The Block All Stars – The Bathroom Reveal – Did The Right Team Win?
It was the third room reveal on The Block All-Stars this week but only my first recap so apologies. Josh and Jenna won the first one (the main bedroom), and Mark and Duncan won last week with their kids bedroom.
Dan and Dani who were the powerhouses of last season are struggling, apparently Dani nearly quit in week two.
Josh and Jenna have changed from their retro style to a more minimalist one, they appear to have an eye on the main prize which is auction day. Their strategy seems to be to have the house people will love but they will also be able to add their own touches to once they move it. Basically nothing too offensive.
Mark and Duncan have their jokey schtick going on to camera, but they have also amped up their design side and there have been some bold choices made, including a main bedroom which was a homage to Alice In Wonderland.
Finally can there be any nicer couple than Amity and Phil, they are the only team who does not have a tradesman on The Block however they never seem to lose the tempers with each other. Quite a feat considering how stressful it must be. Amity must be hoping the tv exposure will boost her performance career. Next week on March 4 and 5 she will be performing at the Adelaide Fringe in a new show she has written called So You Want To Be Famous? Also her other musical Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life is touring major cities in April/May. Go to www.motherwifemusical.com for tickets and tour dates.
Tonight it was the bathrooms and they were all pretty deluxe, however there were also some impractical features in a few considering it was going to be a family bathroom.
Here are a few thoughts on the rooms:
Dan and Dani have not found their mojo yet but their massive bathroom was a good start in the right direction. The judges loved the granite tiles that had been causing them drama all week. However they were criticised for minimal storage. Other negatives were the lack of blinds and lighting. Shaynna Blaze said shadows would be on the face when looking in the mirror.
Josh and Jenna’s bathroom was luxe. Darren “got chills” when he walked in. Shaynna loved the white tiles and Darren liked the handmade macrame plant holder, which was subtle advertorial as you can now able to buy them online at The Block Shop. Though it may be cheaper to look up a YouTube tutorial and make your own. This bathroom was the full enchilada, it had marble, roof to floor shower door and floor drainage at the edges. The judges did query the lighting and storage, and I query how you would clean that shower door.
Thankfully this will be the last time we see the boys bathroom as I think every “horn” joke had been made…twice. They had a white steer and a rhino heads on their walls. A risky move but the judges liked them. The bathroom just had a lot going on, including a urinal. For the record I hated that. There were double showerheads in the not that large shower and the bath in the middle of the room. The judges loved that, but said they were let down by lack of storage, well all the teams were.
Phil and Amity were confident of having the winning bathroom, and she was particularly proud of her feature pieces, the gas fire and a HD TV/mirror. They judges like the TV but were mixed about the fire. Fine for a hotel but a waste of space in a bathroom. They would have preferred storage there and also large towel racks. Amity who thought she was going to have the winning bathroom looked like she had swallowed a cat fur ball when she realised she had not won, but was also chump of the week.
Josh and Jenna won the $5000 with their bathroom.
Which bathroom did you like the best?
Also if you want to see the houses in real life The Block is open for inspection on Saturday March 2nd, and Sunday 3rd March between 10am-2pm it is in Tasman St Bondi. The neighbours are going to be thrilled when thousands of people show up.
If you want to see the floor plans to Dan and Dani’s and Amity and Phil’s (minor spoilers) go here on TV Tonight.
The Block All Stars on NINE weeknights at 7pm.