More than a home makeover show, Des idées de grandeur (Big Ideas) tackles one of the toughest obstacles of redecorating: the use of space. Unusual homes, tight spaces, quirky architecture, multi-purpose spaces… no problem is too daunting for the designers of D_es idées de grandeur_.
The owner of the episode’s featured house decides what the project will be and how much they want to spend. By answering a skill-testing question, they can win an extra $500 to $1,500 towards their renovation budget. The next step is to choose a designer from a trio of candidates. By the end of the show, the designer has found surprising and creative ways to use the space, while dispensing practical advice on home renovation and decoration.