Home Haute Bath: How to Create Hotel-inspired Bathrooms for Your Home with Axor and Hansgrohe

Haute Bath: How to Create Hotel-inspired Bathrooms for Your Home with Axor and Hansgrohe


As lifestyles become increasingly hectic and fast-paced, the bathroom has become an ever more important space for relaxation and rejuvenation, away from distractions and disturbances. Home owners are placing more emphasis on the bathroom – from allocating more square meters to fitting and furnishing the bathroom into a luxurious and enjoyable private space which resembles a stylish premium hotel bathroom. Hansgrohe Singapore, with its brands AXOR and Hansgrohe, offers some tips in creating a lush and deluxe bathroom for the home.

The Warehouse Hotel. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore
Martin Modern. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

The Warehouse Hotel (left) and Martin Modern condominium (right) offer luxurious bathrooms equipped with AXOR and hansgrohe products, perfect for a private and quiet relaxation space (Image Credits: Hansgrohe Singapore)

Like the bedroom, the bathroom is a space characterised by one’s individual taste, and reflects the personality of the occupants. While standard colours like white have dominated interior design for years, they have become insufficient to meet the changing needs of home owners, who are seeking to individualise their bathroom through different ways, including adding different hues and tones into this private rejuvenation space. Colour is an indispensable part of our lives and has taken over not only furniture, fabrics, walls and floors but also the bathroom, including tiles and walls. In creating a luxurious hotel-inspired bathroom, colours can be one of the aspects that home owners consider when designing their private space. Fiery red and orange tones, often used as accents in the living space with modern furniture and accessories, symbolise energy, strength and intimacy, while blue shades create a cosy ambience with a soothing effect with connotations of nature or the ocean.

From tap to waste drain: brushed gold optic from the AXOR FinishPlus. Image Credit: Ulrich Stockhaus (Zürich) via Hansgrohe Singapore

Other than tiles and walls in the bathroom, colours can apply to bathroom fittings too. The AXOR brand offers a bespoke customisation service for bathroom fittings manufactured with Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), adding a personal touch to the bathroom. These iconic bathroom fittings in special finishes such as bronze, nickel or red gold, brushed or polished, are exceptionally aesthetic and functional, and augment the luxury bathroom with extra character, similar to a luxurious hotel-like bathroom. The Frutt Family Lodge & Melchsee Apartments in Switzerland feature the elegant AXOR and hansgrohe bathroom fittings in the special brushed gold-optic finish, a distinctive symbol of aesthetic perfection and perfection in the workmanship.

The concealed valves of the AXOR Citterio collection are famous for their cross handles. They sparkle like jewels on the moss green wall tiles. Image Credit: Ulrich Stockhaus (Zürich) via Hansgrohe Singapore

Lighting, Texture, and Scent
A luxurious bathroom should ideally allow for an enjoyable and sensual showering experience. The lighting of the bathroom space, the texture of the materials and the fragrance used in the bathroom are important in creating a relaxing atmosphere for some personal me-time. Our senses are aroused by many details – we want to enjoy the rain shower on our skin, we are pleased by the soft lighting during a relaxing shower, we caress our hands over the marble counter tops and we savour the whiff of the aromas in the bathroom.

Martin Modern. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

Refined finishes bring joy, including fine grains in natural stone, non-slip wood, marbled tiles and the pattern of small mosaics and tiles. These bathroom companions, as featured in Martin Modern and Stars of Kovan residences in Singapore, have structures that please the eye and turn the bathroom into a luxurious and inviting space, bringing about a more pleasurable experience and encouraging a longer stay in the bathroom. The overall bath lighting and vanity lighting can also contribute significantly to the ambience created in the bathroom – a general rule of thumb is to use different light for different purposes. Sufficient light is placed where it is needed for showering, shaving and putting on make-up and softer lighting is used for the overall ambience of the bathroom. When creating a luxurious bathroom, it is also important not to neglect the scent of the bathroom – after all, it is a private space for rejuvenation and it would be a more pleasurable stay if the bathroom offers an inviting scent.

Stars of Kovan residences. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

A luxurious hotel bathroom is often designed with a specific theme – which could be classic, modern or even industrial. When designing a luxurious and lush bathroom for the home, it would be important to decide first on the theme before searching for fittings and accessories to match the bathroom theme.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resport & Spa. Image Credit: Marriott Internationals, Inc.

