Cosentino’s Silestone quartz surfaces were featured in all five kitchens in the kitchen reveal segment of the popular television show, The Block.

One of the most eagerly awaited segments of The Block, the kitchen reveal saw all the contestant couples unveil some of the most striking and unique kitchen designs in the programme's history as they delivered modern, functional spaces that reflected their unique personal styles. As seen in The Good Guys Kitchens on The Block, Cosentino’s Silestone is featured in all five kitchens.

This week’s renovation challenge saw a tie for the top spot with couples Michael and Carlene, and Simon and Shannon showcasing distinctly different looks in their respective kitchens. Michael and Carlene’s ‘Manhattan Chic’ styling contrasted with Simon and Shannon’s ‘Industrial Luxe’ space; however, both kitchen designs embraced new trends including textured materials and luxurious accents as well as the butler’s pantry.

Cosentino’s Silestone quartz surfaces were selected by both couples; thanks to the diverse range of colours and textures available in Silestone, each apartment was able to convey a completely unique look and feel.

Gary Isherwood, Area Manager for Cosentino Australia observed that The Block contestants outdid themselves with the kitchens this year, designing fantastic and functional spaces that the future owners will be able to enjoy for many years to come. He noted the continued popularity of natural materials in this year’s renovations, with exposed brick, quartz surfaces and integration with outdoor areas balancing out the bold, modern design elements for truly striking spaces.

The Block kitchens

Michael and Carlene

Going for an opulent look in their kitchen that combined modern industrial style with classic New York chic, Michael and Carlene selected exposed brick contrast with copper accents, akin to a Manhattan brasserie while sophisticated matte black cabinetry and dual benchtops in Silestone Bianco Rivers and Blanco Zeus ensured the timeless look will last.

Chris and Jenna

Chris and Jenna paired off modern styling with natural materials for a two-toned kitchen that combined the functionality of generous storage with the aesthetics of striking design. Glass cabinets and the bold black Silestone Tao benchtop give the space a modern feel, contrasting beautifully with timber-grain cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling display shelving for a personal touch.

Karstan and Maxine

Designedas the perfect entertaining space, Karstan and Maxine’s light and airy kitchen featured the neutral tones of Silestone Yukon for the benchtop, contrasting with the darker grey Silestone Cemento Spa to provide plenty of room for informal dining and entertaining.

Simon and Shannon

Choosing an industrial luxe theme, brothers Simon and Shannon combined textured materials with subtle detailing, selecting the darker marbled tones of Silestone Doradus from the Nebula series and the opulent gold metallic cabinetry for a designer statement.

Darren and Deanne

Darren and Deanne’s modern classic kitchen features a traditional neutral palette in an elegant setting. Classic cabinetry has been paired, in true Hamptons’ style with the crisp white of Silestone Blanco Zeus in the exclusive Cosentino Suede texture.

Silestone by Cosentino

Specialising in an innovative range of stone, quartz and recycled surfaces, Cosentino offers a range of stylish colour tones and modern finishes. Cosentino’s surfaces are highly resistant to stains, knocks and scratches, making them the perfect choice for creating unique living spaces such as the kitchen.

Silestone by Cosentino contains more than 90% natural quartz, and has the weight and feel of natural stone. Available in more than 60 colours, Silestone by Cosentino is the stylish and durable surface choice for renovations. Silestone is particularly preferred in kitchen design thanks to its exclusive bacteriostatic technology that provides extra hygiene protection for surfaces.