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We love Springtime here at McGowan Homes. It’s a time of change; a time to reflect on the year, look back at the trends that shone throughout and anticipate some of the emerging styles for the coming months.

As we head into the final part of this year, we wanted to take the chance to look at what’s #trending in bathroom design. We caught up with the expert team at Reece Bathrooms who talked to us about textured tapware, stylish storage solutions and smart technology – all making an appearance in Australian homes of late.

Keep reading to discover 4 products trending in many Gold Coast custom homes and bathroom designs.

Textured Tapware

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When it comes to interior design, we are excited to present textured tapware in the bathroom space.  Designed in three stunning patterns, is a great way to make a bold statement in your bathroom. With a selection of colours on offer, a textured tap will fit seamlessly into your bathroom, without compromising on your existing design theme.

We particularly love the Milli Pure range in chrome, matte black, brushed nickel and gunmetal. Cleverly combining form and function, the tactility of textured tapware means it is easy to turn and grip, making it a perfect choice for any existing or new bathroom space.

Round Mirrors

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While circular elements and round mirrors aren’t a new trend by any means, the current iteration of this style is a maturation of its older counterparts. We love the Kado Lux Round Shaving Cabinet as a specific example of this development, which features two storage sections and adjustable glass shelves.

Uniting the very best in hotel-inspired design and day-to-day convenience, this stylish cabinet is available in a range of colours including matte black, grey and a selection of woodgrain finishes. In addition to a copper-free mirror, soft close doors and an abundance of storage, the Kado Lux Round Shaving Cabinet can also be recessed into your bathroom space for a seamless finish.

Single Heated Towel Rails

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Say farewell to clunky towel rails with an excess of cords, and hello to the stylish new generation of heated towel rails. Single towel rails make it easier than ever for you to combine function and form in the bathroom. Curved or linear designs and a selection of sizes and colours to match your overarching design, make single heated towel rails a stylish and convenient addition to any modern bathroom.

Mizu Drift single heated towel rails are particularly desirable as one single transformer can power up to 5 handrails. Whether you opt for a rail within the shower, next to the bath, on the wall next to your vanity, or a combination of the three, these handrails are an easy addition to any bathroom.

Smart Toilets

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With smart technology now permeating almost every aspect of our lives, it’s no surprise that this now extends to the bathroom. Smart toilets have quickly become a phenomenal success since their release in Australia. The Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet is a great example of this new development, which draws upon a stylish combination of rimless design and smart technology.

In addition to its comfort and hygiene properties, one of the best parts about this smart toilet is its ability to be seamlessly integrated into any sized space – it’s perfect for an ensuite or smaller bathroom where space is at a premium. Carefully uniting style and practicality, this is a smart technology you’ll want to keep an eye on!


If you want to know more about what’s trending in bathroom design, or if you’re ready to get started on your very own new home, get in touch with the Gold Coast’s expert home building team, McGowan Homes today!


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