The bathroom continues to be one of the most used rooms in any house, and if yours is beginning to look like it (a bit worn, a bit dated), 2019 may be the year you decide to refresh your home’s most used space. The year has seen some exciting trends that will make for a fun renovation, especially if you’re ready to play with design elements. Big, bold statements in the bathroom, for example, are on the rise. Playing with texture is a popular addition to tiles and statement walls, and making your bathroom a welcome oasis with spa-like flourishes continues to be a popular direction for redesigns.
There are many reasons people take the plunge and commit to an update. From simply needing a bit of a change in an out-dated space, to wanting to take advantage of the latest design trends or technology advancements, here are the 5 most popular reasons for a bathroom renovation in 2019, and how you can incorporate the latest trends into the space:
1. It’s Out-dated
Bathrooms are usually the last room to get updated in any house, mostly because they are high-traffic areas and it requires a bit of juggling to figure out how everyone’s morning routines will be affected by the work, which can take days or weeks, depending on the scope. But an updated bathroom can change the function and feel of an entire house, so it’s no wonder that many are looking to make changes. In 2019, updating your bathroom may include adding modern elements such as natural materials, brushed metals, and textured tiles and patterns. Of course, a neutral palette is always in style and will remain classic and fresh year after year.
2. There are underlying problems
Nothing makes a bathroom renovation more urgent than underlying problems, such as leaks or electrical issues. Updating a bathroom will allow you to deal with the issue for good (before it gets worse) and has the added bonus of allowing you to plan ahead to decrease the likelihood of further issues down the road. Waterproofing by adding backer boards, which are 100% waterproof when taped and jointed, will protect vulnerable wall areas around showers and tubs. Japanese-inspired wetrooms are also gaining popularity in design and functionality, as are bold lighting choices. If you’re adjusting the electrical, it’s also the perfect time to add a dimmer switch to up the romance and create mood lighting for evenings you crave a long relaxing soak in the tub.
3. To increase home value
The value a newly renovated bathroom adds to a home cannot be overstated, and, if you’re looking to sell in 2019, giving your bathroom a modern update will help you increase your asking price significantly. Consider 2019 trends like incorporating marble elements, art deco influences, statement art or creating a spacious open-concept space to up the wow factor for prospective buyers. Be sure to keep things neutral as well. Although a statement wall or statement wallpaper is extremely trendy, it’s also very taste-driven, and you don’t want to lose the sale because someone can’t see past your choice of design flourishes.
4. To boost storage space
The necessity of having ample storage space around the home is important, and a bathroom renovation is the perfect time to rethink how to add more storage potential to the room. Since most bathroom designs tend to be minimal, storage is often overlooked, but starting a reno with storage in mind can open up a world of possibilities. Think about adding elements like shelving, custom cupboards, or even spa-inspired storage cubbies to hide everything from dirty clothes bins to towels to everyday toiletries. Having storage space ready for all of your things will clear your counter space of clutter and allow for a sleek minimal feel in the newly finished space.
5. Bathrooms Got Smarter
Technology has hit every aspect of our lives in unexpected ways, and the bathroom is no exception. Digital shower panels offer unparalleled control over temperature and flow, infrared sensors can turn on mirror lights, and modern touches such as radiant flooring and adjustable heated towel racks add a level of luxury that may be missing in your current space. By committing to a renovation, you can add in environmentally friendly fixtures and smart home elements that will make you feel like you’re living in the future while helping you save money on water and heating as well.
When following trends, remember to pick the elements that fit best with your personal style while maintaining functionality. As bathrooms aren’t likely to be updated for years to come after the renovation, choose trends that have a sense of longevity or timelessness or that are easily swapped out when you need a bit of a change. Wallpaper is easy enough to change when the mood hits you. Tiles, on the other hand, aren’t. Where possible, keep things simple and neutral and you’ll have an amazing space that will be enjoyed for years to come.
No matter what type of bathroom renovation in Sydney you are looking for, we have the expertise and knowledge to make your ideas come to life. Get in touch with us today and be on your way to having the bathroom of your dreams!