The Block AU: Julia and Sasha’s luxurious kitchen

“This screams money,” said The Block AU judges as they entered Julia and Sasha’s luxurious kitchen. With a price tag of $164,000 this comes as no surprise


The Block AU: Julia and Sasha’s luxurious kitchen

The sense of grandeur and space in the kitchens on The Block AU made the three judges’ jaws drop. Each kitchen was luxurious yet highly individual and showcased the different styles of the teams, from Hollywood glamour to industrial deco. These kitchens and dining areas really put the heart into apartments designed for the most committed entertainers and home chefs.

Budget $163,688

“This screams money,” said Neale. “It’s a beautiful combination of technological wizardry and sheer luxury.” Darren couldn’t help himself – he got touchy feely and hugged the hunky fridge.


It was a kitchen armed with all the latest bells and whistles, including a sous vide drawer and steam oven. “It ticks all the boxes,” said Neale. But not that skimpy island bench, added Shaynna – its miserly measurements dragged down the space.



  • Gold barstools and statement tapware add glamour.
  • Using the same material for the benchtop and splashback makes a statement while unifying the space.
  • Simple and elegant handles, such as these brass cornet styles, won’t date quickly.
  • Glass-fronted cabinets become display cases for glassware and crockery.
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The Block NZ: Stace and Yanita also went over budget with their kitchen

Stace and Yanita have struggled to keep on budget throughout their room reveals on The Block NZ. Despite multiple interventions and a visit from a past contestant for a budget pep-talk, the besties’ total spend on their kitchen and dining was double that of the other teams. The judges loved the clean modern design but the overall functionality let their final score down.

Stace and Yanita may have blown their budget with a total spend of $25,388  but they can rest easy knowing it’s nothing compared to the extra $100,000 that Julia and Sasha spent on their glamorous kitchen.

Words by: Erin Miller and Chris Pearson. Photography by: Tess Kelly and Channel 9 Australia.

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