The 2 of you gained “Rock the Block.” What are some belongings you discovered in that course of?
Mika: Ooh, so “Rock the Block” is totally different for us. Competitors makes the stakes and the stress somewhat bit extra intense. We had been okay with the timeline, however it was difficult making an attempt to remain targeted and never fear and be intimidated by the opposite groups, as a result of we had some actually robust competitors on our season. You do not actually have time to peek and see what they’re doing, however on the similar time, you are positively questioning about it and anxious about it when you’re doing all your factor.
Brian: The largest factor is we had been nonetheless filming Season 2 of our present, so we had been engaged on all these homes, plus we had been constructing our private home, all in the course of the renovation strategy of “Rock the Block.” In case you watch our present on Season 2 and “Rock the Block,” you will discover a few of the design selections had been very comparable, as a result of we had been designing at the very same time.
That looks as if loads to have in your plate at one time.
Mika: It was. We survived it, however it was positively difficult.
Talking of the house that you simply constructed for your self, you constructed this dream house. In an interview, you stated that every one properties ought to have an space that seems like an oasis. Do you’ve any recommendation for owners making an attempt so as to add an oasis to their house?
Mika: What “oasis” means is, particularly doing the development, you’ve the chance to create the power that you simply wish to really feel in an area, ranging from scratch. It is essential to throw [in] somewhat little bit of your persona or coloration palettes that make you cheerful or relaxed, whether or not it is an indoor oasis, or in Florida, a variety of instances, it is the outside areas that we like to hang around in. There’s all the time a method to create that haven the place you’re feeling snug and at house.
Brian: The aim of our home is we needed to make it really feel like we had been on trip even once we are house, and I believe folks can do this irrespective of the place they reside. It is so humorous as a result of typically we’ll go on trip and we’re like, “Man, what? I want I used to be house proper now,” as a result of it actually does really feel like trip once we’re at house. That was the aim.
Whereas many householders won’t have the identical fast turnaround [as] on “100 Day Dream Dwelling,” nobody needs a challenge to go on endlessly. Are there any house initiatives you’d recommend owners sort out first?
Brian: It is dependent upon the size of the renovation. In the event that they’re doing a large kitchen transform together with different stuff, I might prioritize what you are going to be utilizing most every day. You most likely mustn’t reside with no kitchen for too lengthy, so most likely that one first. You bought to determine if you wish to bathe extra or eat extra, with the toilet versus the kitchen. Exterior stuff and bedrooms — [you] ought to most likely put these somewhat bit after the requirements of the home.