Kitchen week is equal parts a high- and low-pressure week for the Blockheads.
While the kitchen cabinetry installation takes the weight off the contestant’s shoulders, the expectation to produce the best ‘heart of the home’ makes kitchen week high stakes. There wasn’t a kitchen we didn’t love, even with such unique and varied design choices.
Daniel & Jade seized the opportunity to use their “game changer” cash bonus this week for their bespoke island bench. It truly was a show stopper and rightfully had all the chippys on the block in awe of its craftsmanship.
House 3 really maximised every inch of their kitchen for living, storage and functionality. The colour palette, texture and soft lighting make this super-sized kitchen a warm and inviting space to gather for family and friends. The kitchen really gave us a sense for the earthy and organic vibes we feel they will continue through the ground floor of their modern extension.
With the impressive appliances prize package helping Jimmy and Tam deliver the most decked out kitchen on The Block, this kitchen was always going to wow the judges. They have seamlessly integrated brass tapware throughout their home, selecting the Sussex Scala Mixer in Living Tumbled Brass for the Kitchen.
We love the quality of Scala and think it was a clever choice to opt for the pull-out mixer in their butler’s pantry for heavy duty cleaning. Jimmy and Tam have stuck to their 50s brief, unlike the other houses, who have embraced a modern style and neutral colour palette for the new part of the build. The bold colours in the cabinetry are a brave choice which we hope will pay off with the perfect fun-loving buyer come auction day.
House 1 has embraced a modern design aesthetic in the extension of their 1920s home. Their uber-textural kitchen seamlessly blends the warmth of timber with a sublime stone splashback and pale grey benchtop. The long open shelves were a missed opportunity for storage solutions in the kitchen. However, the butler’s pantry and large island provide ample space for appliances and crockery.
As busy working mums, the inbuilt vacuum cleaner system was a pleasant surprise and exciting game changer by Harry & Tash. Any technology that simplifies and expediates the mundane daily tasks gets a big tick of approval.
Continuing with their signature curves, Luke & Jasmin’s stylish welcome to their kitchen is an impressive timber feature wall. Their use of the Mizu Drift Gooseneck Sink Mixer in brushed gold matches their colour story from their tapware selections around the home.
By opting for a Mizu Drift Goosneck Pull out Sink Mixer in the island bench, Luke and Jasmin highlight that they are designing the space with families in mind, over empty nester entertainers. Parents love to keep an eye on the kids whilst rinsing those dishes! The fluted glass pendant in their kitchen is a stunning nod to their shower screens used in the bathrooms, bringing a real elegance to the room.
Sarah & George delivered a kitchen island with just as much visual and tactile impact as any other The Block contestants. Their curved stone island bench was a breathtaking addition to their elegant and monochrome kitchen. This colour palette strongly connects to the glamorous bathrooms the couple delivered. This couple really understands how to create a cohesive feel without producing carbon copy rooms throughout the home.
These beautiful kitchens, all of generous proportions, will appeal to any home cook and entertainer. With some of the most impressive and sizeable kitchen islands we have ever seen, we can’t wait for living room week to see these spaces really come together.
Alisa and Lysandra xx