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With a focus on enduring materials, sustainability and design pieces with permanence, the latest interior design trends for 2024 are anything but fashionable fads.

Of course, the very nature of trends is that they are ever-changing and developing, but the overall feeling for interior design in 2024 is curating an adaptable, comfortable, and inspiring space that can both stand the test of time as well as be at one with your identity and style.

HGTV’s ‘Married to Serious Estate’ Stars Returns for Year 3

Married to Real Estate stars Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson are back again for a 3rd period of the HGTV collection. In a natural way, we spoke with the husband-and-wife duo to get the scoop on the future installment, which premieres on Thursday, December 28. They revealed what lovers can expect—including new kinds of projects that have by no means been showcased in former seasons—along with the house developments they’re at the moment observing their customers gravitate towards and the types they imagine will be significant in 2024.

Sherrod, a serious estate broker and inside designer, and Jackson, an pro builder, promise that time a few will be the finest just one yet. “The stakes are better, the assignments are bigger, and the funny is even funnier,” Sherrod tells Household Attractive of the refreshing, 12-episode year.

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“We're fired up for individuals to see our progress,” Jackson provides. “Because we're normally evolving in the course of the seasons.”

Lovers will see the pair acquire on very long-awaited and sudden tasks. Jackson points out: “You get to see our place of work ultimately arrive to fruition since each individual episode and just about every year, it can be all about, When are we going to last but not least have a residence foundation? So year 3, you see that appear to go. We also just take on a commercial position, and you've by no means noticed that in any of our episodes. The professional assets is heading to be Clark Atlanta College.”

When it will come to the property owners they function with, Sherrod and Jackson have observed their customers gravitating toward equivalent requests. A person this kind of common change is in flooring. “They want lighter flooring through, using out the dim hardwoods,” Jackson suggests. “Or, amusing plenty of, they are receiving rid of the hardwoods, the genuine hardwoods, and putting in luxury vinyl or engineered wooden just mainly because of the variance.”

Jackson continues: “I appreciate organic wooden, but you do have these items now, these engineered merchandise, wherever it really is more strong, there is certainly fewer routine maintenance, and you get more color variations. So men and women are opting for that as effectively.”

Lots of homeowners are also trying to find minimalistic kitchens and acquiring individual remedies for practicality and storage. “We are looking at, and you may see some this year, scullery kitchens, secondary kitchens, exactly where you have the total frontal stunning magazine-prepared [kitchen], and then you have all the things that you definitely need to operate in your lifetime driving it, if you will,” Sherrod says. “That is turning into additional and far more typical.”

Sherrod adds that a person consumer has even asked for a kitchen area with only lower cabinetry. “She desired certainly nothing on the top rated but art and sconces,” the designer describes. “I said, So your residence is going to appear like you never have a kitchen?

Sherrod characteristics element of this to how, as the HGTV technology, we expend a lot of time on the net wanting for house inspiration. “Today's household buyers are turning out to be additional layout savvy and just when they drop in adore with a person issue, they see some thing at their fingertips the quite next day,” she suggests. “And it does turn out to be a challenge as a designer to just sort of meet up with that vitality simply because a kitchen area still needs to be a kitchen area.”

But Sherrod enjoys the problem. “When it comes to the minimalist plan, that's where we have to get a tiny little bit a lot more imaginative,” she claims. “You get away the storage, but where by are you heading to place it back?”

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Searching towards 2024, Sherrod thinks all-natural brick and stone exteriors will make a resurgence. “We've absent by way of these final couple of a long time of all people portray their brick or bleaching their brick,” she states, noting that seemingly every single dwelling is now white or ivory with black home windows. “We had been pretty much going to limewash our household, and now we're pondering about preserving the organic stone and brick due to the fact you just don't see as considerably of it any more.”

A element that Jackson thinks will make a comeback upcoming calendar year may possibly make you rethink your floor prepare. The builder clarifies: “Everyone needs an open notion. I've found currently some folks are like, You know what? Close this back up. I want a minimal privacy below.

But it is not just about privacy. “I imagine a large amount of people are likely to get started closing specified factors back up, just not to compartmentalize a house, but to actually make it so that a space feels like a room and almost everything will not have to be a single major open basketball court of the household,” he says.

