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#26 onetrick

Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:49 AM

Oh, how have I not seen this thread yet??
I love house rules, but I watch it on catch up when/ if DS naps lol
The only thing that annoys me about the show (compared to the block etc) is that judging cates as much about pretty fi ishes that can be easily fixed (cushions etc) as quality of paintwork which requires a whole other coat (if not more- some of the painting is so bad it would need sanding before repainting...).
I'd be happy to have my house done though :) especially with some of the 'before' houses!
And yup, I guessed the basin for courteney and Pete's house, so I wasnt too far off!

#27 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:54 AM

I liked last night’s house but I think the before photos were completely staged. The girl’s mother is a friend of a friend, and I know that her house did not look like that (the girls storing their belongings in plastic tubs for example). Whether the family did this themselves to get chosen, or the producers did it to add to the story, I don’t know.

Edited by Tinkle Splashes, 21 May 2019 - 08:54 AM.


#28 Soontobegran

Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:07 AM

View PostTinkle Splashes, on 21 May 2019 - 08:54 AM, said:

I liked last night’s house but I think the before photos were completely staged. The girl’s mother is a friend of a friend, and I know that her house did not look like that (the girls storing their belongings in plastic tubs for example). Whether the family did this themselves to get chosen, or the producers did it to add to the story, I don’t know.

After watching the story about MAFS the other night I am now wondering about the 'reality' of any of these shows.
I was wondering about the back story here. There is a woman left with a mortgage after a  divorce which is pretty typical and two healthy daughters who seem to be freeloading who could work more, surf less and help her out financially.
Her house previous to the renovations would have been thought to be pretty awesome to so many families.

#29 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:31 AM

Mum’s instagram photo shows plenty of overseas travel for her since the divorce. I have no problem with that of course, but representing her as too poor to buy furniture is ludicrous. She could clearly have afforded a wardrobe.

#30 Soontobegran

Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

View PostTinkle Splashes, on 21 May 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Mum’s instagram photo shows plenty of overseas travel for her since the divorce. I have no problem with that of course, but representing her as too poor to buy furniture is ludicrous. She could clearly have afforded a wardrobe.

It's shoddy really when we all know at least one person who'd be more deserving and able to renovate.

I have heard that many of these people are approached based on Insta Fame or their being on other shows in the past.

#31 kshy

Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:44 AM

Where is the toilet in the en-suite???

Surprised by some of the scores.  Thought Pete & Courtney should have been lower - so much unfinished - it just promotes that it’s ok to the feel of the room ok, just have to finish it

#32 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:48 AM

View PostSoontobegran, on 21 May 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:



It's shoddy really when we all know at least one person who'd be more deserving and able to renovate.

I have heard that many of these people are approached based on Insta Fame or their being on other shows in the past.

Yes, the girls had already been on First Dates so could have been seeming more Insta fame, or could have been approached as a result of that.

Edited by Tinkle Splashes, 21 May 2019 - 09:48 AM.


#33 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:27 PM

Why did they let Lisa move that birds’ nest today?

#34 Chocolate Addict

Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:34 PM

View PostTinkle Splashes, on 21 May 2019 - 11:27 PM, said:

Why did they let Lisa move that birds’ nest today?
Wasn't that part of the building getting knocked down?

#35 Karlee99

Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

View PostChocolate Addict, on 22 May 2019 - 09:34 PM, said:

Wasn't that part of the building getting knocked down?

That's what I thought.

Am I the only doubting this is Tim's family home? Where is the the baby stuff? Or any stuff really?
Cot, toys, photo's, furniture - it looked abandoned - or did I miss the start?

And I would hate that tilting window/wall thing in my lounge room - I loathe flies, I would never open it

#36 Heather11

Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:09 PM

They said it was his recently purchased house which leads me to believe it was purchased for him for the sole purpose of the show.

There is a member on these boards who works for a RE Agent.  She let us in to the secret of her place of employment being contacted by the producers of the show looking for run down houses to buy.  They then of course find contestants to pretend to own those houses.

So many of the houses have been sold once the renos have been completed.

#37 JediMaster

Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:58 PM

It’s a shame really - the pretending they owned these home prior to the show.
This weeks rules are quite vague so it will be interesting how they are interpreted.
The show always make me think of what rules  I would have if I was on it :)

#38 Nozycat

Posted 29 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

Katie and Alex - painting everything white IS lazy.

Zone allocation seems unfair to me this time with Pete and Courtney getting a little girl's room again and Tim and Mat entry and hallway.

#39 Chocolate Addict

Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:51 AM

yep, totally not fair giving them a kids room again and a kid that apparently wants to be a performer.

#40 *Ker*

Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

I liked it better when the previous weeks winner chooses who gets what zone.

#41 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

So.....what is the big twist?


#42 Nozycat

Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:00 AM

Nice to see they have so much time to faff around, not - so much of it last night - when it's supposedly always a sprint to the finish.  The playing to camera bores me, I would rather see them working.

That was the last team I would have thought would have been strategic in that way.  Stupid move.

#43 Chocolate Addict

Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:40 PM

I am not liking that they tried to judge strategically. I know it is a competition but hey, they already have their whole house renovated.

I can't warm to Pete and Courtney anyway but judge their work for their work. That bedhead monstrosity was horrible and a waste of space. Why did they put that big empty space behind it anyway?

I liked the bunk bed the girls made but think it was too close to the roof, the older girl was almost hitting her head. The rest of the room was 'meh'.

#44 Nozycat

Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

I don't understand - the first small house had 3 areas where there were bulkheads wasting space imo and the judges praised them plus the 1st small house got no extension, the 2nd one got a small extension and the 3rd is getting a huge extension???  Doesn't seem right to me.  Also it seems to be neglectful to me to live in such an unsafe house with a small child.

#45 got my tinsel on

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:13 PM

I don't understand Shayn and Carly carrying on about what they think was a strategic decision by the boys to select the girls for the early room reveal.

All along the choices for early room reveal have been strategic and Shayn and Carly were the ones who decided to score strategically!

#46 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:16 PM

View PostNozycat, on 04 June 2019 - 09:48 PM, said:

I don't understand - the first small house had 3 areas where there were bulkheads wasting space imo and the judges praised them plus the 1st small house got no extension, the 2nd one got a small extension and the 3rd is getting a huge extension???  Doesn't seem right to me.  Also it seems to be neglectful to me to live in such an unsafe house with a small child.
At least that child has a roof over her head, many don’t. She looked happy, healthy and loved.

I thought it a bit rich that Shayne and Carly were whinging about the boys playing strategically.

#47 got my tinsel on

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:24 PM

And Pete and Courtney saying they thought they would be chosen, because they picked the boys last week.  :rolleyes:

#48 Soontobegran

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:40 PM

View PostWTFancie shmancie, on 04 June 2019 - 10:24 PM, said:

And Pete and Courtney saying they thought they would be chosen, because they picked the boys last week.  :rolleyes:

Those 2 are in La La Land.

#49 JediMaster

Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:58 PM

I can’t wait to see how this house turns out. I’d love a character country home :)

#50 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:29 PM

Peter and Courtney are just nasty, petty and childish.




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