House Rules 2017 is not off to a great start, is it? We’re three weeks in and I reckon they’ve unveiled the worst makeover on the show’s history.
I love a reno show. I love a makeover show. And I had such high hopes for this season. But the casting is off. You need to at least cast contestants who have a passion for decorating and design. You can’t just throw in couples who bicker and fight and expect they’re somehow going to produce a room that works.
This week the twins requested a home makeover with a retro vibe. Sadly, they didn’t get it. Well, not in any tasteful way, anyhow. None of the rooms worked together, and the whole home was an absolute dog’s breakfast.
Let’s examine some of the worst crimes below.
Shocking Hallway and Laundry
The hallway and laundry (above and below) are neck and neck for the worst spaces this week. And let’s be honest; they had some stiff competition for most dire room.
Between the varying paint colours and the Star Wars art, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a kids zone. LLB said, “The best way to view this space, is with your back to it and walking away from it”. And he’s right.
The laundry was equally over-the-top and completely tasteless. The floor tiles in the laundry are my biggest issue. If they removed those they might be half-way there in creating a colourful zone. That’s if the twins actually wanted colour.
Retro and Geek Chic doesn’t instantly mean it has to be bright. I’m truly baffled by how the contestants can stand behind these rooms. They’re horrible.
The Living Areas were just as Bad
Every room in this home, as you can see in the slideshow below, was themed within an inch of its life. The contestants have no idea how to comprehend a style and make it contemporary.
The kitchen cabinetry colour was vile. The splashback tiles were vile. The styling in the living room was non existent. Throwing a few random items on a coffee table is not styling. And that stripe on the wall. I can’t even.
The dining room was so inappropriate for grown men. The wallpaper was incredibly feminine and not at all retro. I have no idea what Sean and Ella were thinking here. Like LLB said (who I seem to continually agree with), it looked like granny knickers.
The One Decent Room
The one decent space in this entire home was the bathroom. Dark and moody, chic and sophisticated. I loved the copper drain-work exposed, and I loved the lighting. It’s the only space in the whole house I can stomach. But sadly it’s still the show’s worst ever reveal.
What did you think of last nights House Rules 2017 reveal? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.