Grand Designs Transformations on ABC – Stressful times mean many homeowners are seeking sanctuary in their own homes, creating spaces where they can retreat from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. And they’re getting ambitious – looking far and wide for inspiration for their home transformations.

In Melbourne, professional footballer Katie and property consultant partner Olivia are going all out knocking down their little worker’s cottage to build a cool, multi-storey mid-century sanctuary. Every inch of their tiny suburban block is tailored for rest and relaxation, with a tiny, Perspex fronted pool, gymnasium in a cupboard and spa like facilities.

With a 13-metre-long pink marble kitchen island, a sunken loungeroom and a desert-styled garden on the roof top, it’s set to be an entertainer’s paradise! But how will a hot climate house fit in a cold climate city?

Also in Melbourne, Mark and Chris are also looking to create a restful oasis and plan to transform the backyard shed into a Japanese bathhouse.

But the project is dogged by endless delays and unforeseen problems which could either scuttle their plans or give them the time and inspiration to create an authentic and truly magical Japanese-styled bathhouse.

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 1 February 2024 at 8.00pm

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Grand Designs Transformations on ABC