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Back in October/November last year we ran a bathroom renovation competition whereby the winner would receive a $20k bathroom reno by Australia's renovation queen - Cherie Barber. Anita was our winner and the reno has now been completed.

Wow - what a transformation! Check out the before and after video - Cherie has taken Anita's bathroom from drab to fab. Cook's supplied beautiful products from Caroma and Fienza, along with tiles supplied by Di Lorenzo. The end result is amazing and Anita couldn't be happier. Full list of products used at the end of this post.

Thanks to everyone who assisted in various ways to make this $20k bathrom reno come to life: Cherie Barber, Fienza, Caroma, Di Lorenzo Tiles, Mickey The Chippie, Steve Castle Plumbing and Make Media.

Throughout the renovation Cherie also recorded a few tips which may help when doing your own reno:

If you're keen to replicate the look in your own home, take advantage of 15% off all Caroma Urbane II products until the end of May - simple enter Promo Code "URBANEII" at the checkout.

Following are all products used: (note - all 'available on requests items please contact websales@cooksplumbing.com.au )

Caroma Urbane II Tower Basin Mixer
Caroma Urbane II Round Wall Basin/Bath Mixer
Caroma Luna Rail Shower with Overhead (available on request)
Caroma Urbane II Cleanflush Wall Faced Close Coupled Toilet Suite
Caroma Urbane II Toilet Seat Hinges
Caroma Bezel (Flush) Button
Caroma Urbane II Toilet Roll Holder
Caroma Urbane II Single Towel Rail
Caroma Urbane II Double Towel Rail
Caroma Luna Shower Mixer
Fienza Isabella 1700 Freetanding Back To Wall Corner Bath
Fienza Reba Above Counter Basin
Fienza Univeral Pop Up/Pull Out Basin Waste (available on request)
Fienza Dolce Amato 900 Scandi Oak Vanity on Kick (available on request)
Fienza Crystal Pure Stone Vanity Top (available on request)
Fienza 900 LED Mirror Cabinet with Display Shelf, Scandi Oak (available on request)

Combining the aesthetic appeal of the stunning Liano II and Urbane II bathroom collections, Caroma's new inVogue sink mixer range is the perfect balance of design and functionality, creating the ultimate statement in your kitchen. Available in 3 options – standard, pull-out and pull-down – there is a functional solution for all your culinary needs. Supported by a beautiful and highly durable palette of 5 colour finishes including new PVD brushed brass, brushed nickel and gunmetal, as well as electroplated black and chrome, the collections can be tailored to suit a range of styles and tastes.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

Superior PVD finishes provide excellent durability and enable complete personalisation, with limitless colour and finish mix-n-match opportunities.

Water efficiency without compromising on performance. These sink mixers have a high WELs rating of 5 star flow rate (6L/min) – with optional ultra water-efficient WELS 6 Star (4.5L/min) aerator supplied. The premium quality flow regulators ensure the shower delivers a consistent flow of water under a range of water pressures.

Body constructed from high-quality brass with superior components, such as European PEX hoses that provide superior durability, longer life and are free from impurities.

Australian designed - Caroma's in-house design team has redesigned every aspect of the original Liano sink mixers and added as many new features as possible into an all-new 36mm slimline mixer body. Their engineers have been working very hard to build them with no compromise in quality and performance.

All Caroma tapware products are 100% leak-proof tested. Our ceramic disc also undergoes 50,000 cycle testing to ensure leak-proof tapware.

A 20-year warranty term is applied for most Caroma products. For more information on terms and conditions applied, please refer to the Warranty & Care booklet .

View the inVogue Liano II range

View the inVogue Urbane II range

View the inVogue pull down range

The Urbane II Collection is a game-changer.

Featuring an extensive colour palette of subtly sophisticated shapes in 5 quality finishes (3 x PVD options, along with electroplated black, and timeless chrome), the scope of interior styles this range alone can produce is staggering.

PVD

Lending to the Urbane II collection's versatility is the fact that it comes with a choice of interchangeable trim kits.  This means you can mix and match and change colours on a whim. Though the concept of swappable mixer components has been floating around for some time, thanks to industry-leaders Caroma this technology will now be accessible to the wider market, and we expect to see the trend explode in 2021.

Being able to customize your fittings post installation gives homeowners much greater freedom in self-expression and guarantees the ability to upgrade as time goes on - without the need for expensive behind-the-wall work. So if you change your mind like you change your clothes, Urbane II is ideal for you.

On the quality side of things, all Urbane II mixers are 100% leak tested, with durable brass bodies and superior ceramic disc cartridges, which minimise maintenance and drips.

We’re really excited to see how this versatile yet quality range enhances our customer’s homes! To get the creative juices flowing and provide some mood board inspo, we’ve listed several colour concepts using the Urbane II below.

The Brushed Brass Bathroom

Brushed Brass has typically been significantly more expensive than other tapware finishes, and known to lose its lustre over time, but the PVD finish of the Urbane II means your colour will last longer, and at a fraction of the cost.

Although Brushed Brass fittings were seen first and used most often in heritage themed homes, modern interior trends have made this finish popular in contemporary styled spaces too.  A lovely Brushed Brass tapware ensemble looks incredible alongside timber accents and a backdrop of white, or with soft greys and plush navy blues for a cooler tone.

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Minimalist & Modern With Matte Black

The all-white bathroom is long gone, the mostly-black one is undoubtedly here to stay. Making its debut on the market in or around 2013, the popularity of matte black fittings and fixtures have now surpassed even that of chrome.

If you’re looking to update your home in a style that will go the extra mile and help you stay trending for a long time, you might want to opt for matte black. If you change your mind later, the interchangeable trim kit capabilities of the Urbane II mean you can easily change your bathroom palette too.

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Gorgeous Gunmetal

2020 is the year of the industrial look- and gunmetal is the king of the metallic tapware trend.  For a masculine look, gunmetal fixtures look incredible with black and white accents and dark mahogany coloured wood.

Gunmetal

Brushed Nickel Is The New Black

Modern or traditional, brushed nickel suits it all, and this is one finish to keep an eye on in terms of trending styles. Because brushed finishes don’t show fingerprints or soap scum like polished ones do, this can be a great option for the time poor, or for a large family home.

Preceding the introduction of chrome in the 1920’s, nickel was actually the original finish for tapware, and as such can lend a warm, classical look. It’s association with commercial products in modern times does, however, give it a certain urban-chic.  This makes it perfect for pairing with soft greys, and modern subway tiles.

Brushed nickel

A vast range of products from the Urbane II collection will be available on our website soon.  In the meantime, you can contact our friendly Consultants who are expert in providing product and style advice.  They'll be able to guide you through all the options for Urbane II.  Our 'Book A Consultation' option allows you to liaise with our Consultants in various ways - whether it be in the showroom, via Zoom or phone.

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