When it comes to a laundry, fresh is always best, but practicality is king Read more

Light and private

A successful way to optimise light transmission, limit heat loss and ensure privacy in the bathroom is to install glass blocks from National Glass Read more

All that glitters

Period mouldings, mosaic tiles and a 160-year-old chandelier set an opulent scene Read more

Water sculpture

Positioned to maximise an ocean view, this freestanding spa bath functions as a piece of art as well as a place to relax and linger Read more

Soft focus

A translucent glass wall separates bathroom from bedroom in this space, letting light in and also ensuring a degree of privacy Read more

On the boardwalk

One downstairs bathroom caters to apr├ęs-beach, another upstairs allows three boys to share the same bathing space both have minimalist lines and a common material palette Read more

Bright outlook

Dark tiles line the interior of this small room, but a vanity light box and bright green tub ensure the mood is never sombre Read more

Defining moment

To contrast the cool, white sculptural look of these freestanding fixtures, the designer of this bathroom specified walls painted in Resene Tea Read more

Centre stage

Mitre 10 Dream Home's blue and yellow teams both chose Foreno tapware to create a winning look Read more

Clear sighted

This minimalist bathroom looks as much like a sculptural event as a place to soak, shower, or shave Read more

Bathing beauties

Bathrooms that reflect and complement the period style of a home are more than functional they're aesthetic links to a bygone era Read more

Savings by design

Many of us are finding ways to save energy and water in our homes.Now there is a new way to conserve water in the bathroom Read more





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Homes Trends Vol. 34/4

Whether space for your new bathroom is generous or modest, you'll want to create a room that not only looks good but is also a breeze to use. And that often means working around restrictions of plumbing locations, the po... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/1

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the ofte... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 33/7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the... Read more