Unveiling the Design Trends Shaping Homes in 2024

Home Experts, Andersen Windows & Doors, share their outlook on 2024 Design Trends. Don’t miss out on these revealing insights & exceptional product offerings!

As we enter 2024, home design trends are being shaped by macroeconomic shifts and a profound transformation in how people inhabit their living spaces.

As more people opt to stay in their homes due to a fluctuating economy and high interest rates, there is a redefined focus on maximizing space efficiency. These macro trends are propelling homeowners to think beyond conventional design boundaries, seeking innovative solutions for their evolving needs. Above all, homeowners are reimagining their homes, seeking functional spaces that still reflect their unique lifestyles, blending practicality, design aesthetics, and sustainability.

Reimagining Space:
The Rise of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

In response to the call for adaptable living spaces, ADUs have emerged as architectural chameleons, addressing diverse needs within limited square footage. Transcending the conventional roles of guest rooms or in-law suites, ADUs are also used for standalone offices, income-generating rental units, and deluxe pool houses. This shift in purpose demands an equally transformative approach to design elements, particularly windows. Those opting to build ADUs seek windows and doors that push the bounds of standard sizing, maximizing clear openings and minimal sightlines to capture the view and make a small space feel larger.

Embracing Tradition in a Modern Era

While the sleek and contemporary aesthetic has reigned supreme over recent years, 2024 witnesses a notable shift, embracing traditional design elements. The desire for conventional design is, however, a redefined traditional aesthetic characterized by circular windows reminiscent of the Roman oculus, intricate grille patterns, a resurgence of deeper foundational wood tones, and saturated colors. Far from feeling dated, this evolution breathes new life into homes, offering a timeless allure.

Bridging Worlds:
Pass-Through Windows

In a world where the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living are becoming increasingly fluid, the rise of pass-through windows exemplifies a desire for connectivity. Like a patio door, it creates an outdoor connection. But unlike a patio door, it allows you to have a sink, counter space, and other features that wouldn’t otherwise fit, enabling you to hand treats out to the kids, keep your drinks cold instead of hauling them out into the sun, and create an additional moment of “outdoor-indoor” living without having to open an entire wall.

Open Corners:
Illuminating Spaces, Bridging Realms

Corner windows have emerged as architectural gems, capturing more sunlight and expanding panoramic views. The trend leans towards more extensive, more monumental sizing, creating floor-to-ceiling statements that redefine the interior and exterior aesthetic.

The corner door is also a standout in the indoor-outdoor living trend, taking corner windows to the next level. This architectural innovation allows homeowners to open an entire room corner, dissolving the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s a design choice that goes beyond conventional floor plans, breathing life into once-dark and underutilized corners.

In the ever-evolving realm of home design in 2024, homeowners and pros continue reimagining living spaces for how we live and work, weaving together functionality, aesthetic appeal, and a sense of connection.

Big Doors and Their Role in Indoor-Outdoor Living

The trend of indoor-outdoor living has cemented itself as a trend that is here to stay in 2024. Homeowners and pros alike continue to design for a seamless connection between the home and the natural beauty that surrounds it.

  • Capitalizing on this trend enables homeowners to maximize their current footprint and choose between options that function for their lifestyle, including:
  • MultiGilde doors – gliding doors that stack or pocket for a perfectly unobstructed view
  • Liftstide doors – a seamless floor transition that creates an expansive view with fewer, bigger panels
  • Pivot doors – rotating on a pivot box in the floor and the top jamb rather than traditional door side hinges and designed for large, spectacular openings, including entranceways
  • Folding Outswing doors – accordion-style doors that, when open, fold up to beautifully frame your view

For more information on how Andersen Windows & Doors can help you on your next project in 2024 visit www.andersenwindows.com.