Renovating a bathroom? It’s one of two key areas in the home that add luxury and become selling points. So if you are renovating a bathroom you’ll love these new products from innovative brands including Kohler, Philippe Starck, Candana, Paco Jaanson, Reece and more.

Trouble is, which ones to pick! Here you’ll find new tapware, baths, basins, and toilets.


This is so new I don’t even have details on it yet. It’s the brand spanking new divine Illumina by iStone exclusive to Paco Jaanson. Read on for more luxurious and exclusive bathroom products.

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Ilumina by iStone

Renovating a Bathroom? You’ll Need New Taps?

Soft, organic aesthetics and a 6-star WELS rating provide the new Cuff basin and shower mixer collection from Kohler with sustainable beauty. Classic and curvaceous, the Cuff collection is devoid of unnecessary embellishment making then perfect when renovating a bathroom that requires statement finishes.

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The polished chrome resists corrosion and tarnishing so will retain gleaming good looks. The collection includes a matching shower/bath mixer, with and without diverter, and the Eco Basin Mixer and Tall Eco Basin Mixer have ceramic disc valves so you can adjust both the water temperature and pressure to individual needs. The Kohler Cuff tapware collection is available in NSW, VIC, ACT, SA, WA and Tas. Pricing ranges from $259 to $349. Contact Kohler for suppliers and more information.

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The Cuff basin and shower mixers

Black is back with new matte and gloss black finishes in tapware from Candana Bathroom Wares. It’s still a hot trend in 2016 whether you’re looking for glamorous grunge with industrial flair or something bold and sophisticated. See more at Candana.

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from Candana Bathroom Wares

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from Candana Bathroom Wares

However, if high end tap-ware finishes in chrome, gloss white, gloss black, brushed nickel, gold and rose gold are more your speed, then maybe the Only One by iB Rubinetterie from Paco Jaanson is for you. In renovating a bathroom that has structured simplicity, this design by Italian architects Maurizo Duranti and Lorenzo Damiani has a modern aesthetic with an emphasized strong physique and curved edges. Bellissima!

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Uncomplicated yet demanding attention, the Only One’s design plays on the theme of pipes and running water. Erect but sweeping back to a dramatic 45-degree angle, the water flows freely and unhindered. Only One is available in a tall washbasin mixer, a freestanding bath filler mixer and with hand shower. Available from Paco Jaanson starting from $770.

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Only One by iB Rubinetterie from Paco Jaanson

Reece has released gorgeous designs from Kartell for a Neo-Classical luxe look that I love. Beauty certainly does meet function with the Kartell by Laufen Disc Basin Mixer featuring a useful yet stunning transparent crystal disc perfect for storing wet area accessories. Available through Reece nationally

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Kartell by Laufen Disc Basin Mixer

Free-Standing Taps Are So Popular When Renovating A Bathroom

With the popularity of free-standing baths increasing and a propensity for having them placed in the middle of the bathroom, free-standing mixer taps are coming into their own. Selections now suit any bathroom from clean and modern to glamorous or grunge. Following on from the unique tapware from Kartell by Laufen is the matching Bath Column with Handshower featuring a stunning spherical disc that doubles as a shelf, along with a handshower to make washing hair a breeze. Available nationally from Reece.

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Kartell by Laufen Bath Column with Handshower

The Buddy Bath Fillers from Paco Jaanson are statement chrome plated solid brass mixers enhanced with the addition of a hand shower, which includes fingertip control for water flow and temperature. Installed directly into the floor, the freestanding mixers flaunt straight lines and beautiful angles, ideal for any contemporary bathroom design and provide a clean, minimalist aesthetic appeal for any home. The Freestanding Buddy Bath Fillers retail at $1,295.00. See Paco Jaanson for distribution details.

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Buddy Bath Fillers, from a selection at Paco Jaanson

Don’t Forget Cool Basins When You’re Renovating A Bathroom

The Petaline from Kohler is inspired by a single petal offering an organic form and a striking vision. Impeccably poised, the Petaline basin is a generous 615mm long formed in cast iron with a black enamel finish. It’s a bold visual addition to renovating a bathroom that works equally well with natural stone, metal, timber or glass.

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The Petaline from Kohler

The Petaline is designed to sit atop a counter or vanity with bench-mount mixer taps or wall mounted tap-ware. Polished chrome tap-ware is an obvious pairing or consider the increasingly popular rose-gold finish. The basin measures 615mm wide, 310mm (back to front) and sits 133mm proud of the bench top.

Now available in Victoria at E&S Trading and on special order in NSW, ACT, SA and WA. Contact Kohler for more information. The Petaline cast iron and enamel basin is priced at $1,000.

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Glass is class as another beautiful design for renovating a bathroom is the Briolette, new from Kohler. Glass is versatile with a fluid nature that links inextricably with water. There is renewed interest in glass counter top basins so Kohler have responded with this ‘Artists Editions’ handmade glass basin; timelessly beautiful and endlessly tactile.

It takes days to produce the finished basin with Kohler artisans following a specific production process of heating, pouring and cooling the glass. This captures the required form and texture, colour and translucency, and the shaping from smooth and sculptural to patterned and intricate.

