House Rules – This is What You Need To Know About The Contestants And The Houses.
With House Rules starting tonight on SEVEN here is a little ready reckoner about the contestants and their houses.
Brooke and Grant – Tas – Mortgage $258,000
They who are the Brady Bunch family with the two bedrooms and seven kids and they have been living that way for some time. Grant bought the house six years ago, they met five years ago at a New Year’s Eve party. They are hoping to get a bedroom and bath. Grant, 31, is a cabinetmaker show at least knows how to use a power tool. Brooke, 30, works in childcare but thinks being the child of a builder might help. We’ll see.
Candy and Ryan – NSW – Mortgage $400,000
The NSW pair are first up on the renovation stakes with their red brick home where they plan on having a family. They pair love to cook so are hoping to get a workable kitchen. Ryan, 29, an electrician says Candy, 26, a pathology training and development officer, has a volcanic temper, so maybe she is the one who could turn into the series villain. Apparently Candy is keen to get married by Ryan wanted to wait until the renovations were done.
Russell and Carole – WA – Mortgage is $290,000
The pair bought their house off Gumtree, yes I thought WTF as well. Also Carole made an offer on the house without asking him. The house is run down but the view are great. They say they hate the whole house. The kitchen is not functional, the bedroom has holes in the floor and the bathroom has mould. Also there is asbestos in the bathroom, cockroach nests in the walls along with possums in the roof. Which makes you wonder why they even bought the house. Russell, 55, an administration manager and Carole, 53, and works for the local council met over ten years ago. Russell did do landscaping back in the day so it will be interesting to see how handy he is around the houses.
Maddi and Lloyd – Qld – Mortgage $369,000
The house is in Townsville and has a pool and backs onto a reserve. They dislike the bathroom as it is old and falling apart. There is also mould everywhere and the pair say the shower shakes when they have a shower. Lloyd 27, is now a aviation firefighter but for ten years worked in the building industry. Also Maddi lived in 30 houses as her father renovated them. Apparently they are very laid back so it will be interesting to see how they cope with the tight deadlines.
Mel and Bomber – SA – Mortgage $380,000
This could be an interesting dynamic as Mel, 39, and Bomber, 45, have only been together for a year after meeting on a dating website. Tindr? She apparently is a bit of a cryer. Their house is a lovely looking heritage house and it has lots of space for their four children. The pair hate the kitchen as it currently has a hole in the floor and they have a camp kitchen set up in the family room. Currently they do the dishes in the bathroom sink. Also cats enter the house night because of all the holes that are in it.
Mel is a teacher and Bomber is a house husband but he has extensive renovation experience.
Adam and Lisa – Vic – Mortgage $520,000
Lisa,29, a HR Manager and Adam, 31, a carpenter and builder should have quite an advantage in this competition but apparently they find it very hard to make decisions. However they both are hard workers. Their house does not appear quite as dumpy as some of the others as Lisa’s biggest complaint appears to be the green carpet and the yellow and orange bathroom. However don’t be surprised if there is asbestos in the house. They also want an open plan style house opposed to the current “rabbit warren”.
The judges for House Rules are Wendy Moore the editor of Home Beautiful and Joe Snell who is an architect. The mentors are Carolyn Burns-McCrave and build supervisor Chester Drife who was pretty popular with the female fans last year.
House Rules starts tonight Wednesday 30 April at 7.30pm and Thursday night at 8.00pm on SEVEN.