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Home Remodeling Trends For 2023

Morgan McBride4-minute read
UPDATED: May 31, 2023

Not loving the look of your home? You don’t have to move – consider remodeling instead. While planning a home remodel should be about meeting the functional needs and stylistic preferences of the family who will actually live there, it is important to also know the current home remodeling trends. Trends affect what is available in stores and what will increase the resale value of your home, and they can give you some fabulous ideas you might not have otherwise considered.

Home remodeling trends seem to change year after year. What are the trends now and will they last for years to come? Learn what's staying and what's leaving.

11 Top Remodeling Trends For 2022

While the most important part of any home remodel is functionality for your family, it’s also important to be aware of the current and upcoming home design trends. You don’t want to remodel your home only for it to be completely dated in 2 years. These are some of the most popular home renovations of the current year. If you are wondering how much these renovations will cost, get a quote before getting too deep in planning your project.

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1. High-Tech Kitchen Islands

While kitchen islands have been popular for a while, modern designers are taking them even further by upgrading them with everything from installed appliances to heated countertops.

In addition to extra countertop and seating space, consider upgrading your new or existing kitchen island with:

  • Microwave pull-out drawer
  • Built-in paper towel storage
  • Prep sink
  • A place for your dishwasher
  • Hot water tap
  • Built-in butcher block cutting surface
  • Mini fridge for beverages
  • Open shelving for displays

2. Floor-To-Ceiling Windows

Large window banks are hugely popular – it’s one of the biggest kitchen remodeling trends of the year. In general, there is a push in home decor trends toward bringing nature indoors, and what better way to do that than with windows. While large windows can be pricey to install, you can rest assured that bright natural light will never go out of style. These work perfectly in an eat-in kitchen where the entire eating nook is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows.

3. Marble Bathrooms

Marble finishes are very popular in bathroom remodeling projects. Marble can be used for countertops, shower surrounds and tile within the bathroom. This ties into a larger trend of luxurious, spa-like bathroom design. The marble is generally light in color and is often also used in the kitchen for a sense of cohesiveness throughout the home. Marble has been used for centuries to showcase elegance, but using it in modern, trendy ways will keep you with the times.

4. Green Tile

Green is definitely the trending color for home decor – almost every paint company chose a shade of green for color of the year. That is reflected in the growing popularity of green tile in everything from bathrooms to kitchen backsplashes. While a mostly white kitchen continues to be the most popular palette, adding a pop of green into the tile is a great way to make a kitchen feel cozier.

5. Freestanding Tubs

Freestanding bathtubs are making a comeback. Many homeowners are opting for freestanding tubs instead of the more traditional tub/shower combo. These tubs have a glamorous look and very large bathrooms can even accommodate an oversized shower with a freestanding tub inside of it! However, this trend is not for you if you know you will never take a bath or have a smaller bathroom, as it will take up floor space that you could better utilize.

6. Bold Wallpaper

Wallpaper continues to be a trend, and bold, colorful prints are gaining popularity in 2022. It has become increasingly popular to use wallpaper that looks like a large-scale mural on one wall for a big impact. Other designs that are trending in wallpaper include nature motifs like leaves and flowers, colorful modern patterns and wallpapers that have the look of a wall texture.

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7. Outdoor Living Rooms

There is a growing trend of highly functional outdoor spaces that include everything from sofas to wall-mounted TVs to fireplaces. Think of the comfort of your living room, but bring it outdoors. Definitely include a large seating area, including tables and couches, beautiful rugs, pergolas to protect you from the sun, and maybe even a fireplace or TV to spend cozy evenings outdoors.

8. Plunge Pools

Plunge pools are growing in popularity for those who don’t have enough space or a big enough budget for a typical inground pool. If you’ve ever dreamt of having your own pool, this could be the way to do it.

9. Smart Home Systems

As technology advances, so do our homes. Small and large home renovations can include home automation – things like smart thermostats, lights and devices like Alexa and Google Home, as well as tech-forward home security system upgrades. Even many appliances are becoming automated, meaning your dryer can text you when the clothes are done or you can pre-heat your oven without leaving your bedroom.

10. Thoughtful Storage

Having well designed places for each category of things makes it easier to keep a house looking clean and organized. Whatever space you are organizing, consider adding thoughtful storage to the space. For example, add narrow pull-out drawers for spices and cutting boards in the kitchen. In the bathroom, install a drawer with an outlet inside it for hair dryers and curling irons.

11. Blue Accents

While green is the top trending color of the year, blue accents are also extremely on trend. Blue can be traditional, such as a light or denim shade of blue, or bold, such as a navy blue. Use blue for wall colors, furniture, or smaller accent pieces – you really can’t go wrong. Stick to blues with gray undertones to prevent them from being too bright or overwhelming in your space.

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or bathroom or you’re going for a farmhouse style or something more minimal, a home you want is just a reno away.

If you’re looking to renovate but don’t have the cash on hand, a cash-out refinance could help you make your renovation goals a reality. Cash-out refinances allow you to reinvest the equity you’ve built up in your home in renovations of all kinds. Interest rates are typically much lower than those that come with personal loans or credit cards, particularly if mortgage rates are low, so why not start the process to get a cash-out-refinance today?

Fund your renovations with a cash-out refinance.

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Morgan McBride

Morgan McBride is a DIY-lover and home decor enthusiast living in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been blogging at alongside her husband since 2012, where they empower their readers to craft their current home into their dream home through the power of DIY.