Interior Design Trends 2024

San Diego Home Design Trends 2024

As we sail into 2024, the tides of home design in sunny San Diego are shifting, and at Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling, we’re riding the wave, ready to guide you through the currents of change.

With our seasoned Design Consultant, Anastasia, Lead Designer, Jean, and our eager Junior Designer, Haley, at the helm, we’ve charted a course through the latest trends set to define San Diego homes in 2024. They’ve lent us their compasses, pointing toward what’s fresh, fabulous, and at the forefront of home aesthetics.

Let’s dive into this exciting journey, exploring the visions these talented designers foresee and shaping our living spaces in ways that promise to refresh our surroundings and resonate with our aspirations and lifestyles.

We’ve also ventured beyond our local shores, incorporating national kitchen and bathroom trends from the esteemed National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) into our design forecast. This blend enriches our narrative with a broader perspective, promising to intrigue and inspire you with a fusion of San Diego’s flair and nationwide elegance.

Key Takeaways

  • Open Concept Kitchens and Outdoor Living Areas
  • Innovative Beverage Centers and Butler’s Pantries
  • Maximizing Views and Minimizing Cabinetry
  • Statement Appliances and Fixtures
  • Moving Away from All-White Kitchens to Warm, Natural Tones
  • Technological Advances in Kitchen and Bath Design

Hear from Our Esteemed Design Consultant, Anastasia

Kitchen Design Trends for 2024

Anastasia shares her insights on the evolving kitchen landscape, emphasizing open concepts, innovative storage solutions, and the integration of technology to enhance functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Several kitchen design trends have emerged, and we at Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling expect them to continue and strengthen in 2024.

  • Open-Concept Designs: “Many of our clients want to enhance their homes with Open-Concept designs that unite kitchen space with adjacent rooms, often including outdoor areas. As part of a typical kitchen remodel, we’re removing (sometimes load-bearing) walls between adjacent rooms to create larger spaces more suitable for entertaining friends and family. In addition, we’re installing large, multifold doors that can be fully opened to give easy access to the outdoors, where we create covered, climate-controlled spaces with outdoor kitchens, fire pits, dining tables, pool, and spa for the ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining so well suited to our moderate San Diego climate. It’s gracious living at its finest!”
Home Design Trends 2024 San Diego
  • Beverage Centers and Butler’s Pantries: “Another trend we love is the addition of beverage centers and Butler’s pantries. Many homes have alcove cabinets near the kitchen, living room, or family room that can be converted into a convenient beverage center, with undercounter wine coolers, beverage fridges, and/or ice makers, with mugs, glasses, and stemware in cabinets above. Coffee stations are popular, sometimes with plumbed coffee or espresso machines. Wine lovers are installing wine dispensing/preservation systems, which allow several bottles of wine to be opened at a time so they can be enjoyed at the homeowner’s leisure and satisfy varying tastes. Others are taking spaces adjacent to kitchens to create butler’s pantries with sinks, dishwashers, microwaves, etc., making entertaining a breeze by moving messy meal prep and cleanup to areas that can be quickly hidden behind closed doors.”
Kitchen Design Trends
  • Maximizing Views: “Many homeowners are optimizing ocean views by adding windows to view-side walls, which requires eliminating wall cabinets. Base cabinets with large, deep drawers are trendy and can replace the need for wall cabinets altogether. Cabinet accessory manufacturers offer drawer organizers that store dishes, bowls, coffee cups, drinking glasses, and other items traditionally stored in wall cabinets. As a rule of thumb, we generally only include one or two base cabinets with full-height doors in a kitchen for tall items like lobster pots, wine buckets, etc.–most of our clients prefer drawers for storage, as their contents are more quickly and easily accessed compared to base cabinets with shelves or roll-outs.”
Kitchen Interior Design Trends
  • Statement Appliances and Fixtures: “Statement” appliances and fixtures are hugely popular! Refrigerators with media screens and “smart” functions that send status updates on levels of food staples, manage family calendars, stream music and photos or art, and even see who’s at the front door are all the rage. Others opt for ranges in eye-popping colors or visually stunning hammered copper or zinc hoods and/or farmhouse sinks.” 
Kitchen Design Trends 2024
  • Warm, Natural Tones: “After a long run at Number One, all-white and/or gray kitchens are on the way out. Warmer natural and stained wood slab cabinet doors are making a comeback, often combined with exotic, colorful natural slab stone countertops, especially on islands and often with waterfall edges, creating vibrant focal points. Continuing the same slab stone used on the countertop onto the backsplash lends an elegant, harmonious feel. Contrasting painted or dark-stained islands and/or base cabinets provide welcome visual interest after years of monochromatic white and gray kitchens.”
Kitchen Trends 2024
  • Technological Advances: “Electrical advances continue unabated! Square recessed lights, outlets with USB or USB-C ports, outlet strips tucked under wall cabinets, outlets in the back of drawers, and pop-up electronic ports are all the rage. InvisaCook even makes cooktops that require no surface elements installed under porcelain countertops. This is perfect for small kitchens, as the area can be used as a regular countertop when not being used to heat food.”
Kitchen Design Trends and Ideas 2024

