Text block with no padding in email builder?

This is an issue that I’ve had on several platforms before that use a drag and drop editor and I’m sure it’s a very common complaint but is there any way to remove the padding above and below text blocks in the email builder?

When you have a full width text block above and below a 1/2 text block with an image beside it, it leaves a big space because it’s a different block. There seems to be no way to include an image in the copy without causing big gaps.

Does anyone know of a way to solve this?