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Deborah Hutton’s Renovation Rookie journey


Deborah Hutton is well known to Australian audiences. She has been on our TV screens and in our magazines for more than three decades as a model, host, ambassador, and spokeswoman.

She has done lots of shows in the past on property, homewares and renovation but it’s always been talking about someone else’s project or brand.

In 2016 Deborah bought a 4-bedroom house. To make the house her own, Deborah is planning a significant renovation including moving walls, stairwell and bedrooms.

“I want to turn it into a three bedroom house,” Deborah said.

“I want to enter the house from the front, take out basically the centre of the house which is the stairwell, open it up and open the view up. Half of the roof is an open vaulted ceiling and I love that feel and having that space so I want to try to recreate that out the back.”

Renovation Rookie is a website dedicated to following Deborah’s progress through the highs and lows of renovation.

Each week Deb will be sharing a video diary of her progress and posting interviews with the suppliers and experts she encounters along the way.

To stay up to date and view the progress so far visit our new site

Renovation Rookie Website

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  1. Peter Bowen

    December 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Hopefully FOX will pick up the process and delivery it as a reality blockbuster?

  2. Michelle Hamer

    December 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Just finishing my renovation. Boy is it a journey and all consuming!

    • Megan Houston

      Megan Houston

      December 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Got any tips Michelle? You’ll have to write us a blog on the IT you used to manage the project 🙂

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