This was a week of ups and downs for Kristy and Brett. Beginning with a fight with Eliza and Liberty, the couple are facing a lot of pressure from their ever-dwindling budget.
They decided to keep their design simplistic and focus on functionality, and this definitely paid off in the eyes of the judges.
“Fresh… clean, crisp, contemporary” - Darren.
“Ooh la la” - Shaynna.
“Everything is just in the perfect spot, the double shower, the ledge, the toilet. This isn’t overstyled, it is just absolutely nailed” - Marty.
‘You cannot fault this layout” - Darren.
“We have a grate at the end where the fall is, where it should be” - Shaynna.
Week 7 - Kitchen and Laundry
Kristy and Brett described this week as their “hell week” given how much ground they had to cover on their house, and they were proud they completed it all in the tight time frame. Their choices were a big hit with the judges, while tensions continue to bubble away with the other contestants.
“Yum, yes” - Darren on their kitchen island.
“This is so now, but will be now for quite a long time” - Shaynna.
“Look at the wine fridges…that is absolutely high-end luxury” - Shaynna.
“It is really refreshing to see an all-white kitchen… but to me everything else is fighting. The scale of those dining chairs, they’re way too big for this space” - Neale.
“This is a huge success” - Shaynna on the rooms overall this week.
Week 6 - Master bedroom and walk-in robe
After last week, lighting was a big focus for Kristy and Brett, ensuring they filled the room up. The couple also spent part of their week ‘playing’ with the other couples and ‘messing’ with them, causing a fair bit of drama on The Block. But when it came down to it, their rooms were a bit hit with the judges.
Points: 27 1/2
‘So light and airy and warm and cozy… sort of gives you a big hug’ - Marty.
‘Floor plan. Perfect’ - Marty.
‘I think the basic lighting plan’s really good’ - Shaynna.
‘That shot, that is heaven. That is what you put on your marketing brochure” - Darren on their bedroom.
Week 5 - Living and Dining
The Block's Kristy and Brett chose to only do their living room due to the configuration of their house, leaving out their dining area.
The hero this week for the judges was the fireplace, but the size of the room seemed to be a sticking point and they were relieved to hear it would be one of two living spaces in the house.
Points: 25 ½
“That plaster finish is to die for” - Darren.
“This is also probably the first lounge room that would function properly in terms of sitting and having a conversation that we’ve seen today” - Darren.
“I was thinking this is quite a small living space for a house of this size” - Neale.
“I think it’s a very basic lighting layout, all the lighting is literally sitting over the seating” - Shaynna.
“This room is crying out for a lamp” - Neale.
“They’ve got the basics, they’re all happening, but you’re attention to detail is just going to step you” - Shaynna.
It was a week of bumps in the road from The Block's Kristy and Brett, quite literally, after Kristy hit a bollard while driving. But when it came to their downstairs bathroom, the judges really liked their choices and according to Shaynna "Kristy and Brett have found their groove."
Week 4: Downstairs bathroom
Points: 27 ½
"This is a proper five bedroom.. this is a different league" - Marty.
"It's glamorous and I love this beautiful sense of length and linear lines wtihout it being overwhelming" - Shaynna.
Week 3: Work From Home
"We're at the front of the house, and we have a floor plan that's quite unique from the other properties... I'm not too sure this is doing them any favours" - Marty.
"I think they've taken work from home too literal" - Shaynna.
"It's got all the things in here that a luxury market would like, but the question remains 'is it too corporate?'" - Darren.
"This is the right flavour, this is the right approach for this house in this market" - Darren.
Week 2: Guest Bedroom
"This is New York loft, zero connection to what's downstairs... I feel like the layout isn't making he most of this feel" - Shaynna.
"Where's the couch, where's the TV" - Marty.
"It could have a convection oven in here, microwave oven... you can still fully live in here without having to go into the main house" - Darren.
Week 1: Guest Bathroom
"It's a little day spa-ry" - Marty
"That shower screen takes away from that day spa feel... makes it look small" - Shaynna.
"We have had very strong feelings in the previous two bathrooms, we've walked in here I don't know how I feel" - Marty.
"I think they need to get really clear on what direction they're trying to achieve" - Darren.
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