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Week two on The Block Sky High was always going to prove stressful. Seven days...five couples...two ensuites each. "His and Her's" ensuites are a definite luxury, and the pressure was on for each of the couples to deliver two bathrooms, that were not only were equal in quality, but had their own personalities as well. I was hoping the couples would go gender neutral, so as to not alienate any same sex couples that might wish to purchase their apartments. Perhaps they should have been named "double" bathrooms, or "dual" bathrooms instead? Here's the full reveal!
This week's joint winners with Alisa and Lysandra! This bathroom feels very luxurious. The soft greige tiles (is so a word! grey/beige) feel warm, as does the rustic timber platform the bath is raised on. This is most definitely a woman's bathroom, with ample lighting around the mirror to do one's makeup each day, and loads of storage in the vanity. I only have one small criticism...and this goes for all of the couples who installed a bath. They should have installed a shower bath. Not all women are bath people. I much prefer a shower, which would mean I'd have to use "his" bathroom every morning to get ready. It somewhat negates the purpose of two master bathrooms.
Alisa and Lysandra - SA
Alisa and Lysandra's bathrooms this week are polar opposites..."his" bathroom is wall to wall black, while "her's" is bright white and cream. Both bathrooms feature Ecofloor, a natural floor cement covering, which impressed the judges immensely. I think I even heard Neale Whittaker say "Wow!" (massive compliment). This masculine space features a steam shower, setting this room apart from all of the other couples (well, aside from Trixie and Johnno of course). This is a gorgeous bathroom, and the twins definitely deserved to share the win with Bec and George.
Ecofloor gives this space an edge. What really sealed the deal for me were the gorgeous chandelier, and handheld shower the twins installed. They've really addressed the needs of the bathroom's occupant...both with form and function. Us girls want lots of storage (tick with that vanity!), the option to not wash our hair (tick), and we want it pretty (TICK!).
Madi and Jarrod - NSW
Like Bec and George, Madi and Jarrod have delivered a feminine bathroom in warm shades of greige. This space has some really well-appointed features. Wall to wall mirror cabinets are a great idea, as is the long narrow bench for resting bathroom products while in use. The bath Madi and Jarrod selected is a great shape, and the glass shelves above the bath are a fab addition. You can never have too much storage in a bathroom. I love the round timber hooks as well, allowing extra space to hang towels, or perhaps a robe. My only criticism is (dare I say it) the ugly flower bathmat. While it picks up the colours of the gorgeous teal, purple and gold striped towels, the floral mat just drags it down. It does look like something nanna would have in her bathroom, and I really wasn't expecting to see it used by this young, hip couple. Please swap it out for something else!
Kim and Matt - WA
Kim and Matt's feminine bathroom is just lovely. The penny round tiles with black grout are a great feature in this space, and let's just talk about that big bath for a second...nice! I love the curved shape...very girlie. I can see many hours relaxing in that tub. Add a small television on the wall, and you wouldn't need to leave. The vanity Kim and Matt selected is perfect too...look at all of that storage! I agree with the judges that the metal sculptural wall is a bit overpowering. The metal wall is really effective, however it just competes for attention with the penny rounds. A timber wall would have knocked this room out of the park!
Let's just talk a moment about Kim and Matt's choice of tiles...gorgeous penny rounds for "her" bathroom, and bold black and white geometric tiles for "his" bathroom...both used as feature tiles in the shower/bath areas of the ensuites. Just the perfect hit of pattern in these rooms. Love!
Last week I was asking where on earth Matt and Kim found hot pink toilet paper for their bathroom. This week they included black toilet paper in "his" bathroom. Now you can buy yourself some from The Block Shop! What colour would you choose? Also available this week, is the metal screening Matt and Kim installed in "her" bathroom.
|1. Luxury Coloured Toilet Paper | 2. Lump's Wall Screen|
Trixie and Johnno - QLD
This bathroom makes me smile so much! Who doesn't want a pop of yellow in their lives? Trixie and Johnno have a real knack for mixing pattern, and their bold selections really blow me away. I'm so glad they resisted using yellow tiles for the full wall. Just that small amount gives this space serious retro style. "Her" bathroom doesn't have an overly feminine feel, allowing this apartment to suit a number of buyers...however, I do hope they include a bath in the remaining bathroom. This room ties for my favourite bathroom of the week. Love the yellow towels too! Aside from Madi and Jarrod's bathroom, this is the only real use of colour. This week's reveal was all about the white, black, and grey.
All of the couples present beautiful two bathrooms this week, and they really ought to be congratulated. What a tough week!! This week, the couples will be working on the master bedrooms and dressing rooms. I wonder what direction they'll take? Will we see soft, upholstered bedheads, or perhaps warm, classic timber bed frames, such as this one now available at The Block Shop?
|1. Hermon & Hermon Coast Teak LF Bed | 2. Hermon & Hermon Coast Teak LF Night Stand|
Will the bed linens contain loads of colour and pattern, classic white...or perhaps some fun typography pillow cases, like those shown on Shelley's example bed during the bedhead challenge?
|Pillowcases... 1. Pink Heart | 2. Love. Love. Love. | 3. X O X | 4. Owl Facts|