Last Sunday saw the House Rules contestants come face to face with the judges for the first time this season, when they delivered their verdicts on Aaron and Daniella’s Queensland renovation. Not only did the show get rather heated, but two teams deliver unfinished rooms. An un-tiled laundry and a smashed shower screen made for some tense moments.
Hallway & lounge room
The judges loved Sean and Ella’s banana leaf wallpaper in the hallway, particularly Laurence who thought it was “absolutely perfect.” Wendy loved Sean and Ella’s lounge room too – especially the deep emerald green couch.
Kate and Harry’s kitchen efforts went largely criticised, save for the adventurous green timber paneled wall that the judges loved. “But that’s where the success ends. I think this is a very, very dull kitchen. A very unsuccessful kitchen,” said Laurence. Wendy thought the kitchen was too big to which Kate and Harry responded. “I completely disagree. If we went any smaller, I would be completely disappointed for Aaron and Daniella. I’m sorry but we were all about the home owners,” said Harry.
Andrew and Jono’s dining room was liked by all the judges even though they felt the team had been “dragged in all directions from the other zones.”
While Drew liked Troy and Bec’s master bedroom (he though the artwork satisfied the ‘Bahamas’ house rule), the rest of the judges weren’t’ as impressed. “Silvery, shiny, Gold Coast blingy 5-star, how is that not fun? The team should have worked harder in creating that suite style,” said Wendy.
Drew loved Fiona and Nicole’s ensuite colour palette and bench top but wasn’t a fan of the screen door as he felt it looked like it “has been built by the apprentice.” Laurence agreed. “I don’t understand the rustic sliding door that was obviously made by hairy old peasants,” said Laurence in his signature style.
Fiona and Nicole’s work on Brooklyn’s bedroom was panned for being dull. “Is it just me or is this a bit beige for a baby. This should be exciting, fun, and stimulating but it looks like the back-end store room of a baby emporium where they put all the stuff they didn’t sell because it was so dull,” said Laurence and Wendy agreed. “It’s even too empty to be calming. There is something so institutional about it,” said Wendy.
The judges also found Troy and Bec’s work on Jaxon’s bedroom rather bland. They thought it seemed sparse aside from the wallpaper that Laurence deemed “grown up.”
Kate and Harry’s playroom was deemed “fun” by Drew who loved the wallpaper because of its likeness to a children’s book. Wendy wasn’t so complimentary, particularly of the upstairs part of the cubby which she compared to a jail. “I don’t understand what you could possibly use this for except punishment,” said Wendy.
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