Jennifer BertrandTheir final challenge is to design a kitchen, dining room and living room for two families who lost nearly everything in during hurricane Katrina. To pull on our heartstrings all the more, one family is headed by a fireman and the other a police officer.
36 hours over 4 days, which was broken up as follows:
Day 1 – 8 hours with 1 carpenter
Day 2 – 12 hours with 3 carpenters; plus Mikey and Trish show up to help. Matt selects Trish to help with paint and therefor leaves Mikey to Jennifer to help her to with installing a kitchen.
Day 3 – 12 hours with 3 carpenters and Trish and Mikey switch designers.
Day 4 – 4 hours with no help
Sears – kitchen appliances
Lumber Liquidators – flooring
Yay to Jen and Matt for being such nice people and making the final task all about the homeowners. You are both winners!
Yay to HGTV for providing sufficient help to get the job done well for the sake of the homeowners and the designers. It's so frustrating when the producers shortchange the projects in the name of creating more drama. Poo! We want to see real work and real design - not forced drama by lack of time or support staff.
Here are images of Jen's space:
And here is Matt's space:
Click over to HGTV for more images, including the "before" images and see how HGTV viewers are rating the spaces. There seems to be a clear winner.
After last week's epi, I asked two questions - who do you WANT to win and who WILL win. Clearly, Jennifer was the big winner on both counts, although Matt has fans in the "want" category.
Now that we've seen their final challenge, let's have one more poll:
To vote for real:
Via cell phone, text the letter A to 44881 for Jennifer Bertrand or the letter B to 44881 for Matt Locke.
OR go online and vote once per day. Voting ends on Wednesday 7/30 at 10am EST.
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