Jesse & Mel had steady success on The Block this week, and they went to face the judges feeling confident that their continued commitment to catering to buyers would bag them to a good result.
The judges were instantly impressed by the sense of space in their master ensuite. For Neale, Jesse and Mel achieved the impossible — they turned him back onto chrome. Darren loved the frosted door that concealed the toilet and the large plane of glass adorning the shower area. While there were some details that cost them the win, they definitely succeeded in creating what Shaynna deemed the ‘ultimate luxury’.
"They’re the perfect showerheads."
Jesse and Mel’s master ensuite is an ethereal space devoted to relaxation. The freestanding bath seems to flow out of the soft marble tiles. Behind, the shower zone features two overhead showers and a hand shower — the unseen hero being the GROHE SmartControl Concealed Thermostatic Mixer, which sets the right pressure, temperature and flow every time. The glass shower screen separating the shower and bath makes cleaning each area easier, but also adds elegance to the zones. The discrete toilet is set behind opaque glass and continues the sense of ethereal opulence. The wall hung vanity balances the lighter palette with a soft, dark wooden element.
Jesse & Mel were on edge this week and were determined to deliver a main bathroom that impressed. When the judges first walked in, they loved the space, praising the vanity and cabinetry as well as the light and open feel. On closer examination, however, the judges were disappointed in the lack of toilet in the space, and the box seat in the shower raised some eyebrows.
"This vanity, that is beautiful. It’s like a piece of art."
Jesse & Mel have created a contemporary space that’s immediately soothing and relaxing. The luxurious wall hung vanity captures attention and is topped with two vessel basins for dual-person functionality. The leafy plant and art-deco style lighting add quirky personality to the room. The team opted to personalise their shower with a thermostatic mixer; it’s incredible smart technology that lets you choose your exact shower pressure, temperature and flow. On the other side of the room, the curves of the freestanding bath soften the angles of the vanity. The floor to ceiling towel rail (check it out in the mirror’s reflection) becomes a design feature in the space.
St Kilda locals Jesse & Mel wowed the judges with their guest bedrooms earlier in the week, but how did they fare when revealing the adjoining ensuite?
They faced significant struggles with the ensuite, and were unable to finish in time. The judges found some bright spots in their design, but unfortunately they ended the episode as the last team on the scoreboard. Time for Jesse & Mel to refocus.
"Amazing vanity — I love how they've offset the taps."
Jesse & Mel have created a moody and textured guest ensuite. The soft curves of the freestanding bath are striking when placed in front of the white marble tiles. The decision to feature a combined wet zone is a great way of clearly defining a dedicated space for relaxation.
The wall hung vanity is both elegant and practical, adding storage space and allowing for easier cleaning. Little touches like the heated towel rail add practical luxury.