Banbury family home transformed in Alan Titchmarsh’s new ITV show

L-R: Lee, Donna, Leonie and Claudia join Alan Titchmarsh at the reveal. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171816001

A Banbury family’s house is transformed immeasurably in the first episode of Alan Titchmarsh’s newest home makeover show on ITV tonight (Wednesday, August 30).

The television personality, best known for his gardening programmes, helped a Banbury family by making their home easier to use for the mother whose sight is severely restricted in Love Your Home And Garden.

Claudia (left) and Leonie love their new garden. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171840001

Inspirational girls Claudia, 12, and Leonie, nine, act as carers for their mum Donna, who was left partially sighted after a near fatal heart attack, as her husband Lee works full time.

The dark interior in their home makes it even harder for Donna, a 44-year-old former teaching assistant, to see so Alan makes it lighter and less cluttered while the family move out.

Builder Kunle Barker knocks out the back wall of the house to make way for bifold doors and funnels light into the dark stairwell, by creating a skylight in the roof.

Architect Helen Sisley uses an ingenious technique for creating extra space in the girls’ bedrooms and turns the ground floor completely open plan, to make it easier for Donna to move around the house.

Claudia, Donna and Alan Titchmarsh at the reveal. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171903001

And in the garden, Katie Rushworth builds a summerhouse for the girls to play in, creates a decking area and compliments Helen’s interior jungle theme by planting ferns, lavender and wispy grasses.

The programme stems from a previous Titchmarsh show, Love Your Garden, but Alan’s influence extends to the interior in this new series helping people who truly deserve it.

The Banbury show airs at 8pm on ITV, and is the first of three weekly episodes.

Watch the episode back at itv.com/hub/love-your-home-and-garden

Donna with Alan Titchmarsh at the reveal of her new home and garden. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171803001

Lee and Donna at the big reveal. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171852001

The Love Your Home and Garden team (L-R) builder Kunle Barker, Katie Rushworth, Alan and architect Helen Sisley. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171915001

Alan Titchmarsh showing Donna and Lee their newly-refurbished home. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171828001

Alan Titchmarsh and Helen Sisley in the new living room. Photo: ITV/Spungold Productions NNL-170830-171926001

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