Kunle Barker

Founder, Illustrious Homes


Property Expert, Journalist and TV presenter Kunle Barker began his construction career whilst studying for a MA at the University of Leeds. In 2004, Kunle set up Illustrious Homes, an award winning construction and design management company, specialising in delivering high profile projects, on time, on budget and on quality. To date, Kunle Barker has completed over 8000 residential refurbishments, 120 schools and three sports centre refits as well as countless private renovations.

His knowledge is in high demand and he has delivered high profile TV projects for Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Beeny as well as co-presenting the TV shows. He was recently appointed to co-present the new ITV1 primetime show ‘Love Your Home & Garden’ working along side TV veteran Alan Titchmarsh where he was selected for his down to earth credibility and proven business credentials.

Regarded highly in the industry, he sits on expert panels for construction and property events working closely with Kevin McCloud. He regularly writes for national publications and Grand Designs Magazine offering expert advice on all things property related.