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Liam from Dream Home’s Queenslander is now worth a massive $1.6 million

It's a major upgrade for his family's home.
Dream Home Rhys and Liam completed homeImage: Dream Home / Channel 7

Tiler Rhys and carpenter Liam are the winning Dream Home team. They’ve walked away with an upgrade for Liam’s dated Queenslander in Deception Bay and Rhys scored the $100k towards his mortgage.

In the brief, Liam asked for a Scandi-coastal feel. Their fellow Dream Home contestants Brad and Mel, Hannah and Jonny (whose home was also just completed), and Jacinta and Jordan have nailed it.

It’s now valued at $1.6 million according to View. Here’s a look inside and some thoughts from Dream Home judges Lana Taylor, Rosie Morley and Simon Cohen…

Dream Home team Rhys and Liam smiling side by side in Liam's new kitchen.
The tradie brothers and dads are chuffed with Liam’s renovated home. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

“It’s just so coastal and fresh,” said Simon of the new facade by Hannah and Jonny. “Stone and timber is the perfect combination.” There’s even a swing for Liam’s daughter Remi to play on.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home facade by Hannah and Jonny
Warm tones and crazy paving add street appeal to Liam’s renovated home. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

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Working with a generous entrance proved a challenge for Jacinta and Jordan, who didn’t seem to know what to do with it. “It looks messy and cluttered,” said Rosie of the styling in the arch. She also wished they’d built something larger in the centre of the space.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home entrance by Jacinta and Jordan
The entrance is large, but the styling didn’t match the proportions. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

The kitchen was an ambitious room to attempt, but Hannah and Jonny made it look effortless. “It’s got a great feel, everything about it,” said Rosie.
The warmth of the benchtop and splashback went down well.

Rhys and Liam's dream kitchen with timber clad island bench base, wooden stools and simple white cabinetry.
Sometimes simple is a fail, but it was a ‘nail’ in this kitchen. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

The butler’s pantry by Hannah and Jonny continued the feeling in the kitchen. “It’s simple, stylish and warm – certainly a space I want to hang out in.”

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home butler's pantry with natural coloured bench that's continued up the splashback and white cabinetry with gold handles.
The butler’s pantry was a judge-pleaser. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

The dining room by Brad and Mel benefitted from the natural light flooding in from above, but the compliments stopped there.

The dining room in Liam's home with a beach scene artwork on the wall.
The artwork was considered a bit moody. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

“It’s a lot of timber,” said Lana. “I would love to see a rug under this table to help soften it.” The judges also thought the artwork wasn’t right.

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home open plan dining and living space with a large skylight above.
The dining room included a touch too much timber for the judges. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

While the living room by Jacinta and Jordan had pros such as the colour palette and arch, it wasn’t all positive.

“It feels cramped for a family living room,” said Simon. “It only caters for three people watching TV.”

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home living room with a white couch and array of cushions in pale pink and terracotta with a TV in an arch.
Although lovely, the dining room didn’t quite cater for enough people in the opinion of the judges. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

The main bedroom by Jacinta and Jordan failed to excite the judges. “It’s just a little bit bland for me,” said Lana.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home Main Bedroom by Jacinta and Jordan
A soft green board along the wall was nice, but not enough for the judges. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

The walk-in robe by Jacinta and Jordan roused emotions, but not the good sort. “That’s absolutely criminal,” said Rosie of the fake rattan that was applied like contact on school books.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home walk in robe by Jacinta and Jordan
With fake rattan, the walk-in robe was a bit of a let-down. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

Brad and Mel impressed the judges with the layout and restraint of their ensuite design. “I would happily have this bathroom in my house,” said Simon.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home ensuite by Brad and Mel
The ensuite design by Brad and Mel was unanimously praised by the judges. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

The guest bedroom by Hannah and Jonny underwhelmed with its minimalistic style. The rug was placed in a position where it made the door difficult to open, which also didn’t go down well.

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home guest bedroom with sheer white curtains and terracotta and pale pink bedding.
A ‘just fine’ guest bedroom wasn’t quite cutting it. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

Liam’s daughter got a pink wonderland nursery by Brad and Mel. “I think Remi’s going to love it,” said Rosie.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home nursery by Brad and Mel
A dusty pink feature wall made for a pretty kid’s bedroom. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

The main bathroom was Brad and Mel’s territory, and while Lana thought it was fabulous, the other judges weren’t so impressed.

“The planning is not great,” said Rosie of the layout, which had the shower positioned open towards the bathroom entry.

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home bathroom with a bathtub on a floating platform, sink in a built-in arch and simple shower with glass partition next to it.
The floating bath didn’t wow the judges like Brad and Mel hoped it would. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

Redeeming themselves after the living room flop, Jacinta and Jordan’s laundry made a good impression with its practical layout (including a clothes steamer appliance) and arch detail.

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home laundry with natural coloured benchtop, white cabinetry and gold handles and arch featured in the wall with timber back.
Jacinta and Jordan managed to make an “unspecial room feel special”. (Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

With Liam working as a carpenter, the “tradie’s bathroom” was designed as a place for him to wash off when he first gets in the door. “Tradie bathrooms need to be A++ these days,” said Simon.

Rhys and Liam's Deception Bay Dream Home tradie bathroom by Hannah and Jonny
Beautiful mosaic tiles set the tone for a serene downstairs bathroom. (Image: Dream Home / Channel 7)

As one of the teams in the top three, the brothers landscaped Liam’s backyard. It included a new pool, entertaining area and fire pit.

Rhys and Liam's Dream Home Landscaping with pool and entertaining area
(Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)
Rhys and Liam's Dream Home Landscaping with fire pit
(Image: Dream Home/Channel 7)

Rhys and Liam took out the winning $100k, with Lara and Peter coming second and Taeler and Elle third.

In case you missed any episodes, you can catch up on 7plus or browse all of the Dream Home reveals.

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