Final week of The Block is always a bit sad for us — it means the end is so close and we have to say goodbye to another series 🙁
But the couples really stepped up to the final challenge and last night they revealed absolutely stunning outdoor terraces!
Darren and Dea
Way to end on a high! These guys got perfect scores last night with a whopping 30/30!
Making a strategic move from the start to set aside $25,000 for their outdoor terrace, they were the only couple not stressing about budget.
We give Darren and Dea big ticks for creating separate zones to maximise use of space, lush planting and beautiful use of materials (especially loving that exposed brick wall and concrete rendered BBQ area!).
Dea was certainly channeling that ‘Botanic’ look which is so hot right now!
Josh and Charlotte
We gave these guys a 10/10 on Twitter last night for creating an inviting, practical and spacious outdoor terrace. The mix of grey and reclaimed timber was an absolute winner. The judges only gave them 28.5/30, seeing them land in second place this week.
The Tetris-style vertical garden, mix of outdoor tiles, and restrained styling were highlights for us. The judges also liked the personality of the black wire seats and the way they used the vertical space so the terrace could be enjoyed from all levels.
Jess and Ayden
With a score of 25/30, Jess and Ayden finished in third place this week.
Darren was immediately impressed, letting out a ‘hooray!’ when he saw the space. He was pleased to see the couple using the outdoor terrace as an outdoor living room, maximising living space in the apartment.
Unfortunately Jess’ styling didn’t wow the judges as much and they felt it didn’t connect well with the interiors. Their hero piece, a heritage iron gate from the old Melbourne Cricket Ground, helped save them though!
Tim and Anastasia
Despite being flat broke and walking off-site when it all got too much, Tim and Anastasia did return to finish their outdoor terrace and we have to give them kudos for that!
The judges liked a lot of what they saw — especially the frame around the vertical garden, hanging pendants and water feature — and awarded the couple 23/30.
They did feel that there was a bit much going on though and that the outdoor space would have benefited from some ‘editing’ and suggested removing the hanging chair. We thought the space would have felt more balanced if they could have carried some of the greenery higher, drawing the eye upwards and making the space feel larger.
What did you think of the outdoor terraces? Tell us in the comments below!