What were you thinking when you first walked into your Block apartment?
Dean: What an absolute BEEP. We set foot onto The Block, and it really is how it looks on TV. There’s stuff everywhere, piles of rubble and half torn-down walls. It looks like a warzone.
How do you feel you’re getting along as a couple under the Block pressure?
Shay: I think we’re doing okay thus far, but it’s only the beginning! We have a target on our back though, now that we’ve won the penthouse and the bathroom. And when I get stressed, poor Dean seems to cop it, but at the end of the day, I still say, “I love you and I’m sorry.” [Laughs]
Dean: Nah, she’s okay.
Is there anything you wish you’d done differently?
Shay: I wish we’d given ourselves more time at the end. We need to learn how to do that.
Do you have a prospective buyer in mind?
Dean: We’re trying to make it as general as possible so that it appeals to as many buyers as it can. But we also want it to be luxe and glamorous and a penthouse. It’s a difficult juggling act…
Have you settled on a style yet?
Shay: We know what we like, and that’s becoming our style. It’s Scandinavian with a bit of an industrial feel. I think our master bathroom shows that. How that will translate into a bedroom, I’m not sure yet. We’re happy with what we’ve produced. And it’s something we’d love to have in our house, not that we can afford it.
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