Kerrie and Spence impressed The Block judges with their choice of artwork for their hallway.
Kerrie and Spence impressed The Block judges with their choice of artwork for their hallway. Channel 9

'It's a disaster': the highs and lows of The Block hallways

THE Block's triple threat week has struck again, with one team coming unstuck.

All five teams were pushed to their limits as they rushed to complete three rooms - their laundries, hallways and powder rooms - and to make matters worse, a public holiday meant they had just four days to use power tools.

Kerrie and Spence continued their winning streak from kitchen week, scoring two more perfect 10s from the judges. 

The couple was praised for the art gallery feel of their generous hallway, which finally added some much-needed personality to their apartment.

"There is nothing I love more than a hallway that looks like a gallery," Neale Whitaker said.

Kerrie and Spence finally found the personality their apartment needed.
Kerrie and Spence finally found the personality their apartment needed. Channel 9

"What I love is the simplicity of the statement they're making."

The judges also couldn't fault their generous powder room and well-appointed powder room, which boasted a smart toilet.

"It's the space that every home needs but is so often neglected and overlooked. It's absolutely perfect," Whitaker said. "This is Kerrie and Spence's finest hour."

Kerrie and Spence didn't skimp on the tiles in their powder room and laundry.
Kerrie and Spence didn't skimp on the tiles in their powder room and laundry. Channel 9

Despite several setbacks during the week, netballers Bianca and Carla bounced back to produce three stunning rooms.

The judges loved their use of artwork in the hallway, which added some quirkiness to their very corporate aesthetic.

"The lounge and dining areas were very contemporary and modern, but I feel like this hallway now adds that sense of quirkiness that the apartment didn't have," Shaynna Blaze said. "This is a stunning hallway."

Bianca and Carla continued their signature cabinetry in their hallway.
Bianca and Carla continued their signature cabinetry in their hallway. Channel 9

Their laundry and powder rooms had high quality finishes and their high ceilings made the small spaces feel spacious.

"What wins it over for me is the height of the ceiling, that skylight and that mirror soaring off into infinity… it's a brilliant powder room," Whitaker said.

The judges loved how the mirror and pendant light accentuated the height in Bianca and Carla's powder room.
The judges loved how the mirror and pendant light accentuated the height in Bianca and Carla's powder room. Channel 9

Norm and Jess finished middle of the pack yet again, but as far as the Queenslanders were concerned it was almost as good as a win.

They didn't start painting their 4m-high walls until the night before reveal after their plasterers took longer than expected, and weren't expecting to finish.

"The star in here is definitely the height of the ceilings and that's accentuated by the choice of pendant," Whitaker said.

Jess and Norm were praised for the simple styling in their hallway.
Jess and Norm were praised for the simple styling in their hallway. Channel 9

It was the size of their laundry and orientation of their powder room which lost them points.

"I think it's a lovely looking laundry but in the context of the other laundries we judged today it's very small," Whitaker said.

"A lot of buyers at this price point could be expecting something more generous."

Jess and Norm had the smallest laundry.
Jess and Norm had the smallest laundry. Channel 9

Courtney and Hans had the biggest of all the hallways and once again their quirky choice of artwork and accessories impressed the judges.

"If I thought the last hallway looked like a gallery, then this is like a museum," Whitaker said.

"There's something about this hallway that I really love. It's got a glamorous eccentricity about it that really appears to me. It's a bit kooky."

The judges were divided on some of the styling in Hans and Courtney's hallway and how it related to their living and dining room.
The judges were divided on some of the styling in Hans and Courtney's hallway and how it related to their living and dining room. Channel 9

 

The hallway is so long they fit four large artworks, several sculptures and even a chair in the space.

Hans and Courtney finally found a spot for that palm photo they nearly used in their master bedroom.
Hans and Courtney finally found a spot for that palm photo they nearly used in their master bedroom. Channel 9

Like in Jess and Norm's apartment, the judges questioned why the toilet in their powder room faced the dining table and suggested they change the door so that it opened towards the vanity.

Their laundry was functional, but lacked the pizzazz of apartments one and five. 

The roller coaster continued for Hayden and Sara, who slipped back down to the bottom of the leader board after finishing second in kitchen week.

They were slammed by the judges for poor time management. Not only did they not finish their rooms, they ran out of time to clean. 

The judges were not impressed by the dirty floors and unfinished paint work in Hayden and Sara's rooms.
The judges were not impressed by the dirty floors and unfinished paint work in Hayden and Sara's rooms. Channel 9

"They get some things so right and some things so wrong," Whitaker said.

"These artworks are giving off this beautiful, rich, warm glow but then I look at this shelf it's a disaster. To me that looks like a garage sale.

"Overall it's a disaster... It's unacceptable to be delivering rooms like this in week seven."

This upcoming week the teams will renovate their second guest bedrooms and re-do rooms.

 

Week 7 room reveal scores

Kerrie and Spence: 29

Bianca and Carla: 27.5

Norm and Jess: 25

Courtney and Hans: 24

Hayden and Sara: 18



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