The way we live in our homes is definitely influenced by what’s going on in the world around us. That’s wisdom direct from the staff at Home Digest, in an article recently describing what the best home design trends of 2023 are. During the pandemic, minimal design that looked clean and germ free enjoyed a surge in popularity. Then the pendulum swung to the other extreme, with colorful maximalist excess giving homeowners hope and joy.
So what’s on the agenda now? As a builder of home additions in Needham, here’s what we’re seeing:
Retro Color, Texture & Fun: Homeowners who weren’t alive when the Seventies happened for the first time are embracing the aesthetic now. Natural wood is the star of this show, both in terms of flooring and in bespoke details like window & door trims, banisters and stairs, and cabinetry. Sunken conversation pits and rounded design elements are also having another turn in the spotlight.
Farewell Farmhouse, Hello Drama: The Kitchen Gets Hot
There are absolutely people who will love their farmhouse kitchen to the end of time, but the stage has been set for the next kitchen design trend. Big, bold dramatic kitchens feature painted cabinetry in bold jewel tones – or black – while patterns and appliances in eye-catching colors compete for attention.
Dining in one of these kitchens elevates eating to an event. There’s a sense of high energy and excitement in these rooms that’s a breath of fresh air, encouraging creativity and confidence in the kitchen.
We build a lot of kitchen additions, and for people seeking the bold, dramatic kitchen there’s nothing better than having the ability to design your own kitchen from the ground up. It’s a fresh start, without any pre-existing challenges that need to be over come and addressed. The process is fun and creative, and many homeowners enjoy it more than they ever thought they would.