Boondall couple divided on whether to love or list their property

first_imgNeale Whitaker, Michelle & Paul Bertinato, Andrew Winter at the reveal of the Bertinato’s home (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner).TO love it, or to list it? That was the question for Michelle and Paul Bertinato on last night’s premiere of Foxtel’s Love It Or List It. The living space before the renovation… Source: Foxtel … and their new bedroom, created by transforming the house’s garage. Source: FoxtelBut in the end, it was Whitaker who won over the duo, who decided to “Love It” and stay, after a renovation of the home.Whitaker’s team built in the garage, turning it into a luxury parents’ retreat.This allowed for more room in the house’s living space, knocking out walls from one of the bedrooms. Photos show huge scale of Chris Hemsworth’s $9m Byron Bay mega-mansion …and after a quick facelift. Source: FoxtelWinter managed to get Michelle to sway slightly, with her admitting she “really liked” two of the three houses he showed them.“I was on team love it (but) in the houses Andrew showed us, one in particular caught our eye so that made me rethink our situation,” Michelle said.“It does make you question, do you love it or do you list it?“You think you’re always on the one team and then the next moment you’re thinking you’re on the other team.” How to own 20 homes before you turn 30 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe Boondall home before a spruce up… Source: Foxtel Andrew Winter trying to talk Michelle and Paul Bertinato into listing their house. Source: FoxtelThe Boondall couple told The Courier-Mail they decided the show would be the right fit for them after watching the show’s previous season.“We have been considering for a good couple years, do we renovate, do we knock down, or do we buy somewhere else,” Michelle said.“This helped us decide.”From the start, Michelle was keen on staying in their lowset, three bedroom home, but her husband believed they had outgrown it.“I was definitely open to leaving,” Paul said. Paul and Michelle Bertinato main bedroom before the renovation…. Source: Foxtel …and after. Source: FoxtelThey also changed the orientation of the kitchen island bench, and created an office for Paul, who works from home.Michelle and Paul said their master suite was now their favourite room in the house.“It’s what I wanted and what I love,” Michelle said.“It sounds a little silly, but I feel like an adult now we’re separated from the kids.”Tune in to Lifestyle Wednesday at 8.30pm, as a Victorian couple decide whether to love or list their Brighton cottage.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:53Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe top 5 Love It or List It makeovers from season 100:54 Neale Whitaker showing Paul and Michelle Bertinato the progress on their brand new ensuite. Source: FoxtelCelebrity hosts Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker had their work cut out for them, with the couple keen to stick in the same area to be near to their adopted “Nonna”, who lived across the road.last_img

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