The Block NZ 2016 | Sam and Emmett's Dining Room

The Block NZ - Week 7: The dining rooms and kitchens. The teams opted for different hard flooring. Take a look at what the teams used.

Kitchen and Dining week proved frustrating for some Blockheads, but we loved how they all chose different hard flooring. This week was a great example of how your interior choices for each space should start with your floor.

Top tip: Once you have chosen your flooring, let the timber tones influence your choices for other features in the room. The dining table, a pendant light or cabinetry will help bring the space together.

The rich colour of the floors create a gorgeous contrast against the white cupboards.

Sam and Emmett

Sam and Emmett's Kitchen & Dining Room

Sam and Emmett won this week with their New York loft-style (I think that's what we say for small?) kitchen and dining room. Stunning choice of floors, we love the rich colour of this laminate flooring in Heritage Brown. The dark timber tones contrast beautifully against the white cupboards, subway tiles and walls and complement the open-style shelves and black appliances. And we LOVE that pendant light.

Get this look:
Vue Laminate Mountain Oak in Heritage Brown ~ Godfrey Hirst
Pendant Light ~ David Trubridge


Elegant and simple: the boys created a warm space this week.

Dyls and Dylz

Dyls and Dylz Kitchen & Dining Room

Dyls and Dylz chose a lighter tone and timber flooring to create genuine warmth in their galley kitchen and dining. Teamed with the two-toned cupboards, sleek stone benchtops and strip lighting on the kick boards makes a simple and elegant space. We also loved sheer curtains and the bench table that ties in nicely with the timber floors.

Get this look:

Villa Timber Flooring in Sand Drift ~ Godfrey Hirst 
Cabinets ~ Peter Hay Kitchens


Stunning timber touches throughout suit Niki and Tiff's style perfectly.

Niki and Tiff

Niki and Tiff - Dining Room

Niki and Tiff have chosen the stunning Regal Oak Handcrafted timber floors throughout their home and it suits their style perfectly. With the spectacular restored dining table with its imperfections, knots and grains the two pair perfectly. These stunning timber touches work well with the white cupboards and black features in the open shelf trim, matte splash back and taps. We LOVE those chairs.

Get this look:
Regal Oak Handcrafted timber flooring in Windsor ~ Godfrey Hirst
Paffoni Ringo Sink Mixer ~ Mico


Some lovely features in their room but let down by their dining space.

Emma and Courtney

Emma and Courtney - Kitchen and Dining Room

We loved their butler's pantry, the sky light and feature tile. We have to agree with the judges that the dining space let them down. A timber table would have made more of a feature of the stunning oak floors, the white table with hard edges with the black metal chairs made the dining space a little stark.

Get this look:
Regal Oak Handcrafted timber flooring in Astor ~ Godfrey Hirst
Geo tiles ~ Tile Space


Credit: All images sourced from TV3 and Media Works.