The Block 2018: Congratulations Hayden and Sara
Monday, October 29th 2018Return to the Powder Room
See how The Block 2018 winners, Hayden and Sara, beat the competition to secure a $645,000 win.
They may have been underdogs in the competition, but there’s no denying that Hayden and Sara were an exciting couple to have on the 14th season of The Block. The Auction night saw stellar results for all five couples, with every contestant taking home a profit. And though the market has slowed, the apartments and penthouses all soared passed reserves.
Hayden and Sara pocketed an astounding $545,000 over their reserve of $2.5 million, as well as the winner’s prize money of $100,000. Not a bad day in the office! Their room reveals were often controversial, as these game-changers kept us guessing with their personality filled, and often extravagant rooms. The bathrooms – four of them in total – were no different, each as unique as the last. Join us as we take a walk down memory lane and look back on their bold bathroom designs contributing to their win.
First week on The Block saw the couples diving headfirst into Main Bathroom Week – talk about a flying start! We learned from the beginning that Hayden and Sara weren’t interested in playing it safe, showing off their vertical garden as an introduction to the St Kilda home. With head-to-toe marble tiling and Sussex Scala tumbled brass tapware and accessories throughout, the bathroom was seamless, exciting, and full of what would soon become the signature character for the couple.
Bold, broody, and full of personality, Hayden and Sara’s Master Ensuite was one of the most talked about room reveals this season. The space features a dramatic black palette, with dual Alape Unisono Matte Black Basins complete with matching Milli Pure Wall Basin Mixer Sets. The broody luxe feel and statement pieces divided opinions throughout the season but paid off on Auction day.
Though the couple struggled to get this room completed in time for tools down, the judges all agreed it showed plenty of potential – and the finished result (after the clean up!) shows just that. Simple but elegant, the bathroom carries Art Deco cues with simple black fixtures and tumbled brass accents. A contemporary guest suite.
In the challenge bathroom, Hayden and Sara really hit their stride. With a sleek Zuster ISSY Halo III Vanity standing pride of place at the room’s centre, the striking charcoal unit was a talking point for all three judges. Carrying through the monochrome palette, the pair included a striking Kado Neue Freestanding Bath with a matte black outer contrasting boldly against the smooth white inner. The bath has a modern, asymmetrical profile that makes a bold statement that brings the room together.
Much like kitchens, bathrooms are a key feature in every home, and a huge consideration for buyers. Get more inspiration from The Block to help with your next bathroom project here.