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
Caro and Kingi: Urban
Caro and Kingi’s spacious Good Guys kitchen adopts an industrial, urban style evident in the use of concrete and a grey, black and white palette. Squaring their room, they created a classic rectangular kitchen, cleverly transforming an alcove into a hidden butler’s pantry.
Dual-tone cabinetry in Super Matt Black and Essendon Serene is bold, while the benchtop in Silestone Blanco Zeus Suede adds depth and texture. Black bar handles blend into the cabinetry, providing an almost handle-free
look. Graffiti-style artwork on the back of the island adds a South Yarra element and the innovative, integrated iPad within the splashback will appeal to tech-savvy buyers.“Talk to professionals who can help you work out your style. Always make sure your kitchen is functional and will work with everyday living.”
Functional storage solutions are in abundance, with pull-out pantries built into wall cabinets and lower cabinets opening to reveal internal drawers — a clever way to achieve a symmetrical finish in a highly practical kitchen space. Fisher & Paykel offer added value in the form of an integrated CoolDrawer™, along with other fully integrated appliances that give this kitchen its sleek appearance.
Caro and Kingi’s timeless, streamlined and black-and-white aesthetic also carries into their nearby laundry, creating a sense of continuity between spaces.