As Kiwis, we have a special lifestyle: our focus on the outdoors and closeness to nature is evolving into a distinctive New Zealand architecture. Our designs incorporate and embody our relationships with our surroundings and bring a sense of place. The way we design our homes to incorporate our surrounds has become the benchmark of contemporary residential design
In fact, it’s a notion that defines every room of the home, and, Heirloom’s Graham Rea says, With this, there is a goal for the home to be lifestyle focused to create a space where we are at ease. This has influenced bathroom design and the bathroom is now expected to be more than a functional private space. New Zealanders are wanting a more sensory and tactile experience.
“People are wanting to create more of a spa-like retreat experience in the bathroom. New Zealand design and décor has evolved and the bathroom utilises colour, texture and form to deliver the more spa-like retreat experience," Graham says.