New design trends for bathrooms, kitchens, and other living spaces are constantly developing as homeowners define exactly what they’re looking for in a home remodel.
Earlier this year, Houzz, an online hub for home improvement and design ideas, evaluated the search terms of American homeowners looking to do remodeling projects in 2023. Through this research, they identified 9 new design trends emerging for home remodeling this year. Today, we’ll take a closer look at 5 of them so you can see what’s trending and if it makes sense for your own remodel.
5 New Design Trends for Remodeling in 2023
1. Incorporating rooftop living areas in home design
Making excellent use of all of your available square footage is a key component of smart home design. And one of the new design trends for 2023 is doing just that. According to Houzz, homeowners are increasingly looking to build out rooftop spaces into inviting decks or patios. This is especially true in metropolitan areas where outdoor space surrounding the home is limited or if you have an amazing coastal view.
2. Improving bathroom accessibility and adding aging-in-place features
Do you consider your house to be your forever home? If so, it’s important to make sure that its features will allow you to age in place for as long as possible. As the Houzz research revealed, more homeowners than ever are searching for ‘aging-in-place bathrooms’ or bathrooms that are handicap accessible. And, while this might be one of the new design trends for 2023, it’s actually a concept that’s been around for quite some time.
What types of elements do accessible bathrooms showcase? The most common features include curbless showers, built-in shower benches, handheld shower heads, sturdy grab bars, and non-slip flooring.
In this Irvine bathroom remodel, the shower was made wheelchair accessible for a boy with mobility challenges. A built-in shampoo niche on a lower level makes reaching bath accessories easy while multiple handheld shower heads provide several bathing options.
3. Creating durable but stylish industrial kitchens
According to Houzz, searches for industrial-style kitchens were up 41% compared to last year during the same time period. These kitchens often feature large stainless steel appliances and easy-to-clean countertops made of durable materials. While you might not picture an industrial kitchen being very inviting, it absolutely can be with the right design. You can even incorporate certain elements of an industrial design without making the entire kitchen look like something out of a restaurant.
Take this Lake Forest kitchen, for example. It features an industrial-sized oven and range top. Yet, it looks far from industrial with a unique brick surround and gorgeous accent wall.
4. Focusing on kitchen designs that meet home entertainment needs
While outdoor kitchens and living spaces have often been the go-to for home entertainment, more homeowners are looking to create an inviting entertainment vibe inside as well. When thoughtfully planned, these spaces can be used all on their own for year-round entertaining. Or, they can be used in tandem with outdoor spaces as weather conditions allow.
What’s included in an entertainer’s kitchen? The choices are endless and they’re based on personal preference. Some of the most popular elements include beverage fridges, expansive kitchen islands with bar seating or cooktops, walk-in pantries, and customized storage options for keeping the kitchen neat and tidy for guests.
This Aliso Viejo kitchen remodel doesn’t have seating at the island but it does feature an open concept design that includes an adjacent dining area. The sizable island has plenty of space for food prep and the room can easily be opened to integrate with the outdoor living space.
5. Incorporating unique ceiling designs in a kitchen or living room remodel
While many people focus on flooring, cabinets, appliances, and other features during a remodel, more homeowners are looking up to the ceiling. Often referred to as the ‘fifth wall’, ceilings don’t always get the attention they deserve. But when included in the room’s overall plan, a trendy ceiling treatment can significantly elevate the design.
Follow New Design Trends with Expert Home Remodeling in Orange County
While new design trends are great, and they can even add value to your home, it’s important to consider the type of remodel that meets your specific wants and needs. At Sea Pointe Design & Remodel, our designers work closely with you to marry current design trends with your personal preferences. That way, you end up with a space that’s up-to-date but also one you truly love. Helping Orange County homeowners make their remodeling visions become reality has been our mission and passion for almost 40 years now and we’re not stopping yet!
To learn more about our work, browse through our online portfolio of completed projects. Or, register for one of our upcoming remodeling webinars to learn helpful remodeling tips from the pros. You can even visit our kitchen and bath showroom to talk to design experts and get new design ideas.
Then, when you’re ready to start planning your own remodeling project, simply give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.