We couldn’t watch The Block last night so this week’s judging recap comes from our friends at The Block Shop. This week, the couples had to tackle a guest bedroom AND another en suite. Phew! But there were some very high scores, including the first 30 out of 30 for Luke and Jasmin.
Harry and Tash | 23.5/30 LAST PLACE
It was initially all positive feedback from the judges for the Melbourne father and daughter. The judges thought the bedroom referenced the Art Deco period of the 1920s-inspired house. The Kinsman wardrobe was a hit, and the judges loved the artwork from Art Lovers.
The bathroom was also very well done, in particular the beautiful terrazzo tiles. However Darren was first to pick up a big mistake; the bathroom wall was out of plumb around 40mm and was crooked. A huge setback for Harry and Tash, they may have to pull the bathroom out and start again.
Sarah and George | 29/30 JOINT SECOND
The Western Sydney married couple have come back from the break in the build with a healthy new attitude. One of the first things the judges noticed was the stunning Grafico wallpaper mural in the bedroom, and the sheer size of the room.
There was so much storage with the Kinsman wardrobes, and we all know the judges love lots of storage. With huge ceilings, there wasn’t much wrong with the bedroom. In the bathroom they loved the tiles. One of the only criticisms was the position of the tap in the shower, but overall, a fantastic week for Sarah and George.
Daniel and Jade | 25.5/30 THIRD
The South Australians did something unique to the other couples this week on The Block; they had two bedrooms and a bathroom. It’s a move that will surely add to the value of their family friendly 1930s-inspired home. The judges loved that the bedrooms were designed for a boy and a girl. Shaynna loved Jade’s styling, something the hairdresser takes very seriously on The Block.
However as far as the bathroom goes, it wasn’t brilliant feedback. Jade loved her mint green basins From Nood Co, and Shaynna thought they was a great addition. But Darren in particular wasn’t a fan of much at all in the room. So while the bedrooms were nearly perfect, the bathroom was a let down for Daniel and Jade this week.
Luke and Jasmin | 30/30 FIRST
WOW. That’s probably the best word to describe the bedroom and bathroom that Luke and Jasmin delivered this week. Whimsical and gorgeous were two words thrown about while judging the bedroom, which was made for a child.
Stunning wallpaper, a hanging chair, and the bunk beds were a highlight. They also loved the small touches including the elephant and lion mounted on the wall. The bathroom was executed perfectly, including beautiful terrazzo and subway tiles. 30/30 for Luke and Jasmin, you can’t get much better than that.
Jimmy and Tam | 29/30 JOINT SECOND
The nature of the space in Jimmy and Tam’s upstairs bedroom would have been difficult to work with, but they nailed it. The bench work-from-home space overlooking the back yard was just perfect, according to the judges.
Once again the incredible Grafico wallpaper stood out. As for the bathroom, the bold choice of peach paint had a mixed reaction, with Shaynna calling it the Donald Trump of bathrooms. Everything else though was amazing. The big question is, will Jimmy and Tam’s build appeal to the Brighton buyer, as it is so specific? They are certainly taking the 1950s brief very seriously.
Next week: kitchen week!