Worst House on the Street: Scarlette Douglas' Money-Saving Renovation Tips

Scarlette Douglas and brother Stuart outside a pebbledash property
Scarlette Douglas and brother Stuart outside a pebbledash property featured in the show (Image credit: Channel 4)

'Worst House on the Street' sees Scarlette Douglas and her brother Stuart share their advice on renovating homes; the new property TV show airs on Channel 4 for the first time on Tuesday 2 August. 

Scarlette and Stuart help couples renovate their house purchases into comfortable homes with 'kerb appeal' — and all on a budget. They use their combined knowledge of renovating houses over the last 15 years to help the people in the show add value to their own buys.

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and Metro.co.uk before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.