House Rules reveals 2019 Grand Finalists

House Rules reveals 2019 Grand Finalists

The House Rules grand finalists have been announced after the exterior round was completed at Pete and Courtney’s house.

House Rules
Rule 1 Make arriving an event
Rule 2 Design a ‘party central’ deck
Rule 3 Give every zone something ‘extra’
Rule 4 Turn heartbreak hill into a native paradise
Rule 5 Choose your zone

LISA & ANDY (SA) street front & carport

Jamie If they wanted to create a sense of arrival, they have missed the mark.

LLB (carport) I think this is a really interesting idea. They have created an internal courtyard.

Wendy (rocks at front) There is not enough green to soften it.

Homeowners (Pete) It blows my mind! I was not expecting a hot tub. (Courtney) (façade) I adore it. It’s like they got in my head and knew that’s what I want it to look like.

Score 25/40

TIM & MAT (VIC) front garden & left side of deck

Jamie (at Homebase) I just couldn’t fault it.

LLB (balcony) This is a perfectly delivered design scheme, down there on that deck (front garden) that is a perfectly delivered design scheme to an absolutely professional standard.

Wendy (at Homebase) I loved what you did. It was just amazing.

Homeowners (Pete) (deck) This is very Melbourne, its edgy, it’s cool. (Courtney) (front garden) It does feel like a native paradise (deck) Oh my god look at the kitchen. I love that.

Score 40/40

SHAYN & CARLY (QLD) front courtyard & right side of deck

Jamie (deck) They haven’t really dressed the entire space.

LLB I will never forget that front facade. The elegant rigidity of what they’ve done there. Very sophisticated piece of work.

Wendy (front) It is a really fabulous job. The colour is so strong. It looks great from the street.


(Pete) (deck) It doesn’t give me the wow factor that the other spaces have.

(Courtney) The strength of this entire zone is the façade of the house; it’s just falling short a little bit (in the other areas).

Score 22/40

SHAYN & CARLY 48-HR FIX UP ROOM (master bedroom)

OVERALL PASS + 3 points


Jamie PASS

Wendy PASS

= 22+3=25/43






Shayn & Carly were eliminated from the competition after receiving three out of 10 from homeowners Pete & Courtney for their half of the deck and front courtyard. Shocked at their score, at Homebase Carly said: “I was expecting maybe at least a five. Three is a hard blow, I don’t think we did that bad.” Shayn put the move down to a strategic power play, but Pete defended their score telling host Johanna Griggs: “Three is tough and we know that, and we’ve given it and we’ve got to live with that.

After the overall scores for the garden round were tallied, Tim & Mat topped the leaderboard with 104 and Shayn & Carly bottomed out with Carly saying: “I’m disappointed because we gave our all. We tried out hardest, we were so close to the grand final.” On their elimination, Shayn said: “We’ve had one hell of a ride to be honest.” Carly, through tears said: “I actually don’t think words can express just how we feel. We will forever be grateful.