Designers Home is a Malayalam television show which airs on Darshana TV Channel. It is a special weekend sitcom. It airs on Sunday and Monday at different time slots in the evening and morning, on the channel's schedule. The show on Monday is repeated telecast of the original episode which aired the previous day. The show's concept is getting a designer home on a tight budget. One only needs to stick to the plan the hosts and experts plan. The house's architecture, furniture, Vastu Shastra, wall paints, interior decorations, etc. are covered in the budget.
The family decides the budget and also gets a say in deciding whether they like the end result or not. The show appeals to youth, working class, middle-class households, budding planners, interior designers, architects, etc. It has been running since 2012 and was broadcasted till 2014. Every episode has a varying run time. It could be 16 to 18 minutes or even 24 minutes. It starts by the hosts deciding upon a place or a house. Then the family tells their budget. The experts then plan accordingly and then select the pieces and decide about the do's and do not's.
They stick according to their plan and hand the family the best bet amongst all possibilities. Their budgets vary from 10 lakhs to as high as 50 lakhs. They cover all the expenses in it. It is nice for the family who otherwise might have gotten duped if not for the experts. It is also good for viewers wanting to redecorate everything in their place. If the budget exceeds the plan, they compromise a bit, but the house still looks beautiful and designer looking. Tight budgets make us get the best out of everything be it furniture, the talent pool of the architects, painters, good quality items, etc. It teaches the value of money which is earned by hard work.
The show is set up in a studio and gives an appearance of a talk show. It also makes us travel through lanes and houses, from one market to another in search of the best things. Also, we get to know the latest trends and how more money does not equal to better things. Sometimes less is the best. Catch this show on Darshana TV Channel for further updates. You can also catch it on the online portal of the media channel. It is a good watch for different kinds of audience.