The Block 2023 Studio Bathrooms Unveiled:

  My Dependence on Bex and Relaxation Every year, the Sunday reveals of The Block 2023 send me scrambling for a remedy to soothe my nerves, surpassing even Sauvignon Blanc's calming effects. This time around, the studio bathrooms brought about a whirlwind of emotions. One left me in a state of utter disbelief, while another had me enchanted like attendees at a Thunder From Down Under hens party. As for the rest, they presented a medley of hits and misses.

Stay tuned as I delve into the designs of each bathroom, offering an in-depth analysis. Share your thoughts in the comments section below this post – I'm eager to hear your perspective on The Block's studio bathrooms reveal.

The Block 2023 Studio Bathrooms Unveiled

Kyle and Leslie Lead the Way Whether it's praise or criticism, I'm here to provide an honest assessment. And let me start with the good – Kyle and Leslie unquestionably take the lead. Their studio bathroom design stands out prominently from the rest. It's almost criminal that it was scored just a half point higher than Leah and Ash's. In fact, it's a greater tragedy than the closure of Sizzler's Australian outlets (farewell, cheese toast).

Pinpointing flaws in this room is a challenge (although I did identify some, which I'll discuss shortly). The impeccable layout, tile selections, elegantly curved ceiling, and the use of VJ paneling all blend seamlessly. The choice of tapware finishes and the inclusion of skylights further elevate its charm. Every design element exudes an immediate allure while maintaining a timeless essence.

I'd also like to highlight that the vanity Kyle and Leslie opted for is the same one previously seen in Sharon & Ankur’s master ensuite last season (give it a look if you dare). This reiterates the notion that products themselves aren't inherently faulty; it's the execution that matters. Except, of course, when it comes to boomerang pillows – then all bets are off.

Room for Improvement in the Shower Screen Kyle and Leslie's studio bathroom undeniably boasts remarkable qualities. I must even give a special nod to the strategically placed toilet behind the door.

Although the presence of moss in a plant's base might evoke memories of doctor's offices and 90s corporate spaces, I'm willing to overlook that detail due to the overwhelming brilliance of everything else.

However, the sole aspect that gives me pause is the curved shower screen. It somewhat diminishes the impact of the stunning curvature in the ceiling design. Opting for a square-set screen with a top that mirrors the horizontal line of the shower niche could have truly accentuated the central focus on the curve.

In the grand scheme of things, this studio bathroom is unquestionably deserving of the recognition it received during the reveal.

The LED mirror cabinet in this bathroom offers a dual advantage. Firstly, it provides supplementary storage space, and secondly, it enhances the ambiance with its exceptional play of light and shadows.

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August 25, 2023 — Charles Li