Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel wowed viewers last night after they transformed their dark and dingy roof space into a stunning bar.
The programme follows the ambitious pair as they renovate the 45-bedroom Château-de-la-Motte Husson in, which they bought in 2014 for £280,000.
Last night’s episode of theshow saw Dick, 61, and Angel, 50, who are parents to Arthur, eight, and Dorothy, seven, transform the unused attic space into an incredible roof bar.
Many viewers confessed they were blown away by the results of the renovation, with one commenting: ‘Anyone else sit watching #EscapeToTheChataeu shaking their heads in utter jealousy. Makes me realise how w*** I am at most things.’
Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel wowed viewers last night after they transformed their dark and dingy roof space into a stunning bar (pictured, the attic before the renovations)
Dick, 61, and Angel, 50, who are parents to Arthur, eight, and Dorothy, seven, gave the attic a face-lift with new insulation, windows and funky furniture (pictured, after)
Meanwhile another wrote: ‘I love this programme….and everything about it. I want an evening in the Observatory Bar. I’m so jealous.’
During the past few episodes, Dick and Angel have tackled the task of replacing the roof on their home.
However while their roofer mate Steve was removing the old slates on the house, he exposed an area that hadn’t seen the light of day in over 150 years.
It was a large room above the attic floor which ran from the front to the back of the house.
Angel discovered the huge attic room as the couple continued their renovation of their roof (pictured, before the renovation)
The mother-of-two was determined to give the space a new lease of life, rather than turn it into a storage room (pictured, after)
Angel was blown away, saying: ‘I did not know this was up here! Oh my goodness me.
‘When you said an attic, I thought you meant a little room you could barely stand up in. It’s completely beautiful up here.’
And while Dick said he wanted to use the space for storage, Angel had other ideas.
She said: ‘This is stunning. I understand we need to plasterboard it and insulate it, but I’d hate to get rid of all this shape. That’s just covering over the character.
The programme follows the ambitious pair as they renovate the 45-bedroom Château-de-la-Motte Husson in France , which they bought in 2014 for £280,000
She asked her husband: ‘Can we have a skybar in here? It’s quite nice isn’t it – the view is stunning.’
Dick was initially reluctant to listen to his wife, but Angel continued: ‘It is actually going to be amazing, let’s discuss.’
However Dick said he was struggling to face the mammoth task of building a bar in the chateau’s attic.
Many of those watching the programme confessed they were blown away by the couple’s efforts, calling the new bar ‘stunning’
He said: ‘You’re not going to let this go are you?’
Finally, inspired by Angel’s astronomical ideas, Dick gave in and the pair got to to work on the 46th room in their home.
One of the earliest jobs in the room was insulating the space with silver insulation.
However Angel confessed she felt the colour was quite charming, saying: ‘It does feel very galaxy like!’
Among the changes needed to transform the space were adding a staircase for better access and windows to flood the room with light (pictured, the room before)
Dick suggested: ‘This wall could be studded and insulated while that wall could be. But the two left and right don’t have to be, and they don’t have to be because they are internal walls.’
He described it as ‘sexy’ insulation, telling Angel: ‘It’s the multi-layer, high-performance insulation darling.’
After Dick added a staircase to better access to the space, Angel began brainstorming for furnishing the room.
Meanwhile she described the insultation as a ‘monster’, adding: ‘I genuinely don’t know how good this will look. How do we get this looking a little bit nicer than insulation?’
Finally, inspired by Angel’s astronomical ideas, Dick gave in and the pair got to to work on the 46th room in their home
Angel went on to keep the insulation exposed as a feature of the bar, but added a white sparkly hessian fabric over the top, along with blue buttons.
Two new Dorma windows, which unfold into balconies, were added to the sky bar to make the room lighter and brighter.
Angel and Dick’s children helped to create a gold galaxy-like mural on a navy feature wall and decorated disco balls to look like planets which were hung from the ceiling.
Angel said: ‘There is something about this room that is so magical – because it’s ours. I actually feel like I’m in a night club, all these gorgeous lights and glitter balls.
Two new Dorma windows, which unfold into balconies, were added to the sky bar to make the room lighter and brighter (pictured, Angel decorating the space)
Meanwhile Angel was keen to keep as many of the room’s original features exposed as possible, including low hanging beams (pictured)
‘I don’t need much more in life!’
Many of those watching were left blown away by the room’s transformation, with one commenting: ‘Another absolute stunner of a transformation. Angel is so talented.’
Another wrote: ‘Once again, watching #EscapeToTheChateau with a warm smile on my face, feeling very envious and saying repeatedly, “They are so clever.”‘
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