Eight Kitchen Wellness Trends for 2024 (From New Industry Report)

I always look forward to the latest National Kitchen & Bath Association annual trend reports. They’re thorough and pretty spot on, looking back on them, and even comparing their findings to other research I see. This week, I wrote part one of a two parter on the NKBA Kitchen Trends Report for 2024. I focused on the overlaps between wellness design and sustainability. (Next week, I’ll be writing about innovation and wellness.)

You can read it here.

Kitchen with wood plank ceiling and fully open door-wall to outside living area.

Natural elements like warm-hued wood ceilings and openness to the outdoors are
strong 2024 kitchen design trends.



Book cover (text only on black background) of ICONIC HOME.

I first came across the Black Interior Designers network in 2020 and wrote about the group’s AD showhouse for Forbes.com. Now I’m happy to share that BID has a gorgeous new hardcover coffee table book for your collection or gift-giving. Its 256 pages are chock full of fabulous rooms and terrific tips. It’s listed as available in October 2023 from noted arthouse publisher Abrams, so check it out at your favorite indie bookseller!


Promotion for Wellness by Design book bonus chapter with original cover featuring kitchen sink with herb holder.When I wrote my latest book and sent in the final manuscript, I had no idea that a pandemic was going to be hitting us in a matter of weeks. (Wellness by Design published in September 2020 when we were deep into it.)

We’ve experienced a great deal of national crises in the three years since  – including some of the worst wildfires and hurricanes – so I thought a bonus chapter would be helpful for readers. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Adding resilience to your home
  • Insights and benefits of multi-generational living
  • Tips on noise reduction
  • How and why to create flex spaces
  • Importance of access to nature
  • New advances in smart home technology – what’s next!

If you have your copy of the book already, you know that it shares a secret URL for checklists and resources on my website. That’s where the bonus chapter, (working title: Lessons for How We Live Now), will publish on October 24.

I’ll keep you posted.





Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2023 Recordings:

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Here are some links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:



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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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