Life as a blogger is pretty sweet for the most part. Sometimes brands send you presents, sometimes you get to attend exciting events, and other times - like this weekend - you get to go to awesome places and stay the night.
This week's gas leak at The Blocktagon worksite threw a bit of the spanner in the works for the teams, but it didn't stop some of the frontrunners presenting wow-factor rooms. It also seemed to be a battle of the feature walls in this week's reveal. Some were stellar and others fell flat.
What a week it's been in Block land, with shattering shower screens, bickering Blockheads and Luke claiming Neale is "full of sh*t". It's high-drama this season and it's only week two!Let's take a look at this week's Blocktagon bathroom reveals - from highest score to lowest score - and sort out what was working and what was woeful from the five spaces up for judging.
The dining room has got to be the most under-utilised area of the home (or am I just eating dinner on the couch way more than I should be?), and I think it has something to do with the lack of attention we give it when it comes to decorating.
House Rules has been a bit of a mixed bag this year, truth be told. Some weeks I've seen spaces that I've gasped over - in a good way - while other reveals have had me wanting to get in the car and drive back to NSW to redo the rooms (Steve and Tiana's home, I'm looking at you).
Now I don't want to say that House Rules has been disappointing, because some of the spaces revealed so far this season have been truly beautiful. But, I've yet to see a reveal where I thought so many of the rooms were exceptional. Until now. Not perfect, of course, but pretty sublime and really easy to make a few tweaks to in order to correct the shortfalls.
Good golly Miss Molly. I know I saw this every week, but weren't last night's Reno Rumble kitchens the best yet? Both featured the most stunning skylights, which meant sunshine flooding into the spaces. Pull up a stool and pour me a coffee in either of these Freedom Kitchens - I'm sold!
We all know my feelings on last week's House Rules reveal (don't we?), so the good news is that this week's transformations were a definite improvement. And I always say that people should get some props for upping their game, even if some of the spaces were not 100% wow.Let's analyse the rooms, shall we?