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With such a wide range of bathroomware on the market it can be difficult to decide what will suit your needs best. Let the experts at Mico Bathrooms help

Informed choice


Whether you're a homeowner designing your own bathroom, or a property developer wanting to fit out dozens of bathrooms, choosing the right fixtures and fittings can be bewildering. For example, a certain tap might look fantastic, but does it work well?

Mico Bathrooms specialists can guide you through the company's extensive product range and help you make the right product choices.

Bathroomware specialist Barbara Rivers helped the owners of the bathroom featured on these pages select the right tapware to complement their new bathroom fixtures, which included an Evora Hydrotherapy Spa bath from Englefield.

"This is a corner bath position, which looks out onto views of the city, ocean and hills."

Following an initial consultation in the Mico Bathrooms showroom, Barbara Rivers recommended Grohe tapware.


"The owners wanted good quality products that would last. They were familiar with Grohe products and liked the smooth action of the single lever tapware."

To ascertain that the products would suit the style of the house, Barbara Rivers undertook a second consultation with the couple in their home. "When I saw the bathroom, I was convinced we had selected the right products."

This efficient, personal service is one of the reasons why Bruce Carter from Bruce Carter Investments uses Mico Bathrooms to fit out all of the bathrooms in his development properties.

"We use Mico Bathrooms products in all of our developments because they have an extensive range and provide excellent service. They are very good at sourcing a product and getting it to the job on time, and if they can't source a particular style they will find an alternative."

Mico Bathrooms sourced the products required by Shanahan Architects for a Bruce Carter Investments housing development in Auckland.

Each of the bathrooms in the three-dwelling development feature a similar design and layout, with slight variations in colour scheme.

Architect Allan Shanahan chose twin Vero basins from Duravit for the vanities, teaming them with Dornbracht Meta 02 tapware.

"The Vero is an attractive basin that sits well on the splashback so you don't splash water on yourself. The Dornbracht taps are of a high quality and have a nice minimalist look."

Shanahan also specified the Twenty/20 freestanding bath from Ideal Standard, which is enclosed within a chrome cradle, and the Happy D back-to-wall toilet suite.

"That freestanding look is quite nice because each piece of sanitaryware is seen as a stand-alone piece of furniture, rather than being built-in and hidden. You can also walk around the pieces more comfortably."

For more information on the products seen here, contact Mico Bathrooms Marketing, PO Box 4641, Christchurch, freephone 0800 844 448. .

First published date: 23 July 2004

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