Home design trends change year to year with some styles holding consistent while others emerge that can sometimes come at a surprise. According to recent information released by Houzz, here are some of the more popular trends that homeowners have been interested in this year.
When most people are looking to expand their living space they often think of additions or even backyards. However, for those who have a lower level then there can be a world of options. Searches for “basement family room” increased nearly 800% with “basement recreation room” soaring 525%. The winner at 1900% was “basement golf simulator!”
Especially for city dwellers, expanding living space onto rooftops can be an option that comes with spectacular views. Searches for “rooftop terrace” increased 1,500% year over year.
Popular designs these days for bathrooms are actually going hand in hand with accessibility. Spacious bathrooms that have larger, curbless showers are more popular. Not only do they offer more room and look great but they also are accommodating for those looking to age in place.
Restaurant kitchens can be an inspiration for an easy to clean, durable and stylish look. Searches for “industrial kitchen” increased 41% along with “brick walls” at 93% that help complete the look.
It is no secret that the kitchen is where everyone congregates when you have guests. Therefore, searches for “large kitchen island with seating” rose 187%, “beverage station” was up 71% and “walk-in kitchen pantry” soared at 2,636%.
Open concepts are super popular these days but there is always a need for some level of separation. Options for temporary privacy, lower noise levels or some visual delineation are necessary. Searches for “living room divider” was up 446% and “shoji screen” increased 60%.
Getting creative and not neglecting the ceiling as the fifth wall is a new thing. Searches for ideas such as “high-gloss ceiling” rose 816% while “tongue-and-groove ceiling” was up 74%.
Small Outdoor Spaces
Those with smaller outdoor spaces have been on the hunt for creative ideas with searches for “small screened-in porch ideas” up 522% and “small plunge pool” up 375%.