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Learn How To Renovate with a TV Expert

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Sian & Martin

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The UK’s only walking workshop, designed to help home renovators, inspire those stuck in an interior design rut, prod property developers to make braver choices or just excite the house nosey. A unique opportunity to get an in depth house tour looking at the nuts and bolts of an almost complete ambitious renovation / self build.

There are innovative design ideas, cost effective styling, upcycled & salvaged purchases. What to DIY and what to leave to experts. Get the low down on how your ideas might turn out should you attempt them and the tips to create a successful interior. Learn how to renovate affordably, how to cleverly source & buy, & add specialist design touches. There's also future proofing with underfloor heating and insulation.
See how to mix traditional style with a contemporary edge to bring your home into the 2020's, whilst respecting original features.

Enjoy a delicious lunch outside if the weather permits or indoors if not. Please contact me with any specific food requirements or allergies.

We then have a chat about materials / paints / etc, with examples, to look at, to help you avoid expensive mistakes. Then a short Q&A session should guests wish to discuss a specific problem. Please do bring a plan or photo if you think it'll help you communicate your chosen interior question!

Worth the investment? Just read our reviews :-)
Other things to note
Don't worry we don't live on a building site so normal shoes & clothing are fine!
Bring an iPad or Laptop with your own house queries if you have a DIY question we can help with, we usually have time at the end of the day to ask some questions.
The UK’s only walking workshop, designed to help home renovators, inspire those stuck in an interior design rut, prod property developers to make braver choices or just excite the house nosey. A unique opportunity to get an in depth house tour looking at the nuts and bolts of an almost complete ambitious renovation / self build.

There are innovative design ideas, cost effective styling, upcycled & salvaged purchases. What to DIY and w…

Sian & Martin's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Selection of sandwiches & fresh salads. Veggie options, but not vegan / nut...
  • Drinks
    Tea /coffee /soft drinks
  • Tickets
    House Tour & Consultation
From £95
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Sian & Martin

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 55 Reviews
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I'm a 24yrs-experienced property renovator, lady builder & interior designer, and am hugely excited to share my passion & expertise to help answer all your home & garden questions.
I am a nationally acknowledged TV property expert, speaker and build project manager for the hit BBC show "Your Home Made Perfect". I frequently work with clients and businesses on renovations and redesigns, but wanted to create a new & affordable way for homeowners to get inspiration and accessible information, without necessarily employing a designer/consultant. This unique Airbnb Experience is a perfect way for the house mad to become the house savvy, and have a lovely lunch & day out!
I'm a 24yrs-experienced property renovator, lady builder & interior designer, and am hugely excited to share my passion & expertise to help answer all your home & garden questions.
I am a nationally acknowledged TV property expert, speaker and build project manager for the hit BBC show "Your Home Made Perfect". I frequently work with clients and businesses on renovations and redesigns, but wanted to create a new & affordable way for homeowners to get inspiration and accessible information,…
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Where you'll be

This event is hosted at our home, an ambitious renovation and self build which we started four years ago. Unique in design both externally and internally, it's an ongoing project which is about 70% finished, so you'll see not only superbly finished rooms but also works in progress. Ideal for wannabe renovators or self builders, home owners passionate about interior design, first time buyers facing first time challenges or just the home obsessed!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Sharon
October 2019
Sian & Martin opened up their unique home and showed tricks, tips and the hard work that goes in to creating a beautiful, personal home. As an interior designer it was great to see their style and how they overcome difficult spaces, cleverly allocate budgets and share general builder gripes and how they overcome them. Honestly, a fantastic experience (and the food was gorgeous to boot!). I need an excuse to return.
Sian & Martin opened up their unique home and showed tricks, tips and the hard work that goes in to creating a beautiful, personal home. As an interior designer it was great to see…
Lisa
October 2019
This day was exactly what I expected and more. Sian & Martin were very welcoming and made you feel immediately at ease in their lovely home. The passion in which they conveyed their journey was fabulous and left you feeling totally inspired and motivated. They really encouraged you to have a go and see how it turned out. They offered specific advise if you asked a question and looked at particular issues individuals may be experiencing on their Reno project. Not to mention the most fabulous lunch that Sian rustled up ! Over all a great day out and a inspirational experience.
This day was exactly what I expected and more. Sian & Martin were very welcoming and made you feel immediately at ease in their lovely home. The passion in which they conveyed the…
Rachael
October 2019
An amazing opportunity to see such an inspirational home. Taking away lots of ideas and tips and value the personal suggestions and comments Sian made on my own project. Great hosts, great food, great experience full stop. Thank you
Emma
August 2019
What a brilliant day. Sian and Martin were super welcoming and their house is amazing. They are both so passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and share that in such a generous way. They put on a lovely lunch as well. I left feeling really inspired about my renovation plans.
What a brilliant day. Sian and Martin were super welcoming and their house is amazing. They are both so passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and share that in such a gen…
Claire
August 2019
I left this experience buzzing with inspiration. I would highly recommend, it was such a personable and informative day that I felt really lucky to have been a part of. Sian & Martin hosted a truly fabulous experience - thank you.
Steph
August 2019
Absolutely the best day if you’re planning a renovation or building work. Sian and Martin share their personal experience of renovating as well as their expertise and tips as professionals. Their house is incredible and they made us all feel really welcome in their home. After an in depth tour of the house we sat down to a delicious home made lunch and talked through our personal plans and questions in detail. We came away feeling inspired and informed to get moving with our projects. If you’re planning a renovation and you’re interested in salvaged and reclaimed materials and interior design this is the best £60 you could spend.
Absolutely the best day if you’re planning a renovation or building work. Sian and Martin share their personal experience of renovating as well as their expertise and tips as profe…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

If you have specific house questions, you might like to bring images of your own home / design conundrum / problem