House Rules Season One – South Australian House Reveal

Carly & Leighton may have the smallest house in the competition, but this is shaping up to be the biggest and most anticipated House Reveal yet!

The teams are hard at work touching up their work in the final six hours of competition. Steve is still emotional from the stresses of the competition. Nick comes over to give him a bit of comforting however in reality, Nick thinks he should man up and is unimpressed at the fact Steve has left it to the last minute to paint when it’s been ready to paint for three days.

Jemma suggests helping Steve but the brothers decide at this point of the competition, they won’t be helping anyone.

Sean is getting annoyed because everyone needs to use the manhole to fix the roof and the manhole is located in Sean’s zone. Nick kicks the ladder into a cabinet, causing a scratch. Sean is royally pissed off.

The brothers haven’t put anything in their bathroom. They need the tilers to finish before they can do it. But they have less than five hours. Meanwhile, a phone call from his son puts Steve back in the zone.

Plinio is about to wallpaper but his glue has gone missing, as has his mixing stick. Jane blames Sean and Amy which annoys Sean. Plinio uses a sieve to fix his glue up, which was made with lumps in it due to the lack of proper equipment. He has to use what he gets to make a good wallpaper job. If he doesn’t do a good job, he will take it down.

With an hour and a half left, Steve & Michelle are far from done. As Steve makes his bed, he neglects all the painting. Ben decides to give him a hand with it. While Steve appreciates it, he manages to get paint on the carpet.

Joanna comes in to inspect the final hour. Most contestants have a smooth ride, but Nick is forced to buy more taps because his aren’t working in his bathroom. With no money for flash furnishings, Jemma goes around the neighbourhood collecting fruit and flowers to spruce her kitchen up.

Soon enough, time is up. Joe and Wendy come in to inspect.

First up are Steve & Michelle. They think they’ve made a splash with the water feature however Joe says these things can be a bit corny. To the guest bedroom and the paint job is panned. Joe doesn’t really think the bed goes with the linen. They don’t like the room at all with Wendy saying that there’s no theme.

Next are Jemma & Ben. The judges love the island bench. Joe loves the choice in stone top. Wendy & Joe love how they’ve used real flowers and oranges. To the linen area and Wendy is impressed with the storage. Joe thinks the lights in the shelf area are too bright.

Nick & Chris are third. Joe doesn’t think they’ve married their stone fireplace with anything in the room. He thinks most of the stuff has been ‘plonked’ there. Wendy does like the couch. To their bathroom and Wendy likes the basin but Joe doesn’t like the old fashioned taps on the vanity. Wendy is impressed with how much they fitted in.

Jane & Plinio are fourth to be judged. To the study and Wendy loves the window into the garden. The laundry is next and Joe likes how it is concealed. Wendy thinks it is really good. The main bedroom is last. Wendy loves the wallpaper and the bed. She does think it’s overdressed.

Amy & Sean are last to be judged. The walk in robe is judged first. They don’t think the door has lined up well with the rest of the house and call it a bit ‘rabbit holey’. To the ensuite and they love the idea of the mirror-window combo. Wendy is impressed with the room!

It’s now time for the comments and scores. Here are the scores. The two scores are from Wendy & Joe, but not necessarily in that order.

JEMMA & BEN: 8 + 8 = 16

AMY & SEAN: 8 + 7 = 15

JANE & PLINIO: 6 + 6 = 12

MICHELLE & STEVE: 5 + 6 = 11

NICK & CHRIS: 5 + 5 = 10

It’s now time for Carly & Leighton to inspect the house. They love the ‘splash’ in the entry hallway. They like the flow of the room. They’re not too impressed with the bedroom however they do like the bed. They think Amy & Sean did that room. They like the study but Carly isn’t sure about the hat stand. Carly isn’t sure about the laundry. They love the wallpaper and painting in the master bedroom. They don’t like the idea that it isn’t a king sized bed. Carly doesn’t like much of the room.

They’re not sure about the wardrobe but they love the ensuite. They are blown away by the kitchen.

They like Nick & Chris’ fireplace. They think Michelle & Steve did their lounge, insulting the boys. They give the room good praise. Carly calls the bathroom dark and she doesn’t like the taps. The lack of door on the shower is a fail.

Here are the updated scores:

JEMMA & BEN: 16 + 7 = 23

AMY & SEAN: 15 + 5 = 20

NICK & CHRIS: 10 + 7 = 17

MICHELLE & STEVE: 11 + 6 = 17

JANE & PLINIO: 12 + 4 = 16

Jane & Plinio will be spending the next week in the tent. Next week, they’ll all be going to Queensland and Amy & Sean’s house!