On the same team, Luisa is responsible for project management, which includes design of the floorplan and interior design specification and styling. A second generation designer – who designed her first home extension at 16 for her parents – Luisa completes the finishing touches for the final reveal, while Neale appears on camera to reveal the results to homeowners.
‘My favourite part is seeing the homeowners faces (some with tears!) when they see their dream home come to life after so many years,’ Luisa says. ‘I always try to accommodate the homeowners’ ‘wish list’ while showing them a ‘want list’ they never dreamed of.’
Of course, balancing the demands of a busy business, a TV show and a family isn’t always easy, and the pair also have a five-year-old daughter.
‘It’s difficult, but having an understanding wife and supportive family has certainly made things a little easier,’ Daniel says. ‘It’s about rolling with the punches and having a great team behind you with the same objectives and vision for the end result.’
This is true for both the Love It or List It team and the supportive crew at Klinge Constructions and Arki Haus, who employ about 20 staff between them. Daniel and Luisa place customer service, commitment, reliability, passion and quality of workmanship above all else and they’ve been careful to assemble a team who share these values with them.