Our special guest editor Neale Whitaker reveals secrets from the new series, the power of a renovation and what he really thinks of co-host, Andrew Winter.
Viewers can look forward to some extraordinary renovations and stunning transformations that really have changed people's lives this series on Love It Or List It.
We worked with a wonderful mixed bag of Australians from all over the country, everyone from empty nesters through to young couples setting out on their journeys through life. They all have different stories, but what they share is that commonality of a problem – one wants to stay and one wants to go, for whatever reason. In most cases, they share an inability to see that the solution could lie right under their nose.
I think the bond people have with their home is a very strong one, I think we all leave a little piece of ourselves in our home. For me, it’s about problem-solving and having a crack at fixing them. If they decide to move, that’s fine with me – I don’t take it to heart. If my renovation has helped them to see that what they need to do is move, then so be it.
Andrew and I work together very, very well. We have a great rapport and can have a lot of fun with each other. We have a knock-about sense of humour but we also have a lot of respect for each other.
I have a lot of respect for Andrew’s real estate knowledge and I hope he has a great respect for interior design, but we don’t take each other too seriously and there’s nothing precious about our relationship. At the end of the day, there’s a bit of competitiveness there, we both want to win, but if we don’t then we move on.
I know viewers will take away from this series a lot of great renovation tips and help and what I can only describe as ‘property porn’ because Andrew shows the homeowners such beautiful homes.
Anyone with any interest in real estate, renovation in interior design will have all those boxes ticked, plus they get to meet a lot of great couples, plus they’ll see some friendly rivalry and good banter between me and Andrew. There’s something in there for everyone.
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