A bathroom is one of the most visited rooms in a home and as such it needs to be regularly cleaned, maintained, and renovated. Research has shown that an average person spends one and a half years of their life in the bathroom.
This is why many people take the time and effort to constantly update their bathrooms in the quest to make them look sleek and luxurious.
“Despite the reduction of space home owners are opting for more luxurious finishes and focusing on personalisation of this sanctuary space in the home,” says Nagadarsan Suresh, Product & Marketing Manager at Kohler the bathroom specialists.
In order to make your bathroom look elegant, it is important to get accessories like showersheads from top brands advices Mr Suresh.
“Kohler’s tap and showerhead offering for instance, ticks the box with an array of tap finishes from chrome and titanium to bronze and rose gold,” he says.
The rose gold finish in particular seems to resonate with South Africans perhaps because of the continent’s rich mineral history and the vibrancy and warmth of the colour in the sun-soaked climate.
Rose gold’s popularity is also attributed to its flawless compatibility with fashionable tones of soft pink, terracotta and indigo blue, for example. It does work with an array of colours though and all year round so its compatibility and flexibility is very appealing.
Given that the shower is the most recognizable accessessory in the bathroom, It goes without saying that It should look as classy as possible. By utilizing best-in-breed shower technology, Kohler has unveiled an innovative Real Rain showers that mimic rain in nature.
“Users can adjust settings to experience different droplet sizes, drop-rates and random formations for a truly unique shower experience,” Mr Suresh.
Colour plays a very important role in making a bathroom look sleek. Since personalisation is such a strong trend right now, colour has become an even more essential element in the modern bathroom.
When the time comes to renovate your small bathroom for instance, there are many things to consider: Should you stick with bright colors? Can large tiles work in a small space? Designing a small bathroom means you’ll have to be clever and purposeful with every decision, and your bathroom’s tile is one of the first things you’ll notice when you step into the room. So choose colours carefully.
One of the easiest ways to give your room a spacious look is to use lots of white — white tile, white paint, a white vanity and so on. This noncolor-color naturally recedes, making the space look bigger. It also reflects any available light, rather than absorbing it.
Kohler provides massive range of tap finishes to go with it. “Colour is not just limited to walls and floors. Kohler’s Purist tap range, for example, features about 7 finishes ranging from rose gold and chrome to bronze and titanium, plus a selection of textures such as brushed, polished and matte,” offers Mr Suresh .
With black, grey and charcoal tones more prominent than ever in the bathroom space, Kohler has embraced this trend with their selection of toilets and sanware in these covetable tones. Featured in their Artist Editions range of basins plus their Veil and Forefront ranges of toilets and basins, these ranges pair beautifully with metallic taps and showerheads to create a sensual and modern aesthetic.
Other popular colours in bathrooms include bottle green and turquoise that are implementable using tiles and accessories.
When buying bathroom equipment, a buyer should first establish what kind of bathroom they are looking to create.
For Mr Suresh the best place to start is by first establishing whether the bathroom will be used as a retreat or a place to bath children, or both? The choices you make in terms of your equipment will be informed by the answers to these questions.
Bathroom equipment should also be water efficient. Living in a water scarce country like South Africa, ensuring that taps, showerheads and toilets provide water efficiency is vital. Kohler offers various water saving technologies across a vast array of taps and sanitaryware.
For the progressive buyer ‘smart bathrooms’ are becoming reality. Whilst Kohler have certainly been at the forefront of technology, they are looking forward to launching brand new products in 2019 that link various aspects of your bathroom to your handheld device.
Quality is always a consideration so opting for a bathroom brand that is reputable in terms of both design and technological advancements is essential.
For Claudia Platini from Fir Italia an Italian bathroom specialist, attention to detail is crucial to achieving a sleek bathroom.
“It is important that you carefully select materials that match furnishing elements: everything must be well integrated to create harmony,” says Ms Platini.
Fir Italia works with customers to ensure that they get not only their personalized colour.
And so what should a buyer be looking for in bathroom products?
“Sanitary, tub, shower area, for example, should be perfectly in harmony with taps both at a functional and aesthetic level but also with surfaces, fabrics and lighting. The final result must reflect the ideal environment prefigured by those who will live the bathroom every day,” advises Ms Platini