BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2020
These bathroom design trends will provide you with inspiration for your next remodel. From bathtubs and showers, to sinks and vanities, we got you covered. The newest textures, patterns, prints, finishes, and styles of all sorts are here for the coming year. This round-up contains the hottest designs that can give you the right type of inspiration you didn’t even know you needed. Whether you are building a new home or planning a renovation, the list is sure to spark some creativity. From chic and modern to industrial and vintage, whatever your personal style may be, 2019 is your year for bathroom remodeling.
Black Is The New Grey
Grey may have been one of the most popular styles in 2016 and 2017 bathroom remodeling projects, however, that’s all about to change.We’re moving on to bolder, darker styles this season. Grey is great, but black is better. Darker tones, specifically black, are here. We saw many grey bathrooms this past year, but expect to see an increase in black bathrooms.This trend is most popular in light fixtures, vanities, mirrors, and other fixtures—especially with matte finishes! Some homeowners may be hesitant when it comes to adding these even darker tones to their homes, so grey may continue to be a choice for those who stray away from a classic white or neutral color, but aren’t quite ready for the boldness of black.
Bathrooms Of The Future
In 2019, bathrooms will see smart showers, mini fridges, and automatic sinks. A homeowner can set his shower to start automatically. This means by the time he got home from work, his shower was hot and ready! Another more common trend is the built-in blue tooth speaker system. Now you can easily jam out or wind down with the sounds of your shower. Voice activated features for lighting and temperature, smart mirrors that talk to you, and increased TV installments are just a few of the other fun trends we’ve seen, but the possibilities are endless. Modern day bathrooms are transforming into personalized day spas, and these technologies make the experience more relaxing and convenient than ever before.
Brass & Gold with A Vintage Comeback
Gold fixtures are back and better than ever! Shades of brass and gold are taking over sinks, toilets, and basically anything and everything in your bathroom this year. Erase the memories of your Grandparent’s bathroom brass faucet, because this lovely new warm toned gold plumbing fixtures will become your new go to, adding just the right amount of depth, dimension, and luxury feel to any space.
Homeowners love the change to warmer accents with the brass/gold toned bathroom fixtures versus the traditional shiny polished chrome which conveys a more cool, modern, and sleek feel. Offered in new finish options like in satin, matte, and spun gold this subtle change is just what was needed to add that classic traditional element to any space. With the added bonus of keeping fingerprints and water spots hidden.
This warmer tone has become the accent pieces of a room, with complimenting hardware, light fixtures, and mirrors as well.
Look around and you will find more gold tone items than you think. The reason for the comeback–it just looks great in so many different style settings.
Industrial Styled Sinks & Vanitites
While this style may not be for everyone, it’s very current and you should expect to see an increase in popularity for this type of design with the coming year! With all the metal finish possibilities, wooden accents, and funky tile patterns, it only makes sense that the industrial vanity is in. Its sleek and modern look fits in perfectly with this edgy, yet classy remodeling trend. Industrial sinks can be matched with pop’s of colors, gold or brass accents, matte black fixtures, and fun tile patterns to modernize the look even more. Industrial vanities are a great look for smaller apartments or your hall bathroom. This urbanized and trendy style is sure to make a statement in 2019, so don’t miss out!
Tile Patterns & Shapes That You Will Love
There is a resurgence of the once beloved tiles of decades past, plus a few new designs. No longer are we content with just a subway tile or a large format tile on the wall. We have lots of tile shapes to choose from once again. So, look for new and improved hexagon, arabesque, diamond, Moroccan fish scales, or chevron patterns in new colors & textures. These eye-catching shapes will not just grace the floor either; they will also be used as bathroom backsplashes, on shower walls, and possibly ceiling accents to create the bold accents we so desire.
If you are looking for a safe way of livening up your bathroom, this is one of the best trends to try out in 2019.
