Bells and Whistles PR are delighted to be representing, Zac Monro; an award-winning architect and TV presenter of Channel 4’s new glossy home improvement series, Inside Out Homes.
Zac who also co-presents Grand Designs: House of the Year alongside Kevin McCloud, founded his award-winning architectural practice in 2000 from his home in Brixton and specialises in transforming small city plots and worn terraced houses into inspirational homes; carving out warm open spaces flooded with natural light and bringing a note of succour to frenzied urban life.
He is currently on a mission to breathe new life into the UK’s suburbs and inspiring regular homeowners to see the potential in their properties in Channel 4’s new glossy home makeover series Inside Out Homes.
The new Channel 4 programme follows the radical, concrete-loving Zac as he tears down walls and reinvigorates five homes across Britain, with the help of engineer Monty Ravenscroft, plants woman Rosie Bines and editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration, Michelle Ogundehin.
Using cutting-edge technology, imagination and often controversial ingenuity, Zac transforms mock mansions, staid semis, pokey flats and traditional terraced houses into homes that unlock the potential of living inside and out like never before.
From garden cinemas to outside kitchens, sliding roofs to external glass walls, Zac and the team defy the limitations of traditional British homes, as they blur the boundaries between house and garden.
Each episode explores different techniques which can be used to enhance your home, encouraging owners to make the best use of their existing space. While one couple turns their garden into the heart of a family home complete with a revolving TV trellis, another receives the calm green oasis of their dreams with an ingenious indoor garden in an unused loft space.
“You can’t wait for inspiration,” Zac says. “You have to go after it with a club. There are a huge number of homes in the UK that are most commonly seen as ugly, drab spaces. I want to encourage house buyers and home owners to see the potential in these spaces.”
“Given the current economic climate, housing shortage and soaring prices, there has never been a better time to open your mind to buildings or renovation projects you may have previously overlooked.
“Prefabricated and system-built houses often have a bad reputation, being seen as post-war disasters or cheap temporary solutions. However, I argue that it makes financial sense to take advantage of these building technologies and I believe that with a bit of thought and attention to detail the results can look both personal and bespoke.”
Inside Out Homes is now on Channel 4. To view previous episodes visit www.channel4.com/programmes/inside-out-homes
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