Your Home and Garden - - The Block Nz -

They ad­mit­ted them­selves that “she’s not flash this week”, be­fore re­ceiv­ing their first loss. Ling and Zing’s hall­way and guest bed­room were de­signed dur­ing ‘blank can­vas week’ to a self­pro­claimed brief of “calm­ing, neu­tral and skux”. ‘Skux’ (a slang word for ‘stud’ or ‘cool’) was de­fined by the tongue-in-cheek pair as “a Scandinavian in­dus­trial feel”.

Un­for­tu­nately, the look was a lit­tle too sim­ple for the judges, who called out the lack of fin­ish­ing and dys­func­tional stor­age. The brothers re­made the room in ‘do-over week’ and re­ceived an­other loss – their only change had been to re­move the head­board which had been block­ing the light switch. While their score may not have been flash, the pair were play­ing the long game by de­sign­ing an ex­tra bed­room, Zing says. “We changed the lay­out of the house to be able to do this, as the big­gest sell­ing point, in our opin­ion, is to have more bed­rooms.” But they ad­mit it’s prob­a­bly the worst work they have done on the show. “We like it,” Ling says, “but it’s pretty min­i­mal.”

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