If you're keen to indulge in far more of the couple's style and design experience, new episodes of Married to Genuine Estate air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV. They are also obtainable to enjoy the exact working day and time on Max, where by you can stream all former seasons of the clearly show as properly.


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Kelly Allen is the present Associate Editor at Household Attractive, in which she covers design, pop tradition, and travel for electronic and the print magazine. She’s been with the crew for practically a few years, attending sector situations and masking a variety of subjects. When she’s not seeing every single new Television set clearly show and movie, she’s searching vintage home suppliers, admiring hotel interiors, and wandering around New York City. She previously worked for Delish and Cosmopolitan. Follow her on Instagram.

Rural Renewables, 45V Hydrogen Fight, Election Year Electric Vehicles, Carbon Utilization Investment, Real Estate Boom For EV Chargers

A clean energy industrial revolution reshaped the United States’ economy in 2023, supercharged by the Inflation Reduction Act and consumers embracing clean energy technology – America finally began building again, this time powering climate action.

But even though Red and Purple state economies are booming thanks to billions in new clean energy investment and onshored jobs, the specter of election year fights looms large in the picture for 2024.

So what will the year ahead hold for the booming U.S. clean energy economy?

Policy experts and clean technology executives shared five predictions for 2024: Rising rural support for renewable energy, a fierce fight over clean hydrogen tax credits, electric vehicles (EVs) in the election spotlight, surging carbon utilization-related investment, and a real estate boom for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Support for renewable energy in rural America will grow as new projects are built

Robin Pressman, Head of Embold Research

2023 saw a rise in the politicization of renewable energy development with clean energy opponents increasingly mobilizing in rural communities to build opposition. This is set against the backdrop of new investments in renewables spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act and a looming presidential election, which will intensify debates over renewable energy projects across the country.

My company, Embold Research, recently explored opinions toward renewable energy and what we might expect in 2024. Overall, support for wind and solar in rural communities is growing and outweighs opposition in these typically conservative areas. Supporters are driven by concerns over climate change, the economy, and a desire for energy independence. Renewable energy is solidly supported by rural Independents, with 74% expressing total support for solar and 64% for wind. A slim majority of rural Republicans support solar (54%) and slightly over a third support wind (36%).

But going into 2024, we expect partisan divides will amplify opposition to renewable development and exploit renewable energy as a wedge issue to mobilize conservative rural voters. Self-identified "non-MAGA
MAGA
" rural Republicans show significantly stronger support (71% for solar, 47% for wind) than their MAGA counterparts, and MAGA Republicans compose a plurality of Republicans in these communities.

Many renewable energy developers have been cautious about engaging in local political debates and neglected to allocate the resources necessary to overcome ideology-based pushback. However, as local-level opposition increases, fueled by resources being poured into these communities, renewable companies must increase community engagement to understand local concerns. They will have to work closely with residents to share information and ensure communities can fully benefit from the clean energy transition. Locally trusted clean energy advocates must also share the opportunities clean energy projects bring to rural American communities.

If this happens, data suggests local sentiment will shift as residents become familiar with renewable energy projects and witness positive impacts in neighboring communities. As more projects get sited and demonstrate success stories, more people will realize the local benefits of these projects, creating a virtuous cycle.

But not without a fight.

A “fierce fight” over the Inflation Reduction Act’s 45V clean hydrogen tax credits

Rachel Fakhry, Policy Director, Emerging Technologies, Climate and Clean Energy Program, NRDC

2024 will see a fierce fight over implementation of the IRA 45V clean hydrogen tax credits. A roiling debate in 2023 muddled several high-stakes policy questions that are fundamental to the clean energy transition—hydrogen policy, what it means to actually be powered by clean energy, and global industrial commodity trade.

45V is the world’s largest clean hydrogen production subsidy. They are uncapped, expected to pay hundreds of billions to the nascent industry, tied to the greenhouse gas intensity of hydrogen projects, and the Treasury Department is responsible for prescribing how hydrogen projects will account for their emissions to qualify.

