Kirsty & Jesse
Score: 29 ½ /30
Stunning in navy blue with brass cabinet inserts, a brass accent in the Caesarstone and brass handles, Kirsty and Jesse’s country meets Hamptons kitchen took the judges breath away. “The island bench is so expansive and so functional,” Shaynna said. “Dishwasher, great sink, heaps of bench space – and an enormous bin!” she was in love. So too was Darren, with the gingham wallpaper, a perfectly placed fridge with pantries either side, and his much-loved fine zones exactly where he wanted them. “Here we are standing in a room that has every single thing we’ve been looking for,” he said.
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Ronnie & Georgia
Score: 27 /30
With a generous layout epitomising simplicity of use, Neal was blown away by Ronnie and Georgia’s kitchen, calling it “impeccable” in style and “the new classic!”. Darren agreed, saying the pair had created a control centre for the house that delivers from the ceiling to the floor. With a huge butler’s pantry featuring high-end appliances (but sadly no bin!) and Georgia’s personal “Georgianised” storage solutions to the huge Gaggenau refrigerator (perfectly styled of course), Caesarstone bench tops and more, this is, Darren sums up, a kitchen to fall in love with.
Josh & Luke
Score: 26 /30
Dominated by a huge window to the tree-filled yard, Josh and Luke’s Kitchen shows the twins have bounced back after recent losses and learned from their mistakes. Black and white cabinetry softened by a Christian Cole timber benchtop feature, glass doors to showcase the artfully-styled interiors with a walk-in pantry for storage, state-of-the-art appliances and an island bench with more than enough space for prep and entertaining, it all added up to a welcome return to form. “It’s sexy and refreshing!” Neale said.
Tanya & Vito
Score: 25 ½ /30
Bold, bright and fun, this kitchen is packed with personality and shows just what Tanya and Vito have been hinting at through the rest of the house. “This is a kitchen that says love me or hate me, but don’t ignore me!” says Neale, and Shaynna is sure someone will love it. With the terrazzo the couple have been hinting at throughout the house as the hero on a huge custom benchtop, pink cabinetry, ample storage more in the hidden butler’s pantry, a curved window and a feature pendant that’s a work of art in itself, there’s just so much here to so much here to catch the eye. Some minor layout issues were a worry, Darren points out, but overall, it’s a great value add to the home!
Mark & Mitch
Score: 22 ½ /30
From the brass “M” incorporated into the Calacatta Maximus Caesarstone to the long island bench with enough overhang for seating and a superb colour palette bringing appliances, cupboards, surfaces and more together, Mitch and Mark presented a kitchen that was uniquely their own. “Just breath taking”, Darren declared, with the kind of appeal buyers will want. Great layout, visually stunning and with an adjacent breakfast nook, it ticked a lot of boxes… except one. Where’s the pantry? In a four-bedroom house, is that the biggest mistake the boys could have made?
Which was YOUR favourite room this week?