Home Remodeling Trends for 2023

Arlington Heights home bar with black and gold waterfall edge countertopGetting your home aligned with the rhythms of your family can create a space that feels intuitive and restorative, no matter what life throws your way. This year’s home remodeling trends are focused on splashy updates that make entertaining better than ever, balanced out by increased attention to quieter, more personal spaces. Add in some everyday indulgences, and you have a home that supports your mood and well-being, giving you just what you need in every way.

Here are the home remodeling trends you can expect to see more often in 2023:

Entertaining Spaces

First floors are being designed with guests and entertaining in mind. Open floorplans continue to be popular and make gathering spaces feel open and spacious, no matter the size of your home. Purposeful areas dedicated to entertainment have led to a revival in home bars and beverage centers. Fireplaces are getting special attention as they reclaim their role as the focal point for cozy gatherings that encourage friends and family to sit and linger a bit longer.

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Personal Retreats

Bedrooms and spaces designed for more “me” time gives every member of the family an opportunity to escape to their own private corner of the house. Primary suites are getting the glam treatment and becoming luxurious spa retreats you can experience every day. Enjoy a deep soaker tub and heated bathroom floors without packing for a hotel stay. Even the youngsters are getting an upgrade with a bedroom for every member of the family and additional bathrooms of their own, or to share. A renewed focus on the kids’ rooms gives them a sense of ownership, and a break from mom and dad.

Creature Comforts

A focus on creature comforts makes home life easier with helpful gadgets and purposeful organization. Mixer lifts, pull-out shelves, and spice drawers are now a standard part of the kitchen. Bathroom features that promote well-being include grab bars for added safety and heated shower floors that take the chill out of Chicago winters. Throughout the house you’ll find small upgrades, from cozy fireplace spaces to well-stocked beverage centers, that let you enjoy life’s little pleasures, even when you’re not entertaining.

blue mudroom with herringbone flooringUtilitarian Spaces Getting Attention

The workhorse rooms in the house are finally getting their due. Laundry rooms are receiving a fresh aesthetic and better organization to feel more like a welcome than a woe, making sorting and folding easier to tackle. Mudrooms, often reserved for family use only, have gone beyond the basic utility of hooks and shelving to become a style piece that makes you smile each time you step in from the garage.

After assessing your home and the rhythms of your family life, you may find there are spaces due for a remodel. Reach out to one of our designers for a chat or take some time to curate a wish list using our Pinterest or Instagram feeds as inspiration.



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Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2023

Wall treatments are a top 2023 bathroom remodeling trend

Your primary bathroom is a space for rest and relaxation, your powder room is for showing off your style, and your hall bath is for overnight guests or little ones. While each of these spaces has a unique and specific function in your home, they are all finding renewed attention this year on ways to express your personality, making them a room that’s fun and functional all at once.

This year, color, texture, shapes, and fixtures are among the top bathroom trends the Normandy Designers are excited about. Here’s what you can expect to see among the 2023 bathroom trends:

Wall treatments

Wallpaper came roaring back to popularity in recent years and is still going strong; but looking forward, it will be the more permanent, understated wall treatments that take center stage. Wainscoting, accent tile, shiplap and more are finding their way to hall baths, primary bathrooms, and powder rooms alike. These wall upgrades take the modest space allotted to the bathroom and give it major style points.

Painted vanities are one of the top 2023 bathroom remodeling trends

Colorful cabinetry

Painted vanities are having a moment. Rich, dramatic shades can create a statement piece in the bathroom that looks upscale and casual at the same time. The size and substance of the vanity give the color a notable presence and creates an anchor point for other uses of that hue in your bathroom, inviting playful options for your floors or shower tile.

Peeks of color

2023 will see the love of color show up in unexpected places, like your shower niche. These pops of color placed carefully throughout your bathroom add personality without overwhelming the space. Shower niches can highlight the color of your painted vanity or balance the hues of your wall treatments or tiled flooring, creating a cohesive look.

Geometric shapes in tile

Hickory vanity and shiplap walls in a hall bathroomSo, you knew that tile came in squares and rectangles, you may even know about the round penny tiles, and the recent popularity of hexagon tiles; but the renewed emphasis on the repeating patterns you can create with geometric shapes has given all these classic forms an upgrade. Squares and rectangles gained sharper corners, mitered edges, and inlay designs. Triangles, hexagons, and many more geometric shapes have become a go-to way to add pattern to your bathroom without being too visually demanding.

Dark hardware

Dark hardware is making headway in homes today. Matte black faucets and hardware feel fresh and innovative, and the timeless quality of black hints that this look may be here to stay. It’s an updated approach to the traditional metals we’re accustomed to seeing in bathrooms, plus, this striking finish complements the rich hues of painted or dark stained vanities.

Smart storage

Don’t we all wish for more storage? Well, ask and you shall receive.hidden tilt out hamper that looks like drawers are among top bathroom trends for 2023 Today’s bathrooms have smarter storage solutions in the usual places, and a priority for more storage overall. Vanities can have specialized pull outs for makeup, hair tools, and toiletries. Tilt-out hampers are hidden out of sight and recessed spaces for shelving and cabinetry find valuable storage in previously overlooked corners.


Your bathroom should make you smile every time you step inside. Find inspiration for your at-home sanctuary on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. Begin a wish list of must-haves and nice-to-haves, then give our designers a call. We’ll partner with you to create the bathroom space your home needs.




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Wall treatments such as paneling or wainscoting are some of the top bathroom trends for 2023 Tile accent walls and matte black fixtures are among top bathroom remodeling trends for 2023 lift up storage for bathroom accessories powder room with floating vanity and mirrored hexagon backsplash

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