A couple from Grand Designs who own a flour mill in Cornwall told host Kevin McCloud that they weren’t “throwing” what he thought of their renovation.
On the final episode of the show (Wednesday February 3), the Leigh and Richard couple converted the 17th century mill into a three bedroom house.
But faced with criticism from Kevin, the couple hit back.
What happened to the couple at Grand Designs last night?
Leigh and Richard paid £ 235,000 for the historic building and provided only £ 50,000 for the renovation.
Kevin was concerned that the budget was too small to renovate a property of this size.
He said, “I think my argument for conservative repair may never find a happy home within these walls.
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“Leigh and Richard, tired and worn out, just want to finish it off.”
Kevin’s fears didn’t affect the couple much, however.
Leigh and Richard have bold ambitions for this building. While they want to retain some of their original features and natural heritage, it ultimately has to be a family home.
– granddesigns (@granddesigns) February 3, 2021
What did Leigh tell Kevin?
“It’s a significant building,” Leigh told Kevin after raising concerns.
“We saved up and to be honest I don’t think an outsider standing here will be able to make a judgment and I really don’t give a shot what they think.”
“Well I said that!” replied a shocked Kevin.
Viewers of the show then interfered with their own comments on the clash.
After all, attendees on the successful renovation show don’t often question Kevin’s wisdom and experience.
#granddesigns We thought Kevin was a little mean to the couple who saved the Cornwall mill.
– Nick Clack (@Clackers) February 3, 2021
How did the audience react?
Viewers were shocked to see the exchanges with some in favor of Kevin and some in favor of Leigh and Richard.
One said: #granddesigns we thought Kevin was a little mean to the couple who saved the Cornwall mill. “
Another viewer said, “Go on, Leigh! Tell Kevin you give no [bleep]”
However, one viewer – on Kevin’s side – exclaimed, “Wow, talk [bleep] about Kevin while the cameras roll during the build you invited them to? basic [bleep]. ”
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Leigh and Richard were also recognized for their down-to-earth personalities.
One viewer wrote: “How on earth were Leigh and Richard chosen for Grand Designs.
“They’re pretty normal people and well-articulated, not the usual arrogance [bleep] The program seems to be composed. #granddesigns ”
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