4 Bathroom Trends For 2019

August 8, 2018

We are always looking to what is next, its only natural and bathroom renovations are no different. The worry of spending money on something that will look old fashioned is something my clients often stress about. Anyone who has ever read anything I have posted knows I base most of my suggestions on being practical. I could suggest outlandish bathroom trends like real wood panel walls or the double dutch sinks but these are not trends I believe in. Below are my 4 practical bathroom trends that will be big in 2019 renovations. 


If you are not interested in reading a longer break down below are the 4 dot points.  


Simple Bathrooms - Minimalist Bathroom, Wall Hung Vanities, Wall Vanity Mixers, No Bricks

Luxury Items - Heating Elements A Must, Shower Boxes, Limited Grout

Relaxing Baths - Freestanding and Semi Freestanding Baths 

Tiles Are King - Encaustic, Marble and Wave Leaf Tiles 


Keep It Simple 


Minimalist bathrooms are an ongoing trend. We are looking to always de-clutter our lives and bathrooms are no different. Whether it is keeping things off the floor such as wall hung vanities. reducing the number of grout lines with big tiles or frame-less fixed panel showers the simple bathroom is the bathroom renovation everyone wants to have in 2019.

By making a bathroom minimalist it does not mean you can't make it look amazing it just means you are taking away the unnecessary sections of the bathroom such as unneeded bulky brickwork or the tired looking vanity kickers. To go the extra mile have a wall mounted mixer such as this Mt Lawley and Atwell bathroom below to make the vanity top, even more, user-friendly. 


Pro Tip - 

Minimalist bathrooms are often seen to have a lack of storage but this does not need to be the case. Take advantage of wall space with shallow mirror cabinets or brickwork such as internal toilet systems or shower recesses














Now when I say luxury I am not refereeing the Ritz I'm referring the more affordable bathroom heated elements of the room. Perth where we are based is not the coldest place on Earth but a cold morning is a cold morning so bathroom heating is one of our most requested items put into a bathroom.

People want to feel and see the change in their bathroom renovations so items such as heat/light/fans or heated towel rail are requested with every quote I do. When we think bathrooms we think cold and sterile so those heating items or cool gadgets make the bathroom more user friendly and interactive. Other luxury bathroom items such as nicer windows, USB power-points, light up mirror cabinets and in-wall shower recess are all on the upward trend in 2019. 




Pro Tip :

Stay away from light up tapware and shower heads. Often they only last around 6 months with the novelty wearing off quicker than the actual lights. 

Relaxing Bath's


Freestanding and Semi Freestanding baths booming and here to stay. Gone are the days of bulky spa baths and shallow drop in baths. We live busy lives so a relaxing bath is a want we can achieve with not too much during the bathroom renovation so an upward trend has been on the move. Whether it's in a small space or a big bathroom the freestanding bath looks and feels relaxing with its deep centre and often oval shape it ticks all the boxes.

A semi-freestanding bath or wall freestanding bath is when a freestanding bath has one end against the wall like in this Forrestfield bathroom renovation below. This style of bath is for that person who wants to eliminate some of the gaps they cant get to. So pour that glass of wine and light that candle. 


Pro Tip:

Get a bath caddy. They are awesome for holding the aforementioned wine and candles.


Tiles are King long live the king 


The three most popular style of new tiles is encaustic, leaf and marble in 2018/19. Many bathrooms we have booked for early in 2019 are combining marble walls with en-caustic black and white floors like below. The classic tiles are bold features mixed with timeless feels like below in this Inglewood bathroom renovation we recently completed. 


Marble Wall tiles with a concrete or slate floor are a neutral but warming combination. 2019 bathrooms are about warmth but neutral grey tones such as this canning vale bathroom below. 


The third tile on this list is the wave leaf tile. Called the leaf tile due to unique finish of waves that intertwine it creates a natural but modern vibe to your bathroom. 

Honourable mentions for 2019 bathroom tile trends is the small tiles such as penny tiles and hexagon tiles which i get asked about a lot. My only drawback of this style is the amount of grout it uses is not sustainable to keep clean. I am about practical trends opposed to looking great for a few months. 

Probably the most important rule to always remember is that there are no rules for renovating. Whether you elect for complementary or clashing wall and floor tiles, the choice is yours. If there is one overall arching trend it is this, happy living spaces are what everyone is trying to archive. Whether that is making the bathroom clutter free, warm, high tech or full of wow we are trying to make our bathrooms a happy place so the only person who can tell you whats makes that space your own is you.


Its important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at ontheballbathrooms@gmail.com


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