Better Homes and Gardens: Ravine House airs Friday 19 May 2023 on Channel 7
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JOH + PETE – AMAZING HOME: RAVINE HOUSE
The Ravine House, built precariously over a chasm in the rock next to the ocean, is a remarkable example of what can be accomplished in architectural design. In spite of the tumult of the ocean outside, Johanna and Pete take pleasure in exploring this beautifully crafted home. Instead of just designing a boring box to take advantage of the views, the architects took into account the ravine it sits on to create a shape that echoes the rugged landscape around it, resulting in captivating vistas in every direction. Come explore this home, which is like a treasure map, with X always pointing to the right place.
ADAM – YOUR HOME-MORE EFFICIENT & WARMER
As the temperature outside drops, Adam demonstrates simple methods for protecting against the chill without resorting to more costly heating options. Adam’s advice will keep you from having to rug up inside and save you money on those ever-increasing power bills, whether the problem is draughts coming in around doors or windows or dirty air conditioners.
FAST ED – BEAST OF A BURGER – WHEN TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH
Ordering in on a Friday night is a relaxing way to cap off the work week. Despite the ease of takeout or delivery, sometimes making fast food at home is preferable. Although beef patties are delicious, Ed’s monster burger features something even better. Making your own takeout, on the other hand, allows you to customise it to your liking, making it both cheaper and tastier than ordering out.
FAST ED – NO-FAIL CHOCOLATE MALTED LAVA CAKES
Ed has a secret that will guarantee you the gooiest sauce possible whenever you make self-saucing puddings, just like in the restaurants. If you make a ganache to put in the middle, you won’t have to worry about underbaking the pudding and resulting in lumps. Don’t worry if this sounds complicated; the proof is in the eating.
GRAHAM – SAUMAREZ HOMESTEAD WALKAROUND
It is not an exaggeration to call the Saumarez Homestead in Armidale the crown jewel of New South Wales’s New England heritage. It’s a late Victorian/Edwardian mansion with a collection of farm buildings from the 1830s and some formal gardens. This evening, Graham takes a stroll through the house and the two hectares of English-style garden, which features a magnificent rose garden, picking garden, and paddocks with trees to shade and beautify the area. One of the largest and most successful rural properties in the New England region, the garden’s original charm has been maintained while new areas have been created.
CHARLIE – MEDITERRANEAN COURTYARD
The freedom to design your own garden is a major perk of gardening. If you prefer gardens designed for a warmer climate, why not make your own version of a Mediterranean garden? The water-saving, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing Mediterranean style is ideal for Australia. Don’t be surprised if this weekend you feel the urge to make your garden look like something out of Southern Europe.
JULIET – MACRAME JEWELLERY
The ancient art of macramé has recently made a significant comeback, and it can be applied to a wide variety of projects, from jewellery to wall hangings. You can make a pair of boho-chic earrings with minimal effort and supplies, and they’ll look like they cost a fortune at a boutique. Juliet will demonstrate how to create several styles of earrings, all of which are so easy to make that you’ll want to make them not only for yourself but also as gifts for your friends.
JAMES – GETTING INTO A UTE
The common pickup truck ain’t what it once was. Up until recently, they were primarily used by tradespeople as a supplementary tool. However, with more and more people opting to ditch the family sedan in favour of a ute, the latter has taken on newfound practicality as it transports children to and from school, grocery shopping, and Saturday afternoon sporting events. James consults a car expert to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the three most popular utes on the market today. Remember this, because it’s likely that a ute will be your next vehicle.
DR HARRY – ZAMBI WILDLIFE RETREAT
After a lifetime of hard work, retirement is a time to unwind and take it easy. But that’s for people; what about livestock? Where do they end up? So, Dr. Harry comes across Zambi Wildlife Retreat, a retirement community for zoo animals and other showbiz vets. In addition to caring for retired animals, Zambi also takes in animals that have been abandoned by their mothers, rejected by their packs, or rescued from private ownership or injury. Dr. Harry visits with the elderly animals who have found a safe, comfortable, and nice warm ray of sunshine to spend their golden years in.
Season 29 Episode 16
Homes and gardens come alive in this weekly lifestyle show packed full of ideas and information. Presented by Johanna Griggs, with Graham Ross, Dr Harry Cooper, Ed Halmagyi, Jason Hodges, Karen Martini, Tara Dennis, Adam Dovile and Demi Harman.
What time is Better Homes and Gardens: Ravine House on tonight
Better Homes and Gardens: Ravine House airs Friday 19 May 2023 at 19:00 on Channel 7
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