Wood Accents Are Back & Trendier Than Ever
Grey is slowly making it’s way out of home remodeling trends. With this comes the return of warmer tones and accents- specifically wooden ones! Various shades of wood can compliment white, blue, green, and darker colored bathroom. Practically anywhere! Wood accents pair nicely with vintage and industrial trends so it’s no surprise that they’re popping up again. This look adds a classically traditional style to you other wise trendy and modern bathroom.
Compact Storage Spaces For All You Neatniques
Sick of over crammed, messy cabinet spaces? Bathrooms in 2019 will display simpler ways of life as they minimize item storage and the space required. Compacted storage areas, cabinets, shelves, etc. will be presented in a simplified manner that promotes minimalist habits. This lifestyle is believed to help relieve stress and keep you ore organized. Even if your other rooms are not as minimal, the bathroom is a relaxation sanctuary and compact storage can effectively provide just that. Hidden cabinets, modern wall shelving, and vanity under space storage will appear less cluttered, allowing the entire bathroom to feel more open and organized.
Pops Of Color To Spice Up Your Life
As we continue to stray further and further from gray tones, we expect to see an increase of colorful accents, fixtures, and accessories in bathrooms. These pops of color pair nicely with a neutral shade, either light or dark! You may have heard of green or blue kitchens becoming more popular, and while this is true, expect to see those colors in upcoming 2019 bathroom remodels. The specific color chosen can be used to set various moods. For example, pops of blue in homes is said to increase relaxation levels. On the other hand, green brings about the feelings of nature and wellness. Other colors may even boost your mood and creativity levels.
Pretty In Pink
When it comes to color options for 2019 design trends, there’s some we prefer in a pop, and then there’s some we want all over. Shades of blush will continue to prevail in 2019 bathroom trends. Blush is one of the most popular wall color choices for modern bathroom walls. Another notable trend that isn’t quite there yet, but slowly starting to reveal itself is rose gold. This color will soon not just be for your latest Iphone, but also for faucets, drawer pulls, and even bathtubs. Keep your eyes peeled, we expect to see this become quite trendy in the next few years.
Get Comfy! Big Bathtubs & Open Showers
As the bathroom changes, the possibilities for expansion and more space come to mind. In fact, the goal of having more space is oftentimes the number one reason why home owners choose to remodel. This includes the bathroom too! With compact storage options, you give yourself more room to expand on the bath or shower.
The bigger the bathtub, the more space and relaxation will be available to you. Homeowners deserve a place to wind down after a long day, and what better place to do so than their own bathrooms? While Jacuzzi styled tubs aren’t necessarily are popular as they used to be, we’re seeing a shift in preferences to other large tub styles.
Open showers appear to visually increase the size of your bathroom, while also giving it more space and providing convenience for users. Long gone are the days of worrying about slipping over the edge of the tub while you’re trying to get out and dry off. While some may find this design has a lack of privacy, others enjoy the accessible openness and increased shower space.
Asymmetrical & Advanced Mirrors
Asymmetrical Mirrors are here and better than ever before. Unique and geometric mirror shapes are all the buzz, but that’s not all! Mirrors, just like the rest of the bathroom are becoming smarter. Mirrors can have anti-fog technologies, smart touch abilities, USB charging stations, and just about anything else you can imagine. Long gone are the days of plated mirrors. With shaped frame options taking over, you have the ability to get as creative as possible when it comes to picking out the exact style. And we have not forgotten about the most important detail of bathroom mirrors—lighting. It’s all about the lighting. Getting ready in your sleek and stylish bathroom would mean nothing if you didn’t come out looking flawless. While we all love the idea of fun shapes and gadgets, functionality is at the top of our list. This is why we are seeing contemporary back lit mirrors as well a front lights increasing in popularity. Back lit mirrors are a more subtle option that will allow for optimal lighting. Lights in the front allow for more creativity, but may distract away from an asymmetrical mirror shape.
Technology In The Bathroom
More and more technology is being included in bathrooms, which means more small appliances are being integrated. For instance, some luxury bathroom designs now feature a beverage center or under counter refrigerators near the makeup area or vanity for your medicines or organic facial remedies. Or you may find some home bathroom designs featuring warming drawers for linens & robes. Aside from the traditional dryers in the makeup area, you can also have wireless music systems, TV’s, cooling or warming systems, and so on.
