I chatted with Flipping the Block judge and Income Property host Scott McGillivray about his time on the set, how he’d remodel The Block, and which HGTV star he’d love to team up with for a renovation.
Which team’s remodeling approach is closest to your own? Which team had the most different approach?
The team with the closest approach to my own is probably John and Whitney. They’re definitely closest in terms of what an approach that I can identify with. The most different approach is probably the twins, Brian and Craig, because I feel there was a bit of a disconnect between their construction and design.
If you had $30,000 to remodel one of the The Block condos, where would the biggest part of your budget go?
The biggest chunk would go to the kitchen for sure. I’d spend at least 30% of the budget in that room.
What’s the biggest mistake you’re seeing the contestants make in their renovation? What are they doing that impresses you most?
The biggest mistake is probably cutting corners to try and finish on time, which affects the quality. This goes back to needing more planning before the execution. What impresses me the most is how far they could push the budget. They didn’t have a lot to work with, and they made it go a long way.
If you were asked to flip one of The Block condos, who would you want as your renovation teammate and why?
If I had to pick from the contestants, I’d probably pick John. They’re all hard workers, but I feel John has the most persistence and with a couple small tweaks, he work could go really far. If I had to pick someone not on the show, I’d probably go with Genevieve Gorder because I think her design skills and my construction skills would work well together.
So, are you ready to watch a renovation challenge with Scott and Genevieve? Scott returns to Flipping the Block on Sunday, August 17. Catch guest judge Nicole Curtis this Sunday!