Putting in the hard yards
DETERMINATION REWARDS HOUSE RULES DUO
THEY are the team that keeps scraping through by one point but Mt Druitt’s Steve and Tiana Falzon have secured a top three spot on House Rules.
Ms Falzon said despite surviving the elimination it was a bittersweet end to the garden transformations.
“I was definitely blown away and did not expect any of it,” she said. “I was dumb- founded and I could not believe what was going on but it was most sad to see (SA team) Ryan and Marlee go - we were devastated about that.”
After scoring high points for their first garden fix-up in Queensland, the father-and-daughter duo had to revamp the frontyard in South Australia.
Ms Falzon said she let her father take the lead.
Mr Falzon said: “I was really excited but at the same time it put a lot of pressure on me, knowing that if we failed it was going to be on my hands. But you could not think about those things.”
They balanced two mismatched front decks and put in a roof over the two ren- dered walls and painted the raised garden beds, added plants, created a bold pathway and laid some coloured feature tiles in the entrance.
The judges scored NSW a total of 14 out of 20, which put them one point ahead of the eliminated team and four points behind the team at the top of the leaderboard.
Mr Falzon said the biggest lesson the team had learned was to keep calm.
“For us, it was just to not panic and to keep concentrating on the final goal, to keep going and going until the clock stops,” he said.
The pair will now have to compete with the other two teams in a final challenge for a spot in the grand final.
Steve and Tiana recreated South Australia's frontyard in the second half of the gardens transformations, which put them through to the top three and (top right and bottom right) Ryan and Marlee’s house before the show started and how it looks now.