The home is our sanctuary, where we can relax and recharge. As our lifestyles change and consumer habits and design aesthetics shift, our homes should too. Staying current on modern home design trends can help you make informed home remodeling choices that add comfort, style, and value to your home.
In 2024, expect a shift in home remodeling trends reflecting the increasing popularity of remote work, the move away from all-white kitchens, and a growing awareness of the need for sustainable and eco-friendly home improvement.
These are just a few of the top 2024 home remodeling trends. If you’re thinking about remodeling your home in the next year, be sure to consider these trends to keep your home current and functional:
In 2024, home remodeling trends will move towards the innovative use of colors, textures, and sustainable materials, along with design choices that create fresh living spaces that feel grounded, organic, and connected to the outdoors.
Bold Color Choices
Regarding home remodeling, bold color choices are a great way to make a statement and create a unique and stylish space. In 2024, we can expect a continued trend towards bold and vibrant colors, such as deep browns, greens, and rich blues.
Here’s how to use it: Incorporate bold color into your home remodel as an accent color, choosing a bold color for one or two walls in a room while keeping the remaining walls neutral. This is a great way to add interest and excitement to a room without overwhelming it. Use color to create a focal point in a feature piece, such as a bold-colored sofa or a kitchen island.
You can also use bold, saturated colors to paint entire rooms for more drama. However, choosing colors that work well with the other hues in your home is important. If you need help figuring out where to start, consulting with a professional designer is always a good idea.
Mixed-material countertops are another popular trend in home remodeling. These countertops combine two or more different materials, such as marble and wood or concrete and quartz. Mixed material countertops can add interest, texture, and visual appeal to your kitchen or bathroom.
Combining two materials on the same island is one of the most popular ways to use mixed material countertops. This can create a unique and eye-catching focal point for your kitchen. You can also use mixed material countertops to create a waterfall edge on your island or peninsula.
Another design option is using different materials for different kitchen or bathroom areas. For example, in the kitchen, you could use granite for the main countertop and wood for the island, and in the bathroom, concrete for the vanity countertop and quartz for the shower surround.
Textured fabrics are another popular trend in home remodeling in 2024. These fabrics can add visual interest and depth to your space. Popular textured fabrics include velvet, chenille, and boucle. Incorporate these textured fabrics into your home remodeling project, using them on furniture upholstery, throw pillows and blankets, curtains and drapes, and artwork such as wall hangings.
Biophilic design is all about bringing the outdoors inside. This trend has been gaining popularity in recent years, and it’s expected to continue to grow in 2024. Homeowners are looking for ways to connect with nature, and biophilic design can help them achieve that connected vibe. Trending ways to incorporate biophilic design into your home include adding plants, using natural materials, and using large windows and doors that let in plenty of natural light.
Sustainable Materials and Finishes
Homeowners are becoming more and more aware of the environmental impact of their home improvement projects. As a result, we can expect to see a growing demand for sustainable materials and finishes next year. Popular choices include recycled materials, bamboo, cork and low-VOC paints and finishes.
2024 Color Palettes of the Year
The colors you choose for your home can significantly impact your space’s overall feel and atmosphere. Looking ahead, we can expect a shift in color trends towards bold and vibrant hues and a continued popularity of natural and earthy tones. Here are the modern color trends for 2024:
Deep greens are a great way to bring the outdoors inside. These colors are also very calming and relaxing, making them ideal for bedrooms and other areas of your home where you want to relax and unwind. Next year, designers predict a trending palette that includes forest, olive and teal green.
Rich blues are another popular color choice for homeowners. These colors are versatile and can create various looks, from elegant and sophisticated to modern and minimalist. Popular rich blues for 2024 include navy blue and indigo blue. The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2024 is Blue Nova 825, a saturated, vibrant blend of blue and violet that the brand says “was inspired by the brilliance of a new star formed in space.”
Natural and Earthy Tones
Natural and earthy tones are a great way to create a warm and inviting space. These versatile colors can be mixed and matched to create various looks. Popular natural and earthy tones for 2024 include beige, cream, taupe, and light shades of terracotta.
Glidden Paints’ 2024 color of the year, Limitless, is a warm, nearly yellow neutral that can be paired with almost any color scheme.
