Are the makeovers free?
Yes. If someone you nominate is selected for a makeover, then there is nothing to pay either by them or by you
Is it really done in 60 minutes?
Absolutely – we wouldn’t be able to call the show 60 Minute Makeover otherwise. We do have time to prepare the property before the makeover, as we show in the programme, but the actual transformation is done within the hour. The tea break after the first 30 minutes allows the paint to dry.
Can you makeover council / rented properties?
We are able to consider any home for a makeover, however if it is a rented, local authority or housing association property then we need permission from the owner / relevant authority before we can proceed with the application.
How old do you have to be to nominate someone?
Anyone is welcome to put forward a nomination, but we ask if you’re under 18 that you provide us with contact details for a family member over the age of 18.
How many rooms do you makeover?
We normally makeover 3 or 4 rooms depending on the home. We will also sometimes consider garden makeovers so please do let us know about these too.
Do you have to include video footage with your application?
Don’t worry if you can’t get access to a video camera to film the person you’re nominating but it’s helpful if you can.
How long does it take to find out if my application has been successful?
We receive thousands of applications so don’t worry if you don’t hear back from us straight away. We do look at every application but unfortunately we can’t respond to each one individually due to the volume we receive. But you will hear from us – obviously – if we want to take your application further.
Can I nominate myself for a makeover?
Unfortunately not. All of our makeovers are done as a surprise for the lucky recipient, who is put forward by friends or family members.
Are you able to give me design advice for my property?
Unfortunately we’re unable to give out design advice over e-mail. However, please do join our Facebook page and post your question there as people may be keen to share their design thoughts and tips.
Whereabouts do you film?
We consider all locations on a series by series basis but please note that we only film in the UK.
Will you makeover a school, hospital or a charity?
In the main our makeovers take place on people’s homes, but we do very occasionally consider makeovers for properties that aren’t flats or houses. Please apply in the normal way but do mention on your application form that this is for a different sort of project.
Why do you throw furniture away rather than recycling?
In recent series we have always encouraged homeowners to recycle furniture or give it to friends, family or charity. However, some items are not in a good enough condition to be kept and some older items will not be accepted by charities as they don’t meet current fire safety regulations.
Why am I unable to view a show on ITV Player?
Unfortunately ITV Player only shows episodes that are new to ITV. At this time, repeated episodes are not available to view via this service.
Are you able to give me product information for programmes shown abroad or on other UK channels apart from ITV?
Unfortunately we don’t have access to schedules for episodes broadcast on other channels. We may be able to help if you provide enough information about the show such as the designer and location of the episode and some information about the room but we can’t guarantee as response.
If these FAQs haven’t answered your question, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please note that applications for a makeover sent to this email address will NOT be considered.