Bathroom Design Trends 2024

The spotlight on bathrooms reveals a preference for curbless showers, bidet toilet seats, wall-mounted faucets for cleanliness, discreet bath safety features, and illuminated mirrors for enhanced functionality and style.

  • Curbless showers: “Showers with no tall curb at entry- also referred to as “curbless,” “zero entry,” “beach entry,” “barrier-free,” or “walk-in” showers- are by far the hottest trend in modern bath design. They are more aesthetically pleasing, easier to clean, and considerably safer than curbed showers, especially for aging homeowners and those with mobility or balance challenges. Curbless showers can be installed on slabs or raised foundations using different techniques that have become relatively routine as their popularity has increased.”
Bathroom Design Trends Ideas
  • Bidet toilet seats: “Sometimes called “washlet” seats, bidet toilet seats add the function of a traditional bidet to a regular toilet without requiring plumbing, purchasing a separate fixture, or having the space to install it. In addition to a multitude of water functions, many models offer variable heat seats, blow-drying functions, UV sanitizing, self-cleaning capabilities, and even night lights! Bidet seats also raise the seat level to make it easier and more comfortable for users to raise and lower themselves.”
Luxury Bathroom Design Trends 2024
  • Wall-mounted bath faucets: “Wall-mounted bath faucets, especially single-handle models, are hot, hot, hot!! Unlike deck-mounted bath faucets, water doesn’t pool around wall-mounted faucets, so both fixture and countertop remain cleaner and good-looking longer. In addition, they make the countertop so much easier to clean. One heads-up: Vertical and horizontal placement of the wall-mounted faucet should be carefully coordinated by your design professional to ensure that the water flow into the sink and drain is optimal to minimize splash-out.”
Bathroom Interior Design Trends
  • Bath safety: “It doesn’t have to look ugly and institutional. Companies like Invisia are making grab bars and shower seats in various styles and finishes to match any bath décor. Many of their products combine multiple functions, such as grab bars with shampoo shelves or soap dishes. These products help aging and/or disabled homeowners remain in their homes by helping to prevent falls in the bath, where they most frequently occur, while still looking stylish.”
Bath Design Trends 2024
  • Illuminated mirrors: “Especially those containing medicine cabinets are a trend that won’t be leaving. They provide excellent illumination for makeup application, shaving, etc., and can be installed on a dimmer to lend ambiance while offering convenient extra storage. They may also alleviate the need for additional wall-mounted vanity lights, saving the expense of adding J-boxes and purchasing fixtures. Robern offers convenient slide-up models, some of which may prefer hinged styles. Many even contain electrical outlets for electric toothbrushes, shavers, etc.”
Bathroom Design Trends in 2024

Jean’s Forecast: Blending Nature with Luxury

Natural and Organic Woods Meet Luxury

Jean, our visionary Lead Designer, champions the harmony between the organic and the opulent. “Integrating Natural and Organic Woods with luxurious accessories and accents has been a revelation,” Jean shares. “This combination lays the foundation for spaces that feel grounded yet exquisitely refined, marrying the rustic beauty of natural materials with the elegance of luxurious finishes.”

