If you’ve been following The Block so far this season, you’ve no doubt got an opinion on the first room reveals from Sunday night. We were incredibly impressed with the rooms offered up to start the new season, especially some of the creative ideas coming from the newbies. The Blockheads revealed their guest bedrooms, and the results proved that quality materials and finishes will always impress the expert judges.
If you’re planning to build, or are renovating your Bacchus Marsh home, it might pay to look back at some of the positive and negatives from the first rooms reveals for handy tips.
- Create a quality entrance. Both Alisa & Lysandra and Chantelle & Steve impressed the judges with hand-crafted doors to their guest bedrooms. Judge Shayna even commented that a good solid door gives energy to a room. Rather than picking any old door off a shelf, consider how you might create the perfect entrance to your room.
- We lost count how many times ‘storage’ was been mentioned during this phase of The Block. Clearly the judges want to see it, and the Blockheads know they need to deliver it to secure a good price at auction. Regardless of what you’re renovating, always consider how you can best utilise space to provide additional storage areas. We saw a hidden walk-in robe, floor to ceiling wardrobes, a wardrobe below a floating desk, and a wall of shelves that rotates into fold down bed.
- Statement art. While all couples styled their rooms beautifully, the compliments were flowing for Dale and Brad’s choice of statement artwork, as well as Chantelle and Steve’s vintage blind. Artwork on the walls can often make or break the feel of a room. While it’s important when selling to keep things a little neutral to appeal to a broader market, a tastefully selected statement piece can really set a room off.
- Creating a point of difference. Find a way to make your home special and unique. Kyal and Kara were the only couple to install under-floor heating, something that was picked up quickly by the judges. Will this decision make a difference on Auction day? Only time will tell, but the twins did state that they see these two as big competition.
For more tips on renovating or styling your Bacchus Marsh home, keep following our ‘I Love Bacchus Marsh’ blog, visit our office for your FREE copy of ‘Showtime- 101 Ways to Showcase Your Home for Sale’, or come in and chat to one of our friendly team today.
Which room impressed you the most last Sunday night?