In the dynamic world of home design, the bathroom has evolved far beyond its traditional role. It's now a key space for luxury and personal retreat, especially in New Zealand's affluent circles. As we embrace 2024, let's delve into the latest bathroom trends that are shaping these intimate spaces into havens of opulence and comfort.

Statement Tapware

In the realm of luxury bathrooms, tapware is more than a functional element; it's a statement piece. In 2024, high-end tapware is all about distinctive design and unparalleled functionality. Homeowners are choosing pieces that stand out, with finishes in brushed gold or matte black, and designs that are as much a work of art as they are practical.

Take for example, the Axor Lampshower. An eye-catching but elegant take on the standard showerhead.

Minimalism with Character

Minimalism remains a key trend, but in 2024, it's about striking a balance. The focus is on clean, uncluttered spaces that radiate warmth and personality. Think warm tones, soft lighting, and materials that invite touch. The goal is to create an environment that's both serene and welcoming, and this also extends to tapware. While statement tapware is definitely trending, so are ultra-minimal pieces that have simple lines. Take, for example, the Vivenis range from Hansgrohe. These taps feature simple and elegant shapes, that while minimal, are incredible to look at.

Freestanding Bathtubs: A Luxurious Escape

A freestanding bathtub is a staple in luxury bathroom design. This year, we're seeing a preference for bathtubs with organic shapes and materials that complement the bathroom's natural aesthetic. The appeal of these tubs lies in their ability to transform the bathroom into a personal spa-like retreat. They offer a perfect blend of elegance and comfort, inviting homeowners to indulge in a luxurious soak. The strategic placement of a freestanding bathtub often becomes the focal point of the room, creating a visually striking impact that elevates the entire decor. Take a look at Baltecco; designed with a pioneering dual-wall architecture, these baths seamlessly combine inner and outer walls for unparalleled durability. The innovative space between the walls acts as an efficient thermal insulator, ensuring extended heat retention for a longer indulgent soak.

Freestanding Bathtub Faucets

Following on, it's crucial to pair it with a complementary bathtub faucet that enhances its elegance and functionality. A perfect example is the AXOR freestanding bathtub faucet. This faucet, with its sleek design and superior craftsmanship, aligns seamlessly with the luxurious and contemporary aesthetic of freestanding tubs. Its tall, statuesque form not only makes a striking visual statement but also ensures practical ease of use, delivering water flow directly into the tub without the constraints of wall-mounted hardware. The AXOR faucet, with its refined finish and ergonomic design, becomes more than just a functional element; it elevates the entire bathing experience, harmonizing beautifully with the sophisticated ambiance of a modern, high-end bathroom.


Eco-Friendly Elegance

Sustainability is increasingly important for New Zealand's homeowners. This is reflected in their choice of eco-friendly materials, water-efficient fixtures, and energy-saving lighting. This trend shows that luxury and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand. Hansgrohe's commitment to sustainability is evident in their range of products that incorporate water-saving technologies. For instance, their EcoSmart technology significantly reduces water consumption by adding air to the water, delivering a luxurious spray while using less water. This feature is particularly important in New Zealand, where water conservation is increasingly becoming a priority for homeowners.

Personalization is Key

In 2024, personalization is paramount in bathroom design. This means creating a space that not only looks great but also caters to your unique needs and style. Whether it's a custom vanity for extra storage or unique tapware materials, the focus is on making the space truly yours.

Have you ever thought of tapware including wood, marble, or leather? AXOR Signature makes new tactile experiences possible at the faucet. Exquisite natural materials such as richly grained walnut veneer or Napa leather create a particularly sensual fascination. As does deep black marble with distinctive white veining. Each plate is carefully selected and unmistakably original. For the ultimate in customization.

In summary, the bathroom trends of 2024 are about crafting spaces that are not just modern and stylish, but also deeply personal and reflective of individual tastes. From high-end tapware to personalisation and sustainable choices, these trends offer a roadmap for creating a bathroom that's not just a room, but a luxurious sanctuary. If you’re interested in exploring any of these trends, we have them all at Flow Imports. Be sure to visit our showroom at 24a Morrin Road, St Johns.