Like neutrals, designers identify soothing hues as trending color choices for 2024 as they bring calmness into the home. These soft hues can create a clean and crisp environment, so they’re ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms. And they play well with deep, dark colors, so they’re a versatile choice. Think barely-there blues, whisper-light purples, and warm shades of vanilla.
Minimalism with a Personal Touch
Minimalism is about de-cluttering and simplifying your life, but it doesn’t have to be boring or sterile. Incorporate these elements to achieve the personalized minimalism trend in your home remodel:
- Use natural textures and surfaces. Wood, stone, and natural colors can add warmth and character to your minimalist space. Try using a reclaimed wood beam as a mantel or a natural stone countertop in your kitchen. On trend are floating wood shelves—ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and family rooms. They provide functional storage and display space with an organic finish.
- Embrace natural light. Large windows and doors can help to brighten up your space and make it feel open and airy. But if you can’t work those elements into your home remodel, try using mirrors and light colors throughout your space.
- Keep it simple. The minimalist aesthetic feels clean and fresh—so keeping your space uncluttered helps to create that order. Incorporate smart storage into your home remodel, whether built-in storage in your family room, in the banquette in the kitchen, or under the stairs in a hallway. Then, use artwork, rugs, or paint colors to create focal points throughout your space for added visual interest and a personalized design effect.
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Kitchen Remodeling Trends
With a new year comes new kitchen design trends. Real Simple reports that “warm neutrals, lighter woods, and earth tones are growing in popularity, while stark white kitchens, gray cabinets, and over-the-range microwaves” are out in 2024. Here are some key trends to consider as you approach your kitchen remodel.
Moving Away from All-white Kitchens
All-white kitchens have been popular for years, but trends show it’s time to change in 2024. Modern kitchen remodels are all about adding color and personality to your space. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Nothing adds warmth to a kitchen space like natural wood. On-trend is cabinetry in white oak, walnut and alder wood—all these light wood choices are neutral, so they lend themselves to modern or traditional design styles. Look for modern, mid-century, and Scandinavian cabinetry profiles to be popular in 2024.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with color when it comes to your cabinets. A bold pop of color can really make your kitchen stand out. On-trend is using one color on perimeter cabinets and a complimentary color on the island or beverage bar. If you love the clean look of white cabinetry, consider using wood or painted cabinets on the base with white upper cabinetry as a contrast.
A backsplash is a great way to add a focal point to your kitchen. Popular are full-slab quartz backsplashes. These stunning installs have a lux look and are easy to clean (no grout lines!) Also trending are patterned and natural stone tiles, from classic subway profiles to unique shapes.
Full Kitchen Remodels
Modern kitchen remodels are all about creating a stylish and functional space. If you’re considering a complete kitchen remodel, there are a few design trends to keep in mind:
Modern kitchen layouts are all about flow and efficiency. One popular trend is to move the island or peninsula to create a more open and inviting space. This allows for easier traffic flow and provides a central gathering place for family and friends. Another trend is to make a more seamless transition between the kitchen and living room. This can be done by removing walls or expanding doorway or transition openings to create a more open, airy feel.
A must-have for any modern kitchen are high-quality appliances. They are more energy-efficient and durable than older models and have various features to make your life easier. When choosing appliances, look for smart technology, energy efficiency, and water conservation features.
Innovative storage solutions
Smart storage can help you maximize your kitchen space. Pull-out drawers, lazy Susans, toe-kick drawers and customized cabinets are all great ways to maximize your storage capacity. You can also use creative solutions like hanging baskets and pot racks to store items overhead.
A walk-in pantry is essential to a functional modern kitchen. From preparing everyday meals to entertaining, these spaces make your life easier and more organized, providing convenient and out-of-view storage space for your food, kitchen supplies, serving ware and appliances. Here are trending elements to include in your custom walk-in pantry design:
- Custom shelving: Custom shelving will help you organize your pantry in a way that works for you and how you use your kitchen. Consider adding adjustable shelves to store items of all sizes easily. Add integrated bins, pull-outs, and cubbies— great for keeping things organized.
- Designated zones: Create designated zones for different types of food and supplies. This will help you to keep your pantry organized and easy to navigate.
- Integrated lighting: It will make it easy to find what you’re looking for in your pantry, even late at night.
