Neale continues. He finds it drab (the tiled walls); Guest Judge John concurs saying three black walls are a hard issue to come back from and with so much black it closes in. ShaynnaBlaze offers some suggestions about how it could work better.
The final nail in the coffin comes from Neale:
“I feel like I’m trying to be won over by this magnificent piece, that someone is saying ‘you’ve got to like this bathroom because of that bath’, and I don’t”. KAPOW. Shaynna adds that she saw the toilet first up when she walked in and the shower screen has to be dodged and weaved when trying to enter the room. The bulkhead is mentioned as being ugly – Sara IMMEDIATELY shoots death daggers at Husband Hayden.
The final epitaph: It’s a mixture of triumph and disaster.
Poor Carla talks about how uncomfortable she was standing there listening to the take down. Scotty, obviously picking up that Sara is about to explode, reiterates that he doesn’t like delivering such feedback and reminds them that it’s ‘constructive criticism’ to help them improve their apartment to have the best chance of making more money at the end.
After the adbreak we hear more about Sara and Hayden’s ensuite from real estate judge John warning that the bathroom could impact, negatively, potential buyers and it needs to be fixed, ShaynnaBlaze says they need to be mentored.
Sara looks like she’d rather scratch her own face off than get ShaynnaBlaze’s one-one-one advice.
Scotty holds an emergency Body Corporate meeting about whether everyone would be cool for Hayden and Sara to have the face-to-face, all couples quietly confer and it’s a unanimous decision to allow it.
Norm and Jess
Literally the smallest room in the house, it’s obviously the first thing the judges notice but because of the height of the ceiling and use of the marble it’s noted that it’s “punching above its weight”. ShaynnaBlaze is big on scale today and reckons two full size basins is ridiculous and having two of the biggest shower (heads) ever is overkill. The lack of door and therefore potential over spray is noted and condemned. Really agitated and on a roll SB points out a black trim on one thing but then brushed chrome and polished chrome around the marble cheapening the effect. But it meets the brief and shouldn’t cost them any buyers.
Bianca and Carla
They seem happy and calm with their work so over to the judges… ShaynnaBlaze says “I’ve calmed down already”. They all practically coo, like it’s a baby. Less is more is working for them. The but for B&C is about the drain and that it will be a real trap for hair (*gag*).
John McGrath gives B&C and 8.5 for their “almost flawless” bathroom, geeze. Hayden and Sara get a 7.5 despite their three black walls and assorted issues.
ShaynnaBlaze starts B&C off with a 9, Norm and Jess get a 7 (ouch), as do Hayden and Sara, Kerrie and Spence also get a 9.
Before Scotty spins the Gatwick around to write in the final scores from Neale to tally up a winner Spencer gives him the thumbs up before he can ask if Kerrie and Spence would like to deploy their extra point gnome.
Ooh did Scotty just say the winner has it by “half a point”? He doesn’t even care because as he’s throwing to the ad break, he reminds us to keep watching for Cyclone Sara