The £100k House: Tricks of the Trade

Cass Architecture lecturer Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves joins BBC2's popular home improvement programme.

Cass Architecture lecturer Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves particpates in the latest instalment of The £100k House: Tricks of the Trade in which homeowners are helped with their ambitious building projects.

In the third episode of the present series, Cheryl joins presenter Piers Taylor (pictured) to hunt for ingenious micro-budget solutions to radically improve two homes that fall short of their owners' needs.

Karen and David are desperate to fall in love with their home in Ipswich, but it's hard. Karen loves baking but her kitchen is so small she makes cakes in the cellar, and meanwhile David wants a space where he can work from home. Like many Victorian terraces, theirs is an awkward mix of levels and corridors - Cheryl's biggest challenge will be finding a way to connect it all for just £10k. Piers takes them to see a stunning home that flows across different levels, but the challenge then falls to Cheryl to create two bespoke staircases for just £600! Karen and David are total novices but are soon carrying out major building work. As their budget runs dry, they must get creative - will Karen really get her dream kitchen for just a few hundred pounds?

The programme airs on 2 March at 8pm on BBC2 and will be available on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast.

Piers Taylor

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