Nancy and Daniel's family more important than condition of House Rules homes

Nancy and Daniel's family more important than condition of House Rules homes
Nancy and Daniel's family more important than condition of House Rules homes

The third house renovated on this year's House Rules series was Team NSW Nancy and Daniel, who's rundown 60's house lies half way between their parent's homes.

Their south Sydney home which they settled on four years ago has a mortgage of $500,000.

When it came to choosing their home, its dire condition nearly scared them away.

"When we first walked in, we went, 'oh no, no' and we walked out," Nancy said.

"But then we came back," added Dan, after realising its potential.

Three years later and no renovations started, the couple were considering selling the house before being accepted onto the show.

“We were in the process of deciding whether we were going to actually go ahead and renovate, or if we were going to detonate and rebuild or sell, so we were tossing all of that up at the same time," Dan said.

"We were leaving it up to fate."

 

Nancy and Daniel's family more important than condition of House Rules homes

Above, Daniel and Nancy's House Rules.

The couple have two kids, Jonathan, six, and Sophia, three, and didn't want to take time away from them renovating the home.

“We were going to renovate in stages and that would have taken so much of our time away from our children with every weekend spent on planning and renovating, so I really feel like this buys us 20 years with our children,” Nancy said.

They have a lot of concerns with the house, like dampness in the roof, poor layout and just being plain old and worn out..

Wanna-be house proud Dan shies away from inviting people over because of the state of their home.

“The reason we have applied for House Rules is because if someone is coming over Dan says, ‘Have they seen the house before? How long will they stay? Do they have to come over? Why can’t we go to their house?’ ” said Nancy.

A can-do attitude is what will see this pair through, who have limited hands-on experience in renovating.

“I wouldn’t call myself a renovator, not even a handyman,” says Dan.

The first couple on 2016's House Rules were Fil and Joe, who have a 1950's weatherboard house in Melbourne.

The second house transformed on air on this seasons House Rules was South Australian parents Michelle and Brooke.

 

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