Give them an inch, they do it by a country mile

In sporting parlance, last night’s Room Reveal on The Block NZ reno reality TV series was what you would call a good old-fashioned hiding.

Team Yellow’s Stu Watts and Amy Moore came out of the blocks with the stroke rating of rowing superstars Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, and simply blew away their competition to rack up yet another Room Reveal victory.

Week 10 was the entrance-way . . . two stairwells and powder room of the four teams’ Hobsonville Point townhouses.

It was an area site supervisor Pete “The Wolf” Wolfkamp described as often underestimated, and so it turned out as teams scrambled desperately to get over the finish line.

Gizzy Hard’s Amy had big ideas for their space. It was a chance to let loose, let the creative juices flow. In Amy’s case, it became a waterfall.

As the seemingly indefatigable Stu powered through the painting, Amy went about reproducing the “wow factor” that has been part and parcel of a relentless campaign that has just two weeks to go before the four houses go to auction.

Up for grabs was $5000 to go towards their budget, plus another $2000 in undo dollars, which is basically getting another two grand.

The other teams would argue that Yellow do not need the dosh, having bolstered their funds with multiple Room Reveal wins.

But as Stu has uttered regularly, “it is what it is” and last night it was — to quote Coldplay — “all Yellow”.

First impressions speak volumes and this one screamed at the judges.

“What a beautiful, colourful, personality-filled space,” Block host Mark Richardson quoted judges Kristina Rapley and Jason Bonham.

“The choice of materials and styling was bang-on. Everything was beautifully co-ordinated and the tiles were a fantastic choice. The natural stone look added a lovely materiality to the space.

“It worked seamlessly with the polished plaster, which gave the entrance a softness and elegance.”

“Everything speaks to each other,” judge Kristina Rapley said.

Rapley exploded like the kid who got a brand new bike on Christmas Day when she saw the powder room and Amy’s radical choice of wallpaper.

“Wow . . . that’s amazing. That’s just what we have been waiting for.”

Judges described the wallpaper as “totally over the top but in the best way possible”.

They loved the wooden staircase, the artwork, and made special mention of Yellow’s beautifully-finished hand-rail”.

The only criticism was the finishing on some of the corner detailing and dusty lights.

“Every week they don’t fail to impress,” said Bonham.

Overall, the judges were “once again, so impressed.”

“Accessorising, materiality, colour choices all tied in beautifully,” quoted Richardson.

“There was a lovely cohesiveness in your house and you’re running away with the competition.”

Yellow scored nine from each judge for a total of 18.

So dominant were they this week, that strategy or other teams conspiring to bring them down was never going to come into it after the scores were posted.

Team Orange’s Claire and Agni went into the reveal holding a +1 and a -1 to use if they wanted. They totalled just nine for an area the judges felt lacked colour and love, so wisely decided to take the loss and move on.

Team Purple Chlo and Em were second on 14. Judges said it a lovely use of colour and “not a bad effort”.

Blue’s Ben and Tom received a scathing criticism and a score of 7.5 – including two from Bonham.

Not one to hold back, interior designer Bonham went for the jugular from the moment he walked in – saying “it’s a no from me . . . it’s absolutely horrible . . . I hate it”.

When Rapley said she liked the boys’ wooden shelves, Bonham had a conniption.

“If that is what we’re going for, then get me a ticket and book me the hell out of here, because I am done.”

For Stu, it was the perfect finish to a massive week, which eventually took its toll and saw him temporarily lose the plot.

“It’s not unusual to be annoyed by everyone,” sang builder Dave Wallace to the tune of a Tom Jones’ hit as Stu went on a rant, only to be brought back to his normal cruisy, piss-taking self following a surprise visit from his two kids.

“That was mean,” he said wiping away a couple of tears.

“Stroppy Stu no more,” said Richardson.

In sporting parlance, last night’s Room Reveal on The Block NZ reno reality TV series was what you would call a good old-fashioned hiding.

Team Yellow’s Stu Watts and Amy Moore came out of the blocks with the stroke rating of rowing superstars Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, and simply blew away their competition to rack up yet another Room Reveal victory.

Week 10 was the entrance-way . . . two stairwells and powder room of the four teams’ Hobsonville Point townhouses.

It was an area site supervisor Pete “The Wolf” Wolfkamp described as often underestimated, and so it turned out as teams scrambled desperately to get over the finish line.

Gizzy Hard’s Amy had big ideas for their space. It was a chance to let loose, let the creative juices flow. In Amy’s case, it became a waterfall.

As the seemingly indefatigable Stu powered through the painting, Amy went about reproducing the “wow factor” that has been part and parcel of a relentless campaign that has just two weeks to go before the four houses go to auction.

Up for grabs was $5000 to go towards their budget, plus another $2000 in undo dollars, which is basically getting another two grand.

The other teams would argue that Yellow do not need the dosh, having bolstered their funds with multiple Room Reveal wins.

But as Stu has uttered regularly, “it is what it is” and last night it was — to quote Coldplay — “all Yellow”.

First impressions speak volumes and this one screamed at the judges.

“What a beautiful, colourful, personality-filled space,” Block host Mark Richardson quoted judges Kristina Rapley and Jason Bonham.

“The choice of materials and styling was bang-on. Everything was beautifully co-ordinated and the tiles were a fantastic choice. The natural stone look added a lovely materiality to the space.

“It worked seamlessly with the polished plaster, which gave the entrance a softness and elegance.”

“Everything speaks to each other,” judge Kristina Rapley said.

Rapley exploded like the kid who got a brand new bike on Christmas Day when she saw the powder room and Amy’s radical choice of wallpaper.

“Wow . . . that’s amazing. That’s just what we have been waiting for.”

Judges described the wallpaper as “totally over the top but in the best way possible”.

They loved the wooden staircase, the artwork, and made special mention of Yellow’s beautifully-finished hand-rail”.

The only criticism was the finishing on some of the corner detailing and dusty lights.

“Every week they don’t fail to impress,” said Bonham.

Overall, the judges were “once again, so impressed.”

“Accessorising, materiality, colour choices all tied in beautifully,” quoted Richardson.

“There was a lovely cohesiveness in your house and you’re running away with the competition.”

Yellow scored nine from each judge for a total of 18.

So dominant were they this week, that strategy or other teams conspiring to bring them down was never going to come into it after the scores were posted.

Team Orange’s Claire and Agni went into the reveal holding a +1 and a -1 to use if they wanted. They totalled just nine for an area the judges felt lacked colour and love, so wisely decided to take the loss and move on.

Team Purple Chlo and Em were second on 14. Judges said it a lovely use of colour and “not a bad effort”.

Blue’s Ben and Tom received a scathing criticism and a score of 7.5 – including two from Bonham.

Not one to hold back, interior designer Bonham went for the jugular from the moment he walked in – saying “it’s a no from me . . . it’s absolutely horrible . . . I hate it”.

When Rapley said she liked the boys’ wooden shelves, Bonham had a conniption.

“If that is what we’re going for, then get me a ticket and book me the hell out of here, because I am done.”

For Stu, it was the perfect finish to a massive week, which eventually took its toll and saw him temporarily lose the plot.

“It’s not unusual to be annoyed by everyone,” sang builder Dave Wallace to the tune of a Tom Jones’ hit as Stu went on a rant, only to be brought back to his normal cruisy, piss-taking self following a surprise visit from his two kids.

“That was mean,” he said wiping away a couple of tears.

“Stroppy Stu no more,” said Richardson.

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