The Home Team

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Join the experts as they renovate and restore a typical Australian suburban home. With DIY tips, design and landscaping, The Home Team will help you navigate your next DIY project or renovation. This season is a renovators dream as Leah McLeod, Anthony Scott, James and Julia transform an ordinary run-down 1950s suburban home with affordable DIY renovations.

Episode 1

Exciting first look at our 50’s style fixer-upper. The boys go over some designs for the kitchen with our architect, Rohan.
James shows us how to prime your walls for painting and Julia sizes up some paint samples. Anthony gets in the big boys to clear some trees, while he and James tear out the old washing line.
James brings an old window frame back to life with some gorgeous new windows, Julia chooses some beautiful furnishings for the master bedroom.

Julia gets stuck into the kitchen with some tips from James

Episode 2

Julia puts the finishing touches on the master bedroom, James gives us a handy DIY plasterboard lesson and some more painting tips.
Anthony goes on a shopping trip to find some fruit trees for the garden. The girl’s bedroom get’s started as Julia decides on some feature colours.
Anthony gives some love to the backyard as he shows us how to prepare and condition your garden soil, as well as planting the bamboo.

Episode 3

James brings in a mate to help get some decking down and Anthony gives us some insider advice on making a statement with your garden.

Julia uses patterned bed linen and fun accessories to create a playful space which any kid would love.
Anthony beds in some Buxus Balls, gives us an update on the Pool, sets up some more permanent irrigation for his plants.
James shows us how to prepare a wall for cabinets and hooks and shows us the plans for the kitchen

Episode 4

The rumpus room starts its makeover.
James chats to the guys at Stegbar about how to get the most energy efficiency out of your windows and gets some pre-hung doors up and running.

Out in the garden Anthony shows us how to make his favourite gardening tool – Gough’s magic wand. He also has a creative trick with left over paving tiles and shows us how to trim his beloved buxus balls.
Julia gets in some key pieces for the rumpus room and James gives her some handy tips for hanging the artwork.

Episode 5

Julia and James turn their attention to the Bathroom and Anthony shows off the bluestone tiles in the entryway.

Julia goes wild in the bathroom and adds some beautiful accessories and fixtures and puts the final touches on the Rumpus room. James builds a copper and wood towelrail.

Episode 6

Julia picks out the tiles, fixtures and grout for the ensuite. Anthony plants a beautiful mature maple tree in the back garden.

James gives us a DIY caulking lesson in the shower. Julia visits Relax House to gives you some tips for finding a dining table for a small space and shows off the completed Ensuite.

Episode 7

The powder room starts to get its makeover as Julia picks out a basin.
Julia comes in to style the cellar and pours herself a sneaky glass of red.
Anthony gets the pool posts stained and looking fantastic while Julia finishes up the powder room. James shows us an easy way to calculate tiles for your bathroom. Anthony fights through the Melbourne conditions and takes a turn inside to give us an update on the kitchen.

Episode 8

James gives you some tips about DIY staining today as he turns the custom mantle into a beautiful dark colour, then showing us how to clean the decking ready for staining and and has a look at installing the home security system. Julia’s busy in the loungeroom bringing in chairs.Outside, Anthony gets the bluestone lawn pavers down sets up the BBQ herb garden and goes shopping for his BBQ.

Episode 9

Anthony goes over his plans for the front garden and paints his paints his reflection pond. James gives us some tips for digging stump holes and gets the all important insulation sorted in the cinema. Julia gives some handy tips on how to keep your kitchen practical, shows us in the cinema and the secret door to the cellar. Anthony shows us how to plant the buxus balls and fill a difficult space with plants.

Episode 10

James, Julia and Anthony have a look back at where we started and just how far the team have come in this mammoth home renovation.
Julia looks at the set up of the home automation system. Anthony marvels at his completed landscape and the team are excited to get the pool filled!
James shows us the ducted heating and cooling he organised for the house.