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Love It Or List It Australia: Meet the homeowners from Oyster Bay, NSW

We meet the homeowners from this week's episode of Love It Or List It Australia.

We catch up with Nathan and Emily to find out more about their decision to love their Oyster Bay home. 

Despite Nathan wanting to move, the renovation made the couple see the potential of their existing home and made them want to stay - for now at least!

Why did you 'Love It'?

"This is our first home, and we have a strong emotional attachment to it. We decided mutually though, about five minutes after the reveal that it was the perfect home for 'right now'. Down the track we can re-evaluate and consider the lifestyle change and suburb upgrade; we will need to make the move to a bigger house with lower maintenance eventually."

READ MORE: Love It Or List It Australia reno recap: Oyster Bay, NSW

What were the top three reasons for your decision?

"The reveal ultimately was the decision maker. Neale's changes to the layout created the perfect space for our young family with open plan living with indoor/outdoor flow. Secondly Andrew's property search revealed to us that were were not quite at the right stage of our lives to make the move.

"We recognise now that we'd eventually be looking for a larger home, on a smaller block, in an area closer to the beach. And realistically our budget wasn't quite up to meeting our standards just yet. Lastly, the emotional attachment and wanting to enjoy our first family home was the final reason for staying. We both really wanted to stay and appreciate our dream house together."

How has your life changed since the show?

"The space just works now, the kitchen is linked to living, dining and outdoors. It all flows and family is connected in every room. We can entertain both indoors and outdoors simultaneously, and finally have a laundry to hide all our dirty clothes. We decided to complete the renovation and take the house to its full potential."

READ MORE: Neale Whitaker reveals the new decorating trend for your walls

Most surprising thing that happened during the filming process?

"Emily actually considering selling, and looking at realestate.com every night during filming... And still today."

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

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