Love It Or List It Australia

Love It Or List It Australia reno recap: Kew East, VIC

We take a look at the latest episode of Love It Or List It Australia with Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker.

Josh and Kylie have only lived in their Kew East home for one year, but already Kylie wants to move. 

The pair bought the place knowing it needed some work, but being such a busy family, renovations have gone by the wayside. 

Kylie works from home and is tired of the lack of functional spaces in the house, while Josh can still see lots of potential. 

Andrew's case to 'List It'

Andrew embarks on a mission to get Kylie back to the suburb she loves and presents a lovely home well under their $2 million budget. This home is an upgrade from their current one and even gets Josh thinking with a price point like that. The couple also loved the second home Andrew showed them in Kew (right between Kew East and Hawthorn) and even Josh admitted he could see the family living there. 

"Kew East underwent a beautiful renovation," Andrew admits. "It's a charming old-style home, but for this busy family they need to move to a bigger home."


READ MORE: Andrew Winter's tips for styling your home when it's on the market

Neale's case to 'Love It'

Neale had his work cut out for him with ceiling height adjustments and changing the home's layout.

"This house suffered from a badly designed extension with low ceilings and no flow," Neale explains. "Coupled with a six-foot-something homeowner, this gave raising the roof a whole new meaning!"

Neale also transformed the living area to open up the space and create a feeling of height. Seeing the home transform, Kylie admitted she was closer to joining team 'Love It'.


READ MORE: Love It Or List It Australia: Meet the homeowners from Kew East, VIC

The verdict

With the home being valued at $1.85 million (pre-renovation the value was $1.65 million), the pair were in agreeance that functionality was still their priority. 

Kylie is still concerned about lack of storage and bathrooms, while Josh considers a second stage of renovation to add this. 

But, they decided to join team 'List It'. Kylie and Josh were ultimately after more space, storage and bathrooms and Andrew showed them what they wanted was well within their reach. 

Watch Love It Or List It Australia, Wednesdays, 8.30pm EST on LifeStyle or On Demand

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