinyl wallpaper, natural stone, reflective bronze dado wall panels, slumped green Spanish tiles juxtaposed with Japanese black-and-green finger tiles, and two superheavy cast bronze basins. Question is, will it be on-trend tasteful, or over-the-top in the tiny space?

Production credits: A Fremantle Australia production for the ABC financed with support from the ABC. Supervising Executive Producer: Brooke Bayvel. Executive Producer: Michael Collett. Series Producer: Chris Perry. ABC Commissioning Editor: Jo Chichester. Executive Producer: Madeleine Hawcroft. Head of Factual: Susie Jones. ABC Head of Screen Content: Jennifer Collins

Grand Designs Transformations on ABC and ABC iview – Thursday 11 January 2024 at 8.00pm

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Grand Designs Transformations on ABC