Everything you need to know about shiny new reno show Dream Home

Everything to expect from the gig that got Dr Chris Brown to swap the jungle for a building site.
Dream Home TV Show JudgesImage: Channel 7

We’ve been spoilt for choice when it comes to reality shows revolving around homes in recent years. Almost every channel and streaming service has jumped on board our collective obsession with beautiful houses.

The year 2024 is shaping up to be as exciting as ever when it comes to renovating viewing, with Dream Home on Channel Seven joining the line-up. It premieres at 7pm on Sunday, 26 May on Channel 7 and 7plus and we can’t wait.

The show follows pioneers in the genre, such as Selling Houses Australia. Season 16 of the iconic series hosted by interiors expert Wendy Moore, real estate mastermind Andrew Winter and landscape designer Dennis Scott kicked off recently with a cracking episode.

Another one of the best-known reno shows based here in Australia has to be The Block, with Scott Cam and Shelley Craft. Last year saw season 19 airing, with superstar renovators Steph and Gian taking out the win. They’ve already turned out another stellar renovation since winning the show, joining the likes of other The Block graduates Josh and Jenna whose recent reno of Rutherglen Homestead is beyond breathtaking.

Now, Dream Home is set to be a fresh take on the tried-and-true couples-renovating-homes formula. It has an incredible line-up of judges, one of the country’s favourite hosts at the helm and families with heartfelt stories. We’re excited to see how the series unfolds. Before it launches, we’ve got all the details on what to expect from the show that’s set to shake things up.

Dream Home TV Show Host Chris Brown WIth Judges Rosie Morley Simon Cohen Lana Taylor
Dream Home TV show host Dr Chris Brown with judges Rosie Morley, Simon Cohen and Lana Taylor. (Image: Channel 7)

What is the new renovation show on Channel 7 Australia?

This show is predicted to be a fun, fresh take on the renovating shows we already know and love. Six pairs of everyday Australians will take part. Leaving their own homes in the hands of the other contestants, they will refresh each other’s houses, room by room.

The competition will determine who are the top three couples, who will get their outdoor areas landscaped.

The final winning pair will win a cash prize of $100,000, along with their ‘dream home’. Every pair will walk away as winners though, as their houses will all be renovated.

Who is the host of Dream Home Australia?

Wondering what Dr Chris Brown is doing in 2024? This is it! He’ll be hosting Dream Home. The lovable veterinary surgeon with the chiselled jawline found fame on feel-good show Bondi Vet when it first aired in 2009. After around seven years he moved onto new opportunities, having success at Network Ten on the likes of The Living Room and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

In 2024 Dr Chris Brown has joined Channel Seven to be the shiny new host on Dancing With The Stars. He’ll also be travelling and filming for a new series called Once In A Lifetime, where he’ll be visiting the world’s wildlife.

But of course the one we’re most excited about is Dream Home. Think he doesn’t have the credentials to head up a home glow-up show? Think again! The man’s talents have no bounds. We actually took a tour of Dr Chris Brown’s renovated former Bondi pad which is barefoot beach goals. He might have gotten expert help but it still proves he’s got good interiors taste. We can’t way to see how he goes on a building site, rather than in the jungle.

Dream Home TV Show Host Dr Chris Brown With His Dog On The Beach
Dream Home host Dr Chris Brown on the beach with his surf buddy Buzzy. (Image: Instagram/@drchrisbrown)

Who are the judges on Dream Home?

You know how we were saying we’ve been spoilt for choice when it comes to home reality shows lately? The judges of Dream Home are like if all of them had a baby (or three!).

We’ve got buyer’s agent and co-founder of Cohen Handler, Simon Cohen. He’s proven his reality show chops on Luxe Listings Sydney, where we followed him on the hunt for premium real-estate for his clients.

Then we have renovating genius Lana Taylor from the Three Birds Renovations trio, whose white, on-trend home makeovers are all over YouTube.

The third Dream Home judge is interior designer Rosie Morley who helped property-owners renovate to increase their home’s value on Selling In The City.

The expertise and showmanship this dynamic trio brings to the table is enough to get us watching! We can’t wait to see how a couple of the stronger judge personalities (cough, Lana and Simon) mesh… or clash!

Dream Home TV Show Judges
Dream Home judges Simon Cohen, Lana Taylor and Rosie Morley. (Image: Channel 7)

Will you be watching Dream Home? Tune in for the first episode at 7pm on Sunday, 26 May on Channel 7 and 7plus and tell us what you think!

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