Top Home Design Trends for ADUs, Kitchens, and Bathrooms in Los Angeles

Staying up-to-date with the latest home design trends can inspire homeowners to create a stylish and functional space. Whether you’re planning to build an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) or remodel your kitchen or bathroom, incorporating current design trends can elevate your home’s aesthetics and add value to your property. In this blog, we explore the top home design trends for ADUs, kitchens, and bathrooms in Los Angeles.

Biophilic Design

Biophilic design integrates natural elements into the built environment, as well as incorporating biomorphic patterns and arrangements seen in nature into the design. These patterns and arrangements include the Fibonacci sequence, which often appears in nature in leaf arrangements and spirals. This use of patterns and fractals in design is commonly referred to as biomimicry and is one piece of a holistic approach to biophilic design. Biophilic design also incorporates natural lighting and ventilation, natural landscape features and other elements. This trend is gaining popularity for its ability to reduce stress and enhance well-being and even increase creativity. Basically utilizing this design in the building or remodeling of homes is to connect the occupant to the natural environment.

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Incorporate large windows and skylights to bring in natural light creates a connection with the outdoor space. Incorporate biomorphic design elements in the building of ADUs. Use plants in the interior of the home. The addition of landscape paintings is another way to mimic nature.


Use natural materials like wood and stone for countertops and cabinetry. Incorporate large windows and a glass sliding door, if possible, to bring in natural light. Add indoor plants to improve air quality and create a relaxing atmosphere. Incorporate biomorphic design in your kitchen remodeling project.


Choose earthy color palettes and incorporate natural textures, such as stone tiles and wood accents. Biomorphic design and the addition of plants will make your bathroom a relaxing environment.

Smart Home Technology

A smart home allows homeowners to control appliances, thermostats, lights, garage door, security systems, entertainment systems, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet through an internet connection. Smart home technology simplifies everyday tasks and enhances the overall functionality and comfort of your living spaces.

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Installing smart thermostats and smart lighting controls are great ways to provide great convenience and cost savings. Controlling your HVAC system and lighting remotely or putting them on a schedule is also a feature of green home technology and is environmentally friendly. Smart lighting systems can be placed on a schedule, or set to change based on sunrise or sunset times or can be set to change based on motion. Automatic smart blinds may be installed and set to close based on sunrise schedules.

Smart security systems are also an important part of a smart home. Some smart home automation systems alert the homeowner if a motion is detected in the home when they are away while others call the police or fire department.

Smart door locks create great convenience. For instance, if a worker or a family member who forgot their keys need to enter the home while you are away, the doors can be unlocked remotely.

Smart entertainment systems add great convenience to a home. They can be voice controlled or be set on a schedule.  


Incorporating smart appliances with voice control and remote access is the hallmark of a smart kitchen. A smart fridge with a touchscreen and cameras inside will let you message family members and look inside the fridge while shopping to check and see what you have in the fridge. With a smart range you can preheat the oven before you get home or better still put your food in before you leave in the morning and start cooking remotely before you get home and have the food ready as you walk in the door. Other smart appliances like smart microwave ovens to smart multi cookers and others will add a lot of convenience to your kitchen.

Installing a smart screen to play either instructional videos of recipes or just be used as a TV screen, all on voice command, is also another element of a smart kitchen.


Upgrade to smart showers, smart touchless faucets, and voice-activated mirrors for enhanced comfort and functionality.

Smart touchless faucets can regulate water temperature and shut off when you walk away.

Smart toilets may have motion sensors to raise or lower lids or seats when you approach or walk away. They also have hands-free flushing features.

Smart mirrors can have built-in demisting features as well as adjustable lighting to brighten the bathroom or focus the light on one task.

Bold Colors and Patterns

Bold colors and patterns make a statement and add visual interest to your home design.

Incorporate statement walls with vibrant colors or eye-catching patterns to create a focal point.

colorful cabinetry or a patterned backsplash enlivens the kitchen.

Choose bold tile patterns for the floor or shower walls to create a striking design element in your bathroom.

Multifunctional Spaces

As more people work and spend time at home, multifunctional spaces are becoming increasingly popular in home design.

Design and build flexible spaces that can serve as a home office, guest room, or living area.

Create zones for cooking, dining, and work or study areas to maximize the functionality of your kitchen.

A spacious bathroom design with a separate tub and shower, creates a relaxing spa-like atmosphere in the bathroom.

Sustainable Materials

Using sustainable materials is one of the elements of eco-friendly practices in home building and home remodeling and is a growing trend in home design, reflecting a greater emphasis on environmental responsibility.

Choose energy-efficient windows, appliances and insulation, building your home or home remodeling to reduce your environmental impact.

Design your kitchen remodel using eco-friendly cabinetry, countertops, and flooring made from sustainable materials like bamboo, recycled glass, reclaimed wood or natural stone such as travertine or marble.

Install water-saving fixtures such as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads to conserve water and reduce utility bills.


Incorporating these top home design trends in your home, ADU, kitchen, or bathroom project can create a stylish, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, functional, and comfortable living space. Working with a professional remodeling team, like Ava Homes Inc., ensures that your home design project aligns with current trends while meeting your specific needs and preferences. Explore these trends and find inspiration to transform your home into a beautiful and contemporary haven.

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