Jean articulates a vision where natural materials coexist with luxurious accents, emphasizing the grounding effect of wood paired with opulent finishes.

Luxury Design Trends

The Art of Mixing Metal Finishes

“The strategic Mixing of Metal Finishes,” Jean observes, “invites an eclectic yet cohesive feel into homes, allowing personal expression to shine through in details big and small.”

Jean encourages a thoughtful blend of textures and hues. Highlighting the curated appeal of mixed metal finishes to introduce depth and character into spaces.

Mixed Metal Home Design Trends 2024

Country Club Aesthetic: A Nod to Sophisticated Comfort

Jean is particularly fond of the Country Club Aesthetic, noting, “This trend reimagines spaces with an air of understated luxury, blending warm-toned leathers, wood beams, and deep-colored fabrics into a symphony of comfort and style.”

This trend represents a perfect harmony of sophisticated comfort with luxurious, inviting atmospheres reminiscent of a country club setting.

Country Club Aesthetic Home Design Trends

Embracing Smart Living

In today’s world, integrating technology within our living spaces is not just a trend but a lifestyle. Jean highlights the importance of Home Offices and Home Automation systems, emphasizing how these technologies contribute to making our homes more efficient, secure, and comfortable. “Adopting smart living solutions,” she states, “reflects our commitment to creating environments that cater to our aesthetic preferences and enhance our daily lives through functionality.”

Smart Living Trends 2024

Infusion of Warm Tones

Moving beyond the conventional, Jean embraces the infusion of Reds and Warmer Tones into our homes. “These colors,” she adds, “bring warmth and vibrancy, creating spaces that invite connection and warmth.” This shift towards warmer color palettes is a response to our innate desire for cozy, inviting environments that reflect personal style and bring life to our surroundings.

Jean concludes with a reflection on the overarching message of these trends: “This blend of natural elegance, thoughtful design, and technological integration signifies a move towards more personalized, comfortable, and sustainable living spaces. It’s about creating homes that reflect our individual styles and values while harmonizing with the natural world around us.”

Interior Design Color Trends 2024

Haley’s Insights: Emerging Trends vs. Phased-out Trends

Now, let Haley guide you through the Trends of 2024 and bid farewell to what’s now considered passé.

Trending Now

Haley introduces the concept of Biophilic Design for connecting with nature, custom kitchen solutions for personalized functionality, the allure of earth tones and textures, the sophistication of mixed metal finishes, and the artistic flair of mixed-stone mosaic tiles.

  • Biophilic Design: Haley, our insightful Junior Designer, champions Biophilic Design for its ability to integrate natural elements into our homes, promoting well-being and a deeper connection with the environment. “Incorporating elements like water features and living walls brings us closer to nature, offering benefits like improved air quality and mental well-being.”
Biophilic Design Trends 2024
  • Kitchen Organization and Personalization: “Tailoring kitchen spaces to fit individual lifestyles is becoming indispensable,” Haley points out. “From pet feeding stations to customizable appliances, personalization is at the forefront.”
Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends 2024
  • Earth Tones and Rich Textures: Haley highlights the shift towards Earth Tones and Rich Textures, creating spaces that invite relaxation and are inherently welcoming.
Earth Tone Color Trends Interior Design 2024
  • The Dynamic Appeal of Mixed Metal Finishes: As Haley observes, the trend of mixing metal finishes adds a layer of sophistication and visual interest, allowing for a unique blend of warm and cool tones.
Mixed Metal Finishes Trends 2024
  • Mixed Texture Tile/Stone: “Adding mixed-texture stone and tiles offers a unique opportunity to incorporate texture into spaces where textiles are less commonly used, such as in bedrooms or living rooms. In areas like bathrooms and kitchens, exploring the use of textured wall tiles can significantly enhance visual interest and add a layer of sophistication to your design.”
Tile and Wall Texture Trends in Interior Design

