It’s bathroom week, which means a master ensuite for some, the home’s main bathroom for others – and a world of opportunity in between.
It’s also the last bathroom week of The Block so if there’s more than one space that needs to be completed, the teams will have to get moving. There are baths to move in, toilets to plumb and tiles to choose - And most importantly, don’t forget to make the most important deadline Scott has – Waterproof Wednesday!
The Block 2021 Master Ensuite reveals:
Ronnie & Georgia
Score: 28 /30 + 1 gnome WINNERS!
Welcome back to what Shaynna calls Ronnie and Georgia’s trademark sophistication – a calming and beautiful colour palette in a room that takes advantage of the sweeping ceilings and Velux skylights to create a large, but comfortable master ensuite that’s perfectly matched to the room it serves. From the Zuster cabinetry with cleverly separated basins to the perfectly placed plain white wall breaking up the tiled areas – and saving costs – it is a room Neale believes has massive buyer appeal.
Josh & Luke
Score: 28 ½ /30
Second Place (due to that damn gnome point)
Shaynna described Luke and Josh's bathroom as “Real estate gold,” congratulations boys!
Walking through the wardrobe to a hidden oasis, the judges were immediately impressed by Josh and Luke’s styling choices in a room that marries their master bedroom to a secluded garden creating something the judges were definitely not expecting – a master wing. “We’ve been transported from a wardrobe to something much better than Narnia!” Darren said as he took in the room Shaynna described as: “Real estate gold!” And at the centre of it all was the huge outdoor bathtub, a choice all agreed was controversial (especially with Melbourne’s winters) but managed to work so well.
Take a close look and shop Josh and Luke's indoor/outdoor bathroom at The Block Shop.
Mark & Mitch
Mitch and Mark created a glamorous marble master ensuite.
In a rare mis-step from the planning kings, Mitch and Mark’s bathroom left the judges a little confused this week, with Darren pointing out the space between the basins and the shower screen was too tight, the screen itself too large. It was, he said: “a planning disaster!”. But not all was lost, with Shaynna loving the colour palette, the tile choice and styling that makes it “a jewellery box of a room. And Neale agreed, saying there was much to love… if only the layout could be fixed.
Take a close look and shop Mitch and Mark's master ensuite HERE.
Tanya & Vito
Score: 22 ½ /30
Tanya and Vito’s bathroom continued to show us their retro love of colour.
From brown tiles to a black toilet, sensible planning and functionality throughout, Tanya and Vito’s bathroom grabbed Darren from the second he entered. And on the styling front, Shaynna agreed, with the bold colour choices stamping a unique style on the room that shows just how different the team’s aesthetic will be. But will that be too polarising come auction day, Neale wondered. Is it deco? 70s? Or something blending multiple influences? Will there be enough people who share the couple’s love of colour, retro-chic and multiple hero pieces? Time will tell!
Tanya and Vito created a stylish bathroom. Shop all the features HERE including the black toilet!
Kirsty & Jesse
Score: 26 /30
Kirsty and Jesse produced a master ensuite this week sticking to their Hampton style with beautiful blue touches.
From the fresh indigo blue and gold colour choices to refined tile choices, concrete basins set in a veined marble-look benchtop and Kirsty and Jesse’s Hamptons style blended with a touch of Colonial, this is a room, Shaynna says, that shows the team has definitely grown up. Some fixture placements gave the judges concern – the bath was always going to get wet, Shaynna warned – but overall this is, Neale says: “a damn good bathroom that feels fresh, glamorous – and is really fulfilling the brief!”
Catch up on everything The Block 2021 HERE