Many would argue that the studio was what really nabbed the win in last year’s season of The Block.
The fully self-contained studio delivered by Tess & Luke was a master stroke that paid off significantly come auction day. It was a huge lesson learnt for all future Blockheads and not one house this time around, no one was willing to deliver a space without a bathroom or kitchen.
However, with a huge discrepancy in remaining budgets this year, some contestants were really struggling to deliver a finished space, let alone self-contained apartments.
The SA couple delivered not only a self-contained studio this week, but even allocated room in the budget for a powder room in the garage downstairs. Their Mizu Drift matte black tapware mirrored their choices in previous bathrooms, achieving that essential cohesive look. The Hideaway inwall cistern, also in black, was the perfect complimentary choice.
The textural tiles and soft coffee tones in the studio bathroom presented a different colour palette from what we have seen from Daniel & Jade, but we feel all worked really well and added necessary warmth given the simplicity in the powder room downstairs. The Posh Domaine rimless toilet is a great budget-friendly hygienic choice for their studio bathroom.
The budget was tight in House 1 this week and they had to be super savvy spenders to achieve maximum visual impact in a cost-efficient way. Despite these obstacles, Harry & Tash delivered an amazing space, particularly with their stunning soft pink studio bathroom that really ticks all the boxes.
The Kado Neue vanity brings a real sense of neo-classical luxury to their final bathroom design and is just the right size for a single occupant or guest space. The AXA Uno rimless toilet is an excellent choice for this floorplan and a really hygienic solution. It’s no surprise that this toilet has been a favourite choice across bathrooms on The Block.
The most affluent couple on The Block delivered a lot of valuable real estate this week, including the only home gym among the 5 houses. The terrazzo flooring in the studio bathroom was a nice nod to their previous bathrooms, however the overall aesthetic was much more neutral than the bold choices we have come accustomed to in the main house.
They have continued their colour story from the house into the studio with the tapware, opting for Mizu Drift in brushed gold for the bathroom, and Sussex Scala tapware in brass gold for the kitchen. The ISSY Z1 recessed oval mirror got a big “yes” from us and added some necessary glam to this bright and white space. It pairs beautifully with the ISSY Halo III vanity.
We absolutely adored the space delivered by Luke & Jasmin this week. They have achieved the ultimate “mini home” with their “mini house” at the rear of the property. Their choice of the solid chestnut, Australian-made Kado Arc vanity gave high end appeal to their studio bathroom.
We felt the timber added real warmth to both the bathroom and open plan multi-purpose space. The reappearance of the Mizu Drift gold tapware, which featured throughout the entire property, brought a consistent aesthetic to their studio and thus their home.
House 2 returned to their signature glam and monochromatic style for their final bathroom and once again chose the Posh Canterbury tapware for continuity. Mirroring their choices in colour and fittings for both the main house and the studio really connects the two spaces.
We love how creature comforts have been considered by Sarah & George, including the Mizu Stream heated towel rail in Matte Black and Kado Lussi LED mirror. Any teenager, grandparent, guest or renter would feel very at home in this space.
Although not all teams were able to deliver a space finished to the standards they would have wished this week, we were blown away with what they achieved with such large rooms and tight budgets. With amenities in every studio, each couple have successfully added multi-use and well designed spaces to their stunning Brighton homes.
Alisa and Lysandra xx