House Rules

Tonight is night two of the new challenge for the three remaining contestants. The three remaining teams are Candy and Ryan, Adam and Lisa and Carole and Russell. The lowest scoring team from this challenge will head home.

House Rules:

  1. Delight us with a fun, family beach house
  2. Make it safe and friendly for kids
  3. Go for a relaxed retro feel
  4. Keep it bright with pops of colour
  5. Find creative, easy-care options

We see the highlights from the last episode – the biggest drama is that Carole and Candy had a fight about a wall.

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Tonight begins the new challenge for the three remaining contestants. The three remaining teams are Candy and Ryan, Adam and Lisa and Carole and Russell. The lowest scoring team from this challenge will head home.

Their challenge is to overhaul a Barnardos House in New South Wales.

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Now that we’re sitting around in the cold, TV networks are trusting that we’re sitting down in the evenings to watch what they’ve been saving up for us. Programming foreign hit shows during our peak winter TV viewing season is what they’ve done for years but with the internet playing a more and more stronger role in how people access their television, the return from doing so is going to become increasingly more difficult.

What I find confusing though is that our TV networks tend to opt for US content in prime time peak viewing over local content. While it’s not always the case, I would expect right now that the majority of our funded local content should be on our screens. Sadly, this isn’t so. Continue reading »

Welcome to the reveal night of our first semi-final of House Rules.

Tonight we see the completed exterior and garden renovations for Candy and Ryan and Maddi and Lloyd.

At the end of this challenge another couple will head home.

Candy and Ryan’s House Rules:

  1. Make our garden sleek and modern
  2. Animate our entry with lights and water
  3. Give us shades of green – no water!
  4. Minx in timber, stone and metal accents
  5. Choose your zone: Front or back.

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Welcome to the semi-finals of House Rules.

This week the contestants are overhauling each other’s exteriors and gardens.

At the end of this challenge another couple will head home.

Candy and Ryan’s is the first in line for the exterior makeover, in just three and a half days.  Maddi and Lloyd and Carole and Russell will be fixing it up.

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Tonight we find out the results of the 24-hour challenge, and one team heads home.

The House Rules for this challenge are:

  1. Choose just one zone to work on
  2. Impress with a unique vision
  3. Make it reflect your style
  4. Your budget is $5000 ($6000 for Candy and Ryan)
  5. You have just 24 hours. 

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Tonight, the remaining teams return to their renovated homes for a 24-Hour Fix Up challenge.

They have a limited budget and just 24 hours to choose one zone within their home to change. For some couples, the room to change is quite obvious, like Maddi and Lloyd’s hessian master bedroom.
The trick is to ensure they make the best noticeable change and improvement without biting off more than they can chew (since they only have 24 hours). Teams must stay together the whole time.

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Welcome back to House Rules. Tonight we find out the homeowner and judge reactions to the four-day renovations. There are definitely some apartments that seem better than others.

Candy and Ryan’s apartment:

Judges thoughts: They think it is colourful, modern and well designed. Joe likes the rug choice and Wendy thinks the bee wallpaper is perfect for the brief. Wendy thinks they have made smart choices with the chairs and table in the dining room. Joe loves the orange tiled splash back and the extra bench space that they gave them. Both judges love the bathroom. The judges think the bedroom fits the brief well. Wendy loves the colour choices in the room. She thinks this is their best work in the competition so far.

My thoughts: The lounge room looks awesome. I am amazing by the stunning change. The pops of colour are very effective, and the space looks a lot bigger.   I think the floating shelf in the dining room area is a bit random but the chairs and table are great for the space. While not a fan of orange, the splash back really works. The kitchen is really impressive overall.   The bathroom is great, with excellent utilities and a bright red feature wall. It makes great use of a tiny space. Candy and Ryan have stepped it up this week!

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