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ASID Reports on 2024 Kitchen and Bath Trends
[Mar 3, 2024]

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its 2024 Trends Outlook Report. Compiled by its dedicated research division, the report shows key shifts and indicators affecting the kitchen and bath industry. A few kitchen and bath highlights include:
  • Kitchen islands have become focal points, often acting as not only a functional preparation space but also a dining space. Look for ¡°faucets with filtration systems, taps for fizzy soda water and steamy hot water for tea¡± in island shapes that offer side-by-side seating for easier cross-table conversation.
  • Modern, contemporary styles are expected in the kitchen. Modern, contemporary design styles with organic, natural influences are still going strong in bathrooms. Look for these features to move toward the kitchen, as designers are predicting that shades of green¨C from deep saturated forest greens to lighter earthier shades ¨C will gain momentum.
  • Primary suites are incorporating boutique hotels and spa-inspired amenities to create a sense of serenity and luxury. This will be seen in features such as frameless, doorless steam showers with rain heads, body sprays built-in seating, and curb-less entry. Stone, quartz, and marble materials are being paired with fluffy robes, scented candles, and mood lighting to create a sense of serenity and replicate luxury.
  • Cleanability and durability remain a priority. Post-pandemic, homeowners still seek cleanability and durability, particularly given how many homes have pets. In bathrooms, many are opting for quartz vanities and large slabs or solid surface panels as a grout-less option, particularly in showers. Additionally, consumers are looking for matte and brushed [metal] finishes, enhanced with ¡°Spot Defense¡± for fewer watermarks.
  • Pragmatic utility spaces offer unique design opportunities. Small kitchens are being planned carefully to maximize storage, function, and flow, and yet, open shelving offers a visual break and an opportunity to highlight decorative elements like glassware and pottery. Similarly, utility and mud rooms are being combined with laundry rooms, embracing color and layering patterns in wallpapers and textiles.

The Trends Outlook Report is the first of ASID¡¯s three-part Outlook report series; with parts two and three, the Economic Outlook and State of Interior Design, to be released later this year. The three-part research series is generously sponsored by Sherwin Williams. Available for download on the ASID website, the Trends Report is included in ASID membership and is available for purchase for $150 for non-members.

Source: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)