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House Rules winners talk family dream

House Rules victors Adam Dovile and Lisa Lamond are still pinching themselves after taking out the final of the popular renovation show.

Almost two million people tuned in on Sunday to see the Victorian couple win the ultimate prize of having their $526,000 mortgage paid off in one hit.

They scored fewer points from the judges than Perth Hills couple Carole and Russell Bramston but won the public vote and the overall competition.

"It is really humbling and endearing to think that people have enjoyed our journey and our personalities - or Adam's more to the point. It has been beautiful," Lamond told _AAA _ yesterday after just a couple of hours sleep.

The couple said they spoke with the Bramstons yesterday morning and there were no hard feelings.

"We get along with them incredibly well," Lamond said. "They were fierce competitors. Carole even offered to do my wedding at one stage.

Dovile added: "We congratulated them. They were unbelievable competitors and they should be proud of themselves but, in the end, it was a competition and we all knew someone had to win."

After getting engaged in 2012, Dovile and Lamond are now contemplating tying the knot this year in their newly glammed- up backyard.

They were planning a September wedding in Queensland but are now hoping to wed in November in their suburban Melbourne backyard, with fellow House Rules contestants among the guests, including the Bramstons.

"We had a booking in September but time has got the better of me and I have been under enough pressure these last six months. I am not going to put more pressure on me to get a wedding organised," Lamond said.

"Last night, the house, the backyard - I might have got caught in the moment but it just looked absolutely stunning. I was so proud of it and I could definitely see a wedding in the backyard, but we will see.

"I would love them all to be there. Every single one of those contestants would get an invite. I am pretty sure all of them would come as well."

While they will wait until after the wedding, the couple said they hoped to start a family in the near future, with Lamond showing her "clucky side" during some of the challenges.

"I really hope that I haven't put pressure on myself by communicating that I want to start a family so badly," she said.

"I really hope we are blessed in that department because it really is a dream of ours to start a family in the short term, that is for sure."

While he works for himself as a builder, don't rule out seeing Dovile - or Mr Positive as Lamond calls him - back on the same screen in the future.

"Look I would be crazy if I didn't look into any offers," he said.

"If there are offers out there, then I am happy to look into them. But if there aren't I am happy with my life and what I do. Whatever happens, we are just really blessed with what has happened to us."

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