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The Briolette from Kohler

From its roots in ancient India to its discovery by European royals, the Briolette was an exceptional oval or pear-shaped gemstone cut in triangular facets. It was and still is one of the most distinctive gemstone cuts.

The Briolette counter-top basin builds on this tradition with its uniquely faceted shape creating a striking, reflective effect with delicately textured glass and comes in four colour options – Ice, Translucent Dusk, Translucent Dew and Translucent Doe. It stands almost 120mm high with a diameter of 437mm and is perfectly suited to either wall or hob mounted mixer taps. Contact Kohler for supplier information. The Briolette faceted basins are priced from $1,300 – $1,790.

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In keeping with the classical luxe vibe from Reece, the freestanding basin from Kartell by Laufen is restrained and symmetrical, yet elegant and captivating with a designer edge.

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Kartell by Laufen Freestanding Washbasin

“A new focus on traditional luxury drives the Neo Classic trend. Try pairing traditional interior elements such as paneling and drapes with modern shapes, forms and finishes to create an opulent but distinctly contemporary look.

“Traditional finishes such as terrazzo and marble along with a freestanding bath and dramatic vanity will create the perfect luxurious bathroom space,” Interior Stylist, Bree Leech. 

The Kartell by Laufen designer range is available nationally from Reece.

Yes, When Renovating A Bathroom You’ll Love A High-Tech Toilet

If you are renovating a bathroom then budget for two of the most amazing toilets available today… and I’m not kidding.

The balanced curves and sculpted form of the new Kohler ‘Veil’ smart toilet has been unveiled taking hygiene and comfort to a new level. This luxury wall-hung toilet with advanced bidet features a one-touch remote control. The French curve heated seat, with its gently dished shape, minimises pressure points for extra comfort while its antibacterial material enhances hygiene levels.

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As if that wasn’t enough, the ultra-responsive remote control offers a suite of customized features to optimize hygiene and personal comfort – these include a choice of soft, pulsating or spiral wash with instant air-infused warm water; choice of water temperature; warm air dryer with adjustable temperature control; and seat temperature adjustment. The Veil has a stainless steel spray wand that automatically cleans itself with sterilized water after each use, PLUS – it automatically sanitizes itself with UV light every 24 hours

The powerful, twin jet flushing system of Veil, together with its rimless bowl, ensures a cleaner flush and an all round higher standard of hygiene within the toilet, all with a 4 star WELS rating. Worthy of the most luxurious bathroom, the rich list of features includes the automatic seat cover – sensor-activated with three adjustable distance settings to automatically open and close the lid – and the blue LED nightlight on the face plate of the toilet.

Available nationally from selected outlets, the luxury Veil toilet retails for $4,449. Contact Kohler for information and suppliers.

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The ‘Veil’ luxury toilet from Kohler

You may have seen my article on the ME by Starck bathroom vanities, so here is another Philippe Starck for Duravit design, the SensoWash available at Candana. This toilet / bidet combo is modern, elegant, slim line and comfortable.

Meeting the highest demands in toilets, the range includes the SensoWash Slim, SensoWash Starck E and SensoWash Starck C with many standout functions. Boasting electromotive toilet lids and seats, individually adjusted heated seats and illuminated remote controls, the toilets feel every bit as good as they look.

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The SensoWash toilets have a two spray wand with three different wash functions, infrared sensors, integrated safety devices, soft closure lids, night lights which illuminate the inner bowl, non-porous and scratch resistant surfaces and hygienic easy-clean materials.

With designer curves, the sustainable seat range includes energy saving modes, and sophisticated exteriors with all water and electric connections concealed. With hygiene, comfort and beauty becoming increasingly popular when renovating a bathroom, the SensoWash is right on target. Available now for Candana.

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The SensoWash by Philippe Starck for Duravit

Divine Baths Perfect for Renovating A Bathroom

Taking inspiration from 1920s and1930s interiors that stylistically characterise the Victorian era and the subsequent Art Nouveau and Art Deco decades, Norm Architects have designed The Stand Bathtub. It reinterprets the classic tub with lion-shaped feet in a modern form.

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Designers, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn’s sought to design an object that was beautiful and sculptural yet light and airy, especially in an industry sector where pieces for renovating a bathroom often tend to be dominated by visually heavy furnishing elements.

The Stand bathtub is made with innovative Living Tec material and fits seamlessly with the elegant black or white metal structure. The metal elements ultimately give the bath a sense of lightness. Available now from Candana, The Stand is a solid surface bath (1600 x 700 x H510mm) with matte varnished metal legs priced at $11,517.

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The Stand Bathtub from Norm Architects

There really are beautiful products out there to consider when renovating a bathroom; this selection represents the cream of the crop. Whilst not all budgets extend to some of these items, it’s a good idea to spend money on the best quality you can afford. Items such as basins, baths and tapware represent items that get a lot if use, so invest wisely.

For more renovating a bathroom inspiration, check out this amazing underwater mosaic bathroom, bathroom design tips from an expert, bathroom storage solutions, a black and white bathroom, and the fluffiest fun towels.

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