House Renovation Ideas: Top Trends in 2024

10 Jul 2024

While some house renovation trends come and go, others stay around for years. We pay close attention to these emerging styles to ensure our renovation and extension projects deliver spaces that are timelessly modern, effortlessly stylish, and functionally flexible.

In 2024, Australian homeowners are lifestyle focused and wish to live comfortably, enjoy nature and reduce their environmental footprint. This means the leading house renovation ideas focus on sustainability, flexibility and functionality.

Check out the latest solutions below to get inspiration for transforming your space into a beautiful, functional haven.


Spotlight on Sustainability

Sustainability has been a focus for some time but now our designers are seeing it become a focus in 2024 home renovations. Homeowners are choosing eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient appliances and water-saving fixtures to reduce their environmental impact. 

Here’s how you can create a beautiful and responsible home by incorporating these house renovation ideas:

  • Eco-friendly materials: Sustainable building materials like local wood, natural stone and recycled steel can reduce your renovation’s environmental impact
  • Energy-efficient products: Consider double or triple glazing, aerated concrete floor bases in second storeys, insulated panelling.
  • Energy-efficient appliances: Look for appliances with high Energy Star ratings
  • Water-saving fixtures: Consider installing low-flow toilets and showerheads to conserve water


Open-Concept Living

Open-concept living spaces will continue to be a house renovation trend in 2024

Removing walls creates seamless transitions between rooms, making your home more spacious and inviting.

Open floor plans also offer greater flexibility when using your space. They make it easier to entertain guests or spend time with family.


Project Highlight: Custom Single Storey Build

Addstyle’s modern single storey project demonstrates exceptional open-concept design despite its 500m² lot size and 10m frontage restriction. 

The expansive living areas span the entire frontage, seamlessly integrating with the outdoors. This design maximises the ocean-facing orientation, providing a modern, airy feel. 

The open-plan layout allows full outdoor access, enhancing the home’s spaciousness and connectivity. This thoughtful design showcases why open-concept living is an enduring house renovation trend: it offers the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal, even  in a limited space.

Did you know: According to a National Association of Home Builders survey, “Home buyers prefer open layouts. 85% want an open arrangement between the kitchen and the dining room, 79% between the kitchen and the family room, and 70% between the dining and the family room.”

Get inspired: Addstyle Project Gallery


Smart Home Technology Integration

Smart home technology has been an emerging house renovation trend for years.  

With Internet of Things (IoT) devices becoming more affordable and available, and more Perth companies offering reliable smart home solutions, we think 2024 will be the year that tech integrations go mainstream.

Automated lighting and intelligent camera systems are becoming standard security features. 

Voice-controlled assistants and energy-efficient thermostats are increasingly user-friendly. 

Home entertainment systems are getting sleeker, subtler and higher quality, such as projectors and hidden speakers in flexible entertaining spaces. 

Incorporating these features during a renovation adds convenience and comfort, modernising your home without extensive alterations. 

They also help you save energy and money in the long run.

If you plan to smarten up your home, ensure your renovation designers have the experience to achieve a seamless, optimised solution. 


Multi-Functional Spaces

Homeowners increasingly want rooms that serve multiple purposes to maximise useful living space. 

Consider home offices that serve as guest bedrooms. Dining areas can transform into entertainment spaces. With clever use of interior features, these rooms can also function as rumpus rooms or extended living areas.

Our designers are seeing multi-functional spaces become central in second-storey additions. For example, growing families will use this house renovation idea to add upstairs bedrooms that can be used for play, homework, sleepovers, study and work as the kids grow up.

Our budget indicator can help you determine the amount you need for a second-storey addition. We will respond within one business day.


Luxurious Bathroom Upgrades

As Australian homeowners look for house renovation ideas that transform their homes into retreats from the busy world, bathrooms are increasingly in the spotlight.

We are seeing more demand for spa-inspired features, oversized showers, soaking tubs, heated floors, and high-end finishes. 


Kitchen Renovation Innovations

The kitchen is the heart of the home, making it a popular area for renovations. In 2024, homeowners choose to focus on enhancing functionality and aesthetics.

These trends will dominate kitchen renovations in 2024:

  • Smart appliances: Integrating smart refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers for convenience and efficiency.
  • Hidden storage solutions: Creating sleek, clutter-free kitchens with innovative storage options.
  • Statement-making kitchen islands: Eye-catching islands will serve as focal points, offering style and additional workspaces.

Did you know: Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular home improvement projects in Australia, with the potential to increase a property’s value and liveability.


Project Highlight: the Bassendean Project

Addstyle’s designers transformed an original character home into a modern residence

We constructed a double brick extension, adding a new living room and kitchen. The kitchen now features sleek charcoal cabinetry, gorgeous benchtops, and a large island bench.

It includes modern conveniences such as a double door fridge/freezer and high-quality appliances. The open-plan layout seamlessly connects the kitchen, living, and alfresco areas, making it ideal for entertaining. 


Outdoor Living Spaces

As people spend more time at home, the desire for inviting outdoor living spaces continues to grow. In 2024, we see a continued emphasis on:

  • Creating landscaped areas with features like gazebos for relaxation and entertainment.
  • Extending indoor living spaces with cleverly designed alfresco areas. 
  • Blending indoor and outdoor living areas using natural light and materials.

House renovation trends like outdoor kitchens, fire pits, cozy seating areas, and lush landscaping can transform your backyard and add value to your home.


Project Highlight: The Nedlands Modern Extension 

Our designers created stunning outdoor living spaces for the Nedlands project. They added an inviting alfresco area and a spacious veranda, perfect for entertaining. 

These additions connect the indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly, enhancing the home’s overall flow. 

The outdoor spaces provide ample room for relaxation and gatherings, making them a standout feature of the renovation. This focus on outdoor living maximises the use of the home’s exterior and enhances its appeal.

See more: Alfresco and outdoor rooms project gallery and budget indicator.


Natural and Organic Elements

Our final house renovation idea for 2024 sees natural and organic elements paired with modern design principles to create timeless, comfortable spaces. 

Materials like wood, stone, and sustainable fabrics can add warmth and texture to your space while promoting a sense of connection to the natural world. 

We recommend staying local. South west jarrah, Australian-made hemp, and stone from WA quarries create stylish, sustainable and inviting features in any home.


House Renovation Ideas Done Right with Addstyle

Whether you are planning a complete remodel or targeted upgrades, incorporating these house renovation ideas will create functional and stylish spaces and add value to your home

At Addstyle, we deliver high-quality home renovations and extensions tailored to your unique style. Our experienced designers balance the latest house renovation trends with long-term thinking to ensure you enjoy your space for years. 

Contact us to learn how we can transform your home or join our social media communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay updated on the latest renovation trends and ideas.

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