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Midweek Minute: Week 6

What did you love most about your kitchens this week?
Simon: The layout we got given, with the serving area and the bi-fold doors, because you can open that right up and it becomes like an indoor-outdoor area that will combine with our terrace.
Shannon: Because we had to rip out the wall, we had lots of space to fill. A normal kitchen bench is about 800mm deep, and we had to double that just to fill the space, so we have a 1600mm-deep bench and that vastness makes the kitchen look so grand.
Simon: And the big fridge. We love the big fridge.
Carlene: I love our pendants, they’re just great. Get the look on the Block Shop now

What did you love about the other winning kitchen?
Carlene: I like that the boys are quite visual with their apartment. They kept their timber tones in their pendants and they’ve got a vibe in their apartment… There’s a theme running through their artwork.
Shannon: Carlene and Dee have the best styling on the block, and just the way they’ve styled their kitchens, they’ve blown everyone away.
Simon: I loved their use of colour and Carlene is very good at styling, she obviously knows what she wants.
Shannon: It’s not Michael, it’s Carlene [laughs].
Simon: I love their kitchen sink and the bench, I think it’s really – I can’t describe it – the feel of it, and the butler’s pantry, everything’s really fresh and has a really warm feel to it.

Halfway through The Block, how are you feeling?
Carlene: Two wins in a row! We’re feeling so happy. The downstairs is going to be our seller, and we’re loving how it’s all coming together.
Simon: We’re not really feeling physical fatigue, but mentally, it’s a little more challenging than I thought it’d be, because this isn’t a typical jobsite. The Block requires so much of you.
Shannon: You push yourself absolutely to the limits. It is very exhausting.
Simon: I don’t get to surf, I don’t get to be in the water, I don’t get to see my girlfriend. Being in the construction game, I’m used to the physical slog, but I’m definitely feeling it mentally.

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