Kitchen week is always one of the biggest weeks on The Block… I’m sure I wasn’t the only one oohing and ahhing while watching Sunday night’s reveal! With each kitchen boasting new metallic and textured finishes and of course enviable appliances, we thought it’d be the perfect time to give you all the details so you can get the Block look at home.
Josh and Elyse
Scoring a perfect 30/30, Josh and Elyse’s kitchen was a contemporary take on a traditional Hamptons style kitchen. In a risky move – that paid off – their island bench was the only one oriented to face the garden rather than the living area, enhancing the feel of indoor-outdoor living. Another winning feature was their enormous hidden butler’s pantry, which the judges loved; Neale saying it was “large enough for an army of butlers!”
- Freedom Kitchens cabinetry in Sierra Cinder and White profiled doors
- Caesarstone benchtop in Noble Grey (Jen has chosen this for her own kitchen) with waterfall ends
- Appliances by Bosch – freestanding stainless steel fridge, 900mm gas cooktop, integrated coffee machine and warming drawer
Jason and Sarah
Also gaining top scores were Jason and Sarah, who created a contemporary kitchen featuring new metallic and concrete finishes. I particularly loved their integrated fridge hidden by platinum cabinetry, as well as the built in shelf behind the cooktop. In the words of Neale: “Genius!”
- Freedom Kitchens new metallic cabinetry in Titan, plus Super Matt Black and Blackened Elm
- Caesarstone benchtop and splashback in Statuario Maximus and new Rugged Concrete
- Accessories by Hettich
- Appliances by Bosch –Pyrolytic Oven with added steam and warming drawer
Ronnie and Georgia
Coming in third were Ronnie and Georgia with their luxurious industrial style kitchen. Darren was impressed with their use of black, saying it was the cut through a grey kitchen needed. Having won an appliance upgrade to NEFF earlier in the show, the couple had the most technologically advanced kitchen in the competition.
- Freedom Kitchens cabinetry in new Beton (textured light concrete) and Matt Black
- New Caesarstone Rugged Concrete in kitchen and pantry
- Appliances by NEFF – new induction cooktop with downdraft ventilation and Pyrolytic full steam slide and hide oven, integrated coffee machine, combi microwave
Sticks and Wombat
True to style, Sticks and Wombat produced an edgy kitchen with organic tones and raw textures. They chose a concrete look for their ceiling-to-floor cabinetry, which blended seamlessly with their self-made stone-box over the rangehood. I loved their dining table bench made from a high quality laminate, a look Neale labelled as: “Raw luxury”.
- Freedom Kitchen textured dark concrete finish in new Valetta
- Dining bench in new Tobacco Halifax Oak – looks and feels like real wood
- New Caesarstone benchtop range in New White and Turbine Grey
- Appliances from Bosch – fully integrated bottom mount fridge/freezer and black glass flame select gas cooktop
Hannah and Clint
Hannah and Clint’s kitchen made a statement with its contemporary tones and sophisticated use of materials. I was a fan of their island bench, featuring a wine fridge, open display shelving and an integrated Bluetooth sound system. The perfect entertainer’s kitchen.
- Freedom Kitchens cabinetry in Charcoal Riven and Pewter with LED lighting
- Caesarstone benchtop in Calacutta Nuvo
- Appliances by Bosch – Induction cooktop and integrated fridge and coffee machine
Did you miss the kitchen reveals? Catch up here.