Will and Karlie pictured in their winning hallway in a scene from The Block.
Will and Karlie pictured in their winning hallway in a scene from The Block. Channel 9

The Block teams receive tough love for unfinished rooms

TONIGHT was a low point for several of the teams in what has already been a drama-filled season of The Block.

Hallway, laundry and powder room week was a struggle for Dan and Carleen and Julia and Sasha. Both couples failed to deliver finished rooms and stood no chance of winning the weekly $10,000 prize.

It was Queensland lovebirds Will and Karlie who came out on top of the limited field with their stylish and sophisticated entry.

"There is so much class in here," judge Shaynna Blaze said.

"You can imagine opening the door to your own private oasis."

Will and Karlie's winning powder room with custom- made vanity.
Will and Karlie's winning powder room with custom- made vanity. Channel 9

Neale Whitaker said the couple's consistent styling will put them in good stead with potential buyers come auction day.

"I think it is going to have buyer appeal; it appeals to me," he said.

"It feel sophisticated and very on target for a potential buyer."

Despite finishing second, Newcastle parents Kim and Chris were unhappy with the amount of negative feedback they received compared to their neighbours Julia and Sasha.

The couple was slammed for the styling in their entryway and the concrete bunker feeling of both their laundry and powder room.

Kim and Chris's entry and hallway in a scene from The Block.
Kim and Chris's entry and hallway in a scene from The Block. Channel 9

"It has a sense of public toilet about it," Whitaker said about their powder room.

"To me this is the most incredibly inconsistent apartment."

Ben and Andy, the only other team to finish their rooms, were also slammed for their styling as their budget woes continue.

"This feels really under-cooked; it actually feels horrible. This is not the entrance to a luxury apartment," Whitaker said.

Ben and Andy's entry in a scene from The Block.
Ben and Andy's entry in a scene from The Block. Channel 9

"The good news is it's fixable. They've created good bones. What I dislike about this is the styling."

Julia and Sasha shot themselves in the foot after failing to finish their rooms because of a perceived problem with their hallway walls.

"Between that point, this point and this point there's literally a variance of 1mm. It was an imaginary issue," said Darren Palmer, who used a laser to measure their hallway.

Julia and Sasha's laundry and unfinished hallway in a scene from The Block.
Julia and Sasha's laundry and unfinished hallway in a scene from The Block. Channel 9

"They've spent a lot of money on these tiles (in the powder room) and the marble tiles in the laundry… and by the look of it, it was theirs to lose and they've lost it.

"Why run a marathon and stop a metre from the finish line?"

Dan and Carleen are this week's chumps after receiving the lowest score of the season so far, and one of the lowest room reveal scores in the history of the show.

The baby boomers came nowhere close to finishing after running into problems with their floors.

Dan and Carleen's unfinished hallway and laundry in a scene from The Block.
Dan and Carleen's unfinished hallway and laundry in a scene from The Block. Channel 9

"Their living space was one of the chic-est spaces I've seen on The Block and this isn't that," Palmer said.

This upcoming week the teams will need to regroup to renovate their kitchens in what has been dubbed the show's "hell week".

 

The Block week 7 scores

Will and Karlie: 27.5/30

Kim and Chris: 21.5/30

Ben and Andy: 21/30

Julia and Sasha: 16.5/30

Dan and Carleen: 11/30



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