It’s been a busy week on The Block – tough to say the very least, but the Blockheads kept their hardhats down as they raced against the clock to complete Studio Week. Ready or not, five show-stopping Studio spaces were revealed on Sunday, featuring Kinsman kitchens, wardrobes, home offices and more! Let’s take a closer look…

House 1 – Harry & Tash

Kitchenette

 

Light and airy, Harry and Tash wanted to create a sleek, Scandi style in their studio. A neutral colour palette opens the room, maximising sense of space. Timber-look accents bring the outdoors in with their natural warmth. The kitchenette includes a generous back run of Ballina Essendon White cabinetry, topped with a Natural Halifax Oak benchtop, combining style and functionality perfectly. Home to all the essentials you would expect, this kitchen includes a cooktop, oven, bar fridge, sink and hidden pull-out bin. Opposite the white bank of cabinetry stands a sizeable island bench which exudes luxury with its waterfall design in Caesarstone® Airy Concrete™, providing ample preparation and dining space.

Key Features
Cabinetry: Ballina Essendon White Satin (Available in Value Range)
Benchtop: Designer Select Natural Halifax Oak Streamline
Island Benchtop: Caesarstone® Airy Concrete™
Handles: Black Anodised Bar Handle (12-K-80)
Accessories: Pull Out Ninka Bin
Appliances: Bosch
Sink and Tap: Oliveri
Fridge: By Contestants

Living Area

In the living area, Harry and Tash have included an entertainment unit in their design with an abundance of storage space! The father-daughter duo have selected White Satin cabinetry from the Kinsman Wardrobe Range; with a Black Marq integrated handle, adding a contemporary twist to the classic design. A Natural Halifax Oak benchtop has been chosen to sit on top of the unit to tie in with the kitchenette joinery in the studio space.

Key Features:
Cabinetry: White Satin with Black Marq
Benchtop: Designer Select Natural Halifax Oak Streamline

 

House 2 – Sarah & George 

Kitchenette

 

Sarah and George had an Au Pair in mind when designing their studio space, ensuring that it was self-sufficient and multi-functional. Their contemporary, classic and compact kitchenette ticked all the judges boxes. The couple chose a combination of Bottega Oak Woodmatt doors and classic Shaker-style Somersby Classic White Matt cabinetry which contrasts in colour, texture and profile. Timber-look base cabinet doors have been paired with a Caesarstone® Turbine Grey™ benchtop, continuing to embrace the monochromatic theme. Under the angled ceiling, decorative shelving provides styling opportunity and practical storage space for items such as cook books. “I see a lot of flexibility here and it ticks so many boxes for me” Shaynna said. This generous kitchenette contains all the necessities that a studio space needs, including an integrated Bosch fridge and hidden laundry.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Somersby Classic White Matt, Chadstone Bottega Oak Woodmatt
Benchtop: Caesarstone® Turbine Grey™
Handles: Satin Black Rounded Bar (22-K-131)
Appliances: Bosch
Sink and Tap: Oliveri

Home Office

 

Bringing a dark and moody colour palette over from the main house, Sarah and George chose Bottega Oak Woodmatt doors and a Dark Oak Natural interior finish for this multi-functional space. A tall and practical wardrobe provides essential hanging space for the room’s occupants. A lavish Laminate Alpine White Quadra benchtop wraps around the edge of the room, contrasting with the dark joinery, creating a study/desk area for the studio space. Drawer and cupboard storage beneath the bench top provide opportunities for storing files, stationary and other home office items. Adjoined to the desk area is a bay seat, creating a nook to relax in; providing even more storage opportunities and ensuring that the space is maximised fully.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Bottega Oak Woodmatt, Dark Oak Natural interior finish
Benchtop: Designer Select Laminate Alpine White Quadra
Handles: Satin Black Rounded Bar Handle (22-K-131)

 

House 3 – Daniel and Jade

Kitchenette

 

