House Rules has entered it’s final stages and the results are incredible, well mostly
After tying for first place in last week’s holiday home challenge, Bronik and Corrine’s good form continued with the Victorians taking out the first semi-final.
The pair earned 17 points for overhauling team NSW’s front exterior. They impressed with a modern front fence and a diagonal wooden path, giving Steve’s yard an angular and contemporary look. “You guys delivered a really fantastic front garden,” judge Wendy Moore said. “Great design, great ideas and great execution.”
NSW and South Australia tied for second place with 14 points, joining forces to transform Ben and Danielle’s red-brick eye sore into a French Riviera masterpiece. Steve and Tiana worked on team Queensland’s front yard, using boulders and stairs to create different levels heading up to the front door. They also splurged on a luxe outdoor setting in the courtyard to create a French inspired retreat. “You guys instantly changed the street appeal of that home,” Wendy said.
Ryan and Marlee renovated the Brisbane backyard, creating a raised deck area and a separate alfresco lounge area. “Your decked area was great,” Wendy said. “And the decision to put that retractable awning was a really good design choice.” But their furniture choices cost them points. “The lounge whilst a great idea in terms of design, the aesthetic was nowhere near French Riviera and that was just disappointing,” judge Joe Snell said.
Ben and Danielle were not up to their usual high standards finishing last on 13 points. The newlyweds were tasked with transforming Steve’s massive backyard. Their design included a timber deck and paved outdoor lounge area with a dazzling fire pit. “Whilst part of the design worked beautifully, it really didn’t have a clear vision,” Joe said.
The final leaderboard after the judges’ scores were combined:Set featured image
It was an emotional homecoming for teams NSW and Queensland as their houses are now completely transformed both inside and out. Steve was bowled over by the makeover, especially the barbecue and alfresco dining area. “Never in a million years did I think this could ever happen to me,” he said. “It’s unbelievable. I’m blown away.” Ben and Danielle were equally grateful. “There is no way we could have done this in our lifetime,” Danielle said.
The second semi-final showdown kicks off Sunday at 7pm with the final garden reveals on Monday at 7.30pm on Seven.