Sara Vale sensationally quit The Block on Sunday’s episode after her bathroom was criticised by the judges as ‘ugly’ and ‘dated’.
And stunning photographs reveal a look inside the jaw-dropping $75,000 renovation that Sara,¬†31, insisted ‘did not deserve to be last’.
After scoring just 22 points, the Sydney mother tearfully explained that she and husband Hayden, 45, ‘put their heart and soul’ into the renovation and resented being bottom of the leader board ‘three weeks in a row’.
Tears and tantrums: Sara Vale (right) and her husband Hayden (left) were left furious after finishing in last place because the judges did not like their bathroom renovation on Sunday night’s episode of The Block
Judges¬†Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and¬†John McGrath were initially blown away by the spectacular golden brass bath tub – but it all went downhill when they turned their attention to other fixtures.
The modern bathroom featured a black and grey colour palette, which John described as overwhelming.
‘There’s too much black – black cabinetry, black tap ware, black basins. For me, it brings you down,’ he said during the judges’ critique.
Bold design:¬†The modern bathroom featured a black and grey colour palette, which judge John McGrath described as overwhelming
Criticism: Furthermore, the judges said the layout of the bathroom was impractical and ‘ugly’
Glowing reviews:¬†Judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and John McGrath were initially blown away by the spectacular golden brass bath tub – but it all went downhill when they turned their attention to other fixtures
Unique: The bathroom also had three black walls, which Neale described as ‘drab’. It also had white and grey tiles, an oversized glass shower screen, a visible toilet and two hand basins with round mirrors above
Too harsh?¬†Judges Neale Whitaker (left), Shaynna Blaze (centre) and John McGrath (right) were unimpressed by Sara and Hayden’s efforts and subsequently, the couple finished last
The bathroom also had three black walls, which Neale described as ‘drab’, white and grey tiles, an oversized glass shower screen, a visible toilet and two hand basins with round mirrors above.
The judges said the layout was impractical and ‘ugly’.
‘There’s a lot of money in this bathroom,’ said Shaynna.
‘When we first walked in, I did see the toilet straight away.’
‘[The shower screen] is a little bit too close you’re like, ‘Oh there’s glass there, I have to move’, so it felt a little bit uncomfortable to start with.’
Each team is¬†renovating luxury apartment spaces at the infamous Gatwick hotel in Melbourne.
They are all competing to win $100,000, in addition to any profits made during auction.
Winning bathroom: South Australians Kerrie, 48, and Spence, 46, won with a total score of 27.5
Impressed: ‘This feels spot on to me,’ Neale said of Kerrie and Spence’s renovation – which featured¬†herringbone marble and a white and grey colour palette¬†
The final scores were: Bianca and Carla – 27; Norm and Jess – 23; Hayden and Sara – 22, Courtney and Hans – 24; and winners Kerrie and Spence – 27.5.
After learning that they had come last, Sara and Hayden criticised the producers backstage and tearfully quit the show.
‘I’ll make it quick, I’m not coming back…¬†Again, after everything… last?’ Sara wept.
Second place: Bianca and Carla, both 35, were applauded for their ‘sophistication’. They scored 27 points
Third place: Courtney and Hans scored 24 points and judges applauded the matching vanities
Fourth place: Norm, 40, and Jess, 33, scored a measly 23 points. Their bathroom had a marble feature wall
‘You’ve got to be kidding me? This is f**king embarrassing. We put our heart and soul into that!’
She continued: ‘I’m going, I’m not coming back… take your f**king mics. If we’re gonna constantly come last and be embarrassed, why would I want to be here?¬†That bathroom did not deserve to be last.’
Sara, who is a mother to toddler Harlow Rose, explained her shocking decision to quit in an interview with TV Week on Monday.
Last place: Sara and Hayden claimed their scores were excessively harsh
Shock exit:¬†Sara, who is a mother to toddler Harlow Rose, explained her shocking decision to quit in an interview with TV Week on Monday. She said,¬†‘I’d got to the point where if I’m going to be constantly insulted on national TV, I’d rather spend time with my family and daughter… It just broke us’
‘As a person, you can get to a point before you explode,’ Sara said.
‘I’d got to the point where if I’m going to be constantly insulted on national TV, I’d rather spend time with my family and daughter… It just broke us.’
She added: ‘I told the producers I wasn’t coming back. I was really hurt and didn’t want to be there. The judges weren’t nice to us for three weeks. They were harsh. It got worse and worse, until that pivotal moment of the bathroom [judging] and I was like, ‘I’m done.”
Reality TV meltdown: After the judges revealed their scores, Sara screamed, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me? This is f**king embarrassing. We put our heart and soul into that!’