The home improvement and remodeling industry is continuously evolving, driven by shifts in consumer preferences, advancements in technology, and changing economic conditions. In this two-part series, we’ll explore the key home improvement trends and developments that are expected to shape the industry in 2024.

  1. Smart Home Integration: The integration of smart home technology is set to become even more prevalent in 2024. Homeowners are increasingly interested in adding features like smart thermostats, security systems, and lighting controls. Home improvement professionals will need to stay updated with the latest smart home products and installation techniques to meet this growing demand.

  2. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Practices: Environmental consciousness continues to grow, leading to increased interest in sustainable home improvements. In 2024, we can expect to see more home remodelers and builders incorporating eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient appliances, and green building practices into their projects.

  3. Outdoor Living Spaces: The trend of creating outdoor living spaces, such as decks, patios, and garden areas, is expected to gain momentum in 2024. Homeowners are seeking ways to enhance their outdoor environments for relaxation and entertainment, presenting opportunities for home improvement professionals.

  4. Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades: Kitchens and bathrooms are focal points for many home improvement projects. In 2024, we can anticipate a surge in kitchen and bathroom upgrades, with a focus on modern design, functionality, and energy-efficient fixtures.

  5. Customization and Personalization: Homeowners are increasingly looking for unique and personalized solutions for their homes. Customized cabinets, bespoke furniture, and personalized design elements will be in high demand. Home improvement professionals who offer customization services will have a competitive edge.

  6. Remote Consultations and Virtual Reality: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of remote consultations and virtual reality (VR) technology. Homeowners can collaborate with designers and remodelers from the comfort of their homes, visualizing projects in VR before making decisions. This trend is likely to continue in 2024.

  7. Aging-in-Place Renovations: As the population ages, there is a growing need for aging-in-place renovations that make homes more accessible and comfortable for elderly residents. Home remodelers will find opportunities in retrofitting homes with features like ramps, wider doorways, and grab bars.
Envisioning home kitchen remodel using software on tablet, a home improvement trend in 2024

In Part 2 of this series, we will delve deeper into the challenges and opportunities that home improvement professionals and builders may encounter in 2024, as well as the implications of these trends on the industry’s workforce and education requirements.

Learn more about the latest home improvement trends from the National Association of Home Builders.