The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

HAV­ING just wrapped the lat­est of their 40plus ren­o­va­tions, The Block duo Kara and Kyal Demm­rich are search­ing for a new prop­erty to flip while also pre­par­ing for the ar­rival of their sec­ond child.

Four years af­ter their pop­u­lar stint on the Nine re­al­ity ren­o­va­tion con­test, the pair are floored at the life they’ve cre­ated for them­selves, es­pe­cially given many re­al­ity con­tes­tants strug­gle to cap­i­talise on the plat­form that comes with their ex­po­sure on the show.

“We thought we’d just go back to our nor­mal jobs af­ter the show fin­ished, me as a car­pen­ter and Kara as a phys­io­ther­a­pist,” said Kyal, “but op­por­tu­ni­ties kept pop­ping up, and to be still get­ting them four years later is amaz­ing.

“It’s a cre­ative out­let for us and to be able to work to­gether ev­ery day is the dream.”

The pair are cur­rently set­tling on the Long Jetty home they ex­ten­sively ren­o­vated then sold in De­cem­ber for $1.59 mil­lion (af­ter pur­chas­ing it for $710,000 ear­lier that year) and are al­ready look­ing for a new pro­ject on the Cen­tral Coast.

But get­ting on the tools will be a lit­tle tougher this time around, with Kara due to give birth to a sib­ling for their 18-month-old son Ziya in May.

“When we did the Long Jetty house last year, I had Ziya strapped to me for the first few months of that reno and then it got a bit hard be­cause he wanted to run around,” said Kara.

“We’ll see how we go be­cause it’s go­ing to be hard hav­ing the two of them strapped to us.”

The pair have joined forces with book­ to in­spire Aussies to bring their hol­i­day home.

They sug­gest re­mov­ing clutter, hid­ing ap­pli­ances, buy­ing qual­ity bed linen and good light­ing as some of the eas­i­est ways to trans­form your home into a ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Block's Kyal and Kara Demm­rich with their son, Ziya Christo­pher. Picture: Grace Tickot

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