Creating the perfect bathroom requires not only a marriage of form and function but space and aesthetics as well. One broadly appealing look which strikes that happy balance is modern minimalism. Its slimline baths and basins and simple, fuss-free storage solutions not only make efficient use of available space but create an incredibly clean and calming feel.

Whether you’re planning a super-practical minimalist space or aiming for a splash of luxury with a few extra-special bells and whistles, Mico
has a huge range of products and brands of proven quality for all budgets. Download the Mico Bathroom Book for fresh ideas. Their team of nationwide bathroomware specialists can assist you when selecting your bathroom products and introduce you to reliable tradesmen. Louise Cook, Mico’s resident style guru and national category manager for bathrooms, says planning is easy and free with Mico. “Our team love getting creative and making it work for you. Our 3D Design Planner also means they can really help you visualise the possibilities. From there, we can understand your needs, access products to fit these requirements, help with budgets and support you through the project as much as possible.”

Bath, Shower and surrounds

Wet room bathroom with shower and freestanding bath.

Modern minimalism calls for a squared-off bath with thin sides. When choosing a shower, think about the dynamics of the space and consider
what kind of door or entry system is required. Frameless showers create a sense of space and simplicity against a tiled wall. Be sure to go for a
high tray lip to provide a good water seal. As for tiles, choose a crisp, minimal range in black, white or grey. Square shapes (eg the Adesso Degree
Bath) and thin sanitaryware (eg Adesso Urban Basins) help to create a refined, minimal feel, especially in monochromatic colour schemes.


Built-in storage or clean white or black cabinetry is recommended to avoid clutter. Couple this with a thin-sided basin to echo the look of the bath tub.

Showerheads and Tapware

When selecting showering and tapware, opt for black or gunmetal with minimal detailing – wall-mounted for the ultimate seamless look. For those seeking a contemporary bathroom, Mico’s Adesso range offers edgy, minimal design as well as functionality. Mico’s bathroom products are
manufactured by world leaders in the industry and bring sought-after European styling to New Zealand within an affordable price range. Also
exclusive to Mico is the Raymor range. This collection is distinguished by its simple, modern design, fine engineering and value for money.

Finishing Touches

A matching slimline toilet seat, or wall faced toilet and flush plate or button will help complete the look, along with snowy white towels. Be sure to hide toilet brushes and toilet roll holders. Soften the hard edges and materials with a plant or two and set it all off with invisible recessed lighting.

Get the Modern Minimalism style

Square Bath Spout Black ADESSO Bath Spout
Square Bath Spout Black
SKU: 719127
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Cube Invisi Series II Wall Hung Toilet Suite Concealed Cistern CAROMA Cube Invisi Series II
Cube Invisi Series II Wall Hung Toilet Suite Concealed Cistern
SKU: 598443
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Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer Matte Black PHOENIX INDUSTRIES Vivid Slimline
Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer Matte Black
SKU: 712491
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Urbane Rectangular Oval Wall Basin White 6L 183 x 400 x 500mm CAROMA Urbane
Urbane Rectangular Oval Wall Basin White 6L 183 x 400 x 500mm
SKU: 696309
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Elementi Splash 1 Column Combination Shower Black ELEMENTI Elementi
Elementi Splash 1 Column Combination Shower Black
SKU: 696662
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Natural bathroom design with freestanding bath.

Mico 3D Planner

To better visualise how all these elements come together let Mico’s 3D Design Planner do the hard work for you. Simply head online, bring up a floorplan which you can adjust to your shape and dimensions, and select and position your favourite Mico products. Then sit back and review a high resolution 3D image of how your perfect bathroom will look. 

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