Recaps

Welcome to the second semi-final of House Rules.

My apologies but this recap will be on the very brief side. I am sure you will live!

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

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

Adam and Lisa’s exterior is being redeveloped by Candy and Ryan and Maddi and Lloyd.

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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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Welcome back.

We are down to five couples and we shall speak of Brooke and Grant no further.

The leader board has been wiped clean, and this week the teams will make over one whole unit in just FOUR days. That is a lot of work in four days. Then they get a 24-hour challenge to fix one room in their own house – in the highlights we see the hessian being ripped down!  Both these challenges are happening this week. Wow.

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Tonight we see the reveal of Bomber and Mel’s ‘recycled chic’ paradise.  We should also find out which couple is leaving us.

Bomber and Mel’s House Rules are:

  1. Style us ‘junk shop’ chic
  2. Give our family room a warehouse feel
  3. Create kids rooms that inspire creativity
  4. Bring a ‘whisky and cigar’ feel to our lounge
  5. Up-cycle everything in our shed.

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With only hours until the renovation is completed, how will Bomber and Mel’s reno go?

Bomber and Mel’s House Rules are:

  1. Style us ‘junk shop’ chic
  2. Give our family room a warehouse feel
  3. Create kids rooms that inspire creativity
  4. Bring a ‘whisky and cigar’ feel to our lounge
  5. Up-cycle everything in our shed.

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Tonight is the second part in the renovation of Bomber and Mel’s house in Adelaide.

Bomber and Mel’s House Rules are:

  1. Style us ‘junk shop’ chic
  2. Give our family room a warehouse feel
  3. Create kids rooms that inspire creativity
  4. Bring a ‘whisky and cigar’ feel to our lounge
  5. Up-cycle everything in our shed.

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Welcome to the final renovation of House Rules.

This week, the renovation is Bomber and Mel’s house in Adelaide.  The house is very old and shambolic.  They don’t have much of a kitchen and some parts of the house don’t even have a floor.  I am a little skeptical as to whether this is their legit house or whether the rumours of people buying a budget house specifically for the show are true.  The house is 103 years old and it is a very large space.  There is an unfinished extension and some walls are only corrugated iron.  The mortgage is $400 000.

Bomber lets the teams know that they like to recycle, refurbish and reuse things in their home.  Mel reminds them to value the past and look for the old hidden treasures that may have a lot of special meaning. 

Zones for the week:

  • Family room, toilet and Jordan’s (age 12) bedroom
  • Kitchen, dining room, Kaitlin’s (age 16) bedroom
  • Master bedroom, ensuite, walk in robe, entry
  • Lounge, laundry, Ethan’s (age 14) bedroom
  • Bathroom, linen closet, hallway, Abby’s (age 7) bedroom

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