Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. It was Backyard reveals on The Block this week. I do love these spaces, only because I am generally hopeless at designing outdoor things and I like to be inspired. What did you think about them? And all that drama with the swimming pools! Argh.
I knew we’d expect black, timber, concrete and greenery, so that was a given. But it then came down to who organised their space better.
There was practically no shade outside of these house. I was disappointed. Considering this was a new extension I am baffled as to why there was nothing. Personally for me, I can forget sitting outside full stop if I don’t have any coverage.
I also love a pool, so I think it was a good idea to put them in. Luckily they weren’t big pools, so they won’t take a lot of heating up in the warmer months and will probably get used a lot.
Josh and Elyse did a really good job of their space. It was well planned. It was my favourite. But then I did like Georgia and Ronnie’s too. A plunge pool is not my preference, but they did design it well and integrated it in to the yard perfectly.
Sticks and Wombat’s yard was too choppy for me. There were spaces and zones everywhere and it didn’t flow as well as a backyard should. Too much maintenance with that one.
Jason And Sarah’s yard was good I thought. Minus a pool, but still a really good family space. It was open and free-flowing.
There was a lot of decking and an ugly spa in Hannah and Clint’s yard. That for me wasn’t the best.
The final scores for backyard week were: Josh and Elyse on 29.5, Sticks and Wombat on 29, Sarah and Jason on 27 (after losing a point for not including their cubby house from a previous challenge), Ronnie and Georgia on 25.5 and Hannah and Clint on 22.
Come and check them out in order of points this week…
Josh & Elyse