The Renovators – The Front Face Challenge
It was a big challenge with a big prize, keys to the last two houses were up for grabs. However first they had to split into teams of two and design and landscape the front of a house.
The contestants are talented most of the frontages looked fantastic, particularly in the four hour time frame.
They also got to pick who they wanted to work with. Natalia had done her back in and Joanne was in to do the hard yacker. Natalia was partnered with Jarrod who I have not seen before tonight.
August and Ellie matched up and wanted to paint stripes on the front. They were warned by the judges that this would be a time suck but they continued. On top of that Ellie then changed the colour scheme “as she did not want to compromise her vision” which added more time. They did not complete their house and lanscaping and it looked incomplete.
August was not happy at all. The love they were feeling for each other at the beginning challenge had evaporated.
Michael and Fiona did a fabulous job on their frontage. A great mix of practicality with design flair.
Brendan Moar’s favourite was Lisa and Jason as he thought it was the most cohesive garden. The purple walls and red door worked well and it had a lovely moroccan theme.
Kelly contained the crazy and gave a restrained lovely job which had a beachy vibe.
The teams with the highest number of votes were Lisa and Michael, and Michael and Fiona. The winner with 67 votes were Fiona and Michael.
Lisa must be feeling she is always the bridemaid never the bride.
Michael and Fiona then went head to head in a flat pack challenge, to decide who would get the first pick of the houses.
They had to build a chest of drawers but without the instructions. Peter said to Robyn “Michael will know how to do the rest of the drawers once he does one,”. She responded “I don’t know is that how it is done?” Clearly she has never come face to face with the delights of the flatpack.
Michael a builder easily won. He picked the Blacktown cottage to renovate, leaving the Marrickville shop front to Fiona.
In Sunday night’s episode we find out what happens next. How the contestants will be split up between the houses and the first two contestants will be eliminated.