Unveiling the 2023 Houzz U.S. Emerging Summer Trends: Transforming Bathrooms and Kitchens

As we embrace the summer season, it’s never too late to explore the hottest trends in home design. Recently, Houzz.com, the go-to platform for remodeling and design enthusiasts like us, released the 2023 Houzz U.S. Emerging Summer Trends Report. This report gives us a sneak peek into the top emerging home design trends based on the searches of homeowners, design enthusiasts, and professionals within the Houzz community. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the exciting findings, specifically focusing on the transformation of bathrooms and kitchens. Let’s dig in!

  1. Bathrooms With Better Accessibility:

According to the 2023 U.S. Houzz & Home Study, homeowners are prioritizing long-term renovation goals. They’re making improvements to their bathrooms, ensuring they can age in place comfortably. Searches for “aging-in-place bathrooms” and “handicap-accessible bathrooms” have more than doubled compared to last year. Homeowners are showing interest in features like handheld shower heads, ADA compliant bathroom vanities, and curbless showers. It’s all about creating spaces that are safe and accessible while maintaining a stylish touch.

  1. Industrial-Style Kitchens Get Cooking:

Get ready to bring the trendy industrial vibe into your kitchen! Industrial-style kitchens are gaining popularity among homeowners. Searches have spiked for “kitchen track lighting,” “pull-down kitchen faucets,” “stainless steel countertops,” and “brick kitchen wall.” And there’s more! People are also exploring the uniqueness of “concrete countertops” and the charm of a “copper kitchen backsplash.” It’s all about infusing that modern, edgy look into your culinary space.

  1. Entertainer’s Dream Kitchen:

Who doesn’t love hosting gatherings and impressing guests with their cooking skills? The 2023 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study shows that homeowners are increasingly using their kitchens as spaces for entertaining. That’s influencing everything from the kitchen layout to storage choices. Searches for “open concept kitchen to family room” have seen a whopping 76% increase, reflecting the desire for seamless connectivity and social interaction. Island cooktops and ranges are also gaining popularity, allowing cooks to engage with their guests while preparing delicious meals. And let’s not forget the surge in searches for “walk-in kitchen pantries,” offering additional storage for larger gatherings and a clever hiding spot for small appliances like toasters and coffee makers.

To end, As we continue our summer design projects, the 2023 Houzz U.S. Emerging Summer Trends Report serves as a guide to creating remarkable spaces. Bathrooms are becoming more accessible and geared towards long-term needs, with a focus on safety and style. Meanwhile, industrial-style kitchens are heating up the scene, with track lighting, pull-down faucets, and unique countertop materials stealing the spotlight. And for those who love to entertain, open concept layouts, island cooktops, and walk-in pantries are must-haves for the ultimate hosting experience. So, let these exciting trends inspire you as you transform spaces into stylish, functional, and welcoming areas.

Download the full Houzz report

Shaun Ayala

Kitchen & Bath Marketer – Pacific Sales/ Best Buy