New year, new bathroom?

New year, new bathroom? If you have your sights set on a bathroom renovation, first check out the latest bathroom ideas and upcoming design trends for 2018. For inspiration we’ll turn to luxury spas and the beauty of nature, whilst peeking into the future with the introduction of the latest high-tech bathroom features.

Get on board and discover how 2018 can transform your bathroom from simple, to an absolute stand-out.



Have long days and a busy life got you dreaming of a spa-inspired bathroom? In 2018, creating a relaxation haven in your home is a non-negotiable! What better place to unwind than in the comfort of your own, beautiful bathroom?

The latest bathroom design trends are shifting from the bare necessities, and moving towards luxurious spa styles. Think elegant symmetry, soft textures, mood lighting and luxurious linen.

There’s nothing more inviting than a warm bath with scents of your favourite aromatic oils. If space permits, install a freestanding bath in the centre of your bathroom and soak under the spotlight.

home spa

Brass tapware

Brass is back! It’s known for making a bold statement, however it also has the power to bring elegance and warmth to your bathroom. Brass bathroom fixtures work best against a black or charcoal backdrop. Alternatively, combine brass tapware with concrete and exposed pipes for a rustic look.

Turn your fixtures into decorative features and complement them with brass or metallic décor.

brass taps

El naturale

In 2018, bathroom ideas will be heavily inspired by nature. Design trends will include minimalist aesthetics, lush greenery and natural elements like stone and wood. The natural colour and texture of timber will bring warmth to your interiors. Try incorporating a timber vanity unit, wall or ceiling panels or wooden accessories like storage boxes or a bathroom stool.

Adding a touch of greenery will give your bathroom the ultimate feeling of tranquillity. When choosing plants, go for options that do well in humid, indoor environments. Bamboo is being thrown into the mix at all angles and can be used as décor, as well as for flooring and furniture.

Relaxation and the beauty of nature go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise this trend is taking over!

green bathroom

High tech

Technology continues to boom and the bathroom is refusing to be left behind! Bathrooms are becoming eco-friendlier with features including digitally controlled showers and programmed lighting effects.

The latest innovative showers feature advanced thermostat technology which allows you to digitally set the temperature.

We’ve got good news for die hard shower performers! Water resistant, hidden cabinet speakers can be calibrated into your bathroom so you can unwind to your favourite tunes.

Bathroom Mirror

Hidden storage at every angle

When we think of minimalistic aesthetics, there isn’t one ounce of clutter in sight! The answer to making the clutter free a dream reality? Smart storage!

Functionality and style will unite as one to form beautiful bathroom storage. Designers are creating more and more ways to optimise space in even the smallest bathrooms. Open your mind, and look a little deeper to the nooks and crannies you’d previously disregarded. Unused corners, areas below eye level and height should be your focus!

This season’s bathroom design trends have a strong focus on hidden storage. If you’re working with a small space, try to keep a majority of products in vanities, drawers and cabinets to avoid clutter. Self-supporting vanities (without legs) are designers’ number one pick for a contemporary, neat looking bathroom.

hidden storage

Explore the unlimited opportunities that await in your bathroom! Incorporate your ideas with the trends that inspire you, and bring your bathroom to life.

Overflowing with renovation ideas but unsure where to start? Contact the professional team at Kitchens by Kathie to get started on your bathroom transformation!

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