5 Tips for Flips: Aaron and Daniella Moola Court Flip

By Aaron & Daniella,Thursday, August 09, 2018

5 Tips for Flips: Aaron and Daniella Moola Court Flip
House Rules winners Aaron and Daniella Winter know how to create a beautiful space in a short period of time. Here they share some insider tricks.


If there is one thing that husband and wife renovation powerhouse, Aaron and Daniella Winter, know, it’s how to create maximum impact in minimum time. The couple – chippie Aaron and style queen Daniella – won Channel 7’s House Rules in 2017 with a combination of skill, good humour and incredible drive.

They have now set up their own building and renovation company – Hype Build + Design – and, naturally have chosen Caesarstone for all their benchtops in their first project, a Gold Coast home they bought, renovated and sold for profit. In just three months.


Daniella says that their own home was renovated with Caesarstone finishes as part of House Rules and they fell in love with the product then. She even chose the same colour – Calacatta Nuvo – for the “flip house” as they have in their own home.


“I didn’t know about any products until I got onto House Rules,” she says, “but after working closely with the suppliers I got to learn about these things. My dream was to work with Caesarstone to produce what I want to produce, and that's what we got to do at this house.”



“We have Caesarstone everywhere,” she adds with a laugh. “We put it in the kitchen, the laundry and then the master bedroom, where it’s in the wardrobe, used on a bench.”





“It is just beautiful to use it again,” she says. “And everyone loves it. It's timeless isn't it?”


Outdoor living is an important selling point on the Gold Coast, so the couple also used Caesarstone in the outdoor kitchen, this time choosing the Raw Concrete finish, which they felt complemented the alfresco area well.


“I wanted that indoor/outdoor feeling,” explains Daniella, “so we got Caesarstone on the outside as well.


The Caesarstone island bench in the kitchen was a big winner with buyers when the house was finished and on the market.


“The main focus for us was the kitchen. Everyone walked in and was like: ‘Wow! Look at your island bench’, she says. “It was massive and we used it at 60mm thick – and we did that in the butler's pantry as well. It was just stunning.”




According to Aaron, the couple had always dreamed of having a lush stone benchtop and felt it would work well with the design of the flip house.


“Our priority for Moola Court was to open up the house and create a relaxed luxurious feeling, which is why we decided on an elegant modern coastal design,” he says.


“We hatched a plan to open up the kitchen, dining and lounge into one living space and surround it with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The kitchen stone selection was critical because the layout of the kitchen became the focus point of the living space.


“The Calacutta Nuvo Caesarstone selected was magnificent and complemented the grey mirror splashback and the mix of timber, black and white cabinetry. Looking back at our initial concepts we did not realise the impact the stone would make; it was breathtaking. Everyone who came to inspect the house would admire the kitchen.”




Aaron & Daniella’s kitchen renovation tips:


  1. Design is important with creating a new kitchen, stick to your plan and don’t change.

  2. Do your homework. Make sure to visit the showrooms of all the products you love.

  3. Stick with the rules, such as the kitchen triangle, they always make kitchens easy to work in and more ergonomic.

  4. Even when choosing neutral colours, take risks with textures in elements such as stone surfaces and tiles.

  5. Use art and coloured accessories to complement your kitchen and make it pop!



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Comments on "5 Tips for Flips: Aaron and Daniella Moola Court Flip"

  • Steph vercoe

    Steph vercoe
    August 10, 2018
    12:43 PM

    Love, love, love
    Where are the kitchen stools from?

    Hi Steph,

    They are from www.bungalowinteriors.com.au

    A + D x

  • Katrina

    August 10, 2018
    12:52 PM

    Love the caesarstone in this kitchen and would love to know what wood cabinets were used as they complement the caesarstone beautifully.

    Hi Katrina,

    Wood Cabinets were from Polytec - Natural Oak Ravine !!!

    A + D x

  • Cheryl

    August 10, 2018
    3:53 PM

    Can you please tell me where the bar stools are from?

  • Kerrie

    August 10, 2018
    9:02 PM

    I just love this kitchen can you please tell me the colours you used, what are the upper cabinets and the floorboards?

  • Tracey

    August 11, 2018
    8:23 AM

    It’s beautiful well done!!
    Could you please tell me where the timber piece on the island bench is from ?? Thanks

  • Yolanda

    August 11, 2018
    10:29 AM

    Would love to know colour of cabinetry and wood chosen? Great job!

  • Ben

    August 11, 2018
    11:42 AM

    The timber looking board used in this kitchen was Polytec Natural oak Ravine.

  • Kris T

    Kris T
    August 13, 2018
    6:46 PM

    Where did those gorgeous bar stools come from.

  • Sue T

    Sue T
    August 17, 2018
    9:13 AM

    Simple yet elegant kitchen
    Where are the stools from?

  • Daniella Winter

    Daniella Winter
    August 21, 2018
    8:49 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for all the comments, here is all the answers to your questions.

    Stools/Timber tray - www.bungalowinteriors.com.au

    Boral Flooring - Colour -Timber Black Butt

    Cabinetry - Timber - Polytec Natural Oak Ravine


  • Natalie

    September 02, 2018
    2:01 PM

    Can u please tell me what colour your base cabinets are?

  • Pam

    September 29, 2018
    10:03 PM

    I absolutely love the mirrors. Would you please tell me where can I find them?
    It is amazingly done

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