Late last week, Treasury published proposed guidance defining how hydrogen projects should account for their emissions, raising a challenge for electrolytic hydrogen projects, eligible for the generous top credit. Electrolyzers are power hungry—a large-scale hydrogen production facility could have similar electricity demand to a medium-sized city. Unless they are 100% powered by clean energy, electrolyzers will spur fossil fuel generators online to help meet their electricity demand, generating hundreds of millions of tons of increased emissions and spiking electricity prices.

Treasury’s proposed electrolytic hydrogen guidance includes strong protections for the climate, communities, and electricity consumers to avoid those harmful consequences. It is also set to turbocharge substantial industry growth. Several industry groups, academics, environmental groups, consumer groups and policymakers have strongly supported – or are coming out supporting – the proposal. But some industry groups including oil and gas majors and large utilities are fiercely opposed.

The fight will reach its apex in 2024 as Treasury finalizes guidance determining the course of this nascent industry, and whether hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies will bolster or hinder our clean economic transition. Some of the broad loopholes Treasury is considering would cater to a few incumbent energy companies and act as a sledgehammer to the strong proposed rules.

The Biden administration must hold firm against expected lobbying to weaken 45V. Given the climate and consumer risks, Treasury must surgically providing additional leeway in final guidance. We will be closely watching.

Electric vehicles in the spotlight during the 2024 election

Rachel Muncrief, Acting Executive Director, International Council on Clean Transportation

“Election Year” – these two words will define 2024 in the United States. Jobs and the economy will again be central for voters – when haven’t they been? And there’s evidence that climate change continues to surge as a voting issue, especially for younger voters. Taking this into account, and considering broad media coverage of the UAW strikes, China’s role in the battery supply chain, and billions in investments being delivered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act – I predict electric vehicles (EVs) will be in the spotlight during the 2024 election.

The facts are clear: EVs can be a win-win for the environment and economy. Overwhelming evidence shows we don’t need to choose between saving our environment and having a thriving economy. In fact, a smart EV strategy would significantly boost U.S. jobs.

This might sound like good news for President Biden – who has worked to promote EVs and bolster U.S. EV manufacturing. And it would be good news, except…

More EVs means less burning of fossil fuels. And that means EVs have powerful, well-funded opponents who don’t care about facts. Their strategy centers on sophisticated misinformation campaigns and big donations to anti-EV candidates; their aim is to make EVs a polarizing political issue.

That polarization is frustrating to those of us who work on clean transportation. We know EVs are a better technology – more fun to drive, quieter, lower maintenance. They’re a cleaner technology – much lower emissions, even when considering mining for battery materials. And, they’re a cheaper technology – some are already cheaper than comparable conventional models and others will get there soon.

So EVs will be centerstage in this election - but will facts or propaganda win the debate? Only time will tell.

Investment in carbon utilization fuels emissions reductions

Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Twelve

In 2024, we expect a surge in carbon utilization-related investment, which is carbon dioxide (CO2) captured and upcycled into other products, rather than released into the atmosphere. There is growing recognition that carbon isn’t the enemy — wasted carbon is. Carbon Transformation and other utilization approaches are critical to reducing emissions from hard-to-abate industries and can transform everyday products into carbon sinks.

The aviation industry will continue driving most carbon utilization investment as airlines double down on sustainability commitments and support efforts to scale up production of power-to-liquid sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). We recently broke ground on the first commercial-scale U.S. plant for producing SAF from captured CO2, and the industry has a long way to go to scale production to meet global aviation fuel demand. The first commercial-scale facility is expected to reach a production capacity of 1 million gallons per year by the end of 2024, but that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the 8 million barrels per day the aviation industry currently consumes.

However, airlines recognize the critical role that power-to-liquid SAF will play meeting emissions reduction goals and are helping bring production to scale. SAF is necessary to reduce emissions from long-haul flights, which contribute a majority of CO2 aviation emissions, because of battery density limitations. Power-to-liquid SAF are newer to market than SAF made from biomass, but provide advantages in terms of emissions reductions and feedstock availability, and can reduce lifecycle emissions up to 90% while bio-based SAF delivers at most an 80% reduction on average.

