Our Top 5 Bathroom Trends To Watch In 2020

05 Jul 2022 by Caroma

Trend reports are a great place to gain inspiration for an upcoming bathroom renovation, but they’re not the be-all and end-all of bathroom design. We think it’s important to also consider the other two 't’s – timelessness and taste. Your personal taste, that is. When you’re creating your own bathroom sanctuary; you want it to make you feel as good as it looks, so injecting your own style into your dream bathroom is essential.

We asked our Caroma experts what they consider to be five trends that will endure the test of time:


“This has become a principal consideration in bathroom design. Today’s consumers are more educated and wellbeing conscious. They are wanting their bathroom design to include products that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also make them feel good and impact positively on their lives at the same time” – Nicole Staples, Caroma on The Parade Flagship Manager


“Designers are coming up with clever ways to use the one material to keep spaces no-fuss, but interesting. The Tom Fereday pod inside the Sydney Flagship store features marble tiles that are cut on the bias, showing how you can reduce the amount of finishes you use in a space by thinking of a unique way to showcase them” – Emilia Grujic, Caroma on Collins Flagship Consultant


“Where landscapes meet wet rooms is my current obsession. I love the idea of glass walls stretching out on to enclosed private gardens. This creates an outdoor experience and brings in that sense of nature” – Linda Visser, Caroma Flagship Consultant


“The integration of furniture into the bathroom is a true indication of how the bathroom space is transitioning from a utilitarian space to one where we can indulge in self-care within our own personal sanctuary at home” – Emilia Grujic

Adds Deborah De Jong, Caroma on Collins Flagship Engagement Manager: “Storage is our greatest need given that we are now a metrosexual society and our men have the same amount of toiletries as us women, so bathroom furniture makes this necessity a beautiful (and much needed) inclusion!”


“It may be more fashion than trend, but I am really enjoying the use of bold colour in a bathroom to evoke a feeling of opulence and luxury. Advances in technology means that we will be seeing more and more colour, even in tapware thanks to new plating techniques”

– Nicole Staples

Our Top 5 Bathroom Trends To Watch In 2020

Our Top 5 Bathroom Trends To Watch In 2020

For over 75 years GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens brands, such as Caroma, Fowler, Stylus and Dorf have been a part of life in Australia. A wholly owned subsidiary of GWA International Limited, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is a Brisbane-based, Australian managed company with diverse interests in the building products industry and related companies.Clever thinkingOur reputation for innovative thinking stretches back to our founding fathers. In 1837, the Fowler brand began manufacturing sanitaryware. Dorf was established in 1948 by Keith Hooper, an admirer of Henry Ford. He decided to switch the letters in the word ‘Ford’ to create the innovative tapware brand we know today.Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser and his wife Roma when they developed the first one-piece plastic cistern, winning the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956. In 1980, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet, which continues to save millions of litres of water each year.Caroma and Dorf remain to be some of Australia’s most widely recognised brands and continue to provide innovative solutions for everyday Australians and professionals alike.Unmatched Sustainability RecordOur Research & Development team, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Cummings, is recognised globally for its water saving achievements.Over the years, our products have saved Australia and the world billions of litres of potable water, the world’s most precious resource.As the leading manufacturer of Australian bathroom products, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens has always made sustainability the focus of product performance.Long before it became fashionable to think of the environment, GWA was developing water saving and energy efficient technologies. We’ve pioneered an impressive list of industry firsts including:- Commercialised the dual flush button system.- The 6/3 litre dual flush cistern.- The 4.5/3 litre dual flush cistern with Smartflush® technology.- Industry first WELS 5 star rating for toilet suites with the new Profile toilet suite with integrated hand basin.- Industry first WELS 6 star rating for urinals with the new Cube® 0.8L electronic urinal suiteAlways SolvingToday, our Research & Development team is dedicated to continuing our reputation for innovation with a focus on developing the latest water-saving technology. Every product we make is designed and built to respond to society’s changing needs and an ever-increasing desire for efficiency and environmental consciousness. Our products meet relevant Australian Standards, WELS certification and Codes of Practice for new build and retrofit applications.Ever EvolvingAbove all, bathroom and kitchen products need to be desirable, practical and functional. At GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, we’re committed to leading the way in developing groundbreaking industry innovations to ensure we continue to provide these benefits to the Australian people for years to come.


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