Houzz's Summer Design Trends You Need to Know
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Houzz's Summer Design Trends You Need to Know

Ready to jump into a summer project? Check out these trends to inspire your next cabin design upgrade.

Written by Cabin Life Editors


 Photo: Martha’s Vineyard Construction Co., Inc.


With summer still in the early stages, there’s plenty of time to achieve your plans for renovations and design upgrades. Houzz, the popular home remodeling and design platform, has published their 2023 Houzz U.S. Emerging Summer Trends Report. It lists the emerging home trends based on search insights from their community over 65 million homeowners, design enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Ready to jump in? Check out some of the top trends to inspire your next cabin project.


Head to the Rooftop

If you have a rooftop space, make the best of it! Expand your living space with entertaining equipment and relaxation essentials. Searches for “outdoor rooftop terrace,” “rooftop deck” and “rooftop patio” topped the charts at 1,555%, 90% and 40%, respectively. 


Increased Accessibility in Bathrooms

Do you feel like you’ve found your forever home? So do plenty of other homeowners on Houzz’s platform. Renovation and improvement trends to support owners through retirement are increasing in popularity. “Aging-in-place bathrooms” and “handicap-accessible bathrooms” more than doubled in searches from last year. Searches for adding features like “handheld shower head” (68%), “ADA compliant bathroom vanities” (43%) and “curbless showers” (41%) help achieve this goal.


A Dream Kitchen for the Entertainer

In the 2023 Kitchen Trends Study from Houzz, nearly 3 in 5 homeowners use the kitchen for entertaining after a renovation (57%). This motivation has influenced searches for “open concept kitchen to family room” (up 76%) as well as island cooktops and ranges for cooks to engage with their guests as they prepare a meal. “Walk-in kitchen pantry” searches for additional storage jumped 2,636% from last year, while “scullery kitchen” searches grew 38% to keep messy kitchen tasks away from guests.


A Degree of Separation

Even though open-concept designs are on top, an increased interest in short-term separations is popping up. Searches for “living room divider,” “Shoji screen” and “partition wall” were up 445%, 60% and 41%, respectively.


Small but Mighty Outdoor Features

Tight on outdoor space? Don’t let that stop you from spending your summer outdoors. Searches for “small swimming pool” grew by 46%, and “small plunge pool” and “small pool house” jumped 375% and 210%, respectively. An interest in “small outdoor kitchens” more than doubled, while “small screened-in porch ideas” grew by 522%.


See the full list of trends on Log Home Living!

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