Home owners interested in classic designs would be inspired by the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, a 5-star luxury hotel, perched on the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, south of Vietnam. Designed by famed architect Bill Bensley, the villas offer a unique and classic hotel stay with spacious and lush bathrooms. The bathrooms feature the AXOR Montreux fittings, the epitome of authenticity in perfection. Designed by AXOR and Phoenix Design, the AXOR Montreux collection pays tribute to the belle époque of the early 20th century which symbolised a symbol of fundamental change, technical advancement and cultural opulence galore. Charming stylistic detailing and additive forms characterise the classic style, as it does for AXOR Montreux. The bathroom in JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa espouses traditional values such as elegance, and becomes an eclectic focal point.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resport & Spa. Image Credit: Marriott Internationals, Inc.

For home owners who prefer an industrial minimalist design for their bathroom, they can draw inspirations from The Warehouse Hotel – a meticulously-restored 37-room boutique hotel in a former godown on the Singapore riverbank in Robertson Quay.

The industrial-themed bathroom in The Warehouse offers an edge over typical bathrooms with its clean and minimalist styling of concrete and metal. Fitted with the AXOR Shower Products designed by FRONT, the bathroom is timelessly modern with a warm welcoming effect. The showerpipe designed by AXOR and FRONT features the hidden aesthetics of the technology of water. Nothing is hidden – steel pipe, couplings and valves. The archaic funnel on the handshower ultimately releases the water in two jet types, oozing authentic industrial charm in perfection. As a testament to their brilliant design, the AXOR Shower Products designed by FRONT have been honoured with various awards, including reddot award 2015 – best of the best, German Design Award 2015 and interior innovation award 2014 – Best of the Best.

The Warehouse Hotel. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore
The Warehouse Hotel. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

For a modern-styled bathroom, home owners can consider bathroom fittings and accessories that exude timeless elegance and refined class, like the AXOR Citterio bathroom fittings which will be featured in Martin Modern condominium.

The AXOR Citterio basin mixer in Martin Modern looks monumental on the wash basin. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

Understated and elegant, Martin Modern is designed by the four-time Singapore President’s Design Award winning architect, Mr Yip Yuen Hong. The Martin Modern combines thoughtful modern design and privileges of cosmopolitan living with its location on Martin Road.

The AXOR Citterio floor-standing bath mixer makes a striking statement with exceptional radiance. Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

Focused on classic designs and premium quality, the AXOR Citterio bathroom fittings offer timeless classic design and the ultimate in comfort – little details which go unnoticed until the second glance is taken, making this collection a beautiful gem. Designed by famed architect Antonio Citterio, the inaugural collection in collaboration with AXOR combines the best in one collection with corners, edges and a distinctive flat design. The AXOR Citterio basin mixers are characterised by precise surfaces, soft radii and straight contours while the AXOR Citterio floor-standing bath mixer is strikingly beautiful with its brilliantly straight design.

The AXOR Citterio showerpipe offers luxurious showering comfort in its most beautiful form, exuding elegance and quality.

A modern and lush bathroom is possible even without a bathtub. The AXOR Citterio showerpipe offers luxurious showering comfort in its most beautiful form, exuding elegance and quality. The bathroom turns into a refuge for rejuvenation with its aesthetically-pleasing timeless design.


For some home owners, a modern hotel-inspired bathroom for the home would be one equipped with the latest technology, a sign of sophisticated hospitality present in many hotel bathrooms. There are indeed bathroom fittings which feature advanced technology for the users, often creating convenience and ease-of-use.

Developed by Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited, the Harbour Glory apartments in North Point in Hong Kong will feature both AXOR and hansgrohe bathroom fittings, including the hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select with the innovative Select technology from the Hansgrohe Group.

Hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select with the innovative Select technology at the Harbour Glory apartments, North Point (Hong Kong). Image Credit: Hansgrohe Singapore

Intuitive and easy-to-use, the Select technology allows for the easy switching between different shower outlets without complicated controls, but with a simple push of the Select button. The Select technology is purely mechanical with no perplexing electronics, and is easy to use, even for children and the elderly. The hansgrohe ShowerTablet Select will also free up the space in the bathroom, as it also functions as a shelf for bathroom shower amenities such as shampoo bottles, and is a beautiful and functional addition for home owners who are creating luxurious hotel-inspired bathrooms.

As more and more home owners focus on transforming their bathrooms into feel-good oases, more thought is increasingly put into creating luxurious hotel-inspired bathrooms which promise a pleasing showering experience and a longer well-deserved stay in this private space, after a long day at work or school. What would be your idea of a luxurious bathroom?

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