House Rules

Practically makes much more sense though for all concerned to film in an empty restaurant - especially for the restaurants paying customers.

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Did the producers put too much focus on the gargoyle statue in Tuesday’s episode? It was installed on top of the roof at Tim and Mat’s house on the final day of exterior renovations, and seemed to have an effect on Shayn & Carly and Lisa & Andy. Problem was that Lisa & Andy spent too much money on paving for the sunken fire pit, leaving little money for to fix up the master bedroom, meaning Lisa had to return the bedside tables she bought at Bedshed in order to pay the tradesmen.

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Did you answer your own question? Are you superstitious?

Haven’t you been watching these reality shows long enough to know that when they are really boring they dramatise the smallest things and just make stuff up?

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Couldn’t work out if Tim and Mat were holding back to be tactical or really just disapointed, though ultimately think they were rather generous in their scoring - I don’t think anything deserved more than 7s to be honest and nobody seemed to pick up that the only “play” spaces created for Tim’s daughter were a patch of grass and a teddy bears picnic. I know she’s only young but in previous series they’ve created some really decent play spaces and it really was missing from Shane and Carly’s zone especially. A play space with nothing to play with should have been scored the same way an empty kids bedroom would have been.

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If they were smart they would just take that fire out and cover the fire pit in astro turf for a play area for their kid or maybe fill it will sand for a sandpit. it was a good idea for a bachelor but I feel like Tim’s more of a family man now and it looked really uncomfortable. I thought the front yard was stupid, who sits in hanging chairs out the front in view of all the neighbours?

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Was a team eliminated last night?

They do all the backyards, then eliminate another team.

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Thanks.

Really? That’s a relief-I can stop feeling sorry for poor Andy.

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The Lisa edit means we all have a lot of sympathy for Andy. They’ve clearly decided as they couldn’t make Pete and Courtney the villians they wanted too this year they’d make Lisa the clown instead.

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With today’s announcement that Australia’s Got Talent returns to Seven on Sunday July 28, we can assume House Rules will finish the week before?


The judges were pretty generous towards Lisa and Andy’s effort, with the couple’s fix up room given a pass and Jamie and LLB awarding 8 points each for the backyard reno. But Lisa and Andy still finished last for the round.
And why did Seven show clips of Gold Coast scenery when Shayn and Carly’s house is located on Sunshine Coast?

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Seven have announced the House Rules Grand Final for Tuesday 23 July, which means it will go head-to-head with the MasterChef final.

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Crazy decision by Seven. It means both will lose out to Ninja Warrior.

In the grand final which is shown over two nights, the remaining teams would have to create a loft in just seven days. Not sure if each team had to renovate every room in its allocated loft, or if the loft would be divided into zones again.

So what’s the next stage of the competition? They do up the judges houses? :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

They make a quilt using LLB’s discarded suits.

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Think of the opportunities for revenge!

Glad they’re not dragging it out too much further - guess they’ll cut from 4 to 2 on Sunday then and then finish it over two nights.

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Interesting that three of the four remaining teams had each topped an exterior renovation round and also come last at another round.
It would be a tight finish to the exterior renovation stage. Pete and Courtney finished with 93 points but could still miss out on a grand final spot if the other three teams got a high score from the judges. I wonder if Pete and Courtney would score strategically for the reno of their front and back yards.

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It is quite close to call - Shayne and Carly are furthest away at 33 points behind Shayne and Carly. You’d assume they’ll pass the fix up room but lose points on the main reno as a result, which probably puts them where they’d have been anyway.

At the moment assuming they don’t screw things up I’d favour the boys and Lisa and Andy to top the scoreboard, but think it’ll be close. Wonder what they’d do in the event of a tie - guess bringing the home renovation stage into it would make most sense.

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I would like the brothers to win. To think they’ve worked their guts out (even to exhaustion) and all the couples have had their houses done up and Tim and his wife got theirs but what has Matt got out of it?

Based on consistency across the series would like the boys to win, though pretty much happy with any of them winning. None are so far above or below the others that it would be undeserved.

Actually thinking about it how often does the winner of the main house stage win the overall thing?

As for this week - clear they deliberately avoid showing you too much in the Tuesday ep of what they’ve done so it can be revealed to viewers on Sunday, but looks like the guys have had a good week. Like others Shane and Carly probably come unstuck a bit by having the Fix Up room, but looks like they did better than others. We’ve not really seen what Lisa and Andy have done at the front but think they may get similar criticism to the lads last week for not leaving room for cars in the carport, even though they’ve been specifically told to change it to an entertaining area.

Do wish though they’d make the budgets clearer - even before the £5k win Lisa and Andy seemingly had the budget for a hot tub, something not even considered in the other houses.

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