WE spend so much time in our homes it’s no surprise we like to look for ways to transform them.
And even if a style or trend is out of reach due to budgets or space, we still like to indulge in a spot of house porn and dream of what could be.
Netflix has certainly tapped into that desire with an array of home improvement and property shows to tickle your taste buds.
This show does what it says on the tin really, as it takes viewers to properties with normal exteriors yet stunning interiors.
These include enviable man caves and medieval dining rooms, with basements, garages and bunkers being converted into extraordinary spaces.
Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo
The organising consultant branches out in this new series to help people who are struggling with achieving the right work/life balance.
The host uses the KonMari Method on businesses, relationships and communities as well as giving more of an insight into her own life and home.
Dream Home Makeover
Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee help make design dreams come true for people across the US.
After becoming a popular figure on Instagram, Shea then opened their design studio and aims to to provide a sense of peace to her clients in their renovated spaces.
This Australian show sees people from all over the country compete to turn their homes into hotels.
The teams judge each other and compete for an all-expenses paid trip to California and an instant hotel.
Interior Design Masters
A commercial design contract is up for grabs on this British TV competition.
The contestants take on various designs in commercial spaces while learning new skills too.
This show sees property owners being coached by designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer on how to maximise their returns by turning their homes into short-term lets.
All sorts of real estate is featured, from single rooms to entire homes and vary from a houseboat in Seattle to a firehouse in Washington D.C.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Marie won a legion of fans with this show, which sees her help members of the public makeover their home by having a major declutter.
While the participants often find it difficult to do, Marie’s sweet personality and emphatic approach helps them along, while viewers get to see that you don’t need oodles of cash to make noticeable improvements to their living spaces.
Tiny House Nation
For those of you are unfamiliar with the Tiny House Movement, a tiny house is a “dwelling unit with a maximum of 37 square metres (400 sq ft) of floor area, excluding lofts.”
This show taps into that growing trend for downsizing living spaces and “living with less” by showing off some of the most impressive tiny houses in the US.
It also offers tips to viewers on how they can learn clever strategies on how to make small homes or spaces feel bigger.
The Minimalists: Less is Now
Similar to above, longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus also show viewers the benefits of minimalism and how our lives can be better with less in them.
Marriage or Mortgage
This new series sees a wedding planner and an estate agent compete to win the budget of a different engaged couple every episode.
The couples have to choose between having a memorable, fairy-tale wedding or a dream first house.
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