Luxurious Auckland townhouse features Kohler bathroom

Award-winning NZ designer Kelly Gammie, recognised for her love of colour and texture, recently completed a luxurious townhouse project for a busy professional couple. The home’s compact bathroom showcases a clever use of bold granite with natural timbers.

Auckland townhouse bathroom project with Kohler

The Forefront basin and Toobi basin mixer centre the space.

The owners, while living in the inner city, wanted to incorporate their love of nature into their bathing space – the look was to be sophisticated while exhibiting a soft masculine edge.

Kelly chose large format moody, granite-look tiles as her starting point – her philosophy is that the WOW factor has to sit side by side with functionality for any bathroom to truly shine.

To prevent visual overload, the vanity wall was finished in a solid ebony-brown tile with fixtures such as bath, back-to-wall toilet and vanity/basin in crisp white.

Auckland townhouse bathroom project by Kohler

This compact bathroom features the rimless Grande toilet, drop in bath and Terrace integrated basin + vanity.

Clean lines were essential for this richly textured bathroom to have visual impact while not overwhelming. Kohler’s Terrace Basin, with its beautiful rectilinear design and European Oak storage drawer, plus the brand’s Grande rimless toilet were the perfect fit.

Aucklandtownhouse bathroom project by Kohler

The Terrace integrated basin and vanity feature a unique FreeDrain waste system.

Tapware from Kohler included the semi industrial style Composed mixer – winner of this year’s Red Dot Design Award (2017) – plus the Memphis bath spout.

Kelly injected some defining black accents in the form of powder coated aluminium shutters and custom-made framed shower.

Auckland townhouse bathroom project by Kohler

Granite walls paired with black shower frame and timber vanity creates defining accents.

Hand-blown glass pendant lights by Kate Brown complete the look.

Add some greenery to your bathroom!

The symmetry between bathrooms and greenery is undeniable. And in this compact bathroom (pictured) – oversized tiles, space-saving Kohler bathroom fixtures and an abundance of foliage create an oasis of calm and serenity.

Add some greenery to your bathroom!

Make the most of a small bathroom with interesting tiles and plenty of greenery!

With space at a premium, hexagonal 600mm tiles in white, dove- grey and charcoal were combined with clever, technology-rich fixtures from Kohler to create an area that is high on style while low on space!

There are several key elements to the perceived increase in space – wall hung furniture, in-wall toilet cistern, ceiling-mount showerhead with Katalyst technology, and large scale tiles (that reduce the visual ‘noise’ of lots of grout lines).

The kauri-topped wall mount vanity is enhanced by an understated square white Forefront basin plus Purist wall-mount polished chrome mixer tap – both by Kohler. Wall-mount fixtures are essential to the look – the more floor space that is visible, the bigger the space appears to be.

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

This compact yet classical combination of Forefront Square Basin Mixer paired with Purist Wall Mount Basin Set.

A huge space-saver in this bathroom is the sleek, wall mount Ove toilet with concealed in-wall cistern. While offering complete comfort and convenience this toilet protrudes just 540mm from the wall, instead of the usual 600mm or more for conventional toilet suites – and has a soft close seat and lid!

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

Wall hung toilet suites are a space saving winner! The Ove is a perfectly rounded, compact option.

The spacious, uncluttered showering area has been enhanced by the use of a ceiling mount shower – albeit one with very clever technology. The Kohler RainCan features Katalyst technology whereby 2.2 litres of air is introduced into every 9.4 litres of water – creating larger, fuller water droplets that retain heat longer. The resulting experience is a drenching, luxurious, all enveloping deluge of rain-shower proportions.

RainDuet Shower Column

The multi-purpose Duet Shower Column with Square Overhead Shower brings the best of both worlds. The overhead RainCan features Katalyst air-infused showering technology.

Even the green wall has its own showering arrangements – the versatile Awaken Slide Shower offers three unique sprays – the ferns prefer the full coverage spray followed by the drenching spray!

Create the perfect bathroom sanctuary ... just add greenery!

A cosy nook in this coastal bathroom features a greenery section complete with it’s own shower!

All accessories are from the Kohler Singulier collection – a simple, streamlined design that underpins the zen-like style of this bathroom.

And to complete? Just add water! AND PLANTS!

Kohler awash with ideas for small bathroom spaces

The preference for including ensuites and powder rooms in the average family home has accentuated the demand for space-saving bathroom fixtures that create the perception of space in a limited area.

A popular solution is the low profile wall hung basin – or a counter top version that can be mounted on an undersized wall mounted vanity.

Kohler Company, a global leader in bathroom design and innovation, has responded to this trend with a number of designs and a range of sizes in its best selling models. While each of the basins is compact in design they forfeit nothing in the way of style or eye-catching features.

