While we may love The Block for the drama and the interior style, all the contestant’s choices come down to one final thing – selling the house.
In 2023, Channel Nine has moved from the countryside to a more central location closer to Melbourne in the hopes of reversing last year’s anticlimactic auction night.
Season 19 has featured five homes originally built in the 1950s, and these 70-year-old brick homes have truly transformed into modern homes.
The Block has experienced enough drama, stress and tears – it took a miracle, but all the houses were completed. Judge Darren Palmer confessed it was “difficult.”
“This season has probably been one of the more difficult to judge,” he told Nine.
“Each of the houses are so different, the floor plans are so different, and the spaces are all unique But as always, once the houses are near completion, it’s great to see the transformation.”
Meanwhile, Neale Whitaker – who is dividing his judging time this season with Marty Fox – has loved watching the houses transform.
“I love houses from the 1950s, so it’s been great to see how they have been adapted for the renovation start to finish,” he told Nine.
There were a few rule changes to the 2023 season. The fresh Blockheads were allowed to see the plans for their home’s exterior from the beginning – something that has never been done before.
Judge Shaynna Blaze told Nine: “I think that is a real game changer.”
“I think this season in particular we have seen things on The Block that we haven’t seen before, which is surprising our judges.”
Continue scrolling to see all five of the before and after of the renovated Charming Street houses.