Love It Or List It Australia

Love It Or List It Australia reno recap: Ormiston, QLD

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

This week we meet Damien and Olivia who are butting heads over their Ormiston home. Although they admit they're usually very decisive and on the same page, Olivia reveals they  simply cannot agree on this one!

Damien is keen to sell up. He thinks the floorplan is terrible, there's not enough space for their three kids, and has even thought about knocking down the home and starting again. While Olivia wants to make this home work with it's incredible 180 degree view over Moreton Bay and won't move without that same 'feel'.

Andrew's case to 'List It' 

For Andrew, he thinks he may have this one in the bag. "This home is simply not suitable for family use," he says.

However Andrew does admit the area is certainly attractive. "Ormiston is part of Brisbane's bayside suburbs and it's a little bit of a hidden gem. It's a great area to bring up a family, it's close to the water it's even got a train station nearby," he says.


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Neale's case to 'Love It'

Neale had a big task ahead of him: creating an entryway, creating a flow between the indoor and outdoor areas and providing a dedicated kids' zone with a $200,000 budget.

"This property had a beautiful view with a huge deck, but with a disconnected living space and a kitchen crammed into the corner, the flow was back to front," he explains. "So, we relocated the kitchen in order to utilise the living space and view."


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The verdict

Although the couple's home increased in value from $850,000 to approximately $1 million, they couldn't shake that feeling that Olivia had about their place. 

Damien admits he is actually quite torn after seeing the renovation and they decide to 'Love It'! 

The pair decided they were ready to sit back and enjoy their home for a bit, instead of rushing around the property market. 

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

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