Furthermore, we’re also seeing interest in SAF from corporations working to reduce Scope 3 emissions from business travel. We have a joint MOU with Alaska Airlines and Microsoft for this reason, and the first company to publicly support the production of E-Jet fuel wasn’t actually an airline, but Shopify.

Interest and investment in power-to-liquid SAF will reach new heights next year, driving the majority of carbon utilization conversations.

Billions spent on real estate to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Hannah Jacobus, Vice President of Real Estate at Voltera

Some $1 billion will be spent on acquiring real estate for fleet charging facilities within the next year, at least double that will be spent on public charging station sites.

In California, the competition will be highest, largely due to its regulations, like the California Air Resources Board's Advanced Clean Fleet Rule, which goes into effect on January 1, 2024, as well as the limitation of qualified and developable land in prime locations. Beyond California, competition for land will be greatest in states with lots of port activity, including in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Texas as again, land is limited in those areas.

Identifying and acquiring real estate for commercial zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) is made more complicated by the fact that many operators require their facilities to be strategically located in particular locations. This means many charging developers are often vying to deploy ZEV infrastructure facilities in constrained geographic areas, which often exacerbates time, complexity, and cost.

In areas where competition for sites is high and/or permitting is particularly complex and/or utility interconnection is particularly lengthy, developers have to evaluate multiple sites in order to ensure successful acquisition. This is of course only after identifying the target market and submarket – intensive processes on their own. This translates to drumming up the market, maybe with additional artificial demand due to multiple negotiations ongoing at once, and therefore drives costs up.

Inside Layout Tendencies 2023: Experts Share What is in This Year

At very first, “interior design and style trends” can truly feel like an oxymoronic phrase. Decor does not are inclined to undertake seasonal adjustments or flash-in-the-pan fads—furniture, textiles, artwork, and wall coverings are much too cumbersome, much too expensive, way too enduring to update frequently. When you design a space, as the expressing goes, you want to understand to live with it. For a lengthy time.

Nevertheless the pendulum does swing, albeit in excess of years and many years: 1970s shag-carpeted bohemianism offers way to 1980s glitzy excessive, which presents way to 1990s palate-cleaning minimalism. So, as we enter 2023—and discovering inside options that are form to equally our sanity and the planet feels much more vital than ever—a feeling of permanence is critical to knowledge which way the 2020s are headed. What will come to feel timeless or au courant for various several years to arrive, and what is on its way to feeling dated?

Vogue made the decision to question 13 inside designers to find out.

For starters: earth tones—which, owing many thanks to their calming results and associations with mother nature, greater in recognition all through the pandemic years—still rule 3 several years in. Shades of brown continue their decor dominance, when passionate mauve, Kathryn M. Ireland and Jake Arnold predict, is the coloration of the 12 months to arrive. Meanwhile, various inside designers are opting for silver accents about gold or bronze. “Its captivating shine and texture lend an day to day sophistication to any place,” says Athena Calderone.

Certain design and style hallmarks from periods previous are also producing a return: right after the dominance of the laid-back again mid-century modern in the aughts and teenagers, for case in point, official accents are now earning a comeback. (As Robert D. McKinley surmises, we’re all craving a very little far more sophistication following investing all that COVID-era time in sweatpants.) A minor more controversially, probably, brutalism is back in also. Concrete floors anyone?

Even so, preface this all with a “neo”. 2023 doesn’t copy the past, but basically employs it as inspiration—our newfound fascination in brutalism, for case in point, will make confident to infuse the aesthetic idea with warmer touches. “That’s the cyclical nature of developments I suppose—they usually stem from someplace in background, allowing for modern day interpretation,” Calderone observes.

What’s falling by the wayside? It seems the “modern farmhouse” aesthetic has strike its saturation place, as have beds adorned with a million pillows. (C’mon, it just finishes up becoming a good deal of clutter.) We can also wave goodbye to rapid furniture—unsurprising presented that much more typically than not, it just finishes up discarded on a control. A additional environmentally mindful solution to inside style and design is usually in.

New Year, New House: Ideas to Transform Your House With Small Actions

New Year, New House: Ideas to Transform Your House With Small Actions