The Block Shop

As luck would have it Channel 9 latest season of the The Block started just as Mr Big & I embarked on our house design journey.
Needless to say im a huge fan of the show and come Sunday evenings at 7pm when the couple’s rooms are revealed, I threaten politely remind Ms Have’a’chat to only speak if a) it is a life threatening situation, I did have to clarify that her life wasn’t in danger if she didn’t show me the latest funny cat video on YouTube straight away! or b) Neil Whittaker was at the door to offer us his style wisdom.
Last nights reveal, the Kitchen, certainly did not disappoint. As the unofficial 4th judge on The Block I was highly impressed by all of the designs, especially couples Dan & Carleen and Will & Karlie.


                              Will & Karlie’s kitchen – image courtesy of The Block.

The kitchen island in both apartments are to die for and has now got me second guessing the waterfall edges I have chosen for our kitchen. I absolutely love the ledge under the benchtop even though im sure it would drive me crazy cleaning the bits of food off it all the time.
This is the problem with building a house, I’m constantly coming across new ideas and then I start doubting the choices I have made, I pity the poor soul that gets stuck with us at pre start.Watching The Block has given us a few great ideas and definitely a few “avoid at all cost” things as well. Ms Have’a’chat adores Ben & Andy aka “The Boys” and has listed their Glasshouse Coastal Candy Soap creation as one of her ‘wish items’ for her upcoming 9th Birthday, unfortunately it seems everyone else had the same idea and the limited addition soap has sold out. So, if by chance you read this and managed to get your hands on a few bars and are willing to part with one, of course money will be exchanged, I would be extremely grateful, so would my sanity! daughter.


                                   Actual Wish List for Birthday by Ms Have’a’chat

How fantastic would it be to create a personalised scent for your home? Im not talking a slap together few drops of lavender and eye of newt, I mean work with a perfumer to design a quality fragrance / scented products just for you. Has anyone done this? Or can recommend somewhere to do this? 
Any way back to The Block, while searching online for the elusive soap I came across The Block Shop, I must admit I had no idea this site even existed, so please excuse my belated excitement. This is fantastic, almost everything seen in The Block apartments can be purchased online from this one convenient site.

Reminder to self – please read own Blog ‘The True Cost of Building’ before making any purchases online!

I have also decided, SUMMIT HOMES PLEASE NOTE, that I want a Site Supervisor like Keith or Dan, man they are on the ball, their no nonsense approach to ensure the quality of the build is definitely something every home builder deserves and let’s face it should get.
After reading quite a few horror stories on the Homeone forum from a wide variety of different building companies, SUMMIT HOMES PLEASE NOTE, Mr Big & I will definitely be employing the services of an independent building inspector throughout the various stages of our build.

I wonder how Mr Big & I would go if we were on the block?


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