The Renovators – Natalia Chose With Her Heart Not Her Head
August reminds me of a person who uses other people to get what he wants and then takes the credit for it, and conversely when things go wrong blaming them for it.
Whenever the judges asks who has done work or design in the house he always says it is a group effort. Considering he could not put up a toilet roll holder on a wall this would indicate he had little contribution to the hand made wash basin a major feature of the bathroom.
He did that in the Coco Chanel challenge as well. He wasted time trying to do the gold studs which he had to abandon whilst Christie was doing all the hard word, and then had his arm around Christie say what a great team they were.
This also appeared to be the case when they were prepping the bathroom, with August unable to put the toilet roll holder up. In the end Christie did it, and then went out to get some air to calm down.
She also said he had been treating her like his whipping girl all day.
Ironically when Natalia went with her heart and not with her head to pick which team would have to go head to head to decide who the key holder was going to be, Christie said she was fine with it.
Christie is probably happy to be rid of August.
Tonight they teams were judged on their bathrooms, but every team “won” a cash prize, probably to ensure their renovations came in on budget.
“We won $10,000 today” proclaimed Christie. No Christie you were given $10,000.
Though the inner city terrace was gifted $20,000 and as they came second in the judging. Which was absolutely bollocks. Their tiny bathroom had a washbasin, a toilet and a shower recess. So inner city terrace must be really struggling with their budget.
The winner was the sixties suburban and they won $30,000, inner city terrace came second, and half done house came third and won $15,000. The other three teams scored $10,000.
The sixties suburban deserved to win for their bathroom, but it is easier to do a great design when you have a bigger space.
I thought Peter’s (half done house) bathroom was lovely, but Baz was right the shower head was impractical.
There was some bizarre light issue going on with the navy blue team, you had to go outside to get more light in the bathroom?
The green teams was nice but nothing spectacular, and I thought the grey team was good that the toilet was in a separate area of the space.
Natalia who was in the winning obviously pushed for the grey team to be up for elimination which I thought was a bit silly, considering the shop will have to be very lucky to win the competition. She should have busted up one of the stronger teams, like the navy blue boys.
The challenge for tomorrow night with Christie and August going head to head to make a table. However it looks like they get assistance from other renovators. Personally I think the challenge should have been a strict individual challenge.
What do you think about the episode? Which bathroom do you think should have won?