The Renovators – Car Wars
Finally I listened properly to host Brendan Moar and found out the prices of the houses are so high because as the producers are including stamp duty, and conveyancing fees in the purchase price.
I am presuming this will mean when they go to auction this will be the figure they must get above to get a profit. This will decrease the prize money a bit, however the prize is you get the profit from all houses. That Blacktown fibro shack is suddenly looking like a good pick.
Tonight it was car wars. Where three teams had to create a room that showcased a wrecked car they picked up from the wreckers. The teams had five cars to choose from, and in an Amazing Race type moment they had to race through the wreckers to fine one with a especially marked renovators sticker on it.
Lisa the 47 year old decorator who I am starting to like exclaimed “I am so excited to get on board with a group of people who will believe in my vision”. She was in a good group including Peter and Christie. However they also had Chris who used to be a panelbeater and stripped down that car in minutes.
This group decided on doing an executive bedroom and bathroom.
August and Ali’s group went with a more theatrical dining room with a Mad Hatter theme.
And Jason J’s and Michael’s group who were mainly of men were doing a man cave.
The judges Barry and Robyn did their usual will they get it finished on time, but of course they all did.
The mad hatter team did some great things with the car parts. However how functional was it and would you want it in your house? They made a chandelier, used the spanners for table cutlery, put the engine under a table.
Robyn Holt thought it was full of whimsy and imagination. Barry said they should have pushed the whole thing back to get the judges further into the room. The room was like a party room at an indoor play centre.
The glamour bedroom suite was the best functional wise and the way they used the space.
Peter Ho said “you have demonstrated your ideas of re-use in functional ways and decorative ways.”
The final room to be judged was the man cave. It did not look very welcoming, and the rug on floor made from the car seat cover looked like road kill. This room was my least favourite.
Robyn Holt criticised the colour scheme.
The winner of the challenge was the executive bathroom and bedroom. It was the best.
Peter was part of this team. Peter the kitchen/bathroom designer is a great contestant a mix of design vision, able to wield a power drill as well as manage a team.
The members of this team went into an individual challenge where they had to line up two pieces of wall paper to align on a wall. The first three go into the final task to battle it out for a key.
It was basically a race between Chris and Peter.
Robyn goes the boys are ahead of the girls that is not fair. Well that is the nature of the practical challenges. Lisa was through as well. No other girl was in the race.
The next challenge was to paint a wall without masking tape and they were not to paint the picture rail or skirting board. It had to be perfect and hence no drips.
This challenge produced a surprising amount of tension.
Chris was out of it early with drips on his skirting board. The race was on between Lisa and Peter. In the end Peter prevailed and he seemed to be very popular with the rest of the contestants.
A part of me wanted Lisa to win, as it would be great to see more women get keys. This could be why Joanne a female was put through on Sunday night.
Peter looked at the Marrickville shop, and the half completed St Peters house and took the key to the house. The half done house in St Peters cost $668,403 and he gets 20 per cent of that to refurbish with.
The ratings have not been sizzling on this show, however it should be doing better than it is.It is fast paced, a great cast of judges and contestants, and interesting challenges.
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