Luke and Cody Cook react to their new backyard bar on House Rules.
Luke and Cody Cook react to their new backyard bar on House Rules. Channel 7

Dalby brothers "in love" with garden makeover

DALBY brothers Luke and Cody Cook are winners on two fronts tonight.

The twins avoided elimination on House Rules after delivering a confident Hamptons-style front garden for Melbourne couple Fil and Joe.

Then they went home to tour the new front and back yards of their own home.

Homeowner Luke was moved to tears as soon as he laid eyes on his new and improved front facade.

Luke Cook reacts to the new front yard of his Dalby home on House Rules.
Luke Cook reacts to the new front yard of his Dalby home on House Rules. Channel 7

Their mates Claire and Hagan chose a blue colour scheme for the brothers' charming country cottage and delivered the house rule of a "no fuss" front garden.

They also built a new set of steps leading to the front porch, a new fence and laid fresh turf and stepping stones to a new bitchumen driveway.

"This feels so bloody flash; it's perfect," Luke said.

Cody added: "To get the exterior done as well as the interior is unreal. It's like we're already winning; it's like Christmas come early."

The new front exterior of Luke and Cody Cook's Dalby home in a scene from House Rules.
The new front exterior of Luke and Cody Cook's Dalby home in a scene from House Rules. Channel 7

But it was the backyard that held everything two young blokes could dream of.

Sitting at his new backyard bar, overlooking a beer garden, barbecue and lawn pool table, Luke declared he was "in love".

"I can't wait to get all my mates around," he said.

Cody added: "The amount of love that's gone into this house… far out they've done an amazing job. This really has just changed our lives. Our little house is now a home."

Luke and Cody Cook's new backyard featuring a beer garden and lawn billiards set in a scene from House Rules.
Luke and Cody Cook's new backyard featuring a beer garden and lawn billiards set in a scene from House Rules. Channel 7

The brothers were praised by judges Joe Snell and Wendy Moore for their understanding of Fil and Joe's Hamptons house rule and changing the street appeal of their home.

Their gamble on a large stone fountain also paid off, with Moore declaring it grand.

Adelaide parents Brooke and Michelle were eliminated after failing to finish Fil and Joe's backyard.

The judges praised their sunken fire pit but said their overall vision felt unfinished and the space was cluttered with too much furniture.

Tomorrow night the remaining three teams will start work on a charity project, the outcome of which will determine the two teams for the grand final.


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