The latest episode of “Rock the Block” is, in the words of host Ty Pennington, “pretty sweet … In fact, it’s the main suite.”
In “Main Suite Face-Off,” the four teams of HGTV designers in Berthoud, CO, work hard on the primary bedroom in each home. The teams consist of Jonathan Knight and Kristina Crestin from “Farmhouse Fixer,” Michel Smith Boyd and Anthony Elle from “Luxe for Less,” Bryan and Sarah Baeumler from “Renovation Island,” and Page Turner and Mitch Glew from “Fix My Flip.”
Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis, the twins from “Unsellable Houses,” will judge the results; and the winning team will get $3,000 to use on their next challenge.
Each team tries to outdo each other with fancy features that take main suites to the next level, and can we just say we want them all (well, except one). Check out the latest and greatest features that are bound to become mainstays in luxe sleep spaces of the (near) future.
A bedroom coffee bar
Since the Baeumlers’ show, “Renovation Island,” is all about restoring a tropical resort in the Bahamas, they know a thing or two about hospitality and creating a first-class getaway.
“Are you thinking coffee bar, kind of like a hotel room?” Bryan asks Sarah as they tour the empty suite for the first time.
Of course the couple is on the same page. Who doesn’t want to have coffee, drinks, and snacks right within reach—all without having to trudge down to the kitchen? And the judges agree.
“That’s cool!” exclaims Davis, who adds he would have an espresso machine set on an auto-timer, to make getting out of bed a little easier.
Heated bathroom floors
In climates with frosty winters—like those in Colorado—the last thing you want to do in the morning is hit a frigid floor with bare feet. Knight and Crestin solve this problem with a bathroom upgrade.
“We have this awesome, heated floor; we have black slate tile in a nice pattern,” he says.
When the judges see the bathroom, they fall to their knees.
“Lyndsey, these floors!” cries Davis. “Gorgeous!”
Bidet, yes. Urinal, no.
When trying to identify unique luxury features for their main bath, Smith Boyd asks Elle, “How about having a urinal?”
“I just want you to consider the fact that we are being judged by two women,” warns Elle.
“You don’t see a lot of urinals in homes these days, so it is a risk,” says Smith Boyd. “But our vision is mountain modern for a bachelor, and he would appreciate this feature.”
So how do the female judges react?
They’re split. Davis likes the idea. She says she has four guys in her house who would love it.
Lamb, on the other hand, thinks it’s “very odd” and explains, “I don’t know if I would want to sit next to a urinal if I was going to the bathroom.”
And we’ve gotta say, we agree 100%. Urinals are probably best left in gas stations and truck stops and out of high-end residential baths.
Want a luxury feature that can be universally appreciated in the loo? Our vote is for the increasingly beloved bidet.
Fireplace in the bathroom
A fireplace in the bedroom is so cozy, so it’s no wonder that Team Knight and Crestin add one with a marble surround. But Page and Glew have a more novel idea.
“What if we put a fireplace inside the wall next to the tub?” suggests Glew.
“Everybody’s probably going to put a fireplace in their main bedroom,” predicts Turner. “But who’s going to put it in the bathroom?”
When it’s finished, it’s spectacular and definitely the first time we’ve seen it done.
Laundry facilities in the main closet
“A washer and dryer in the main closet? This would be an absolute selling point for any buyer,” says Davis, when she spies one in the Baeumler’s suite.
Knight and Crestin have added an entire laundry room with a sink and an overhead drying rack to their main closet. But Turner and Glew take it to the next level.
“Since we won last week, we have an extra $2,000 to spend this week, and we bought a clothes steamer,” says Turner of the feature that was priced juuust right at $1,950. “It’s our big splurge for this space. A nice touch of luxury for the upscale buyer. Plus, appliances like this show up on appraisal.”
Which ‘Rock the Block’ suite is the sweetest?
In the end, Elle and Smith Boyd win the $3,000 bonus. We’re not sure if the urinal helped or hurt their chances, but what we think clinched the deal was their idea of wrapping the master suite with an outdoor balcony, accessible by beautiful French doors.
In the end, these properties are all about the views, and the judges know it.
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