The Home Team
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.
02 – 08 Dec: Episode 14
Leah and Vinnie dig holes for the parapet – the digger comes in and does the job in a fraction of the time. James talks maintenance and protecting your guttering to get more years out of your investment. Julia gives some tips on selecting tiles for bathrooms. Leah gets excited about the design and layout of the Laundry and cleans a wall prior to painting. James starts to install the parapet wall while Anthony and Leah pick the cladding.
James installs the cavity sliding door. Leah heads out to look at dining chairs, takes a look at how the Ensuite is taking shape and has some more painting tips. Anthony helps with the fireplace install, gives an update on the front yard, heads out to the nursery to pick some more plants and installs the cabinets for the outdoor kitchen. Julia has some advice to bring greenery into your house.
Julia decorates the teen room. Anthony picks out a garage door. Leah brings an old terracotta pot back to life with a paint. Anthony shows how to build a simple deck using concrete stumps.
Leah discusses the importance of finding a stud to hang your shelves and shows us the right tool to use, and then puts the tools down to hang art work a different way. Anthony’s back at the nursery to discuss making a Tuscan Mediterranean feel in your garden and places out his trees before he plants them. Julia looks at ways to fully utilise cupboard space in the kids room.
Leah takes in on her self to install the vertical garden while Anthony is busy in the backyard. Anthony heads to the nursery to talk screening plants and has advice on protecting your outdoor tiles. Julia heads out to find discuss how to making shelves look interesting and beautiful. Leah checks in on the completed laundry room and goes to find the right furniture for a study area. Anthony plants the vertical garden.
Anthony reuses the steal mesh from the driveway to make a passion fruit climbing garden. Leah heads out to find the perfect wardrobe. Julia heads into the master bedroom and greats a reading nook with some extra space and places the finishing touches and reveals the Ensuite. Julia has some tips on how to make a vignette in your home. Leah installs a water filter on the shower head. Anthony seals the driveway.
Julia heads out to get some inspiration and comes back with a project for Anthony. James stains the back deck and looks at smart split systems. Leah looks at the rumpus room and shows of it’s practical bathroom. Anthony sets to work on the stripping the stumps, then Leah takes over for sanding and painting. Anthony has gizmo to make sure the automatic irrigation system doesn’t go on in the rain. Julia has tips on choosing your grout.
Anthony installs the turf out the front of the house and salvages the front porch with a solid clean and a few patches. Leah explores storage options, bench tops and appliances for the kitchen and seals the front porch. Julia heads out to discuss styling with colour.
Leah finds a calm place in kitchen and places the bar stools and talks about keeping it simple, heading into the pantry she measures up for a DIY pin board project. Anthony has handy tips for watering the garden. Leah shows of some innovative blinds. Julia does the final reveal of the kitchen and pantry.
Julia assembles the legs on the salvaged shed door dining table. Leah heads out to do some shopping for the formal living room and the family room. Anthony and Leah stain the deck. Leah meets with a real estate agent for some tips on getting the most out of your renovation. Anthony checks our fences are up to scratch before filling the pool.
One week left and the pool and the formal lounge room is all that remains. Leah heads out with the hopes to find finding a treasure for the fireplace. The lounge gets it’s skirting boards installed. Anthony paints the mantelpiece. Julia checks out the glasswork in the bathroom. Anthony heads to the nursery to look and climbing plants.
The pool regulations issues get attended to and the inspector is back to check Anthony’s work. Leah looks at how the house’s temperature can be control through an app. The pool can finally be completed and filled.
See how far the house has come in the season finale. Anthony fires up the charcoal BBQ and the gate goes in. Julia reflects on the colour scheme of the house. Julia, Anthony and Leah go on a final walk through of the house and admire their handywork.