For those craving a statement piece with sleek, geometric lines the Reve offers three different sizes, integrated counter space for toiletries and a beautifully faceted profile. The largest Reve 1055mm wide model protrudes just 500mm from the wall (pictured below).

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Kohler Reve Wall Hung Basin with Stance Basin Mixer.

While the smaller Reve 800mm model has a more compact 412mm protrusion and the mini 650mm option a mere 400mm!

space saving bathroom ideas

The Reve compact wall mount basin plus Escale Wall Hung Toilet Suite. Also features RainCan Square Overhead Shower.

Another popular compact suite in the Kohler range is the sleek, lineal Reach wall mount basin with optional integrated towel rail in brushed steel. Protruding just 225mm from the wall and with a width of 500mm it offers the perfect solution for tight spaces while allowing ample room for ablutions.

The matching Reach Back To Wall toilet suite is available in both back and side water inlet options – perfect for both new builds and renovations, particularly suited to apartments and powder rooms.

space saving bathroom ideas

Reach BTW Toilet Suite and Reach Handwash Basin with towel bar.

Larger models of the Reach are also available – the 700mm and the 1050mm models both feature large flat vanity areas either side of the basin for storing toiletries while again barely impinging on the overall space.

And for really tight spaces a corner basin, like the Ove, can be the ideal fit. It takes just 225mm of space on each wall yet offers ample room for hand washing.

space saving bathroom solutions

The Ove range is available in wall mounted and corner wall mounted basins.

Kohler brings strength and a subtle finish to the bathroom with Titanium …

Conveying strength and style with an attitude, the new KOHLER Titanium finish is a stunning addition to any modern
bathroom.

With deeper, richer tones than polished chrome it retains the shine and reflection of chrome while providing the perfect foil for other favourite finishes for the bathing space such as timber, stone and ceramics.

Composed tapware

A close up of the unique Composed Basin Mixer’s cylindrical barrel handle.

Typical of the look is the bathroom pictured, showing Kohler’s new- release Composed Titanium tapware teamed with pared-back stone benchtop, timeless penny round ceramic wall tiles and convincingly realistic timber ceramic tiles. The result is timeless, covetable style in the bathroom!

Composed Titanium tapware

This beachside home’s bathroom features the Composed tapware in new Titanium finish.

Composed is Kohler’s award-winning basin and showering tapware in the new Titanium PVD finish (International Red Dot Design Award). PVD technology – Physical Vapour Deposition – enables luxury metal finishes to be applied to solid brass tapware by vapourising the finish and then molecularly bonding it to the chrome surface. The result is a tarnish, scratch and corrosion resistant finish that exceeds industry standards and carries a 15-year warranty.

Composed Titanium Tapware

The Composed basin mixer range in Titanium PVD

Other fittings in the bathroom include the Kohler Parliament benchtop basin and the Rain Duet Shower column, with Katalyst technology that delivers a luxurious and drenching rainshower experience while using less than 9 litres of water a minute. Katalyst technology is a revolutionary air induction system that injects 2.2 litres of air into every 9.4 litres of water, creating larger, fuller water droplets, which retain heat for longer, creating a full, enveloping shower experience.

Parliament Basin

The Parliament countertop basin’s square lines pair perfectly with the Composed tapware design aesthetic.

RainDuet Shower Column

The multi-purpose RainDuet Shower Column with Square Overhead Shower brings the best of both worlds. The overhead RainCan showerhead features Katalyst air-infused showering technology.

A space-saving essential for compact spaces, is Kohler’s Panache wall-faced toilet suite. By concealing the cistern within the wall space the perception of spaciousness can be achieved.

Panache Wall Faced Toilet Suite

The Panache Wall Faced Toilet Suite is a space-saving winner in both form and function.

Panache Wall Faced Toilet

The Panache Wall Faced Toilet comes with bevel or oval chrome flushplate options.

To complete the look, and maintain the design aesthetic, Kohler’s Singulier bathroom accessories have been used throughout.

Singulier accessories

Singulier accessories used in this bathroom renovation.

Kohler’s Purist tapware brings a pure approach

The latest tapware brought to you by Kohler Co is the PURIST range – the essence of simplicity and authenticity.

Referencing vintage hand pumps, the hero of the range is the single lever mixer in both standard and tall – a single column topped with a slender cylindrical lever it is the epitome of intuitive functionality.

Purist tapware

The Purist Tall Basin Mixer with Petaline Cast Iron Basin

Simply lift and turn the lever to adjust flow and temperature. The design taps into our ever-growing love for unadorned simplicity and effortless use, without the obsessive need to over-design and innovate.

Purist tapware

The Purist Basin Mixer with Briolette Glass Basin.

Other models within the range are the three-piece basin mixer sets with lever control in both wall mount and hob mount. There is also a wall-mounted three-piece lever design available, all maintaining the same mantra of purism and integrity.