Consider your needs and lifestyle to make the most of your custom walk-in pantry. For example, if you enjoy hosting large gatherings, include space for additional appliances (like a second refrigerator) and a counter area for plugging in smaller devices and tools.
Smart homes are increasingly popular with new technology and the ability to connect existing products to the internet and control them with standard handheld devices. So, it’s no surprise that one of the latest trends in kitchen remodeling is smart kitchens.
Smart kitchens embrace modern technology to make your kitchen more efficient. To incorporate smart kitchen technology into your remodel, you might use voice-activated appliances to track your food, create shopping lists and more. Consider installing smart faucets that offer features like hands-free operation and temperature control. And an increasingly popular trend: Integrated charging stations. These stations can be tucked into a drawer or cabinet to charge your devices without running cords all over the counter.
Adapting to Remote Work
We’re living and working differently than we did five years ago. The transition from open floor plans to dedicated, more functional living spaces will continue to gain ground in 2024.
As more people work from home, the need for dedicated work spaces is becoming increasingly important. But, with limited square footage, creating a separate home office can be challenging. That’s why multi-functional spaces are becoming so popular. In 2024, we can expect to see more and more homeowners converting spare bedrooms, closets, and even garages into home offices, gyms, and other multi-purpose spaces.
Soundproofing WFH spaces
Soundproofing is the process of reducing noise transmission between two spaces. This is important for work-from-home areas because it can help to create a quiet and distraction-free environment. Here are a few tips for soundproofing your space:
- Install acoustic panels. Acoustic panels are made of materials that absorb sound waves. They can be placed on walls, ceilings, and floors to help reduce noise levels.
- Add rugs and carpets. Rugs and carpets can also help to absorb sound waves. Choose thick, plush rugs for the best soundproofing results.
- Seal any gaps or cracks in your walls and doors. Sound can travel through even the smallest gaps, so sealing them up is essential. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any cracks around windows, doors, and vents.
Home Office Acoustics
Acoustics are the properties of a space that affect how sound travels within it. For home office spaces, it’s important to create a space with good acoustics so that you can hear and be heard clearly on video calls and conference calls. Here are home soundproofing solutions to help improve the acoustics of your workspace:
- Avoid bare walls. Bare walls can reflect sound waves, leading to echoes and reverberations. To improve the acoustics of your space, cover the walls with furniture, artwork, or acoustic panels.
- Use soft furnishings. Soft furnishings, such as rugs, curtains, and upholstered furniture, can help to absorb sound waves and improve acoustics.
- Position your desk carefully. Avoid placing your desk in a corner or against a wall, which can create echo problems. Instead, put your desk in the center of the room or against a sound-absorbing surface.
Enhanced Lighting and Connectivity
Enhanced lighting and connectivity are among the most critical trends in work-from-home remodeling. Good lighting is essential for any workspace, but it’s necessary for remote workers who spend long hours at their desks. Similarly, having a reliable internet connection is vital to work and productivity.
You can do many things to enhance the lighting and connectivity in your home workspace. Here are a few tips:
- Install adjustable lighting solutions. Task lights and floor lamps allow you to customize the lighting to your needs.
- Add ambient accent lighting. Backlit molding and cabinet lighting can create a more inviting and comfortable workspace.
- Upgrade your Wi-Fi. If you have weak Wi-Fi coverage in your home, consider upgrading your router or installing a mesh Wi-Fi system.
Smart Home Integration
Smart home technology is becoming increasingly affordable and accessible, and we can expect to see more and more homeowners incorporating it into their homes in 2024.
Not only do smart home devices make your home more convenient, energy-efficient, and secure. They can also improve your resale value: 81% of consumers say they are more likely to purchase a new home with smart technology.(TechJury) And Millennials are willing to pay 20% or more for the connectivity of a smart home.(ThinkRealty)
Popular smart home devices include thermostats, lights, doorbell cameras, and security systems. So, as you approach your home remodel, consider the smart home upgrades that suit your lifestyle and budget. Consider having a professional electrician manage the installation of these devices for best results.
Final thoughts about home remodeling trends for 2024
Looking forward to home remodeling in 2024, we’re ready to embrace the blend of relaxed aesthetics, natural materials and textures, increased functionality and technology that the new year in home design promises.
As you approach your home remodeling, embrace these trends and consult a professional contractor to bring your home remodeling vision to life.
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