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Bathroom Trends

Bathroom designs are a lot easier if you stick to a style. To give you an idea, here are some of the most popular trends.

Resort Style

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A bathroom from one of our customer's homes

Inspired by a day spa retreat, the resort style bathroom is a soothing environment with earthy, natural tones of stone, timber and living plants.

Imitation stone tiles cover the floor and walls for a seamless, luxurious feel. An elegant white basin set against timber cabinetry with lots of exposed shelving filled with all kinds of indulgences like crisp white bath towels and exotic toiletries – it’s about feeling pampered. Scented candles and soothing oils adorn the surfaces. Lighting is soft and ambient rather than a feature.

Resort style bathrooms are more than just a place to shower or clean your teeth, they are a place to relax and escape.

Classic Style

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The Charleston, on display at Woodcroft

Classic bathrooms embrace refinement; they pay tribute to the grandeur and elegance of days gone by.

White is a predominant colour matched with creams, muted greens, blues and other pastel tones. Steel or copper tapware is curvaceous and ornate, with separate hot and cold taps on pedestal basins. White subway tiles and painted timber panelling are often used for walls and recesses.

Classic black and white floor tiles are often used, incorporating a mosaic design. Stand-alone baths are timeless and often the main feature of classic style bathrooms and can really make a statement.

Nordic Style

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White, grey and beige are the simple colour palette of the beautiful Nordic style bathroom.

Minimalistic design creates a sense of crisp space and a fresh, enticing environment. Patterned grey and white floor tiles (or imitation timber tiles) look stunning against the sleek white walls.

The inclusion of real timber used to accent shelving, mirror frames or feature lighting help create a true Nordic feel. Open shelving for towel storage and other bathroom items is very in-keeping with this style. The shower takes pride of place, appearing almost seamless behind a frameless shower screen. Dual showerheads and an understated recess are luxurious mandatories in the Nordic bathroom.

Luxury Style

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The Vancouver, on display at Seaford Heights

Luxury means different things to different people, but in this case think understated quality rather than over the top glamour.

Polished stone or marble vanity with white or black basins. Gold, copper or black mixer tapware are very on trend and look stunning. Heated towel rails and dimmable down-lighting add to the warmth and luxury. Large format, imitation stone or marble tiles in rich earthy shades extend seamlessly from floor to ceiling, creating a sense of indulgent space.Tiles extend into the walk-in shower with frameless shower screen. Showerheads match the colour of the tapware. Add a contemporary stand-alone bath and you’ll be living in luxury.

Visit a display village and talk to one of our consultants about building the perfect bathroom for your lifestyle.

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