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With their bold, sculptural fixtures, and streamlined, minimalist looks, modern bathrooms encourage you to linger. You can also enjoy time out viewing the bathroom displays at Harvey Norman Renovations stores
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view of this simple tidy bathroom showing toilet , vanity with stone top and tiled walls

Updating a bathroom is not something most of us do very often, which is why it can be a pleasant surprise to see just how much bathroom design has changed in recent years.

The days of fully fitted bathroom cabinetry have gone, for example. Today's bathrooms are far more likely to feature freestanding cabinetry and cantilevered fixtures that reinforce a simple, uncluttered look.

To get a clear overview of current trends, it helps to visit a Harvey Norman Renovations store. These stores display the latest products in bathroom settings, so you can see exactly how they will look in your own home. You can even test drive some of the sophisticated tapware.

Chris Ludlam, sales and marketing manager, says noticeable trends emerging include smooth, sculptural designs for tubs, basins and toilet suites.

"There is also a move towards forms that are more square or rectangular in shape, but with rounded edges that avoid a hard look," he says.


view of the bathroom showing cantilevered vanity, cicrcular architecture, bathroom, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, room, green, gray
view of the bathroom showing cantilevered vanity, cicrcular basins and the latest stainless tapware

"Modular furniture is also very much in vogue, and is particularly useful when space is at a premium, as in a renovated home or apartment."

New collections at Harvey Norman Renovations include the new Purist® range from Kohler, a minimalist design finished in black walnut, with washbasins mounted on a natural lavastone countertop.

Other Kohler ranges, such as Escale, reinforce a Zen-like simplicity that is in demand. The GSI collection from Italy is another high-profile range that continues the clean, minimalist lines and flowing forms.

"Harvey Norman Renovations also has an extensive new collection of affordable basins, vanities and accessories that follow European design trends," says Ludlam. "It is not essential to spend a fortune to get the right look. High-quality design is accessible to everybody, not just the more affluent end of the market."

Ludlam says store consultants can help you design your new bathroom and source the best products to match your budget.

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vie of this bathroom showing distinctive sculptural fixtures and basins

"We offer a total project management service, and can take care of every aspect of a bathroom renovation, including the commissioning of tradespeople" he says. "A complete bathroom renovation starts from around $15,000, but finance need not be a concern. Harvey Norman has a wide range of financial solutions on offer."

All the company's renovation projects are backed by a 10-year written warranty for added peace of mind. Ludlam says this is a reflection of the company's confidence in its products and workmanship.

Harvey Norman Renovations is situated in the Harvey Norman Superstore, 250 Parramatta Rd, Auburn, phone (02) 9202 4545; and in the new Domayne Centre, 84 O'Riordan St, Alexandria, phone (02) 8339 7311. The Melbourne store is at 1430 Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh, Vic 3166, phone (03) 9540 5555; and the Adelaide store at 144 Magill Rd, Norwood, SA 5067, phone (08) 8132 8000. Website: www.harveynormanrenovations.com.au.

Jun 28, 2005
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