Purist tapware

Purist 3 piece Hob Mount Basin Set

Purist tapware

Purist Wall Mount Basin Set with Botticelli Marble Basin

All basin taps are five star WELS rated using only six litres of water a minute. There are also bath spouts, bath/shower mixers with and without diverter plus a matching freestanding bath filler with handshower.

Purist tapware

Purist Floor Mount Bath Filler with Abrazo Lithocast bath.

Purist tapware

Purist Floor Mount Bath Filler

The kitchen also benefits from the Purist mantra of simplicity and authenticity.

The polished chrome, 5-star WELS Purist kitchen mixer features the same clean, simple lines as the bathroom models with a single lever handle, ¼ turn ceramic disc cartridges and tarnish and corrosion-resistant finish.

Purist Kitchen Mixer

Purist Kitchen Mixer

Now available in Rose Gold with other finishes coming soon including Polished Gold, Vibrant Bronze and Brushed Nickel.

KOHLER stars in bathrooms at the new Crown Towers Perth…

Kohler products have long been gracing the interiors of luxury hotels around the world. Think high-end, international hotels such as the Sheraton, Westin, Four Seasons, W Hotels, Ritz Carlton and the Hilton hotels – along with boutique residences such as Rosewood, Luxury Collection and Indigo.

And now, Kohler is featuring in the bathrooms of premium hotels and luxury apartments closer to home, including the recently completed 6-Star rated Crown Towers Perth. As the bathroom brand of choice, balancing style and comfort with tough, hardworking roles in the bathrooms our KOHLER products help bring hospitality projects like Crown Towers to life.

Crown Towers Perth

A first class resort, Crown Towers Perth is positioned overlooking the Swan River with sweeping views across to the Perth CBD. The architectural aesthetic is contemporary and distinctive, complemented by sumptuous interiors.

Crown Towers Perth

The riverside entrance to Crown Towers Perth. Image supplied by Crown Towers Perth.

Designed by Melbourne based architects and designers Bates Smart, Singapore based interior designer Michael Fiebrich and Sydney based Blainey North among others, the hotel boasts an array of outstanding features. Some standouts include a full-sized Frangipani tree and greenery wall greeting guests from Metropole, 187 unique designs for custom-made light fixtures, a soaring seven metre high ceiling in the hotel lobby and behind the reception desk sits an incredible wall-mounted sculpture, by artist Ian Dowling, consisting of 6,000 separate ceramic pieces, capturing the essence of the local landscape.

Crown Towers Perth

The Lobby at Crown Towers Perth, including the ceramic, wall-mounted sculpture by artist Ian Dowling. Images supplied by Crown Towers Perth.

The 500 timelessly luxurious apartments are larger than standard hotel rooms and feature elegant and contemporary styling. The spacious travertine-lined bathrooms are positioned to offer stunning views across the landscaped, riverwalk gardens, the Swan River and towards the city of Perth.

 Crown Towers Perth

Premier suites at Crown Towers Perth. Image supplied by Crown Towers Perth.

Crown Towers Perth

Spacious bathrooms at Crown Towers PerthDrawing influence from international design benchmarks and the design intent to create restrained luxury, the tapware selected was the premium Loure range. The Loure Collection’s sleek design delivers a sense of pure simplicity and the wall mounted basin provides a classically modern look that perfectly coordinates with the stunning bathroom interior.

Crown Towers Perth

Crown Towers Perth Premier bathroom

Crown Towers Perth

The Loure Wall Mount Basin Set

The over-sized shower features the Loure Shower Column with hand-shower and matching shower mixer and brings both form and function with its linearity.

Crown Towers Perth

The Loure shower column – an overhead Rainshower featuring Katalyst Air Technology – plus handshower. Paired with Loure shower mixer.

Meanwhile, the Loure bath spout’s dimensions are dictated by its function – the water stream is simply an extension of the spout itself.

Crown Towers Perth

Nothing like a bath with a view … featuring the Kohler Loure Top Assembly handles and matching Bath spout – created for Crown

The toilet of choice is the simple yet streamlined Parliament Back To Wall Toilet Suite – a toilet that achieves all the design requirements of the project including water conservation, quiet performance and added comfort.

 Crown Towers Perth

The quietly versatile Parliament Back To Wall Toilet Suite

About Crown Towers Perth

The pinnacle of luxury in Perth’s hotel offerings, Crown Tower’s Perth’s guest rooms and suites boast unparalleled city views, intelligently designed with the latest in luxury hotel technology.

Seamlessly integrating with existing Crown properties Metropole and Promenade, amenities include include numerous retail and dining options, a full-service spa, a business centre, large convention and meeting complex.

Crown Towers Perth

Foyer at Crown Towers featuring the fragrant Frangipani tree

For more information on Crown Towers Perth, visit the Crown Towers Perth website.

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