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Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2019

Even though your bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house, it is also an oasis where you can soak in the tub and relax after an otherwise hectic day.

Consider remodeling your bathroom to transform it from simply functional to a stylish oasis of relaxation that will make you smile every time you use it. Bathrooms are used multiple times a day and guests often use it when visiting. Making sure your bathroom makes a design statement is a great way to have maximum impact in the smallest square footage.

Bathroom renovations do not cost as much as a kitchen overhaul and you get more bang for your buck. There are several new remodeling trends for bathrooms in 2019 that may inspire you to take the next step in your own bathroom.

Patterned Tiles

Tile is a practical material for any bathroom but sticking with traditional square or subway tile is going out of style. Today’s designers are installing ornate, patterned tile in bathrooms that feature natural motifs, playful geometric patterns and ethnic prints.

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These take the place of printed wallpapers from the past and are much more durable. With no peeling or fading and the added bonus of being impervious to water, printed tiles are perfect for your bathroom. Look for tiles in trendy patterns such as fish scales, hexagons and chevrons.

Statement Mirrors

Make a statement in any size bathroom by installing a statement mirror or mirrors above the vanity. You can try the following tricks for adding interest to your bathroom with just a mirror:

  • Use unusual shapes such as hexagons, starbursts and ovals to add a contemporary flair without breaking the bank.
  • Hang an oversized mirror over the sink in a smaller bathroom for instant impact.
  • Put up Victorian-inspired mirrors clustered on a wall in an otherwise sleek bathroom to increase the design interest.


It does not sound like the best choice for your bathroom, but wood is making a splash in today’s spa-like bathrooms. Hardwoods like teak and cedar are especially popular for their durability and resistance to water and steam. The rich grain of wood lends natural warmth to rooms that might otherwise seem cold or sterile.

If you love the look of a particular wood, you can find designers who are using various woods that have been dried for months, then sealed, so they are watertight. These can be used to create everything from vanities to actual sinks.

Contrasting Textures

Bathrooms with a mix of textures are popping up everywhere. When you combine two or more textures, there is less emphasis on color to create drama. A neutral color palette soars when the bathroom incorporates textured tiles and walls.

For example, an ornately carved vanity looks fresh and modern when it plays off the sleekness of smooth porcelain tiles or minimalist hardware. You can also try installing tiles with an intricate basket weave texture on the walls to contrast with a sleek tub.


You can find new technologies in just about any 2019 bathroom renovation plan, with automated heating and cooling being one of the most prominent features. Rather than suffering with cold feet in the early morning hours, have a heated floor installed. Heat ribbons under tile or marble flooring keeps your toes toasty all year long.

Other technological innovations for bathrooms include electronic control panels where you can program and control everything from water temperatures to the level of lighting. A few popular techie features include:

  • Showers with multiple massaging showerheads.
  • Infrared saunas.
  • Rainfall showers.
  • Heated towel bars.
  • Motion activated lighting.

Separate Showers and Tubs

The standard shower and tub combination is falling by the wayside in 2019 bathroom designs. Homeowners are demanding more luxurious and relaxing bathroom experiences and separate showers and tubs deliver.

Oversized showers with waterfall showerheads stand alone to give you more space and options like built-in sound systems. Freestanding tubs are deeper and wider than traditional tubs, letting you soak up to your chin and unwind after a long day.

Vintage Style

Rethink the vintage style of your great-grandparents and repurpose it in today’s vintage-inspired bathrooms. Take these design ideas for example:

  • Claw foot tubs, deep sinks and elaborately framed mirrors can be combined in a charming Victorian-era bathroom.
  • Brass or gold-tone fixtures add warmth and a cozy feel to your retreat when you pair them with Art Deco wall sconces and lots of geometric shapes for a 1920s feel.

Unexpected Colors

Think bright and bold for your bathroom in 2019. Candy-cane colors, pops of acid yellow, Kelly green or bubblegum pink are all the rage in 2019 bathroom designs. Designers are once again turning to bold colors for everything from tiles to toilets. Expect to see vibrant accents such as towels, fixtures and even art in this year’s bathrooms.

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The movement is away from neutrals to luminous shades of turquoise, peacock and coral. Start small by trying one or two elements if you are not certain you want to go bold, but do not hesitate to combine colors for truly personal look.

More-Than-Basic Black

Although it is often thought of as the opposite of bright colors, black is another bathroom design trend that is part of the rebellion against neutrals like cream, beige and gray. Even in the smallest bathroom, black becomes a powerful design element. Think sultry and dark for an idea of how black is being interpreted in luxurious bathrooms with black marble, black-framed mirrors and even fixtures that have a matte black finish.

Industrial Chic

Industrial hardware, sinks and exposed plumbing are all part of the industrial chic that combines a luxury feel with simple elements from the industrial revolution. Farm sinks, ceramic coated metal sinks, vanities with metal and rustic wood elements work together to achieve this minimalist style.

One of the easiest ways to achieve the look is to keep the color palette down to black and white and switch out your traditional lighting for Edison lightbulbs and caged lights suspended from exposed wires. Exposed plumbing and touches of industrial metal complete the look.

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