ELIMINATED WA House Rules contestants Mikaela and Eliza Greene will remember Mikaela’s 25th birthday for being celebrated at the 2019 House Rules grand final.
Leaving the Seven show towards the end of the interiors round, the Yallingup surfing sisters got straight back to training in preparation for surf comps next year but return for the big reveal.
“We definitely lost a fair bit of tone and fitness being on House Rules,” Mikaela said.
“But we would do it all again in a heartbeat.
“It’s really stressful and so different to what you think it is when you watch it on TV. It looks so much easier than it is, but if you’re willing to put in the hard work, the reward you get is insane.”
They kept up to date with the series between training sessions and Mikaela said it was crazy to watch everything unfold, especially the shock of Katie and Alex (NSW) getting knocked out straight after them.
“I personally thought Katie was one of the strongest designers in the show and I totally pegged them to be in the grand final,” she said.
Revealed last night, the 2019 House Rules grand finalists are Tim and Mat (Vic), Pete and Courtney (Vic) and Lisa and Andy (SA) who will have to create a luxury loft in seven days.
“Each team has their own different strengths, so I can kind of see how each one could win,” Mikaela said.
“I definitely had a hunch Tim and Mat would be there. They’re very good at what they do and are carpenters, so are great at constructing stuff and their designs have been strong.
“Pete and Courtney have an awesome flair for design and really shone through, especially towards the end of the interiors.
“Lisa and Andy have really strong designs and even though they’re probably not as consistent as the other two teams, they still pull out rooms that are absolutely amazing.
“Lisa looked so surprised they got through.”
Despite several of their rooms chosen for the fix-up challenge, the sisters had no hard feelings and were not bothered to see their designs changed.
“We are reno rookies who did try our hardest,” Mikaela said.
“We could understand the choice of rooms because you obviously can’t do a fix-up in a wet area or kitchen where you have wet-seal and tiling.
“Our rooms were obviously easier to fix in the timeframe that was given and it was cool to see the transformation.”
The House Rules grand final starts 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday where one team will be crowned the House Rules 2019 champions and walk away with $250,000 plus a fully renovated home and garden.