Many homeowners are looking to expand their living space to basements, making a destination for watching movies, playing games, and exercising.
Looking in the opposite direction, people are increasingly utilizing their rooftops to expand livable space as well, particularly in metropolitan areas. Searches for “outdoor rooftop terrace” shot up 1,555%.
There were more than twice as many searches for "aging-in-place bathrooms" and "handicap-accessible bathrooms" in 2023 as there were in 2022.
Instead of farmhouse kitchens, “industrial kitchens” and related characteristics have become popular, with searches tripling for “kitchen track lighting”
Beyond specific kitchen styles, searches for “walk-in kitchen pantry” jumped 27 times compared with the same period in 2022.
Houzz saw more interest in design elements that separate rooms temporarily, like a "living room divider," "Shoji screen," and "partition wall" (up 446%, 60%, and 41%, respectively).
Often an overlooked surface, design enthusiasts on Houzz are calling attention to ceilings with paint and texture.
Searches for "front porch," "exteriors," and "living room" that are related to the Colonial era all went up compared to the same time in 2022. Searches for "Spanish Colonial living room" went up by 1,470%, which is a big increase.