Space Invaders – Episode 9

The Space Invaders team brings light and airiness into Maria’s tiny home, thanks to Wynstan’s elegant yet practical Veri Shades

Tiny home, big mess. When Maria downsized to a tiny home in daughter Josie’s backyard, she brought all her clutter with her.

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“There will be a lot of love in this room and less chaos. It’s just perfectly blended together. This is just a room that is just going to be so enjoyable.”

Maria and Josie’s story

This family’s story is one for the modern age. At the age of 74, Maria’s bad knee meant she couldn’t live alone any more. Daughter Josie and her three children, Dante, Sienna and Romeo, offered to help.

“I love my mum very much and we didn’t want to put her in a nursing home, so we decided she could live with us and we could all be one big family,” explains Josie.

Josie installed a tiny home in her backyard and Maria moved in, but that’s when the trouble began. Maria forgot to read the small print about downsizing and brought way too much stuff with her, overwhelming Josie’s back room with clutter and filling the tiny home with so many possessions that it became quite dangerous.


The project

Enter the Space Invaders experts – clutter guru Peter Walsh, reno queen Cherie Barber and treasure hunter Lucas Callaghan.

While Peter takes the family to sort through their junk, Cherie tackles the renovation, aiming to turn the back room into a multi-function space that will act as a bridge between Josie’s home and her mum’s area out the back.

In the back room, she creates three zones – for sewing, music and relaxation.  The heavy and dark old curtains are removed, replaced by light and elegant Veri Shades from Wynstan to give Maria control of sunlight in her new sewing area.

The tiny home is also given a facelift by Cherie, with new paint, new kitchen bench top and modern splashback to introduce much-needed colour into the space.


The final result

And what a transformation! In the back room, the new Veri Shades allow soft and diffused light to pour in through the large bay windows.

“Your new sewing spot now has beautiful natural light through the windows, so you can see what you are doing,” says Cherie to Maria.

Josie is overwhelmed with the changes. “Oh my gosh, this is remarkable,” she says, looking around. “There will be a lot of love in this room and less chaos. It’s just perfectly blended together. This is just a room that is just going to be so enjoyable.”

When Maria sees her renovated tiny home, now lighter, brighter and less cluttered, she can’t believe her eyes. The old-fashioned lace curtains have been replaced with more Veri Shades for a softer, contemporary aesthetic and to provide airflow.

Veri Shades have the elegance and functionality of a blind and the privacy of a curtain. With the turn of a wand Maria will be able to control and adjust light levels, depending on the position of the sun, or privacy required.

“It’s beautiful,” says an emotional Maria. “I am just so grateful to everyone for what they’ve done. It’s lovely. I can’t thank you enough.”

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Space Invaders

Channel Nine launched their lifestyle reality show Space Invaders where Renovation queen Cherie Barber, declutter guru Peter Walsh and treasure hunter Lucas Callaghan embark on a journey to declutter the homes of Aussie Families and ultimately transform their lives! Wynstan is a proud sponsor for all window furnishings on Space Invaders, explore the incredible before and after shots in the series!

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