The Block 2017: A new dimension to Kitchen Design!

This year contestants are renovating rundown weatherboard houses in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, with the pressure on to complete each room pushing the boundaries in design without breaking the budget.

Kitchen week is always viewer’s favourite segment on The Block and this series Freedom Kitchens worked with the contestants to inspire. The level of creativity that is seen continues to build year on year. With a wide range of materials, textures and quality products demonstrate what is possible with kitchen design. Recap on Kitchen week with inspiring images demonstrating functional use of space and quality Hettich products.

Josh and Elyse - Inside the Kitchen judges ranked a remarkable 10/10

Josh and Elyse took the biggest risk with a different layout for their Island bench top in the Kitchen so it faced the garden, providing a real sense of openness for the couple due to their love for the outdoors. This decision was one that paid off, with the judges blown away along with their warm, cosy and cohesive design ticked all the right boxes. The finer details internally for the couple were the features inside their kitchen:

  • The use of the whisper quite ArciTech soft closing drawer with P2O soft closing for a streamline handless look in the Kitchen.
  • Internal accessories were important for organisation, the walnut internal accessory matched with Josh and Elyse's flooring choice.
  • Spice racks are the thing of the past, with all spices held neatly within the silver ArciTech soft closing drawer for maximum use.


Jason and Sarah - A simple piece of genius

This classic Kitchen hinted luxury with small touches throughout, the style would last the homeowner many years to come. The kitchen used a mixture of surfaces in particular a new metallic surface hiding the fridge.

  • The ArciTech internal drawers for the pantry are an added extra for storage, allowing ease for storing plates, bowls or pots-and-pans.
  • Featuring soft closing Sensys hinges for a touch of luxury on each door within the hidden butler’s pantry.


Ronnie and Georgia - Industrial-look kitchen

The warm feeling industrial style modern kitchen was inviting, with the dark matt black tones completing the rugged concrete creating some punch to the room. The appliances blend into the cabinetry seamless, with an over large kitchen sink suits for a family home.

  • The butler pantry lends itself for additional storage, with the ArciTech internal drawers a must to make use of every inch of space
  • The user friendly and functional nature of the ArciTech soft closing drawer allows a build on the platform concept selecting side gallery rails or DesignSide that has integrated glass to keep with the luxurious feel


Hannah and Clint – Contemporary Style

The kitchen is beautiful and inviting with the use of contemporary tones and colours throughout. The space allows the kitchen, living and dining to flow into an entertainers delight. The island bench provides a significant amount of space and is extremely functional with the dishwasher, sink and integrated bins all in an arm’s reach.

  • The silver ArciTech soft closing drawer complemented the overall contemporary tones and colours within the Kitchen
  • Soft closing Sensys hinges provided the hint of luxury and functionality

Stick and Wombat - Raw refined luxury

The brief was a raw edgy style kitchen, which used earthy grey tones that flowed from their kitchen to lounge room. The concrete-look was their forefront colour choice combined with a stone white bench top. Mirrored kickboards give a feeling of the kitchen and pantry a floating effect.

  • Handles design P2O cabinet doors continues to offer a seamless look within the kitchen used in conjunction with soft closing Hettich Sensys hinges
  • The signature use of timber was evident in the accessories with the ArciTech soft closing drawers

Hettich are a proud supplier of cabinetry hardware to Freedom Kitchens and for The Block 2017.

  • Josh and Elyse - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Josh and Elyse - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Josh and Elyse - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Josh and Elyse - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Jason and Sarah - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Ronnie and Georgia - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Ronnie and Georgia - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Ronnie and Georgia - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Ronnie and Georgia - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Hannah and Clint - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Stick and Wombat - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Stick and Wombat - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

  • Stick and Wombat - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)

    Stick and Wombat - Images: Supplied by Freedom Kitchens (freedomkitchens.com.au)