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A look inside the humble home in Victoria that went from drab on Buying Blind

Channel Nine’s Buying Blind follows prospective homeowners as they hand over their own money and let three experts buy and renovate a property on their behalf.

And on Tuesday night’s episode, Melbourne’s Mal and Kirsten became the latest pair to take part in the unusual experiment.

The couple, who share three young children, entrusted designer Shaynna Blaze, builder Marshall Keen and property buyer Rich Harvey with a whopping $1.45million to deliver them the perfect family home.

Melbourne magic! Married couple Mal and Kirsten became the latest couple to star on Channel Nine’s Buying Blind, with their new family home in Victoria going from drab to fab (pictured: the couple with designer Shayna Blaze at right)

Before: The experts settled on a property in Melbourne's pricey north-east, which was bought for the sum of $1.33 million

Before: The experts settled on a property in Melbourne’s pricey north-east, which was bought for the sum of $1.33 million

After: With a remaining budget of $120,00 designer Shayna and builder Marshall set out to make structural and aesthetic changes, transforming the property from seventies to chic

After: With a remaining budget of $120,00 designer Shayna and builder Marshall set out to make structural and aesthetic changes, transforming the property from seventies to chic

Buyer Rich eventually settled on a property in Melbourne’s pricey north-east, which was bought for the sum of $1.33million. 

With a remaining budget of $120,00, designer Shaynna and builder Marshall set out to make structural and aesthetic changes, transforming the property from ’70s to chic.

Before and after photos reveal the jaw-dropping renovations that left Mal, Kirsten and their children overwhelmed when they stepped inside for the very first time.

Dated: When the property was first purchased, it featured a drab and dark living room, complete with dated floral carpet

Dated: When the property was first purchased, it featured a drab and dark living room, complete with dated floral carpet

Wow! With Marshall and Shayna at the helm, the room was opened up to let more natural light in, and was finished off with family-friendly furnishings

Wow! With Marshall and Shayna at the helm, the room was opened up to let more natural light in, and was finished off with family-friendly furnishings

Plush! A comfy corner couch was both practical and stylish, while a navy blue feature wall and framed artworks gave the room an added feel of sophistication

Plush! A comfy corner couch was both practical and stylish, while a navy blue feature wall and framed artworks gave the room an added feel of sophistication

When the property was first purchased, it featured a dark and dreary living room complete with dated floral carpet.

But with Marshall and Shaynna at the helm, the room was opened up to let more natural light in, and was finished off with family-friendly furnishings.

A comfy corner couch was both practical and stylish, while a navy blue feature wall and framed artworks gave the room an added feel of sophistication. 

Drab: Initially, the cooking space was small and pokey, a far-cry from the large communal space that Kirsten had envisioned

Drab: Initially, the cooking space was small and pokey, a far-cry from the large communal space that Kirsten had envisioned

What;'s cooking, good looking? The original kitchen was completely gutted with a marble island bench installed to be the new centrepiece of the room

What;’s cooking, good looking? The original kitchen was completely gutted with a marble island bench installed to be the new centrepiece of the room

Before: Each of the four bedrooms was given a complete makeover, with old cupboards and stained carpet torn out

Before: Each of the four bedrooms was given a complete makeover, with old cupboards and stained carpet torn out

After: Mal, Kirsten and their three children will all be sleeping in style thanks to Buying Blind's makeover 

After: Mal, Kirsten and their three children will all be sleeping in style thanks to Buying Blind’s makeover 

Mal and Kirsten had requested that the kitchen be the ‘star of their home’, and the three experts made sure to deliver.

Initially, the cooking space was small and pokey, a far-cry from the large communal space that Kirsten had envisioned. 

The original kitchen was completely gutted with a marble island bench installed as the new centrepiece of the room.

Before: The home's main bathroom also looked completely unrecognisable after Marshall and Shayna had stepped away from the project 

Before: The home’s main bathroom also looked completely unrecognisable after Marshall and Shayna had stepped away from the project 

After: Sleek marble tiling adorning the walls from floor to ceiling after the renovation

After: Sleek marble tiling adorning the walls from floor to ceiling after the renovation

Each of the four bedrooms was also given a complete face lift, so that all members of the family could sleep in style.

And the home’s main bathroom also looked completely unrecognisable after Marshall and Shayna had finished with the project.

Frilled curtains and 1990s-style artwork was replaced with sleek marble tiling adorning the walls from floor to ceiling. 

Mal, Kirsten and the kids were completely blown away after arriving at their new home, gasping in delight as they ventured through their new property.

Overwhelmed: Mal, Kirsten and the kids were completely blown away, gasping in shock as they ventured through each room of their new house (pictured with experts Shayna, Rich and Marshall)

Overwhelmed: Mal, Kirsten and the kids were completely blown away, gasping in shock as they ventured through each room of their new house (pictured with experts Shayna, Rich and Marshall)

 



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