Can stand the heat, get into the kitchen
THEY were inches away from chucking in the tea towel last week, but SA Blockheads Kerrie Charter and Spence Thomson, right, are pretty glad they stuck it out, snagging this season’s first perfect score.
“It was the best feeling in the world,” Spence tells Confidential. “We were quietly confident – we knew we had built a beautiful kitchen.”
A beautiful kitchen it was – brimming with $52,000 in topof-the-range Gaggenau appliances, a spectacular SubZero wine fridge, a butler’s pantry bigger than your average bedroom and a “monolith” of an island bench.
It’s not only the biggest kitchen The Block has ever seen, inset. but also the most expensive on the Nine ratings juggernaut.
After weeks of criticism, especially from Shaynna Blaze about Kerrie’s restrained styling, the couple totally won over this season’s hard-to-please judge. “The way the island bench has been styled with the fresh ingredients is perfect – it really sets the scene for the lifestyle of the people living here,” Shaynna says.
With perfect scores from Shaynna, Neale Whittaker and Darren Palmer, they easily beat NSW’s Hayden and Sara Vale on 28.5.
Winning the best kitchen – the heart of the home – often sets up an apartment for the top result come auction day, but there’s no resting on their laurels.
Next up is the biggest week with a laundry, hallway and powder room.
The couple now face an anxious wait to find out if all their hard work will pay off. “What will be, will be,” Kerrie says. “It’s easily the best apartment – we’d buy it if we had the money.”
– LISA WOOLFORD WATCH: THE BLOCK, TONIGHT, 7.30PM, NINE