A new year is almost here, and there’s a lot to look forward to in 2024 — especially when it comes to the fresh and stylish home renovation ideas that are on the rise. Whether you’re looking for smart home updates with high ROI or you just want to subtly upgrade your living space next year, we’ve got you covered. From the latest design styles to the kitchen reno trends we’re seeing everywhere, we’ve rounded up 10 of the home reno trends on our radar for 2024.
It’s ‘Brutal’ in Here
Planning a kitchen renovation can be tricky, especially if you aren’t sure which decor style you want to emulate. If you find all-white minimalism a bit bland in your cooking space, but can’t quite get into the bright glitz and colour pops of all-out maximalism, brutalism might be the answer.
Brutalist design, which was on-trend in the mid-20th century and which Zillow says is making a comeback, is all about raw, exposed materials (think: concrete, blackened steel and patinated finishes) and functionality. With a 2024 lens, we can envision a rise in incorporating these types of features into the kitchen counters, fixtures and flooring to add dimension that’s still somewhat minimal, but far from boring.
In the year to come, we’re feeling blue — in the best way possible. A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to update your living space, and bold, saturated shades are making a comeback. From moody slate blues for living rooms to bright ocean blue paint colours for bedrooms, blue hues are on our mind for 2024.
When it comes to the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, the backsplash makes a major impact. But, with so many backsplash styles to choose from, how can you pick just one when you’re updating your kitchen? Enter: blended backsplashes.
Blended backsplashes use two backsplash materials to break things up and create an accent area. This could mean choosing one tile style for your main backsplash (we love these unique backsplash ideas) and then adding a contrast material — whether that’s an accent tile or a slab of a luxe material like quartz — behind the range.
While you can choose any two backsplash materials to create a blended backsplash look, design experts for Houzz told Forbes that choosing a contrast backsplash material that’s the same as the countertops or other parts of the kitchen elevates the look.
Whether the goal is reducing your carbon footprint or lowering your monthly energy bill, choosing home features, appliances and materials that are more energy efficient is key for home renovators in 2024. Consider swapping out old windows for energy-efficient models, opting for a smart thermostat, installing a tankless water heater or trying one of these ways to make your home more energy efficient.
Let There Be (Luxe) Light
If you want your bathroom to feel like a spa-like oasis, the right lighting is everything. When it comes to bathroom renovation trends for 2024, we’re predicting lots of unique and personal touches when it comes to lighting—from ornate bathroom chandeliers to high-tech bathroom mirrors.
Wellness at Home
Speaking of bringing the spa home, we see wellness-inspired home renovations growing in popularity, too. From home saunas (like this spacious infrared sauna showcased on Property Brothers: Forever Home) to personal cold-plunge pools, wellness upgrades for the home are definitely on the rise.
It’s one thing to say goodbye to a popcorn ceiling in your bedroom, but what if you could be using the space above you to create a cozier sleep space? Updating the bedroom ceiling with a coat of paint, wood paneling or even wallpaper draws the eye upwards, adds visual interest to a smaller space and is a very 2024 way to elevate your sleep oasis.
Fluting, Fluting and More Fluting
Who doesn’t love a little texture? We’re already fans of fluted details in home decor and furnishings (we’re obsessed with this DIY fluted coffee table, for example). So, we’re excited to see more and more fluting incorporated in renovation projects like bathroom vanities (here’s how to DIY your own) and kitchen cabinets.
Tile With Style
When it comes to home renos in 2024, personal touches are key. From tiles in unique colours and textures to the vintage tiles that we saw trending in 2023, tiles with personality and character are the ones we’re coveting.
Space to Park Small Appliances
It’s time to clear the clutter. If you hate the look of all your small appliances living on your countertops but you never want to be far from your blender for your daily smoothie, then appliance garages are the kitchen reno trend to watch in 2024. Appliance garages are dedicated spaces in your kitchen where you can store small appliances and then shut the cabinet door to keep them out of sight — which means they’re perfect for keeping a streamlined, tidy-looking kitchen. Hidden kitchen appliances are where it’s at for 2024!