The New Year has always marked a season of fresh beginnings and renewed energy with an eye toward intention. Since 2024 is just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about and tackling those lingering home improvement projects, or planning renewed spaces. And if recent home renovation trends and future projections are anything to go by, that’s exactly what the average homeowner plans to do.
As an article in Forbes Magazine put it so succinctly: “the home remodeling market has been in continued expansion since the pandemic.” People quickly found out what they loved (and didn’t love about their spaces) during the great lockdown of 2020, and the surge in home remodel projects has not stopped since.
If you’re ready to revamp your space, now’s the time to get your project on the books. Explore the top home renovation trends below that have been ongoing for the last few years:
1) Culinary-specific kitchen upgrades
As a result of the pandemic, people no longer eat out as often as they used to, but they still love and crave great food or culinary experiences. To that end, many homeowners will be looking to undertake a kitchen renovation in 2024.
Open concept kitchens continue to be a dominant design trend as they open up plenty of room for living, entertaining and exploring the craft of cooking. Spacious, airy kitchens that flow into other rooms provide more room to work while minimizing clutter that can stifle creativity. Built-in appliances are a natural fit for the open concept aesthetic because they integrate with your kitchen cabinetry, creating clean lines, unobstructed paths and a tidy feel.
You can take this design trend to the next level by integrating panel-ready appliances. This style option—most often available on refrigerators and dishwashers—affixes an exterior panel to the front of your appliance that can create the appearance of continuous cabinets in the kitchen.
Kitchens serve more purposes now than ever before, and as such are an integral part of the home. The quote: "The kitchen is the heart of the home" says it all. Now is the time to really get the most out of your home and your kitchen, so let's collaborate and explore the multitude of options available that will elevate your kitchen to another level.
2) Spa-like bathroom renovations
If there’s one lesson that shouldn’t be forgotten in 2024, it’s that relaxation and self-care are essential aspects of our overall health and well-being. That may be why spa-like bathroom renovations are near the top of many home improvement lists. From installing a stylish new free standing tub, to a relaxing steam shower, radiant floor heating or a heated towel rail, next year’s bathroom is all about setting a luxurious mood. And it all begins with your material selection. I always tell my clients to remember, "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". No need to over do things, keep things clean and simple for the most beautiful, stylish and timeless result.
3) Dedicated home office spaces
While having a dedicated home office was becoming increasingly important to many people before the pandemic, it’s become an absolute must for most homeowners today, many of whom log into work from their couch or bed! Industry experts believe that the continuation of hybrid schedules and random stretches of remote learning will keep a dedicated home office space near the top of the renovation project wish list for 2024.
4) Larger multifunctional spaces
Even before the pandemic, it was common for families to outgrow their spaces as families grew or kids began growing up. When the pandemic forced many families to work, learn, relax and entertain in the same space together, many learned that their homes were not large enough for their needs. In 2024, we expect a significant number of people to add more square footage of living space to their existing homes, to remodel their existing living space to make it more functional, or to build an ADU on their property. We can assist with all of these....
5) Enhanced outdoor living spaces
Whether it was to gather safely with friends and family or simply get away from the same interior spaces, the pandemic pushed many people outside thereby elevating it's importance. Improved outdoor living spaces have become a top priority for many homeowners, and that trend is only expected to grow stronger in the new year. People now want to take their indoors out, and build outdoors that blend the worlds of home and garden. They want to create something that is gorgeously extravagant but still feels rooted in nature. If you’re looking to build an outdoor kitchen, add a shade structure like a pergola or a pavilion, build a new deck, build an ADU or all the above, our team is ready to help.
6) Sustainable, eco-friendly upgrades
As more intense weather patterns and unprecedented seasonal changes begin to affect our daily lives, energy efficiency and sustainable home upgrades have captured America’s collective consciousness. In 2024, expect to see a significant increase in the number of homeowners who want to install energy-efficient doors and windows, swap old inefficient appliances for new low-energy models, and diminish their carbon footprint by installing solar panels thereby reducing their reliance on electricity that’s powered by unclean fossil fuels.
7) Time to make an appointment
As 2024 gets underway, we are already scheduling projects for late spring or early summer, so if you are thinking of a home improvement project, now is a good time to get in touch with us so that we can start discussions and get the ball rolling.
8) Preliminary contact
When you make an inquiry with us, you can expect a response within a 24-hour business day, and your first project consultation will be scheduled within two weeks of initial contact. After that we will provide you with an estimate and you can then decide if we are the right fit for your project.