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The tiniest finishes in your home can have an enormous impact on the look and feel of it. From the shade of white you pick for your walls right down to the colour of your taps, every piece pulls together to help create a unique space to call your own.
We spoke to Caroma Industrial Designer Leonie Brickwood about how something as simple as a basin mixer can help create a bathroom you will love. Read ahead on how to personalise your bathroom space with faucet finishes.
PERSONALISE YOUR BATHROOM SPACE
Creating your own bathroom space can take time and money. With a variety of style and finish options available, changing your basin mixer is an easy and inexpensive way to update and personalise your bathroom space without refurnishing the entire room.
“Make a statement through colour and texture by choosing a matte black mixer or something with a pop of colour like the Dorf Industrie,” Leonie suggests.
Alternatively, opting for something sleek like chrome will work well in creating a minimalist style bathroom.
When selecting your finishes, be sure your other fixtures and accessories are purchased in a matching or complementary colour. Every piece needs to blend together cohesively to make it work!
At the moment there is a lot of interest in alternative finishes for bathroom fixtures. With so many choices, the possibilities for your bathroom are endless.
“Matte black tap ware is still going strong, but we’re also seeing increased interest in finishes such as stainless steel, tumbled bronze, copper, gold and rose gold,” Leonie says.
“These colours and finishes complement natural timbers and stone so it’s easy to see why they are gaining popularity in the bathroom space.”
When it comes to tap ware design there is also a focus on refined design and attention to detail.
“With a move towards more refined design I would say heavier square styles have had their day,” Leonie says.
“Tap ware designers have more freedom and flexibility these days. It is no longer about designing a tap around bulky standard internal components.”
Just like the Dorf Myriad Cross Wall Basin below:
BRASS, BRONZE, CHROME, PLASTIC, PORCELAIN…?
The finish you choose for your tap ware is both a style and practical decision so it’s hard to name one that will suit everyone.
Polished brass gives off a vintage look, cooper offers a rich feel and white porcelain is classical. You also have the modern look of matt black and durable brushed nickel.
For a timeless look, Leonie recommends chrome.
“If your main priority is practicality and durability chrome or stainless steel is the way to go,” she says.
Remember, the overall theme of your bathroom is important too. The traditional white bathroom is clean, neat and glamorous, so make sure your fixtures reflect this. If you love the darker, modern look in a bathroom, try using lighter bathroom taps to break up the darkness.