The Good Guys Kitchens gave KBQ an inside look into this season’s kitchens and laundries featured on The Block. We reveal each apartment’s design style, along with renovating tips and tricks direct from the contestants
Dean & Shay: Contemporary
Shay and Dean switched their penthouse kitchen and living rooms, creating a bright, neutral and contemporary kitchen design.
The modern colour palette is an on-trend blend of black, white and timber grain with copper accents, featuring contrasting benchtops in Blanco Orion on the island — angled to the shape of the room — and Cemento Spa with a suede finish on the back bench. The mirrored splashback and vertical garden cleverly bring
the outdoors in, with the eat-in area making the most of the city views.“Functionality is key to a good kitchen, so don’t compromise on anything to do with getting your layout right. Keep fixed things neutral to ensure longevity of the design.”
Created for the entertainer and foodie, this kitchen will excite home chefs with its array of DeLonghi appliances, including dual ovens, integrated coffee machine and two dishwashers.
The gold Oliveri sink is a statement on its own, while the hidden butler’s pantry completes the design by doubling as storage for small appliances as well as a preparation area. Additional storage solutions, such as a pull-out pantry and LeMans corner carousel, make organisation in this kitchen a breeze.
The penthouse glamour continues in the nearby laundry with a 20mm Silestone benchtop, black-glass splashback, artistically angled white subway tiles and stylish black fittings.