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Brillig Tue 07-Apr-20 20:13:45

Apologies if there's already a thread, but I couldn't see one. Anyone watching? Apparently this is a new series.

I'm waiting for the bench seats to make their inevitable appearance......grin

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Brillig Tue 07-Apr-20 20:19:37

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaad............there they are grin

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Yubaba Tue 07-Apr-20 20:21:20

Always with the bench seats!

peachypetite Tue 07-Apr-20 20:21:57

Yep.

Brillig Tue 07-Apr-20 20:23:53

I have to admit, somewhat grudgingly, that Robert's design is very clever. Though I'm not sure about the big curtain.

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Yubaba Tue 07-Apr-20 20:25:34

A bath in the kitchen?

Kitsmummy Tue 07-Apr-20 20:25:45

He had me until he produced the curtained bedroom and the bath in the kitchen!!

Muffinbutton Tue 07-Apr-20 20:56:41

I actually quite like Robert's one this time. But I think it's mostly down to the decor and styling.

NamedyChangedy Tue 07-Apr-20 21:01:30

Just caught the end, will rewatch on catchup. I love this show, but I never ever get Robert's ideas. He seems to be such a one-trick pony with his bench seats and modular plywood everything, and I'd find it depressing to live in a home he designed. It might be quite clever but it's just very different to my personal style. Hopefully Laura wins most of them this season.

peachypetite Tue 07-Apr-20 21:01:48

That bath is incredibly random

Skybluepink123 Tue 07-Apr-20 21:02:16

My dd and I have just watched the last 15 minutes of this completely open mouthed! A bath in the lounge, bed behind a curtain! What’s it all about?

Norugratsatall Tue 07-Apr-20 21:13:37

I agree, think his designs have become very 'samey' and that along-the-edge modular seating irritates me. It looks so uncomfortable! Low backs mean you couldn't just sink back into.

LightACandleHoney Tue 07-Apr-20 21:25:38

They are both so predictable. Robert loves his bench seating, split levels and open plan. Laura loves her sky light windows, illusion of space (often without adding any actual space) and bringing the garden indoors.

Robert’s was by far the better design this time around - very quirky and very Brighton. Laura’s didn’t provide the hospitality side of things that they both really wanted.

I do think it was more a house for a couple, than for a couple with an adult son, but I guess their son isn’t going to stay forever.

I liked the idea of the downstairs bedroom being a spare room, but I would have put a (nice and stylish) sofa bed in it so that it could still be an extension of the living space when not in use as a bedroom. I wouldn’t use it as the master bedroom because I think the smells from the kitchen would get old really quickly, and it would feel really small - effectively only living in one room.

Good first episode

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 21:33:44

Loved this show and glad it's back!

I mostly prefer Laura's designs but I did prefer Robert's in this episode. However, I hated the bedroom with the curtain and would have kept a wall in there, maybe with big sliding doors so they could still have a good visual connection between the rooms, but the possibility of closing it off properly. In the end it just felt like a giant studio flat!

I also disliked the way the couple had styled it, I don't think they did justice to Robert's design - they made it look dark and cluttered and all a bit 70s grin

jay55 Tue 07-Apr-20 21:35:48

Watching on catchup, has the male architect got new teeth?
Oh look bench seating.

HollowTalk Tue 07-Apr-20 21:37:16

So basically it was a kitchen diner with a bed and a bath in it?

Was there an upstairs or was it a flat? I couldn't figure it out.

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 21:37:56

Bungalow with crappy loft conversion

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 21:38:14

Would have been a more interesting project and episode if they'd done it all in one go

HollowTalk Tue 07-Apr-20 21:44:00

It really was a very badly designed house beforehand. Just about everything about it was wrong.

I was only half watching it - wasn't there room for a bedroom upstairs? That would've been the most obvious choice. And that idea of a bath in the living room was just bonkers.

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 21:45:50

They had two double bedrooms and a shower room upstairs, not well designed though.

jay55 Tue 07-Apr-20 22:08:30

The colour scheme is interesting. It would make me feel ill to have that green ceiling. I do love the kitchen island though.

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 22:10:29

The green ceiling was awful, hands down the worst bit

HollowTalk Tue 07-Apr-20 22:20:41

If they had two double bedrooms upstairs, why did they need a double bed in the kitchen?

AnotherEmma Tue 07-Apr-20 22:24:08

🤷🏻‍♀️

The concept was a snug/guest room but they liked it so much they decided to use it as their bedroom. Probably because the converted loft rooms aren't great.

Doyoumind Tue 07-Apr-20 22:26:41

I had never seen this show before and I have only one thing to say: Those teeth! They reminded me of my grandma's dentures.

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