Another year of The Block is done and dusted as the Blockheads of 2020 accomplish the most challenging season in The Block history! Five dilapidated houses from five different decades, dropped in the seaside suburb of Brighton, have been transformed into modern day masterpieces amidst a global pandemic. Last night’s episode saw the contestants hang up their hi vis’, smiling from ear to ear as they unbuckled themselves from the emotional rollercoaster of this season’s grand finale – the Auctions!

Congratulations to all the the Blockheads who took home a jaw-dropping collective sum of 3,332,002! Hard hats off to the Brisbane couple who have been crowned Winners of The Block 2020 with their 1950s inspired Palm Springs home, Jimmy and Tam! Earning a record-breaking and life-changing $966,000 in profit plus $100,000 prize money for winning the series, in fact – this is the highest profit that The Block has ever seen! Let’s step inside the spaces that we created with the winning couple.

Kitchen 

 

Jimmy and Tam have injected a fun and fresh vibe into their generous and welcoming kitchen, which Shaynna described as looking ‘great at every angle’. They paired several new and exciting door and benchtop finishes and colours from our range to keep the space modern and full of interest, while still celebrating the 1950s heritage of the home. Plus, let’s not forget that they won the Gaggenau appliance package, meaning that their kitchen is a home chefs dream come true!

A highly functional and stylish butler’s pantry flows on from the open plan kitchen space and is brimming with Gaggenau appliances, mint-green shelving, and plenty of extra storage. The pocket Door System provides hidden access to the pantry from the hallway, adding to the fun and joy of this kitchen which Neale described as ‘completely unique’.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: NEW Camden Oyster Grey Matt, Platinum Range Ballina Enamel, NEW Avalon Oyster Grey

Handles: Matt Brass Rounded Bar 34-K-132, Touch Catch

Benchtops: NEW Caesarstone Black Tempal 20mm Sharknose (Island), Caesarstone Frozen Terra 20mm Sharknose edge

Splashbacks: NEW Caesarstone Black Temple Kickboards: NEW Ballina Enamel, Oyster Grey Matt

Accessories: Internal Drawers, Steel Cutlery Trays, Design Side Glass Sided Drawers, NEW Ninka Bin

Sinks: Oliveri Taps: By contestants

Lighting: Warm LED Downlights, Warm LED Strip

Appliances: Gaggenau

 

Laundry

Focused on creating a laundry room with family in mind, Jimmy and Tam have created a space that maximised functionality and looks elegant at the same time. A natural earthy palette shines in this room as the couple have played with colours in a successful and bold way. Avalon Oyster Grey Matt doors, a new and luxe panel-look door profile is paired with our new Ballina Enamel strong mid-tone green cabinetry and a terrazzo-look Frozen Terra benchtop from Caesarstone®.

Cabinetry: NEW Avalon Oyster Grey Matt, Platinum Range Ballina Enamel

Handles: Matt Brass Rounded Bar 34-K-132, Touch Catch

Benchtops: Caesarstone® Frozen Terra 20mm Sharknose edge

Kickboards: Platinum Range Ballina Enamel

Accessories: Pull Out Hamper, Hanging Rails in Black, Steel Pull Out A-POSC, Platinum Range Tandem Side 500

Sink: Oliveri

Tap: By contestants

Lighting: Warm LED Downlights, Warm LED Strip

Appliances: By Bosch

 

Master Bedroom

 

Master Bedroom Week held the great debate around the size and location of Jimmy and Tam’s Walk-in Wardrobe. Relocating the robe later in the season meant it increased in size, taking storage space to another level! Filled to the brim with timber-look open cabinetry, illuminated by our Premium Verti-Strip lighting, this robe oozes function and style.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Exterior doors – White Satin, Interior finish – Modern Oak Natural

Handles: Natural Ash Bar (38-M-06) NEW, Touch Catch

Accessories: Scarf Rack, Tie/Belt Rack, Multifunction Inserts, Glass Shelves

Lighting: LED Light Bar in black, LED Light Sensor, Premium Verti-Strip Lighting

 

Guest Bedrooms

 

The Guest Bedrooms boast seamless banks of White Satin cabinetry paired with Barcco Natural Ash handles. The doors open to reveal ample hanging space and drawers; a big tick from Shaynna in the storage box as she observed “There are a lot of doors in here — you’ve got hanging, drawers, shelves” in the Second Guest Bedroom Reveals.

 

Jimmy and Tam’s Third Guest Bedroom shared the same natural and classic colour palette and style of cabinetry as the first and second guest bedrooms. However the couple decided to add a study nook into their design for functional purposes; a clever use of space when the house doesn’t offer room for a separate home office.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Exterior doors – White Satin, Interior finish – Modern Oak Natural

Handles: Barcco Natural Ash Bar (38-M-06), Touch Catch

Accessories: Folding Mirror, Wardrobe Lift, Show Drawers, Premium Verti-Strip Lighting, LED Motion Sensors

 

Media Room

 

Jimmy and Tam have created a cosy and bright media room utilising the same finishes as their wardrobes throughout the home, White Satin cabinetry is combined with Modern Oak Natural interior finish, displaying a clean and sleek finish which exudes luxury.

Key Features

Cabinetry: Exterior Cabinetry – White Satin, Internal Finish – Modern Oak Natural Open

Shelving: Modern Oak Natural

Handles: Push To Open Drawers

 

Studio

 

The Palm Springs style from the main house flows effortlessly into Jimmy and Tam’s studio space. Opting for white cabinetry throughout, the couple have added tasteful touches of warmth with Value Prime Oak Woodmatt open shelving and grandeur with Dark Brass handles.

 

Maximising the use of a decoratively low ceiling height, the kitchen benchtop effortlessly extends to a drop down hybrid dining or desk area. After Neale had voiced concerns around the house missing a home office space when working from home has become the norm, Darren was pleased when he spotted the functional desk which would accommodate two.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Value White Satin, Value Prime Oak open shelving

Handles: Brushed Brass T Knob (12-M-02), Brushed Dark Brass Bar (15-M-03)

Benchtop: Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™ with shark nose edge

Appliances: By Bosch

Sink: By Oliveri

Tap: By Contestants

 

So it’s tools down and steel-toe caps off for this year’s Blockheads, time for them to enjoy their hard earned cash and for the new homeowners to enjoy their new Kinsman spaces!

If you missed the homes go under the hammer at auction, take a look at the astounding results below:

Luke and Jasmin (House 4, 1910s)

Reserve: $3,350,000

Auction order: First

Sold for: $3,856,000

Total profit: $506,000

 

Jimmy and Tam (House 5, 1950s)

Reserve: $3,290,000

Auction order: Second

Sold for: $4,256,000

Total profit: $966,000 + $100,000 in prize money for winning

 

Sarah and George (House 2, 1940s)

Reserve: $3,350,000

Auction order: Third

Sold for: $4,000,002

Total profit: $650,002

 

Daniel and Jade (House 3, 1930s)

Reserve: $3,340,000

Auction order: Fourth

Sold for: $3,800,000

Total profit: $460,000

 

Harry and Tash (House 1, 1920s)

Reserve: $3,350,000

Auction order: Fifth

Sold for: $4,000,000

Total profit: $650,000

Love what you see? Create your Block-worthy Kinsman Kitchen, Laundry, Wardrobe or Home Office with us and book your in-home, in-store or virtual design consultation HERE. For more inspiration download our latest catalogue HERE.