Married couple Kyal and Kara added a much-needed $5000 to their renovation account through the latest episode of The Block Fans v Faves.
Taking a break from their apartments, the four teams on the Nine Network reality show put their skills towards a good cause on Wednesday night’s show – redesigning four bedrooms for the charity Lighthouse Foundation, which helps homeless youth.
Each team had $5000 to spend in the challenge and had to incorporate their team colour in their bedroom.
The winning team, “Fans” Kyal and Kara, took home the prizemoney for their yellow-themed bedroom, which featured a timber wall and a little lounge area.
Judge Shaynna Blaze said the room had a “lovely and fresh feel to it” and that the small pops of yellow worked well.
“I’m stoked,” Kyal said, after learning he and Kara had won.
“The most rewarding thing is some kiddie will enjoy the room,” Kara added.
“Fans” Chantelle and Steve, who started off on the wrong foot, bickering with each other over their feature wall and the shade of paint to use, also won praise from Blaze.
She said their blue-themed bedroom, which featured a geometric wall pattern, had “great energy”.
“Favourites” twins Alisa and Lysandra’s green-themed “Zen and chill-out” room was “beautiful” but some choices, such as their green-striped artwork, was “a little too grown-up” for the teenagers who would occupy it.
However, the twins were the only ones to think outside the box when it came to the budget, getting companies to donate knick-knacks and furniture for their room. The twins, in exchange, promised to donate the cost of the products they supplied to the Lighthouse Foundation. They raised $3600.
Fellow “Favourites”, mates Brad and Dale, had the hardest colour to work with – red – but Blaze was impressed they managed to make it work.
“Red is such a hard colour in a bedroom,” Blaze said.
“The fact they’ve taken a relaxed interpretation of it is really good.”
The contestants, aka “Blockheads”, will be back in their apartments, working on their master bedrooms with ensuite and walk-in robes, on Thursday night’s show.
*The Block Fans v Faves airs on the Nine Network at 7.30pm from Monday to Thursday, and 6.30pm on Sunday.