No matter how hard they try, Brad and Lara keep losing out on a win. And each time it's by the narrowest of margins.
"The hard bit is, we're doing everything we can, but we're always half a point or a point behind. I don’t know how we'll pick up that point," says Brad.
The judges were divided on the couple's room, with Lisa Green saying it was a "luxurious space" and John McGrath unsure as to whether their built-in bedhead was really a good idea.
"I have seen this used a bit, and I don't know if I have ever fallen in love with it," he admits.
"It's not for everyone," Neil adds.
It's got Lara starting to wonder whether it’s their overall style — contemporary with heritage features — that is costing them that illusive point.
"We think our rooms are great, but maybe [the judges] don't like our style and want a modern look," she admits.
In their room, Brad and Lara married more contemporary features, like their rectangular bedhead and walk in robe, with soft white walls and heritage furnishings and ornaments. The chair they made at last week's Scotty challenge was pride of place in the corner of their room.
"But do the judges want a modern look?" Lara muses. "I think the buyers around here want restored, period features. But the modern look keeps winning."
Their favourite thing: Their luxurious wardrobe. "We thought we'd create a nice walk-in robe; make it a bit designer and a bit unusual," Lara says.
Working extra hard: Because their space is significantly larger than the rest, Brad and Lara found themselves working overtime. "The room next door, we could have done floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, bought a bedhead and put it against the wall and been like, 'There you go.' But we didn't," Lara says.
Money worries: It's costing Brad and Lara significantly more to finish their rooms because of the sheer size. And they're starting to worry about their cash flow. "I think we are going to start struggling soon. With the bigger area, it's costing us more," says Brad.