Hot Home Trend: New Storage Solutions to Hide Clutter

Thursday Feb 01st, 2024


By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey

Storage is a coveted amenity for homeowners and home buyers alike. Some of the latest design trends for 2024 are helping to clear the clutter discreetly and stylishly.

Houzz, a home remodeling website, expects “appliance garages” to be a growing home trend for 2024. These nooks conceal countertop appliances, like blenders, coffee makers, and toasters—while also keeping them easily accessible and organized.

“While they have been around for decades, they’re enjoying a resurgence in popularity as homeowners seek to declutter their homes and incorporate more gadgets into their kitchens,” Houzz’s 2024 design predictions report notes.

Appliances in garage

Photo: Kate Roos Design, Andrea Rugg Photography

Likewise, hiding chargers for electronics, which often clutter kitchen countertops, is another trend. Charging drawers can help, offering a way to charge a device while it’s tucked away out of sight.

Charging drawer in kitchen

Photo credit: Studio Dearborn ©Tim Lenz

Also, mud-laundry rooms are helping to tackle household clutter. These hybrid spaces combine a laundry room with a mudroom to help rid of messes at a home’s entry point. Houzz calls the “mud-laundry room” one of the hottest home design trends to watch in 2024.

“This increasingly popular setup lets homeowners place grimy sports uniforms, sandy beach towels, or muddy winter coats directly into the wash before they track dirt further into a home,” the Houzz report notes. “A utility sink lets you soak dirty clothes or delicates, and a pulldown faucet is effective at rinsing muddy boots or cleats.”

These mudrooms are coming equipped with plenty of built-in storage, such as cabinets, hooks, and cubbies to help organize all the gear. A bench is a popular add-on.

Mudroom with laundry

Photo: Karen Berkemeyer Home, Sandy Effren, Greyrock Homes

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