The Renovators – Another Keyholder Wins
The inner city terrace still has a heap of work on it. Obviously they got it finished but how? Tonight it was Luke and Jason going head to head for the keys. However unfortunately for them it was not a challenge in their house, but in a white room.
They had to design either a city or a country kitchen in four hours.
Luke as keyholder again received the advantage as he got to pick his team. He chose Keenan, Michael and Jarrod, and he got to pick the theme for his kitchen – city. Jason had to do the country kitchen. His team mates were Nathan, Melissa and Natalia. August and Peter because they are already keyholders were not involved with the challenge. The reason is they get to spend time on their houses. I am not sure of the logic of this.
Jason theoretically should have had the advantage in this challenge as he has designed kitchens before.
Jason’s country kitchen looked quite slick and contemporary. The wooden feature wall, and his accessories gave it a country feel. I liked it.
Luke’s kitchen was a black and white palate, however he was criticised for having three of his kitchen cupboards were upside down. If Luke had lost it would have been because of Jarrod and Michael.
As has been discussed infinitum on this blog having team challenges when the keys are at stake is just wrong. In this case it could have been disasterous for Luke, but also the team mates can give advice on design and function.
However Luke did not have to worry as the workmanship in his country kitchen was not as good. The back splash and exhaust fan were wobbling. What gets given the greater weight with the judges, design or workmanship? How good can your workmanship be when you have four hours to put in a kitchen?
Today they decided to vote on craftmanship, so it was Luke who won the keys. At this stage all the keyholders have won. It was a bit sad to see Jason go, as he was entertaining.
Who do you think should have been eliminated? Also TV WEEk have this great article where the contestants bitch about the show. I am typing it up into a separate blog post so it will be up shortly.