This month’s Konkol Design Series takes us to the bathroom — one of our favorite areas of the home to design. What many people don’t know is that bathrooms offer up ample space for creativity, because it’s typically smaller than most other rooms in the house. It’s one of the few spaces in the home (other than the master bedroom) that allows for total customization. Because bathrooms are smaller, you’re able to go a little wild with patterns and colors, while still putting together a tasteful design. If you’re looking for a bit of bathroom design inspiration, here are the current bathroom design trends:
Bold Powder Rooms
The powder room may be one of the smallest rooms in a home, but with the right design, it packs a big punch. In 2019, bold powder rooms are forecasted to be all the rage. Seek bright, colorful wallpaper with large patterns, and don’t be afraid to go floor to ceiling with it. Since the area you’re decorating is so small, it won’t look quite as wild as you’re thinking. A bold powder room adds a little pop of personality to any home.
Monochrome Master Baths
Bathrooms are the best place in the house for a statement, and while bright pops of color are trending in powder rooms, the master bath is the place to go monochromatic. Bright white, concrete grey, and shiny black bathrooms are all very modern, and certainly on-trend for 2019. Our favorite way to push the monochromatic envelope? Floor to ceiling tile.
A changing world often influences design, and we’re seeing that in recent bathroom trends that prioritize efficiency. Minimalist fixtures, open shelving, and efficient use of space are big lately, so look for sleek lines and simple styles as you design your new bathroom.
To go along with an efficient design, minimalist storage in the bathroom is the perfect compliment. Open shelving and fewer cabinets tend to dominate recent bathroom design trends, and we’re seeing more and more built-in shelving in showers, on walls, and above vanities. Minimalist trends align with the sleek, stress-free style that’s becoming more and more popular in the modern spa-like master bath.
Floating vanities make a space feel more open. They reveal the entire floor of the bathroom, tricking the eye into believing the room is larger. If you’ve got a small master or you’re looking to make your bathroom feel like an airy spa retreat, a floating vanity is a great choice. Today’s popular floating vanity styles feature clean lines and efficient design.
Separate Shower and Tub
As life in America continues to bustle along, bathroom design trends more towards a relaxing, spa-like feel than ever before. The bathroom is a place to relax, take a breath, and start your day in a positive way. A separate shower and tub reflect that feeling of relaxation, creating a dedicated space for your soaking tub, where you can mentally unwind after a long, stressful day.
As it’s popular to have a separate shower and tub these days, integrated showers are becoming more and more desirable, as they increase the visual flow within your bathroom. An integrated shower helps take out some of the walls and barriers you’d traditionally find in a more classic style bathroom. This visually creates more space,making the bathroom feel like one cohesive spa retreat. You may need to add a glass wall to prevent water from spraying everywhere, but since it’s transparent, a glass wall does little to limit or separate the space, and instead adds just a touch of luxury.
It’s no surprise that Alexa, Google Home, and Siri are running the show in the home, and the recent trend has been to extend that technology into the bathroom. From temperature controlled showers, to televisions embedded in the walls, recent improvements in technology mean you can put your electronics wherever you need them most.
Looking to renovate your bathrooms? For one-of-a-kind designs that will wow, contact Konkol Custom Homes. Check out our gallery, or call us today at 407.466.3882 to see how we can reimagine your master bath or powder room.