The bathroom used to be the place where electric appliances were a no-no. Now, it can rival the kitchen in the number of gadgets and the amount of tech in it. This trend will continue in 2019, especially in master bathroom designs.
This article is adapted from Sebring Design/Build
KITCHEN TRENDS 2020
Just because it's trending doesn't mean it's not timeless. These gorgeous kitchen trends -- including minimal upper cabinetry, sparkling quartz counters, and one-of-a-kind ceiling treatments—are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Skip the sealing and scrubbing. Quartz-surfacing countertops require less upkeep than their granite counterparts and offer timeless appeal. Plus, the shimmering surface is less dominant than other materials, so you're unlikely to grow tired of it.
Tear down those walls, and banish kitchen isolation: Open layouts are here to stay. A desire for informal dining and comfortable cooking drives this design trend, supporting a casual yet connected lifestyle. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment with their breezy blend of living spaces.
Fast, safe, and aesthetically pleasing -- there are many reasons to love induction cooking. Because induction burners utilize little heat, even cramped kitchens stay cool while cooking, and surfaces remain safe to touch. Plus, these cooktops eliminate the need for a large range hood, opening the door to creative design possibilities.
When keeping an open layout, single-level islands allow light to seamlessly stream through a space. Not only do counter-height islands increase the intimacy of a kitchen, they also expand valuable prep space.
Realize the untapped potential of kitchen ceilings. For the often overlooked area overhead, shallow coffers shake up small spaces, while moldings complementing the shape of an island or work space below can help define larger kitchens.
The future is here, and it's brighter than ever. Thanks to ever-changing technology, LED lighting has lost its chilly, unfriendly look and continues to be applied in innovative ways. Use LEDs to illuminate a toe-kick, perk up an island, or brighten the work space beneath cabinetry. The new-age lights are more efficient and longer-lasting than halogen and fluorescent bulbs.
Sick of appliances sticking out like a sore thumb? Try integrating them into your kitchen with clever paneling and built-ins. This trend opens new worlds for designs; appliances can now stand alone as a stylish statement piece or quietly recede into surrounding cabinetry.
White Done Right
White kitchens will never go out of style. You're more likely to grow tired of bold hues on major surfaces, so stick with accessories you can swap out to get that kiss of color. Consider your kitchen's stone floor, backsplash, and trim to find the perfect shade of white for the space.
Fewer Upper Cabinets
Less is more, as made apparent by this minimalist trend. Upper cabinetry continues to come down as homeowners opt for the open, airy look of additional windows or choose to display dishware and artwork on open shelves.
Create Open Shelving
Give upper kitchen cabinets a new look. Convert them to open shelving with this simple, step-by-step process. Give plain kitchen cabinets a new look by converting them to open shelving.
Consider heavy moldings and froufrou finishes things of the past. No-frills kitchen designs with strong horizontal lines are much more enduring. One way to achieve this look: horizontal cabinet pulls.
Kitchen finishes come and go, but polished silver is forever. Incorporate polished chrome or nickel into hardware, faucets, shelf brackets, and more for an upscale accent that endures.
Hardwood floors have kept kitchens warm and cozy for years, and that won't change anytime soon. The material adapts to any style and flawlessly unites rooms in an open floor plan. Don't count out other flooring materials just yet, though. Porcelain planks that look like wood provide the same inviting style but are easier to maintain.
Big, Practical Sinks
When it comes to sink trends, the emphasis is on function. Generous, high-performance models with a single bowl contain splashes while simultaneously accommodating large pots and pans or other items that require hand washing.
As upper cabinets disappear and walls open up, appliances and storage have shifted underneath counters. This trend favors universal design principles and keeps small appliances accessible. New microwave models, including microwave drawers, load from the top for added convenience.
Stainless steel continues to reign supreme in the world of appliances. With its professional and commercial roots, the enduring neutral color can easily be integrated into any kitchen style.
Article originally appeared in Better Homes & Gardens
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