Episode 1: The 72-minute home makeover

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

The Vat Jou Goed en Trek team usually takes 72 hours to renovate a house. In the season premiere they attempt to do it in a record-breaking 72 minutes!

The season premiere starts with a bang. Agents, designers and contractors arrive by car at a non-descript location, they are met by Henck who arrives by helicopter and welcomes them to season 2.

Excitement soon turns to uncertainty as Henck announces that he has called them there for a very special task. The team usually has 72 hours to revamp a property to show it to potential buyers, but today they are going to set a record. The team as 72 minutes to do a complete installation of a two-bedroom rental unit - from painting, installing cupboards and set dressing the property.

The property is a 56m₂ rental unit in ‘The Junction’, in Centurion. It is a newly build ground floor apartment consisting of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living area.

Excitement turns to chaos as the Re/Max agents are first to be set to task. Agents Marika Grové (Re/max Randgro), Sanet Pawson (Re/Max All stars), Estelle Symcox (Re/Max Coast & Country), Loua Boshoff (Re/Max Bushveld), Marieth Kloppers (Re/Max Infoglobe), Kobie Potgieter & Marcel du Toit (Re/Max Independent) have to make sure that the walls and ceilings are painted. A room full of leaders leaves no room for followers and there are disagreements over who has to paint what, where and how.

Vat Jou Goed en Trek episode 1 The team hard at work

Henck introduces us to Kevin Brider of Po10tial property consulting, who will be doing all the physical renovations in the series. Henck and Lara (a-z Design Boutique) discuss her furnishings for the episode and Lara tells us that greys, blacks and whites are perfect for a small space - it does not bother the eye and is perfect for the walls couches and soft furnishing like curtains and linen. Lara gives advice on how to add contemporary colour choices that can easily be edited, including yellow ottomans, patterned pillows and greenery.

Kyle of ‘Plant info shows us how to assemble hardy pots using Lavender princes as a focal point to create a garden that is low maintenance and quick and easy to install. Henck meets up with Wilma Swanepoel of Unique projects, the show’s kitchen installers, who amongst all the chaos is the only team to have finished their part.

With no time to spare and the paint barely dry. It is time to install the furniture and it is all hands on deck. As the final seconds count down the final finishing touches are done and the team can inspect their hard work. Henck and team Re/max take a tour of the property as the final reveal is shown to the audience. Lara and Kevin surprise the team with a champagne toast as Henck promises the audience great excitement and spectacular reveals.

Vat Jou Goed en Trek transformationBefore and after photo showing the incredible transformation of the space

Enter the competition and win

Private Property is running a Vat Jou Goed en Trek competition for the duration of the series, where one lucky entrant will have the chance to win a R50 000 Cashbuild voucher.

To enter, simply visit the Vat Jou Goed en Trek competition page on Private Property, answer the simple question and submit your entry.

Enter the competition here

Vat Jou Goed en Trek airs every Friday at 17:30, on kykNET, DSTV channel 144.
Weekly repeats : Sundays at 11:00, Monday at 11:30, Tuesday at 1:30 Wednesday at 02:30
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