The Block – The Lounge Rooms Revealed
This week the rooms The Block contestants were showing the hall and lounge. The interesting thing I found was the size of these rooms were pretty small considering the amount of money the houses are going to go for. Apparently they are looking over $900,000. If you want to see some photos of who showed up at yesterday’s viewing see TV Tonight.
The thing I like about Jenna and Josh they just get on with it. Jenna wasn’t afraid to get down and dirty with the paint gun or lug out the lounge. Presumably Katrina and Amy are doing more then shopping but we are not showed them doing a lot of hands on work.
Rod and Tanya had followed through on their ’70’s swingers design style, and had morphed into Austin Powers, and Felicity Shagwell. If you get sent an invite to a party at their place – just beware what the after dinner entertainment might be.
First to be judged were Josh and Jenna, Neale Whittaker did not like the wooden wall with the checkers board that Josh had purpose built. However he did like some of the major furniture pieces.
Neale thought they were in share accommodation. John McGrath said some of the retro acccessories were getting on his nerves.
Polly and Waz’s wall is fantastic. Neale and John liked it, but they did not like the treatment of the wooden floor, or there was no rug in the lounge under the table. And they need to steer clear of wall murals.
“The return of the wall mural” said John. He said a wall mural will turn people off. He also wanted more seating.
The judges loved the hallway of Katrina and Amy, particularly the huge picture at the end of the hallway. They also loved the expensive coffee table. Personally I was not a huge fan of it. The only criticism was the lack of window covers. Also John and Neale showed they were savvy with reality TV show product placement by gushing for a few minutes over the Microsoft media centre TV.
Rod and Tania put tiles in the hallway. “It is a very different aesthetic” mused Neale. “Some people like it” said John, implying he did not. Are tiles laid in hallways of houses? I have never seen this before.
John also said they do a great at the execution, but their design is a bit Fountain Lake. However Scott Cam told them the judges said they had got the design right this week. The reason you would buy their house is you know the work they do is top quality.
Katrina and Amy’s room did deserve to win as it was the best room, but then it did cost the most. They needed it as they they had run out of cash. Next week the kitchens.
If you went to the open house on the weekend – tell us which house you liked the best.