Transitioning Styles: Welcoming New Perspectives

It’s time to bid farewell to trends that have served us well but are now making way for more dynamic, personalized expressions of style. Haley provides a candid take on fading trends, encouraging a move beyond the once-standard all-white kitchens, uniform paint schemes, and the once-ubiquitous modern farmhouse aesthetic:

  • White Kitchens: Long celebrated as a staple for their crisp, clean look, white kitchens are now yielding to a palette rich in color and texture, welcoming a more vibrant approach to kitchen design.
White Kitchen Trends 2024
  • White Paint Everywhere: “We’re moving away from the all-white aesthetic, embracing color to define and differentiate our living spaces with more personality and warmth.”
White Walls Out of Style 2024
  • Modern Farmhouse: “Once the darling of design trends, the modern farmhouse look is stepping aside for more eclectic, contemporary styles that reflect a wider array of personal tastes.”
Farmhouse Trends 2024
  • 50% Offset Subway Tile: “The traditional subway tile layout is getting a modern makeover, with 1/3 or 1/4 offsets introducing a fresh, visually interesting twist.”
Subway Tile Trends 2024
  • Matching Furniture Sets: “The era of mix-and-match and eclectic styling is here, moving away from matching furniture sets and encouraging a more personalized, eclectic approach to styling our homes.”
Matching Furniture Trends

Kimberly’s Corner: Trends Shaping San Diego’s Homes in 2024

As we navigate the evolving home design landscape, certain trends emerge as clear favorites among San Diego homeowners. Here’s where I see the focus:

Expanding and Personalizing Primary Suites

We’re witnessing a move toward primary suites that are not just larger but smarter, with features catering to multigenerational living and aging in place. Think of spaces that adapt to our life’s chapters, equipped with accessibility in mind.

Master Bedroom Trends 2024

Modernizing the Old: Reconfiguring for Today

The charm of older homes is undeniable, but their traditional, compartmentalized layouts often don’t suit today’s lifestyle. By reconfiguring these spaces for open, flowing layouts, we’re enhancing their functionality and aesthetic appeal, making them perfect for modern living.

Luxury Design Trends

The Great Outdoors: Enhancing Living Spaces

In San Diego, our climate beckons us outdoors year-round. We’re extending interior living spaces outside, creating seamless transitions with features like California Rooms and Sunrooms. These spaces offer the perfect blend of comfort and connection to nature, embodying the indoor-outdoor living that Californians cherish.

Outdoor Living Trends 2024

ADUs: Flexibility for the Future

ADUs are gaining popularity as they cater to our evolving need for flexible living spaces. They’re perfect for multigenerational families looking to live together yet independently, offering separate, self-contained living areas within the same property. This trend reflects a broader shift toward accommodating diverse family dynamics while maintaining privacy and autonomy.

ADU Conversion Trends 2024

Open-concept Kitchens: The Heart of the Home

The kitchen remains the heart of the home, with open-concept designs emphasizing spacious, multi-functional areas that encourage family gathering and entertaining. These kitchens are designed to be beautiful and practical, serving as the centerpiece for everyday life and special occasions.

Open Concept Kitchen Trends 2024

2024 National Kitchen Design Trends Overview

As we continue to explore the evolving landscape of home design, it’s crucial to complement our local San Diego insights with a broader perspective. Drawing from the authoritative research by the National Kitchen And Bath Association (NKBA)1, let’s delve into the 2024 national kitchen design trends that mirror and enhance our local findings. This comprehensive overview broadens our design horizons and offers ideas that resonate with the timeless elegance and sophisticated functionality sought by homeowners nationwide.

