House Rules – The First House Revealed
It was the first house reveal night and the first scores were awarded and there was a huge gap between first and last place. It does raise the issue of if you are the team wallowing at the bottom of the scoreboard after a few rounds what is going to keep you motivated to actually to work hard later in the series? By the last house when you know you have no hope wouldn’t you just slap on a bit of paint and say here you go?
It is also interesting that Michelle is not the biggest villain on the show at the moment but Jane is from Tassie is for her incompetence and the fact she snaffled up all the tradies at the beginning of the week. Also has she done any hands on work? Jane was not happy when finishing up that she could not find a glazier at the house to put up their shower door. In the end she managed to get someone to do it but the door was too big and had to be cut down to size to fit.
It was not going much better for the Qld team Amy and Sean who had lost a cupboard door. Considering they were only doing the beauty room and hallway neither being too technical it seemed strange they seemed to be painting the beauty room at last minute. This pair will struggle getting any bigger and complex room finished.
It was good to see Johanna Griggs turn up at the Western Australian house but she only counted down the clock and did not give any feedback or advice. Considering she has so much reno experience herself it would have been good to hear her opinion about the rooms.
By the way can they stop dressing her like she got her shirts from Millers. She is a young female, sure she is tall and solid but surely there is a stylist out there that can dress her age appropriately.
The judges Home Beautiful editor Wendy Moore and Architect Joe Snell arrived to give their opinion and to score they had a nice chemistry together and it will be good to see that rapport grow over the series.
First up was the kitchen – the judges liked the blue paint though there were issues with the judges being unable to open up the fridge door properly something the Victorian boys thought was not a problem.
Michelle and Stephen’s lounge and spare bedroom was good, only mildly criticised for having too much bling in the New York inspired bedroom. Clearly the pair were reliving their youth and by adding a shag pile carpet and cushions in the lounge room
Jane and Plino’s bathroom was actually finished and at first look was quite spiffy, however the shower head was too low even if you were not over six foot like Joe Snell is, and the laundry sink was too big so there was no where to put anything. Also where was the ironing board?
The judges thought the Amy and Sean had not done enough, but not sure what you can do with such a small space, they were also criticised for their workmanship as their shelves in the hall were wonky and they had not finished painting a storage cupboard in the hallway.
Carly and Leighton’s master bedroom, walk in, and ensuite was loved by the judges and they deservedly got the highest score from them and Jemma and Ben. How could Jemma and Ben not love anything in their house as it was a fantastic change from the dump had been there previously.
Carly and Leighton won with a combined score of 25 points with Amy and Sean at the bottom of the table with just 10 points. Carly and Leighton will win an advantage in the next round whereas poor Amy and Sean will receive what has been described as a “nasty surprise”.
The other scores were Chris and Nick on 20 , Jane and Plino on 19, and Michelle and Steve on 17. Michelle was not happy at all.
House Rules on Monday to Thursday nights at 7.30pm.