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House Rules 2017, Reveal 3: Worst Home Makeover Ever?

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.

house rules 2017 andrew and jono hallway

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.

house rules 2017 andrew and jono laundry with colourful floor tiles

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.

house rules 2017 andrew and jono retro living room

house rules 2017 andrew and jono green kitchen

house rules 2017 andrew and jono dining room with floral wallpaper

house rules 2017 andrew and jono master bedroom

house rules 2017 andrew and jono master bathroom

house rules 2017 master bathroom andrew and jono

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.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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28 Responses

  1. I missed this episode. How did they get the bath to look copper on the outside? What process did they use?

  2. The first Reno’s I thought that there were only junk shops to choose from , every contestant ended up in one. I have also been disappointed with this season. They have changed the show and the way contestants are chosen.Two need a psych. test and bogans should not be allowed.
    Are the producers surprised at the walkout.

  3. Overall, not all of it was that bad, don’t expect all of them to produce perfect rooms, they are amateurs on a reality show after all. Some of the zones were definately gob smacking jaw droppers, especially the two women, no thought at all for the home owner, no respect or concideration for anyone else period.
    They have dreadful attitudes & the work they turned out was garish.. give off negativity thats what you get in return.

  4. if i wanted to see good home diy and tasteful interior design, i’d watch the block. this show has never been great, and the contestants are clearly clueless. even the judges i think are a little blind.

  5. I think I was having a seizure after all that clash – It reminds you of a 70’s reno with every room a different colour —– I think Im freaking out LOL – the bathroom was the only saving room

  6. I thought Andrew’s bedroom was very nice. The bathroom was great, but too dark for me, but it is very appealing.

  7. These 2 women have no idea, about design, about manners, about respect.
    They don’t listen to anyone, they just want their own way, and bugger what the owners want.
    Very pig headed,
    Wasting money, the producers should step in and stop their stupid antics and attitide, this show is ridiculous.

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