Trends in Bathroom Designs for 2019
Homes in the Fairfax area come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. So do the bathrooms. With 2019 only a few months away, designers and remodelers are already updating plans for the newest trends in bathroom designs. Whether you are contemplating a small Fairfax bathroom remodeling job or a total bathroom makeover, you should consult an experienced bathroom remodeling contractor to make sure the job gets done right.
Here are some popular bathroom trends in 2019 that a professional remodeling contractor can help you incorporate into your Fairfax bathroom remodeling project.
Grays and neutrals like beige, brown, and white will continue to be popular in 2019. These neutral colors impart an air of luxury and sophistication. Pair these colors with natural materials and matte finishes for a calm, modern, spa-like feel.
In small bathrooms, make them seem bigger and brighter using whites and light neutrals. A monochromatic color scheme works great to visually enlarge small spaces.
If you want to introduce a bit of color, green is a trending choice for interiors in 2019, so it will work in the bathroom as well. For a coastal feel, sea greens and blues are great with neutrals and whites.
Changing the color scheme in your bathroom may be as simple as new paint. Sometimes you need to replace vanities, tile, countertops, and fixtures to make it all work.
Vanities are appearing in natural wood tones, whites, and grays. They are no longer flat-faced and boxy. The most popular styles have open shelving to visually enlarge the space or hold stacks of fluffy towels. Or they resemble old furniture with Victorian inspired or mission style legs. For a sleek, ultra-modern style, a floating vanity is for you.
With these open shelving or off-the-floor style vanities, the floor under the vanity and the wall behind it are visible. If you replace an older floor mounted box vanity, your new design will need to address the flooring, wall and fixtures. Depending on the style of vanity you choose, the plumbing may also need to be reconfigured to accommodate it. In any event, if your Fairfax bathroom is old with original plumbing, consider this as an opportunity to replace it.
Replacing your vanity probably means you will replace your sink and countertop. If your bathroom still has a drop-in sink mounted over the countertop and edged by a rim of caulk, it’s time to get rid of it. Those sinks are clunky, dated, and difficult to clean around the rim. The style preferences for bathroom sinks going into 2019 are undermounted, farmhouse, or vessel style.
Vanity Countertop Trends
Marble or quartz for the vanity countertop will continue to be many people’s first choices. Granite continues to be popular, but the trend is towards subdued, matte finishes. Granite is shiny and tends to be busy with patterning. The matte finish of marble or quartz has a calming, quieter effect which is popular with the trend towards a bathroom as your sanctuary.
Marble in particular is a classic material that will never go out of style. It goes well with any color. If you opt for a dark-colored vanity, a marble or light color top is a beautiful choice.
When you replace your countertop, you will likely need to replace your sink and the hardware. Brushed nickel will continue to be a popular choice. Its matte finish works well with the neutral tones in demand for 2019. Chrome is a time-tested classic that will always be a good choice because it looks so clean and wears well. If you choose colors such as aged brass and bronze, be aware that they may become dated faster than the traditional finishes.
When you replace your plumbing fixtures with a different finish, you may need a professional remodeler to help you select the fixtures that will work with your countertop and sink choices. Additionally, you will probably need to replace the fixtures in your shower area.
New finishes on your fixtures may mean you need to update your light fixtures as well. A professional Fairfax bathroom remodeling contractor can help you with the plumbing and the electrical aspects of your project as well.
Shower and Bath Trends
Easy access to the tub and shower will be big in 2019 remodels. Replacing the tub and deck surround with a standalone tub makes more space in the room. Building a walk-in shower with no curb to step over at the shower door is a hot trend.
Tile trends in 2019 offer something for every taste. For matte colors, natural stone tiles are a great choice. Slate, marble, and wood-look tiles work very well.
Tiles with three-D effects can create amazing design effects. Or choose from tiles in geometric shapes with luminescent finishes are great for a romantic splash of color in an otherwise neutral bathroom. Another popular style will be the encaustic patterned tiles in traditional designs or ultra-modern geometric patterns.
Ever-traditional and always tasteful white marble on the floor and walls is a classic style that will remain popular into 2019 as well.
Whatever tile style you choose, installation can be a big job. A professional bathroom remodeler can remove the old tile. During the tear out phase, the remodeler will inspect the area behind the walls and under the floor to determine if any water leaks has occurred over the years that needs repairing. It is not unusual for plumbing to have leaked and caused damage unbeknownst to the homeowner. This is especially common in older homes and in homes where an owner did a DIY project improperly. A Fairfax bathroom remodeling contractor can readily identify and remediate the problem before the new tile is installed.
Contact a Professional Fairfax Bathroom Remodeling Contractor for More Ideas
When you update and upgrade your bathroom, you make your home more appealing and comfortable. Also, if you are thinking of selling your house soon, a tastefully updated bathroom in Fairfax helps your home show well and shows potential buyers that you have taken good care of your home. Consult with a reputable Fairfax bathroom remodeling contractor to schedule an appointment soon.