The longest and hardest family bathroom reveal in The Block NZ's history produced some stunning and creative results.
For the first time Kiwis saw a new team member join the competition, and then go on to win the room reveal.
Team Purple Connie & Rach won this week's family bathroom reveal with their bold and stylish bathroom designs.
The judges described their bathroom as 'feeling beautiful, uplifting and light'. They said it was a shame the family bathroom wasn't completed in time, as it would've scored 10/10.
There is certainly a lot to love about this bathroom with its old school Hollywood glamour and large format tiles.
Newshub spoke to experts from Resene and Tile Space about the latest bathroom trends.
1. Gorgeous Hollywood glam
Rounded mirrors, stunning skylights and large tiles combined to give this bathroom a feeling of old Hollywood glamour.
This bathroom has a wow factor with a premium finish. The well-placed bath is a lovely feature, and the toilet behind the wall is also well planned.
2. Huge format tiles
It's easy to make a statement with large format tiles. The Block NZ teams showcased a large format marble look range in their family bathrooms.
In House 1, Team Purple Connie & Rach used gigantic tiles from Tile Space.
Their feature wall has Kyoto Concave Snow Gloss mosaic tiles from Tile Space. On the rest of the walls they used the stylish 1200 x 2600 Invisible Light Satin tiles.
Tile Space experts suggest larger format sizes make a space look bigger and more elegant as there are fewer grout lines.
3. A luxury spa bathroom
In House 4, Team Blue Tim & Arthur created a bathroom the judges felt like a luxury spa - with a warm and calm energy.
The judges said overall the shower was the real hero of this bathroom.
They loved floor to ceiling glass, high ceilings and natural light from the skylights.
3. Wood you believe it's a tile?
Team Orange Meg & Dan used the wood element well in their bathroom, giving the room a feeling of warmth.
The judges loved the rustic richness and texture of the wood. They also loved the practical details in this bathroom - lots of bench space, underfloor heating and a big shower.
Experts from Tile Space say tiles with wood finishes in bathrooms look stunning and every busy home should consider using timber-looking porcelain tiles.
They naturally store heat and are compatible with underfloor heating, are easy to maintain and ideal for asthma.
You can get the look of recovered timber without the cost of sourcing, and the worry of how it will degrade over time.
4. Creating an oasis
Karen Warman from Resene says bathrooms have started to become an oasis in many homes – a place to get away from busy life and enjoy a long soak in the bath.
Clear finished timber, plants and soft weathered blues and greens, such as Resene Duck Egg Blue, help to bring the sense of a day spa home.
"We're also increasingly seeing the feature wall move from living and bedroom spaces to become a feature in bathrooms too, with soft corals, pinks, blues and greens through to dark greys all popular choices. Try hues like Resene Wax Flower or Resene Secrets for a soft look through to Resene Fuscous Grey for a moodier option," she suggests.
When deciding which wall to make your feature, it's often best to opt for the wall that is beside the mirror wall and is the least cluttered. This allows your colour to really add to the room and for the hue to be reflected gently by the mirror.
If you're stuck with laminated cabinetry you can't afford to replace, do what other homeowners do, and paint over it. Simply clean then apply Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, which will help the topcoats to grip, then apply your chosen Resene colour.
"It's a handy option if you have a bathroom upgrade planned in the future but need a quick and easy refresh in the meantime," she says.
If you're opting for a 'white' look, aim to use a half or quarter strength of your wall colour on your ceiling so the ceiling doesn't look too dark. If you are using Resene Sea Fog on your walls, try Resene Half Sea Fog or Resene Quarter Sea Fog on your ceiling.
Choose your colour wisely. Bathrooms are considered wet areas so you'll need to use enamel paint. Resene recommends the Resene Kitchen and Bathroom waterborne enamel range which has the toughness of an enamel with the low odour and easy clean up of a waterborne paint.