Daniel and Jade chose a traditional style for their studio kitchenette, featuring our new Camden door. Showcasing a thin profile, this door is a contemporary twist on the classic Shaker-style. Paired with Thin Flat Bar handles in Champagne, pops of metallic add glamour and accentuate the classic yet contemporary look. The judges observed that the couple’s kitchenette was spacious. Its ‘L’ shape cabinetry is topped with Caesarstone® Cloudburst Concrete™ benchtops which provide ample bench space for meal prep and accommodation for small appliances such as a kettle and toaster.
Daniel and Jade have also mounted cabinets into the wall with adjustable shelving for clothing and storage; easily adaptable to house its contents in the bedroom/living room zone.

Key Features:
Cabinetry: Camden Classic White Matt
Benchtop: Caesarstone® Cloudburst Concrete™
Handles: Thin Flat Bar in Champagne (15-K-148)
Applicances: Integrated Fridge by Bosch, appliances by Bosch
Sink and Tap: By Oliveri

 

House 4 – Luke & Jasmin

Kitchenette

 

Embracing a contemporary Scandi theme from the main house, Luke and Jasmin created an elegant kitchenette described as “visually, very stunning” by Shaynna. To achieve this look, the couple opted for fresh and crisp White Satin tall and floor cabinets paired with Prime Oak Woodmatt wall cabinetry to radiate a natural warmth into the space. A Caesarstone® Primordia™ benchtop complements the cabinetry perfectly and reflects the style of House 4’s main kitchen.

Key Features:
Cabinetry: Ballina Essendon White Satin (Available in Value Range), Chadstone Prime Oak Woodmatt (Available in Value Range)
Benchtop: Caesarstone® Primordia benchtop™
Handles: By Contestants
Lighting: LED Strip lighting
Sink: By Oliveri
Tap: By Contestants

Wardrobe/Living Area

 

Luke and Jasmin’s classic white colour scheme extends into their wardrobe and seating area. A tall wardrobe cabinet provides must-have hanging space and drawers in Satin White, perfect for accommodating garments. Open doors and drawers reveal a warm and natural timber-look interior finish, warming the space effortlessly. Open shelving in Modern Oak Natural adds contrast to the light and bright colour palette the couple have opted for, providing additional storage space as well as styling opportunities. A spacious bay seat occupies the perimeter of the room, elegantly flowing from the wardrobe, sharing White Satin cabinetry topped with Laminate Alpine White Quadra benchtops for a seamless look. This multi-functional space is perfect for an easy living studio, providing space to eat and relax without encroaching on the main living area.

Key Features:
Cabinetry: White Satin, Modern Oak Natural interior finish
Benchtop: Designer Select Laminate Alpine White Quadra
Handles: By Contestants

 

House 5 – Jimmy & Tam

Kitchenette 

 

Jimmy and Tam had a neutral yet stylish colour palette in mind when designing their kitchenette and wardrobe, to ensure the studio feels as spacious as possible. 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. The couple certainly achieved the classic and sleek look that they were aiming for. A Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™ benchtop adds texture while maintaining a light and opulent look and feel.

Key Features:
Cabinetry: Ballina Essendon White Satin (Available in Value Range), Chadstone Prime Oak Woodmatt shelving (Available in Value Range)
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
Fridge: By Contestants

Study/Desk Area

 

Darren was pleased to see a functional space blending into the kitchen area. Maximising the use of a decoratively low ceiling height, the kitchen benchtop effortlessly extends to a drop down hybrid dining or desk area for two. An extra set of drawer storage sits beside the users providing easy access. Overhead, sits a second open shelving unit in Prime Oak Woodmatt, injecting some warmth and colour into the space.

Key Features:

Cabinetry: Ballina Essendon White Satin, Chadstone Prime Oak Woodmatt shelving
Benchtop: Caesarstone® Frozen Terra™ with shark nose edge
Handles: Brushed Brass T Knob (12-M-02)

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