The start of the year is a time when people start thinking about sprucing up their homes. But a full renovation is out of the question for most people, the stress and strain of managing a full home renovation are too much for most families to bear.

Small projects like bathroom renovations are much easier to handle, not to mention easier on the wallet. But, with so many different styles of bathroom suite to choose from and an almost endless range of colours, it’s difficult to know where to start.

To help you out, in this article we’re going to look at the top 8 bathroom style trends for 2020. So if you’ve decided this is the year to finally get rid of that flamingo pink bathroom suite and replace it with something a little more sophisticated, these ideas will provide you with the inspiration you need to create a stunning new bathroom.

1. Premium tapware

The right brassware can make or break your bathroom so you should take care to choose a style which complements your suite but also provides the practicality you and your family needs. Tap styles come and go, but this year the trend is for premium tapware.

Greens Tapware has released a collection of elegant and sophisticated taps to compliment both traditional and contemporary style bathrooms. You can install these taps as part of a complete renovation or they can be fitted to your existing washbasin to give your bathroom a new look without spending a fortune. See Greens Tapware on display at The Build and Design Centre.

2. Deep tubs

There is no better way of relaxing on a warm summer’s evening than sitting back in a nice deep soaking tub. So why not treat yourself with one of these beautiful deep tubs from Caroma?

Deep tubs come in a range of styles with both freestanding and integrated baths available to suit bathrooms of all sizes. These can be fitted with either wall or bath mounted taps, allowing you to create the ultimate luxury bathroom without compromise.

Caroma’s baths can be seen on display at our centre. Preview their showroom here.

3. Decorative surfaces

The decorative surface trend has been around for a couple of years now and it shows no sign of going away in 2020. Decorative surfaces are easy to clean and allow you to create a sleek, sophisticated look at relatively low cost.

There are several new products to choose from, including the natural stone finishes from Austaron Surfaces, which are great for creating a sophisticated, contemporary look. Polytec also creates a wide range of decorative laminate surfaces which are both beautiful and practical.

If you want to create a cool sleek spa-style look, the Lustrolite range from EGR Decor is a stylish and practical solution for covering bathroom and shower walls. Austaron Surfaces, Polytec and EGR Decor can all be viewed at our centre at 66 Merivale Steet, South Brisbane.

4. Stone benchtops

Engineered stone has been the material of choice in kitchens and bathrooms for a couple of years now and the trend looks set to continue into 2020. Stone is a natural product for the bathroom; it’s waterproof, hardwearing and looks fantastic.

Caesarstone produces a range of stone benchtops in a wide range of colours and finishes. These look great in both contemporary and traditional bathrooms so no matter what style of bathroom you desire, a stone benchtop is a perfect way to finish it off.

See, touch and feel Caesarstone’s surfaces 7 days a week at our centre.

5. Freestanding basins

Freestanding basins, not to be confused with pedestal basins which were popular during the Victorian era, are basins which sit on top of a bench or countertop. This type of basin gives your bathroom a sleek hotel-style feel and is ideal for creating a timeless minimalist look in larger bathrooms.

Caroma make an excellent range of high-quality freestanding basins which are available in a range of sizes. They can also be fitted with one of Caroma’s integrated tap sets which can be fitted to the basin itself or wall-mounted for a more integrated look.

Caroma’s basins are on display at 66 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Dorf black taps

6. Black tapware

When it comes to taps, you don’t have to stick with silver or gold. The black tapware trend started a couple of years ago and it shows no signs of slowing in 2020. Black taps are perfect for creating a sophisticated look in contemporary bathroom suites of all sizes.

This elegant geometric design from Dorf is a great example of the style. Finished in matte black, this bold, sophisticated wall-mounted mixer tap is the perfect finishing touch to a contemporary freestanding bath.

See Dorf’s range on display every day at our centre.

7. Brick

Just like the kitchen, bricks are a stylish option to add texture and charm to your bathroom. 2020 will see brick brought into the bathroom. Brick walls are a great way of adding warmth and definition to a room which normally features softer colours and textures.

PGH Bricks have a beautiful collection of bricks which are perfect for creating accent walls in kitchens and bathrooms. A wide range of colours and styles are available, giving you the freedom to create a brick wall which suits your personality and style.

PGH Bricks have an extensive showroom showcasing their bricks, pavers and cultured stone on display at our centre.

8. Water-efficient toilets

Water is becoming an ever more precious resource. Most toilets in Australia are not water efficient, which means they use around 10 litres per flush. The latest water-efficient toilets typically use less than half that, around 3.3 litres per flush. So it makes sense when installing a new bathroom to fit a water-efficient toilet.

Caroma makes a range of water-efficient toilet suites which are available as wall-mounted integrated units. These are not only better for the environment, but they also look great in bathrooms of all sizes.

See Caroma’s toilets on display at 66 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

So there you have it, 8 design trends to help you create the perfect look for your new bathroom. You don’t have to use all of them, just select the few which you like and integrate them with your own ideas. Remember, a bathroom is a very personal space, so try to create a room which you will enjoy using, not just today, but for many years to come. Join us to learn more at our Kitchen, Bathroom & Wardrobe seminar.