Emerging Themes:

  • Connection to the outdoors through larger windows and nature-inspired designs.
  • Personalized and innovative designs with tech integration.
  • Minimalistic, easy-to-maintain designs favoring clean lines and clutter-free spaces.
  • Kitchen islands as central hubs for socializing and functionality.
  • Emphasis on wellness and nutrition with adaptable refrigeration and cooking technology.
  • Increased focus on sustainability in appliances, materials, and practices.
  • Well-curated lighting setups to enhance aesthetics and functionality.

Design & Style:

  • A shift towards warm neutrals, earth tones, and the use of natural, high-texture materials.
  • Large islands, often with contrasting colors to cabinetry, are becoming focal points.
  • Statement lighting, especially over islands, for style and illumination.
  • Integration of smart home technology for enhanced user experience and efficiency.
  • Open layouts with seamless transitions between kitchen and outdoor spaces.

Product Specific Trends:

  • Advanced refrigeration options accommodating lifestyle changes, with features like convertible zones and inventory technology.
  • Cooking appliances incorporating multiple functions (e.g., air frying, steam cooking) for versatility and convenience.
  • Sustainable materials and energy-efficient products gaining preference among homeowners and designers.

Sustainability Focus:

  • Emphasis on recycling storage, long-lasting products, and energy-efficient appliances to incorporate sustainability into kitchen design.

Design for All Ages:

  • Designs include features for ease of use and living in place, reflecting a broader consideration for all age groups.

Investment Insights:

  • Average kitchen remodels show a wide range of spending, highlighting the importance of customization to individual budgets and preferences.

2024 National Bathroom Design Trends Overview

Transitioning from our local San Diego trends to the national scene, we embrace the comprehensive insights from the NKBA2 to uncover the bathroom design trends that are captivating homeowners across the United States in 2024. This synergy between local preferences and national trends offers a holistic view of the directions in which bathroom designs are heading, emphasizing wellness, personalization, and innovation.

Design & Style:

  • Spa-Like Retreats: A strong focus on creating bathroom spaces that serve as a personal sanctuary, with elements such as freestanding tubs, rain showers, and soothing color palettes.
  • Natural Materials: Incorporation of natural materials like stone, wood, and marble to create a connection to nature, enhancing the spa-like feel.
  • Smart Technology Integration: Increased use of technology for convenience and luxury, including smart toilets, touchless faucets, and showers that can be digitally controlled for temperature and flow.

Color & Texture:

  • Warm Neutrals and Earth Tones: These colors continue to dominate, offering a calming and nature-inspired ambiance.
  • Textured Accents: Use of textured tiles and wall coverings to add depth and interest without overwhelming the space.


  • Eco-Friendly Materials and Fixtures: A growing preference for sustainable materials and water-efficient fixtures as environmental awareness increases.
  • Greenery and Natural Light: Incorporating plants and maximizing natural light to improve air quality and overall well-being.

Functionality & Storage:

  • Smart Storage Solutions: Innovative storage solutions that maximize space and reduce clutter, such as hidden cabinets and under-sink storage.
  • Adaptable Designs: Features that accommodate aging in place, including walk-in showers with no thresholds and grab bars that blend into the design.


  • Layered Lighting Schemes: Use of multiple lighting sources to create a versatile space that can be bright and functional or soft and relaxing.
  • Decorative Lighting Fixtures: Statement lighting pieces that serve as a focal point.

Bridging Local Charm and National Elegance: A Comprehensive 2024 Design Perspective

As we immerse ourselves in San Diego’s vibrant home design trends, we must broaden our horizons by integrating insights on a national scale. Drawing from the prestigious National Kitchen And Bath Association (NKBA), we navigate through the currents of national kitchen and bathroom design trends that echo and complement our local aesthetic endeavors. This journey not only enriches our design palette but also ensures our creations resonate with timeless appeal and global sophistication.

