Spotlight on: Past winning kitchens on The Block

With The Block Tree Change set to return to our screens this Sunday evening on Channel 9, here at Freedom Kitchens HQ we’ve been reminiscing about the kitchens we have created on past seasons. Looking back, it seems like only yesterday that we were working with the Blockheads to produce standout kitchens, however it’s actually been 3 years! Despite this, the kitchens that were delivered in 2018 and 2017 have stood the test of time – proving that good design, classic choices, and high-quality materials will lead to a kitchen that you will love for years.

Below, we take a look at the winning kitchens from The Block in 2017 and 2018, both of which scored perfect scores!

The Block 2017 – Josh & Elyse. 


Josh & Elyse scored a perfect 10/10 for their contemporary take on a traditional Hampton style kitchen. The pair choose classic Shaker-style doors throughout the design, selecting a mixture of Sierra joinery in Classic White Matt and Cinder. Caesarstone® benchtops in Noble Grey add to the timeless look, with the central island bench featuring waterfall ends. Touch Catch handles kept the look sleek, seamless. and modern.

In a risky move that paid off, their island bench was oriented to face the garden rather than the living area, enhancing the feel of indoor-outdoor living. Another winning feature was their hidden butler’s pantry, perfect for hiding away mess, which was cleverly placed under a set of stairs. All in all, it was easy to see why the judges fell in love with this kitchen and the couple went on to win the series! 


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The Block 2018 – Kerrie & Spence


Kerrie and Spence’s winning kitchen wowed the judges with their refined kitchen design with the timeless appeal of earthy tones and textures. With a neutral colour palette and a timeless layout, this kitchen incorporates a central stack of joinery in Burnished Wood, creating a seamless flow from the kitchen space to the butler’s pantry, which also features Moose Natural doors.

The generous island benchtop in Caesarstone’s® Airy Concrete is perfect for food preparation and entertaining, boasting a Gaggenau tabletop ventilation system for the cooktop which rises from the benchtop from within the “stone box”. This paired with the vast butler’s pantry that sits behind the kitchen ensure that this kitchen is an entertainers and home chef’s delight.


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The Block always delivers the very best in Australian design and interiors, and this season will be the biggest one yet! Tune in from Sunday 7th August on Nine from 7pm and be inspired to transform your own home. As the official suppliers of the kitchens, pantries, laundries, and mudrooms we can’t wait to share what is produced in the upcoming weeks!  

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