The Block NZ - Week 7 : Outdoor Rooms

Another hectic week on The Block NZ as the couples create outdoor rooms using their privacy screen creations. They each had the chance to win a bonus $15,000 by fixing up their guest bedrooms by tools down. Although desperate for a fund infusion, the only couple to secure the cash were Jamie and Hayden.

Winners: Cat and Jeremy
Creating zones including a built-in barbecue, communal space with fire pit and great use of their custom designed privacy screen helped Cat and Jeremy get another win under their tool belt. While the judges loved the layout, we thought this room needed a bit more colour to bring it to life.

These guys didn't quite finish their guest room, but gave the room their signature style of soft pastels and a relaxed vibe.

Brooke and Mitch
Coming second by just 1 point, Brooke and Mitch's outdoor room was an entertainer's paradise. With a built-in barbecue featuring timber paneling it had ample bench space, storage and a bar fridge. Extras included timber feature wall, huge dining table, large screen TV and a wall garden. Their guest bedroom didn't earn them the cash and might have worked better with a nice artwork over the bed.

Jamie and Hayden
The outdoor room on a deck right off their kitchen featured a herringbone timber wall to complement their custom-designed screen. With a built-in barbecue, seated dining and a chill out zone with sofa this was a step apart from the dark rooms they created inside.

As the only couple to complete the guest bedroom redo challenge, they collected $15,000. We love this room, this is exactly what was needed to complement the dark carpet from previous weeks. The white wall, cornice, skirting and features gave this room the vibrancy it needed.

Sarah and Minanne
The outdoor dining room created by Sarah and Minanne was judged harshly but we thought it flowed beautifully and practically for outdoor entertaining. The judges thought it lacked some of the features the others had included but the styling was simple with plenty of privacy thanks to their custom designed screen.

A missing door prevented them from winning $15,000 for their guest room and the judges thought their room lacked the personality and character of some of the other couples.

Did you love a carpet featured in one of the guest rooms? Read The Block NZ room reveal recap from Week 1 for product information.  

Next week: Week 7 Laundries and Stairs

Credit: All images sourced from TV3 and Media Works. 
Cat & Jeremy's winning outdoor room
Brooke & Mitch's entertainer's paradise
Jamie & Hayden's deck
Jamie & Hayden's winning guest room redo
Sarah & Minanne's outdoor dining room