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You could WIN Caro & Kingi’s apartment in 2016 thanks to Mater Foundation

I bet you didn’t know that Caro & Kingi’s apartment from The Block wasn’t purchased by a regular home owner or investor? In fact, the Mater Foundation (a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving patient care and medical research) has bought Apartment 1 at the recent Blocktagon Auction. Their Mater Prize Home lottery supporters will have the chance to win this apartment in an upcoming lottery in 2016. Mater Prize Home lottery raises funds for Mater’s littlest patients—affectionately known as Mater Little Miracles. Oh…

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The Block NZ: Bathroom reveals

Hi! So, the other day I decided to show you a couple of rooms from The Block New Zealand and introduce you to the couples. Check out that post if you like. I may/may not have copyright issues with these photos yet because NZ have different laws, so this post might be gone tomorrow – just seeking out some permission Today I thought I’d show you the reveals from the bathrooms. From what I can tell, the houses aren’t very…

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Introducing The Block NZ couples + living room reveal

Hi there! Someone said to me the other day I really should look at The Block NZ and see what they are up to over there. They are in full swing of their show titled Villa Wars and 4 couples are competing. I decided to check it all out and bring you some of their room reveals. I can see, just from the website, that the couples are working with reasonable and achievable budgets. First, let me give you a quick…

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The Block Octagon: Combined Apartment [final reveals]

Well here we are, at the end of The Block Octagon with the final rooms in the combined apartment being revealed last night. Dean and Shay took out the win with their living room. They scored 30/30, the keys to a Suzuki (which will sit in their garage for the penthouse’s new owner) and the right to the choose their auction order (which will be done in tonight's show I think. I have all the photos below ... SHOP for...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: Combined Apartment [bedroom + ensuite]

Last night, finally after the cricket, we saw reveal number 1 of the challenge apartment. I always think this is the worst part of the show! Who wants to start making over ANOTHER house when you think you've already finished?? Argh! Anyway, Dean and Shay took out first place with 29/30 for their enuite. The final prize is a share of $30,000 to spend on renovations or to come off the reserve price for the all-important auction. The judges loved Dena and Shay's ensuite and...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: Terraces + all unfinished rooms

Last night on The Block Octagon we saw the terraces - the last offficial room reveal and now all the apartments are complete. I also have the photos below from any unfinished room so now you can see it all come together! Last night, Dean and Shay took out the win with a score of 28.5/30 and $10,000 cash to take home on auction night. Wow! The judges were blown away and loved every bit of it. Darren said "These...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: Dining and foyer room reveals

Whitney and Andy took out the win on The Block Octagon last night with the reveal of their dining and foyer area. They scored 26/30. It was difficult to judge the rooms last night as only 2 teams really finished, so I personally don't think the scores really showed the real winners this week. Whitney and Andy's room did nothing for me. Sorry guys! I really didn't like any of it. I know their budget was low this week and you...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: It’s kitchen week!

Last night on The Block it was Kitchen week! The reveals saw Caro and Kingi take out another first place win with a score of 29/30. The high-tech kitchen featured a touch-screen splash back and an island bench rendered by Kingi. The kitchen used the space well and it was huge. It did nothing for me though - I like character! This may have felt high-tech, but I think it was cold. "I love it when the kitchen feels like...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: Living room week

Last night on The Block Octagon we saw the reveal of the living room. I was very underwhelmed. What did you think?? See all the photos below... Luke and Ebony finally got a win! They received a score of 23.5/30. They were praised for delivering a room that could be "lived in". After all, it is supposed to be the main living area which will come off the kitchen. "I think Luke and Ebony have created for the first time today, a room...Continue reading
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The Block Octagon: Laundry, Study, Powder room + $50 voucher for you

Last night on The Block Octagon we saw the reveal of the study, powder room and laundry. See all the photos below + scroll to the bottom for another chance to win a $50 voucher to spend at The Block Shop! :: On top of the scoreboard this week was Caro and Kingi. The judges gave them 28.5/30. They gave the render a rest in the rooms this week (yay!). Sticking to their industrial style they produced a very cool study with...Continue reading
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