Some designers on Houzz are installing a slab of stone or quartz behind the range or cooktop while keeping the surrounding backsplash areas tiled.
At design shows all year, features with flutes have been on display. This style adds visual texture and interest under island countertops, bathroom sinks, and dining room tables, making a statement.
One of the most popular trends is the move away from cool grays and stark whites to warmer neutrals like beiges, creamy off-whites, and rich browns.
Whether it’s a sky-inspired hue or a deep watery color, look for an array of blues to be featured more prominently in decorative materials and housewares in the coming year.
Many homeowners on Houzz are requesting more traditional details and materials that create a timeless style.
Pros on Houzz say this includes handmade tiles, custom bathroom vanities, and other bespoke elements, which create a feeling that the homeowner has something truly unique.
Appliance garages conceal countertop appliances such as blenders, coffee makers, and toasters but keep them easily accessible and organized.
"The typical horizontal zigs are beginning to zag in new directions—diagonally or vertically—to create an updated look with visual interest, movement, and texture," reports Houzz.
This popular setup lets homeowners place grimy sports uniforms, sandy beach towels, or muddy winter coats directly into the wash before they track dirt farther into a home.
Garden paths and patios made of pavers separated by ground cover have gained popularity on Houzz due to their natural look, permeability, and design versatility.