House Rules delivered it’s first completed house last night to mixed results
Before House Rules , first-time homeowners Bronik and Corrine were sleeping in their lounge room
as it was the only habitable space in their rundown 1960s weatherboard home. Saving for the deposit left them with no money for the much-needed renovations.
But last night they were delivered a brand new home that exceeded all their expectations. “Oh my god!Are you serious?” Bronik, 27, exclaimed as he walked inside. An overwhelmed Corrine, 28, fought back tears, stating: “This is even better than I ever imagined.”
After a falling roof tile left WA’s Karina with five stitches and out of the competition for one day, the husband and wife duo fought back to win this week’s renovation. Their ensuite and living room received a combined score of 20, narrowly beating Team NSW on 19 who were their biggest rivals. Although not the judge’s favourite zone, Bronik was particularly impressed with his new ensuite and their use of timber in the living room. “The ensuite is one of my favourite rooms in the house,” he said.
The judges felt that Team NSW, Steve and Tiana, followed the his and her rules perfectly in the dining room giving them the highest combined score of 13 but the homeowners disliked the dining chairs and artwork and only scored them 6.
Team Queensland Ben and Danielle served up the kitchen of Corrine’s dreams finishing in third place on 17 points. “It just blew my mind, it’s amazing”, she said. But they were let down by their unfinishedentry and hallways and were marked down by both the judges and homeowners.
Although impressed with South Australia’s master bedroom, the judges struggled to find something positive to say about Ryan and Marlee’s laundry and gave them the lowest combined score of 8. Luckily Corrine loved her “happy and bright” laundry, saving SA from the dreaded tent. Tassie were not surprised to finish last this week on just 15 points, especially after ignoring Bronik’s rule to deck their house in black steel and timber. Their decision to use composite boards on the deck instead of timber and failing to complete their zone will see them sleeping in the tent next renovation.
Victorian homeowners Bronik and Corrine scored the teams out of 10:
WA Karina & Brian (Living Room & Ensuite) – 9
SA Ryan & Marlee (Master Bedroom & Laundry) – 8
QLD Ben & Danielle (Kitchen, Entry, Hallway & Linen Closet) – 7
NSW Steve & Tiana (Dining & Bathroom) – 6
TAS Cassie and Matt (Guest Bedroom, Walk-in Robe & Deck) – 6
When combined with the judges’ scores, the leaderboard stands as:
With a mortgage of $448,000, the young couple were blown away with their home’s transformation, which would have taken carpenter Bronik years to do on his own. “We are just completely overwhelmed, we couldn’t believe that this was our house when we first walked through” he said. “Thank you so much, you’ve changed our life” Corrine added.
With the first renovation down, the teams will now head to South Australia to transform Ryan and Marlee’s double brick bachelor pad into a love nest for two. Who will win the ultimate prize – their mortgage paid off in full?
House Rules airs Monday to Wednesday at 7:30pm with a new house reveal each week on Sunday at 7:00pm.