Design | 8 July 2021

The Trends to Know in Tapware for Kitchens & Bathrooms for 2021

by Carlisle Homes

Complete the look of your kitchen or bathroom with stunning tapware – here are the hottest trends to consider

Like a beautiful piece of jewellery, the right tap can instantly elevate the look of your kitchen or bathroom (read more about the different tap styles on the market in our simple guide here).

Your new Carlisle home comes with stylish European chrome tapware in a variety of classic and contemporary shapes as standard. But if you’re looking to add next-level style to your kitchen or bathroom, you may want to consider upgrading to something more unique.

Need some inspiration? Here are the hottest trends in tapware shape and finish for kitchens and bathrooms in 2021.

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Ease and elegance! In 2021 consider a rectangular mixer with rounded lines for a streamline style that makes filling large pots and cleaning bulky items easier than ever. Featured here: Matisse, Orana Estate, Clyde North.

1. Curves

Curves are big news in the design world in 2021, and they’re making their way into kitchen and bathroom fixture trends too. A curved tap adds warmth and softness to a kitchen – ideal if you have an open-plan, eat-in cooking space where you want to set a casual and inviting tone. Using a curved tap in a bathroom adds a gentle, organic feel and helps create the feel of a relaxing day spa.

Think elegant gooseneck kitchen taps and tall, rectangular mixers with rounded lines (which also make filling large pots and washing bulky items a breeze), and bathroom tapware with soft, curved edges and rounded handles that feel beautiful in the hand.

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Add softness through form with the inclusion of a sleek gooseneck kitchen tap. Perfect for open-plan kitchens where you want a pared-back and inviting feel. Featured here: Montague Grand Deluxe, Orana Estate, Cylde North.

Phoenix Tapware’s new Nara range, which is available as an upgrade to the bathrooms in your new Carlisle home, is a standout style you wish to consider. This award-winning collection, which comes in classic chrome and is available for basins, baths and as a shower mixer, features pared-back lines and exquisite curves that perfectly capture the current curved trend. It boasts impressive functionality too; new Vary-Flo technology allows you to customise the spout’s water flow upon installation to perfectly suit the shape of your basin or bath.

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Discover Phoenix’s Nara Tapware Range for standout style and superior performance that allows you to customise your waterflow to suit your preference and basin shape.

2. Statement finishes

Colour in kitchens and bathrooms was once limited to tiles and cabinetry, but that’s no longer the case. This year’s trends in tapware feature all manner of eye-catching finishes and colours.

A bold tap is a great way to create a focal point in your kitchen or bathroom, plus it adds another layer of decorative interest to the room scheme.

On-trend colours and finishes for 2021 include matt black and white, metallics such as brushed gold, aged brass, copper and gunmetal, and earth-based tones such as putty and sage.

We’re also seeing stunning styles that combine different finishes in a single tap for a truly unique look. One of the finest on the market is Alder Tapware’s new EEVA collection, which you can specify as an upgrade to the kitchen or bathroom in your new Carlisle Home.

The EEVA series offers a variety of eye-catching finish combos to complement its clean, minimalist lines, including a matt-black wall-mounted backplate with a copper, brass or brushed nickel handle for your vanity area or bath; a brushed nickel counter-mounted tap with a matt black handle, and a matt-black kitchen sink mixer with a copper or brass handle. Just the thing to add that little touch of magic to your kitchen or bathroom!

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Tapware is the perfect accent for your kitchen or bathroom! Choose your finish wisely and it can provide a beautiful focal point and add another dimension to your interior scheme.

3. Smart filter taps

All-in-one taps (or drinking-water systems), which deliver boiling, chilled and sparkling water from a single outlet, are the new must-have item for many homeowners. They cost considerably more than standard taps, but can save you time and provide added convenience in the kitchen.

An all-in-one tap can transform the way you carry out everyday tasks in the kitchen, such as prepping food, cooking and hosting guests. You can fill a pot with boiling water without having to wait for the kettle to boil, allow guests to help themselves to a cup of tea while you’re busy cooking, and pour yourself a glass of filtered or sparkling water - all from your kitchen tap.

4. Luxury in the bathroom

Bathrooms are increasingly seen as places to retreat and relax, and well-chosen shower fittings and tapware can add not just to the mood, but the experience too.

We’re seeing round, rainwater showerheads that produce a relaxing, rain-like spray pattern, square and rectangular showerheads that deliver a stronger spray across your back and shoulders, flush-mounted ceiling styles that create a clean, minimalist look in your shower area, and high-performance thermostatic showers that allow you to control the spray pattern, flow and temperature of the water from a single button.

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Gone are the days when your options were limited. Consider a matte black or brushed gold for subtle yet affluent effect. Featured here: Montague Grand Deluxe, Orana Estate, Cylde North.

And chrome is no longer your only option; you’ll find showers in matte black, gunmetal, brushed gold, bronze and more.

Alongside bath and basin tapware in unique colours and finishes, textured styles are also coming to the fore. For example, handles with finely serrated grooves or cross-hatch patterning that add a bespoke, handcrafted feel to your bathing space, while feeling wonderful in the hand.

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Start putting the pieces together and move closer towards your dream home! Explore Carlisle inclusions and your full range of tapware options via the Spectra Selection Centre here.

See the latest kitchen and bathroom trends in our Carlisle display homes, which are located in different locations across Melbourne. You’ll also pick up loads of great ideas for your new Carlisle home. Or if you’d like to start your home building journey, contact us on 1300 535 416 to speak to one of our friendly staff.

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