If you’re using the lockdown to transform your inside space, or just enjoy peeking inside amazing homes, what better way to pass your timein than binge watching property series?

Netflix has massively increased its audience during the covid-19 crisis – the streaming service has seen global subscriptions double to 16 million. Here are a few of the channel’s best interiors shows to check out – whether you’re looking for inspiration or escapism. 

 

The Apartment 

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to flamboyant interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen after Changing Rooms, you’ll find him hosting The Apartment. In Asia’s longest-running reality show, contestants compete to redesign flats across the continent. UK viewers can watch the fourth, celebrity season where models, DJs and actors transform lavish apartments with plenty of drama and gossip. 

 

Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge 

Escape to nature by watching contestants turn basic Welsh cabins into enviable places to stay with engineer Dick Strawbridge master craftsman Will Hardie. Teams from across the UK compete to create unique properties inspired by the local landscape and traditions. 

 

Stay Here 

Transport yourself back to a time when the Airbnb world was your oyster, with this US show which helps people turn their dowdy holiday homes into lucrative showstoppers. 

 

How to Live Mortgage Free 

Sarah Beeny meets people who have achieved the dream of owning their homes outright and demonstrates how smart money management can make this a reality. From big property transformations to living on a houseboat, the show looks at the innovation and entrepreneurship behind mortgage-free living. 

 

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes 

Actor Caroline Quentin and architect Piers Taylor check out some jaw-dropping properties – from homes perched on mountaintops to an S-shaped house fashioned out of glass. 

 

Tidying up with Marie Kondo 

First came Kondo’s iconic book about decluttering to spark joy. Now her Netflix series sees the queen of tidy transform real homes with her KonMari method. 

Find more interiors shows in this story on the Evening Standard Homes & Property website.