12 Dec 5 Home Remodeling Trends to Watch Out for in 2019
Many people look forward to the New Year not just for the festivities but also for the chance at a fresh start. A clean slate. January 1st has become something of an opportunity to leave behind the negativity in the past year and welcome the good vibes of the new. Some people want to change their appearance. Others want to change their attitude. And others want to invest in full-scale home remodeling.
Whether you’re a brand-new homeowner or a long-time veteran, the chance to change an area—or some areas—of your home never gets old. Doesn’t matter if it’s for practicality or if you just want a fresh face for an old space. For home remodeling that’s both fun and functional, it helps to know the latest design trends this coming year.
Check out these predictions from design experts for 2019:
Less is More
As the minimalist movement continues to take shape, more and more homeowners are opting out of upper cabinets in the kitchen. This design trend achieves an open, more breathable upper wall space—consequently making the kitchen look roomier. If you plan on doing this, you can opt to use an antique armoire or a butler’s pantry for your kitchen items instead. Alternatively, add on to the number of existing bottom cabinets.
Statement Shower Enclosures
Plain shower enclosures for the bathroom may be the norm, but that’s set to change very soon. For 2019, shower doors and enclosures are expected to become statement pieces for your bathroom. There is no better way to make them stand out than by adding glass with bold, intricate, or elegant designs. Also trending right now are colored shower grids and window panes with unique embellishments.
Black is the New Grey
This trend picked up in the eighties, and it’s definitely making a comeback. Many designers love using solid black in home remodeling to bring about a sharp contrast to spaces that have minimal or no color at all. In addition, this popular “absence of color” is very versatile. It can look either effortlessly elegant, smartly sophisticated, or ultramodern—depending on how it’s used. You can update this eighties classic trend by combining black with gold finishes and warm chestnut wood.
Acrylic Furniture Pieces
Acrylic is a material that provides room for proper architectural structure without taking up too much visual real estate. For small spaces, acrylic is considered a great foundational piece. It allows any surface to be layered without feeling too chaotic. These barely-there pieces work wonderfully in all kinds of spaces, making them a great addition to your home.
A mix of two to three different metal accents will be dominating interior design trends next year. These accents are a tasteful, timeless way to provide definition in any space. For instance, nickel, gold, and bronze accents work well together with either aged iron accents or oil-rubbed bronze. Metals such as pewter and silver, on the other hand, match bronze and brown metals. You can’t overdo your metal accents, though. You still need to add them in moderation and context to achieve the best results.
With more and more appliances and furniture popping up on display in showrooms, you’ll surely have a lot of on-trend home remodeling options to choose from. Just follow these tips above and you are well on your way to a trendier home for 2019.