Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free

About the show

Forget free love, this is about loving free!

There’s just one big rule in this inspiring series – things may be cheap, but they have to look stylish.

There’s no other makeover show quite like this one, as property and interiors guru Kirstie Allsopp takes on the challenge of transforming two homes each episode, without spending any money!

She wants to show how simple it can be to transform, repair and give a new lease of life to once loved furniture.

In the UK alone, a staggering 10 million items of furniture are thrown away every year, with the clear-up costing a massive £33 million a year.

To halt this throwaway culture, Kirstie takes over a large shop and stocks it full of items of furniture that have been sourced for free. By enlisting the help of inventors and designers, she proves what can be achieved by upcycling and recycling.

Across the series, Kirstie and the team help a young couple furnish their first flat together, source and create sturdy and stunning pieces for a large family whose furniture has taken a battering, and transform a bathroom from cramped and chaotic into a nautical themed sanctuary.


Kirstie's Fill Your House For Free

Kirstie Allsopp

The eldest of four children, Kirstie was raised mainly Wiltshire, England, but attended a number of different schools around the country including Bedales in Hampshire, alma mater of pop singer Lily Allen and model Sophie Dahl.

After leaving school, Kirstie headed to India to teach English, before returning home to work for the famed interior designer, Nicky Haslam, and for Country Living Magazine selling classified advertising space.

In 1996, she set up a property search company with a friend, and after a few years, was contacted by a TV production company inviting her to screen test for a new property show. There she met and immediately bonded with a certain Phil Spencer, and the rest is Location, Location, Location history.

Kirstie is the daughter of a baron (Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip) and due to his peerage, she is allowed to use the title The Honourable Kirsty Allsopp. She herself has two children, Bay and Oscar, with her partner Ben, who is also a property developer.

Kirstie isn’t the only celebrity in her family – her cousin is the famous fashion and home furnishings designer Cath Kidston. Her sister Sofie has also appeared as a property expert on the small screen – she’s an estate agent and once stood in for Kirstie on a Location, Location, Location television special when Kirstie was on maternity leave.

In 2013, an online survey of knitters for National Knitting Week voted Kirstie, a keen proponent of making handicrafts, Britain’s favourite celebrity knitter.

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