The Block 2019: Tess & Luke's Bathroom Reveals

The Block 2019: Tess & Luke's Bathroom Reveals

Week 6: Master Ensuites

Tess & Luke spent a large amount of time planning their master ensuite, and they chose to pulled the lever in order to catch up to the other teams. Stress came at the last minute as their glazier left them unable to frost the window in their ensuite.

While the judges were also concerned by the shower’s clear, unfrosted window, they loved the ensuite overall. Neale thought that they’d use the terrazzo effectively and loved the shower tile choice as well. However, the judges were split on the feature wall. Shaynna loved the dramatic black that connected with the finish of the basins, but Neale and Darren thought it closed off the space.

"Look at that bath, it’s got this gorgeous angle."
Shaynna Blaze

Tess & Luke’s master ensuite demonstrates the power of terrazzo—these tiles simultaneously complement all the different shades in the room. The freestanding bath has an immediate impact. The angles of the wall hung vanity balance the curves of the basins and the mirrors. Behind the separating glass, two overhead showers will recreate a drenching overhead downpour, while the hand shower keeps the space functional and flexible. Brushed nickel finishes through the room are softer and more modern than chrome.

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Week 4: Main Bathrooms

Tess & Luke grabbed the crown this week with a main bathroom that does everything right. From beginning to end, the judges were full of compliments. Darren said it was literally one of the best bathrooms ever on The Block. The judges also loved that there was plenty of storage and excellent styling, which had been a challenge for the couple. An impressive result.

"Brushed nickel [feels] so modern and so different"
Neale Whitaker

Tess & Luke’s main bathroom is stunning. The combined wet zone is a great way of saving space. Two overhead and matching rail showers mean the room feels both indulgent and functional. The freestanding bath provides a space for a more relaxing soak but can also cater to families with young children. The black finish of the vanity adds a modern edge, complemented by the mirrors above. Finally, the brushed nickel fixtures bridge the wet and dry zones to bring the room together.

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Week 1: Guest Ensuites

Tess and Luke were under intense pressure to get their guest ensuite over the finish line. It didn't help that they'd created a huge footprint for the space, which Scott was keen to point out. 

Luckily, they were able to complete the room this time. While the judges loved the patterned tiles here, they weren't full of praise. They called the style undercooked and questioned their budget priorities.

"Not seeing anything I haven't seen before"
Neale Whitaker

Tess & Luke’s guest ensuite is a celebration of the neo classic trend. The traditional-style wall hung vanity is topped by two modern bi-colour counter basins. The mirrored cabinet provides further storage solutions.

All bathing preferences are covered with the freestanding bath and the short twin shower. Matte black accessories continue the modern feel, while little touches like the heated towel rail elevate the space.

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