Every once in a while you find a TV show that is all at once easy-to-watch, interesting, inspiring and calming … The kind of show that you can lose yourself within, but still feel like you’ve used your time semi-productively. This is how I feel about ‘Grand Designs’. Have you watched it?
Basically each episode follows the progress of creative residential building projects from start to finish. Often in pursuit of their dream homes, people push their budgets, imaginations, relationships and mental health to the limit … sometimes they succeed, sometimes they don’t, and more often than not they end up somewhere in-between.
I was recently gifted the DVD box set of the show, which includes a massive 17 discs and 63 episodes!! I’ve only ever previously watched the show rather haphazardly, catching the odd episode here and there … but now I’m taking great joy in watching each and every episode in order and in their entirety.
Kevin McCloud is pretty damn wonderful as the show’s charming and thoughtful host … and most people I know fall at least a little bit in love with both him and his fascinating show. Perhaps you have plans for your own ‘Grand Design’ in the future, or maybe you just like finding out about other people’s often incredible ‘Grand Designs’ … either way I can assure you this is one show (and one DVD box set) that will not disappoint.