A Journey Through Bathrooms: Celebrating the Evolution of Bathroom Design

A Journey Through Bathrooms: Celebrating the Evolution of Bathroom Design

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In the last 30 years the typical Australian bathroom has changed dramatically, and as you can see, so have our Reece showrooms! This shift has impacted the functionality and purpose of our homes. Driven by changing lifestyles and an ever-growing emphasis on aesthetics, the bathroom is now so much more than a place to wash and bathe.

As we celebrate 30 years of our oldest bathroom and kitchen brand, Posh, we’ve had so much fun reflecting on the various eras it’s gone through and the way it is continuously evolving while adding quality, value and versatility to thousands of Australian homes. Let’s take a journey back in time and see how far bathroom design has come!

Trends that Have Stood the Test of Time

From the classic days of simple hot and cold taps, today's traditional tapware has evolved to seamlessly blend functionality and aesthetics, introducing innovations like basin mixers to pull-out sink mixers and a diverse array of coloured finishes. This evolution has allowed traditional tapware to gracefully adapt to the ever-changing needs of contemporary and modern homes, proving that timeless elegance can coexist with cutting-edge design trends. Posh Canterbury Tapware is a testament to Posh creating timeless pieces that stand the test of time and can evolve with changing trends.

The Rise of Rimless Toilets

The toilets displayed in our showrooms look a little different these days! Gone are the days of porcelain fixtures in soft hues of blues, pinks, and creams, or even the once-popular cherry wood toilet seats. In their place, a modern aesthetic spotlights sleek and minimalist designs, including rimless and back-to-wall configurations. This remarkable shift isn't just about aesthetics; it's a response to a fundamental change in priorities. Hygiene and ease of cleaning have emerged as driving forces, propelling the rise of these contemporary styles. The Posh Domaine collection aligns perfectly with this trend, marrying technology and hygiene seamlessly.

Storage, Storage, Storage

Vanities have evolved from single-standalone porcelain sinks to stylish, functional furniture pieces, integrating innovative storage solutions and a diverse range of materials to meet the evolving demands of both aesthetics and functionality. Today, we view the vanity as an extension of our home furniture, seamlessly blending design and practicality to create a personalised and inviting space within the bathroom. The Posh Domaine Vanity offers endless possibilities for customisation with finishes, sizes and configurations. The beauty of the Domaine vanity collection is it can be used in just about any bathroom, whether you want to create a contemporary, traditional or a day spa inspired space - the endless customisation options allow for complete flexibility and freedom in design.

Baths Moving Beyond Spa Baths and Jacuzzis

There was a time when the epitome of luxury in the bathroom was a lush spa bath or jacuzzi. Flash forward 30 years, and the style has evolved to welcome the organic, spa-like shapes of freestanding baths. The materials used for baths also diversified, with acrylic, stone, and solid surface materials gaining popularity alongside traditional pressed steel. Discover a range of possibilities within our Posh bath collection, offering versatile options such as space-saving back-to-wall and corner baths, luxurious freestanding designs that effortlessly bring the day spa experience into your home, and timeless pressed steel baths. Whatever your preference, Posh provides a bathing configuration and style to perfectly complement any home.

Over the last 30 years, the journey of bathroom design has been nothing short of a captivating transformation. From functional spaces to personalised sanctuaries, we've witnessed a seamless integration of innovative technologies, versatile materials, and elegant aesthetics.

Posh remains dedicated to understanding and creating beautiful bathroom pieces built for living. With an unwavering commitment to quality and timeless trends, Posh has grown alongside you, celebrating 30 years of excellence. As we look back, we also look forward, excited about the future chapters Posh will write in the evolving story of bathroom design.