Episode Guide

Family Home

Series 5 · Episode 3

Family Home looks at movements in architecture, design, cuisine and gardens that accommodate the ever-changing structure of the family unit. As the traditional family wanes and in its place we have couples with 2.2 pets, parents moving in with kids, kids who never leave and friends who share a mortgage, the demands on our homes are changing. Don't Ditch The Dining Table – Changing eating habits such as eating out, watching television and eating on the run are fast making the age old tradition of family dinners extinct. By simply choosing a table to suit your changing needs, we can make sure the dining table doesn’t become a thing of the past. Family Dinners Around The Globe – Whether it’s a BBQ in Australia, a siesta in Spain or a large lunch in Slovenia, take a look at what a family dinner means around the world. Pet-proof Design – Brendan gives some useful tips on how to stylishly pet-proof your home and meets with Architect, Andrew Nimmo who has designed a cutting edge space for up to 60 stranded cats. Zone Homes – Gone are the red-brick roofed houses of yesteryear and the nuclear families that lived in them. The new family home is an egalitarian space, zoned for the individual needs of all its members. Shared Meal – Peter meets with good friend, Peter Kuruvita who shows him how to prepare some traditional Sri Lankan dishes that are perfect for sharing with the family or a group of friends. DIY Heirloom – Too often, family heirlooms and keepsakes are banished to the back of the closet. Shannon shows us some stylish ways to display your treasures.

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