The Block – The Apartments Are Picked And The Game Is On
Seriously who can find a builder who is ready to start on your renovation within 24 hours. Clearly Dale and Brad and the twins already had one lined up. Chantelle and Steve were in desperate need of a builder as they could not even work out their floor plans. They are out of their depth. Lysandra and Alisa told them they did not need a builder straight away if they could find a carpenter to do the ordering for what they need. Kyal and Kara decided they could do it themselves at this stage because of his A+ chippie skills.
The apartments had been selected with the fans winning the 24 hour design room challenge by doing an interpretation of the judges room for just over $9,000. Whereas the favourites did a faithful reproduction but spent $12,000. Neale also gave the faves a rap across the knuckles for using so many replica pieces saying it can make a room feel generic.
The fans were always favourites to win except if they had put up something really disgusting as they have to be given some advantage against the returning players.
Dale looked as underwhelmed as I felt when Darren Palmer gave his masterclass in how to style a cushion.
The Block producers are the masters of stretching an episode and when the four teams said they needed ten more minutes to decide on which apartment they wanted the viewer did not need that in real time.
Kyal and Kara won the coin toss with Chantelle and Steve and got to pick first. There seem to be a lack of windows in some of the apartments but there are rooftop views. It will be interesting to see the light solutions the teams come up with.
The twins who picked last that is had no choice again, received the apartment with no city views and they tried to be optimistic about it but as they looked at their “country village view” Alisa was tearing up.
They were all given $100,000 cash and floor plans that they could change how they wanted to. Also Scott told them they had three weeks to do the swimming pool and common areas, and then added they needed to do a bedroom in seven days.
The teams will be keen for the bedroom as they were given tents to sleep in on concrete floors. However this did give the opportunity for Dale and Brad to make a lot of double entendres about their sleeping situation.
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