Seven things the Block doesn’t tell you.

1. Tradies will not be lining up to work.  In fact they often won’t even turn up or call.  How do these people even do business?!

2. When working out how much time something will take you to complete, multiply it by five and you’ll be somewhere close.

3. You will not look or feel glamorous at any time.


4. People will say things like ‘well it’s got a lot of potential’ and ‘you’ve defintely got vision’.  What they are actually politely trying to say is: ‘I’m a little confused as to why you willingly signed yourself up to this’ and ‘You might be a little bit delusional.’


5. Toddlers and renovating is never a fun combination, regardless of how cute they might look in a brief moment captured on film.



6. The money will vanish before your eyes and no one will be waiting with a sneaky $10000 or voucher to bail you out.

7. The feeling of getting somewhere finally and seeing your home transform is the best feeling ever.


Have you got another point to add?  I’m off to go collapse in an exhausted heap.  We move over the next two days!!

5 Responses to “Seven things the Block doesn’t tell you.

  • Lila Wolff
    9 years ago

    #7 is the best!
    8. you should be super proud of yourself!

  • It looks so good Bettina!
    You guys should be so proud!

    I think in real life, endota spa in also unfortunately not waiting to offer post reno massages!

  • So true! But I think a massage is in the pipeline for us, muscles I didn’t even know I had – hurt! I’m so happy with how its turned out, especially when this isn’t the area of the house we will end up in.

  • Thanks Lila, I really appreciate that. x

  • i honestly think that renovating is one of the scariest words in the english language. i never, ever want to. thanks for the reminder!

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