The Renovators – The Final 12 – Only Three Weeks To Go
When is 24 hours 24 hours? In the 24 hour challenge tonight they made them stop working when there was 16 hours left on the clock and then start again with only have 6 hours on the clock. So it is more like a 14 hour challenge.
Tonight was a white room – where the theme was “express yourself”. They had 24 hours with $24,000 to spend.
The winning team wins $20,000 worth of furniture from Freedom. Considering the tightness of their budgets this was the white room to win.
Before we discuss the rooms there was two things I learnt tonight. There are three weeks left of the show, and also this week will be a non-elimination week, it will be all about rewards.
Which raises the question what is going to bring the dramatic tension to the show this week? And also are there going to be a mass elimination in the following two weeks as six more contestants need to be gone prior to the auctions.
The auctions are next week and I had thought they were going to be live. Obviously I am wrong but I still cannot see how they will keep the result a secret for over a week.
Anyway back to the challenge.
Again there is a team of one, Nathan, and there is one team of three the grey team. This can bring an element of unfairness to it, particularly with the work that can be done. However the advantage is you don’t have to compromise your design style. Not that Nathan has any design style.
The Grey team did a children’s room and the centre piece was a tree bed designed by Natalia. Robyn praised the design and Natalia. Natalia’s bed is probably already being copied by someone and the prototype sent to China as I blog this. It was lovely.
Light blue team did a lounge room which I thought was quite lovely. However Peter Ho criticised them for the two fireplaces, saying it made him confused about which one to go to.
The Green team did a bedroom with an outside bathroom. They used perspex as their barrier and bed head. They did not finish their room, and no reason was given for this other then they ran out of time. But to be honest what were they doing. Did the perspex take that long to get up. There was no tiling and very little painting done.
Jarrod and Michael did a master bedroom and ensuite. There were some great design features in it, from raised tiles to the white markings on the black walls. However they were criticised for lack of functionality due to the toilet having no privacy. They just assumed it was a couples space. It could have been a bachelor pad.
Sometimes there is no consistency with the judging of the rooms – sometimes functionality is non-existence and the design is praised and vice versa.
The Orange team now including Sam were doing a high end sitting and dining room, however they couldn’t find a dining table they liked in Freedom. Which may not have been such a good advertisement for the store. They did replace the table with some very nice chairs.
Their room was criticised for the raised floor, as this was meant to differentiate between the living and dining space, but as “the first lady of style” Robyn Holt said when sitting on it made her feel like she was on a stage.
Nathan did lounge/dining area as expected it was not great. There were a lot of empty areas and spaces where there should have been bits and pieces. However considering he was sick and working on his own he did a good job.
The navy blue team won and they deserved to.
Also if you cannot get enough of Baz there is an interview with him on MolksTVTalk.