National Kitchen Design Trends 2024:

  • Embracing the Outdoors: Nationwide, the integration of kitchen spaces with natural surroundings is celebrated, mirroring San Diego’s penchant for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
  • Innovative Solutions: Across the U.S., kitchens are evolving into smart, functional hubs with advanced refrigeration options and cooking technologies that echo our local love for tech-savvy spaces.
  • Sustainability at Heart: The national movement towards eco-friendly practices aligns with San Diego’s commitment to green living, emphasizing energy-efficient appliances and sustainable materials.
  • Design for All: The inclusive approach to kitchen design, focusing on ease of use and accessibility, reflects our community’s values and ensures welcoming spaces for everyone.

National Bathroom Design Trends 2024:

  • Spa-Like Sanctuaries: The national trend towards bathrooms as wellness retreats complements our local designs, emphasizing tranquility and luxury in personal spaces.
  • Sustainable Innovation: Like our local trends, there’s a national focus on water conservation and energy-efficient products, underscoring a shared commitment to environmental stewardship.
  • Tech-Enhanced Comfort: The incorporation of smart technology in bathrooms, from intelligent toilets to digital showers, mirrors our enthusiasm for blending functionality with modern luxury.
  • Personalized Aesthetics: Reflecting our local trend of personal expression, the national landscape sees bathrooms as canvases for individual style, with customizable vanities and unique design elements.

Below, a comparative table highlights the intersections between San Diego’s home design trends and the broader national trends for 2024. This overview showcases how our local preferences both mirror and contribute to the wider landscape of home aesthetics in the U.S.

Trend Category San Diego 2024 Trends National 2024 Trends Intersection
Kitchen Design Open-concept kitchens, Innovative storage solutions, Technological advances, Warm natural tones, Maximizing views, Statement appliances Connection to the outdoors, Personalized and innovative designs, Minimalistic designs, Kitchen islands as central hubs, Sustainability Open-concept designs, Technology integration, Sustainability, Warm natural tones, Maximizing views
Bathroom Design Curbless showers, Bidet toilet seats, Wall-mounted faucets, Bath safety features, Illuminated mirrors Spa-like retreats, Smart technology integration, Warm neutrals and earth tones, Eco-friendly materials, Smart storage solutions Spa-like designs, Smart technology, Sustainability, Warm tones, Innovative storage solutions
Overall Home Aesthetics Integration of natural and organic woods, Mixing metal finishes, Country club aesthetic, Smart living solutions, Warm tones Warm neutrals, Earth tones, Use of natural materials, Sustainable materials, Smart home technology Use of natural and sustainable materials, Smart living solutions, Warm and earthy color palettes

As we weave these national insights together with our local flair, the resulting design narrative is harmonious and innovative. From the sun-kissed beaches of San Diego to the broad expanse of the U.S., we see a unified vision of homes that are aesthetically pleasing and deeply reflective of personal values and lifestyles.

Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling remains your dedicated partner in this creative journey. Together, let’s blend San Diego’s unique charm with the refined elegance of national trends to create spaces that are not just houses but homes that tell stories, evoke emotions, and inspire lives.

A Tapestry of Trends: Weaving the Future Together

Thank you for joining us on this exploration of the home design trends for 2024. A heartfelt thanks to Anastasia, Jean, and Haley for enriching our discussion with their expertise. If you’re in San Diego and considering a home renovation, let’s connect. Kaminskiy Design & Remodeling is here to bring your vision to life, creating spaces that resonate with your unique lifestyle. Schedule your Free in-home design consultation today, and let’s make your dream home a reality.

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Posted In - Bathroom Remodel, Home Remodel, Kitchen Remodel on Mar 15, 2024