Even taps have had a makeover and extended lever handle versions not only look beautiful but are also designed to be easy to turn off for those young and old whose grip or dexterity may be limited. All in all, it means you can have a bathroom that looks a million dollars and is safe for everyone to use, be they five or 85.
The new serenity trend is inspired by the Japanese notion of Zen. Create a simplified, pared-back look that is the perfect antidote to the pressures of urban living with tonal colour combinations and natural wood such as raw oak for warmth. Oversized tiles (above) will minimise the amount of grout lines, which will make for cleaner open wall and floor areas.