Working From Home

The contestants made their houses homes this week, with all bedrooms and living areas now complete. Each house has its own interpretation of what makes a family home, from the number of bedrooms, to storage space, to the working from home areas which have become more important than ever.

Harry and Tash took full advantage of the magnificent oak tree next door by placing a desk and day bed underneath the long window, giving whoever may be working there a stunning view to inspire them. The father-daughter duo also lent into the unusual ceiling lines in their fourth bedroom by choosing to line the triangular raked ceiling with Supaceil, creating a visually intriguing room.


Sarah and George didn’t have the advantage of a fully grown tree out their window, but that didn’t stop them from creating a beautiful forest themed kids bedroom using Grafico wallpaper, which Neale described as having a timeless beauty. This was paired with another working from home space off the landing, a potentially questionable choice given their decision to create a similar space adjoining their first bedroom all the way back in week one. But the judges were impressed by the extra space is this secondary working from home space

Daniel and Jade proved their farmers’ work ethic yet again, having completed their fifth (yes fifth!) bedroom as well as a rumpus/study AND an attic storage space. Cannily guessing that a large family would need more storage, Daniel and Jade had their attic approved by Keith in the nick of time, giving them just 5 days to complete the top level. This meant it was a bare timber finish for the attic but being a storage space, the judges were impressed regardless. If ever you’re designing a home, find somewhere to put a secret door!

Luke and Jasmine offset their quite formal living space downstairs with a family friendly rumpus room upstairs just off the landing. So of course, to keep the sound contained, they hung a barn door over the entryway and lined the walls with Gyprock Superchek plasterboard.


Finally, Jimmy and Tam continued with their now trademark room style with yet another distinctive wallpaper, opposite a built-in with study desk. However, they subverted expectations with a fairly plain and compact rumpus, which did not impress the judges with the lack of a working from home space.


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