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Feature bathrooms from habitat magazine

Is it time for a bathroom makeover or are you starting from scratch with a completely fresh design? Get inspired by habitat's collection of bathroom projects.

Bathrooms are a sanctuary, where we can relax and unwind in a hot bath or long luxurious shower. Colours are often soothing and restful. The bathroom, being a small separate space, also allows us to get really creative and try out a bold statement look. To help you get inspired, habitat features a range of bathroom designs and ideas to highlight the possibilities.

As always, learn how colour brings each bathroom's unique vision to life - from modern to classical and everything in between. Colour truly can transform the look and feel you want to achieve. We hope the following featured bathrooms help you get inspired for your own project!

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Elevate your bathroom

Elevate your bathroom

Bathrooms are perfect for simple, often quick, projects offering high rewards for minimal effort (and expense).... more

habitat 39, spring/summer 23/24

Jazz it up - wallpaper your bathroom

Jazz it up

A bathroom can reflect your love of interiors just as much as a bedroom or lounge. Wallpaper, with its beauty and versatility, could become your new go-to... more

habitat 38, autumn/winter 2023

Small talk

Small talk

Powder rooms are small spaces that can be big talking points in your home, but they can be difficult to decorate. Here are some tips for conquering the tiny challenges head on... more

habitat 37, spring/summer 22/23

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

A peacock-blue powder room and a Resene Raven bathroom take flight... more

habitat 36, autumn/winter 2022

Practical and pretty

Practical and pretty

A former state house, built in the Art Deco era, is given a polished makeover with the help of Resene paints in sophisticated shades of grey... more

habitat 35, spring/summer 21/22

At first blush

At first blush

Pink can be polarising but take a fresh look, and you will find it surprisingly versatile... more

habitat 34, autumn/winter 2021

Break the ice

Break the ice

Guest bathrooms are the ideal space for designs that are sure to spark a discussion... more

habitat 33, spring/summer 2020

Keeping up appearances

Keeping up appearances

A pair of heritage bathrooms really clean up... more

habitat 31, spring/summer 19/20

Lush luxe

Lush luxe

Painting the walls with a meadow of Resene Clover brought the bushy surroundings of this home indoors... more

habitat 30, autumn/winter 2019

Colour for cosy spaces

Colour for cosy spaces

Small bathrooms can be a tricky design hurdle but not an uncommon or unsurmountable one... more

habitat 29, spring/summer 18/19

Elegance in grey

Elegance in grey

It’s a challenge when renovating any older home to seamlessly include modern amenities... more

habitat 28, autumn/winter 2018

Shared style

Shared style

When designer Natalie Du Bois was asked to convert an ensuite into a shared bathroom for a brother and sister... more

habitat 28, autumn/winter 2018

On the dark side

On the dark side

When they moved into their new builder’s spec house, Jenna knew that the bathrooms needed more personality... more

habitat 27, spring/summer 17/18

Awash with blue

Awash with blue

Blue and bathrooms go together like soap and suds... more

habitat 26, autumn/winter 2017

All in the detail

All in the detail

Three stunning bathrooms are meticulously created. Many great colour schemes have been inspired by a... more

habitat 25, spring/summer 16/17

Seeing double?

Seeing double?

These bathrooms are the same… but different. In the interests of a cohesive look, many homeowners with two bathrooms give them identical finishes and fittings... more

habitat 24, autumn/winter 2016

Red's the one

Red's the one

Red makes for a fun feature wall. After a couple of years in their new house, these homeowners knew there was something missing... more

habitat 24, autumn/winter 2016

Bold and the beautiful

Bold and the beautiful

There’s nothing like a touch of luxe to bring a bathroom to life... more

habitat 23, spring/summer 15/16

A taste for the exotic

A taste for the exotic

Good often comes from bad, and this serenely decadent ensuite is a great example... more

habitat 22, autumn/winter 2015

Character call

Character call

It’s a homeowner’s dilemma – do you insert a modern bathroom into a character home, or design something more in keeping with the original style?... more

habitat 21, summer 14/15

It’s black, it’s white

It’s black, it’s white

When Debra DeLorenzo of Wellington was commissioned to overhaul this bathroom, she fully intended to give it ideas above its station... more

habitat 20, winter 2014

Of sea and sand

Of sea and sand

This bach bathroom takes its colours from the nearby sea and beaches... more

habitat 19, summer 13/14

Romantic inspiration

Romantic inspiration

A magazine photo inspired this romantic bathroom scheme... more

habitat 18, winter 2013

Blue’s the best

Blue’s the best

It may seem clichéd to match boys with blue and girls with pink but when it came to deciding the colour for... more

habitat 16, winter 2012

A fresh start

A fresh start

With its fresh-toned wall of Resene Pacifika Green and curvaceous bath taking its dress circle position in front of the window... more

habitat 15, summer 11/12

Exotic inspiration

Exotic inspiration

For the pair of bathrooms in the renovation of her 1970s townhouse, she gave architect Lloyd Macomber three words: Chinese lacquer box... more

habitat 14, winter 2011

All white’s not alright

All white’s not alright

A tip-off from her sister was the starting point for Tracy Towers’ bathroom with its distinctive tiled feature wall and colourful vanity unit... more

habitat 13, summer 10/11

Bathing in the glow

Bathing in the glow

Epitomising the glamour of yesteryear, this dramatically moody ensuite is designed to seduce... more

habitat 12, winter 2010

Outside in

Outside in

Bringing outside elements inside makes this bach bathroom an unconventional and interesting place to be... more

habitat 11, summer 09/10

Viva le pacifica

Viva le pacifica

A pampering yet practical bathroom blends French overtones with Pacific style... more

habitat 10, winter 2009

Space saver

Space saver

Here's a conundrum – how do you squeeze a full bath, shower, toilet and basin plus storage into a long, skinny space just 1200mm deep, without the bathroom seeming poky?... more

habitat 09, summer 2008

Pamper palace

Pamper palace

With a cocoon-like shower and rich colours, this ensuite is a pampering place to be... more

habitat 08, winter 2008

With nature in mind

With nature in mind

With its design inspired by nature, and energy efficiency an important feature, this bathroom is green in more ways than one... more

habitat 07, summer 07/08

Neat and discreet

Neat and discreet

She may have fallen for the sweet, rustic charm and beautiful craftsmanship of her 1920s arts and crafts-style bungalow... more

habitat 06, winter 2007

Classically clean

Classically clean

When Fiona Abbott and Ross Parker bought their converted hall in 1999, the Wellington coastal suburb of Petone... more

habitat 05, summer 06/07

Beach bathing

Beach bathing

When a room has a real sense of place, you can imagine the setting without so much as glimpsing what's beyond its walls... more

habitat 04, winter 2006

Close to nature

Close to nature

It's a fairly safe bet that a beach house bathroom is going to come into contact with some sand every once in a while... more

habitat 03, summer 05/06

Bathrooms made easy

Bathrooms made easy

For most of us, a bathroom does not serve a purely functional purpose... more

habitat 02, winter 2005

Bathing among the trees

Bathing among the trees

This children’s bathroom is one of three in a new house owned by Michelle and her partner, Rob... more

habitat 01, summer 04/05

 

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