Home re­veal has jaws drop­ping

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Television - TANYA MACNAUGHTON

HOUSE Rules fans have felt like there was some­thing miss­ing from Chan­nel 7 screens over the past week, with WA team Chiara and David miss­ing from the ren­o­va­tion cre­ativ­ity and chaos.

How­ever, it was all for the greater good, as their Yange­bup house was trans­formed into their dream home.

“It was nerve-rack­ing but what sat well with me is that I’d ren­o­vated enough with these guys to see what they’re ca­pa­ble of,” David said.

“It was bit­ter­sweet hand­ing it over but I also felt safe as well, know­ing I had the likes of Toadie, Mandy, Josh, Bran­don, Kim and Michelle – some re­ally strong peo­ple who loved Chiara and my­self and would do the right thing by us. I just had a fear of miss­ing out on all the ac­tion.”

Hand­ing over the key meant also declar­ing the five all-im­por­tant house rules which David said were just like Chiara and him.

“We’re both pretty over the top, red is our favourite colour and we like bling, but not if it looks cheap. We wanted classy bling,” he said.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home for me and Chiara and it’s the one thing I bang on about be­cause a fam­ily comes to­gether when they’re cook­ing.”

David said there were mul­ti­ple wow fac­tors when walk­ing into their newly ren­o­vated house that has been es­ti­mated to have in­creased in value by nearly $100,000.

He said it was all worth it to see his daugh­ters El­lie Mae and Taya’s jaws drop when they walked into their bed­rooms, al­though son Seth was left a lit­tle un­der­whelmed with the mix-up be­tween wrestling and box­ing.

“We loved both bath­rooms and even though we’ve had our dif­fer­ences with Leigh and Kristie, they were so thought­ful in the en­suite,” David said.

“It was very well thought-out and Chiara and I love both be­ing in there at the same time to get ready, which is amaz­ing.

“The cof­fee nook I wasn’t a fan of be­cause it didn’t serve my pur­poses but it all comes down to how peo­ple in­ter­pret the room.”

Scor­ing was a no-brainer for the cou­ple, who were al­ways go­ing to score ex­actly how they felt.

“We’re not strate­gic and we weren’t there to play games with any­one so if it was the case of giv­ing some­one a 10 and killing our chance, that’s what they de­served,” David said.

“Chiara and I said to each other that even though we’d had our dif­fer­ences with Mel and Dave and Leigh and Kristie, we didn’t know who did what rooms, so we couldn’t even take that into con­sid­er­a­tion.

“We walked in, loved it, there you go, here’s the score. Then we found out whose rooms they were, which was an ab­so­lute shock.”

David said watch­ing the drama on the show be­tween the teams had been ed­u­ca­tional.

“When I saw the look on Kimmy’s face at Home Base, I knew some­thing wasn’t right there,” he said.

“So watch­ing ev­ery­thing un­fold over the week; it all now makes sense.”

House Rules 7. con­tin­ues on Chan­nel

“We’re not strate­gic and we weren’t there to play games”: Chiara and David from House Rules.

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