Grand Designs fans spot key problem with 300k home


Grand Designs fans were baffled after a couple’s new £300,000 home was missing a kitchen.

The latest episode of the popular Channel 4 programme focused on Cumbrian couple Rob and Ruth’s attempts to renovate a 200-year-old mill in the Lake District.

However, the project was plagued with issues and they were told the building was not structurally sound – as Birmingham Live reports.

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The couple initially had a £250,000 budget – which was partially sourced via a £100,000 loan from Rob’s dad- but this had sky-rocketed to £300,000 by the end of the episode.

They had to knock the building down within the first 15 minutes of Wednesday’s edition and also had to spend £11,000 on a tree surgeon to clear the rotten trees surrounding the structure.

Viewers of the show on Twitter were gobsmacked at the end of the episode when they noticed how the home was still missing a kitchen three years after the project started.

Phillip wrote: “Just over 3 years to build…and they don’t have a working kitchen what’s the point #granddesigns”

Dan Dann agreed: “But it’s not 300,000k, is it. #GrandDesigns it’s still not finished. 3 double bedrooms, a proper kitchen, work space etc.”

Ad said: “#Granddesigns imagine having that nice house. But a camp stove kitchen.”

Bee added: “It’s a huge home – great effort from the couple but three and a half years later, no electricity and no working kitchen yet?! #granddesigns”

Duncan Hill wrote: “No kitchen? Is that a council tax dodge? No kitchen so not fit for habitation. #GrandDesigns

And Evil added: “No kitchen, ohhh dear #granddesigns”

*Grand Designs airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4

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