Take 5 | June 2024

1. Millennials Want More Wellness

Findings from the Sustainability in Kitchen & Bath Design Research Report recently released by the National Kitchen & Bath Association indicate Millennials are especially focused on health and wellness in design. “Wellness Tops Sustainability Wish Lists In New Design Industry Study” from Forbes Real Estate gives a snapshot of noteworthy highlights.

2. Sleep Tourism Rising

ABC News reports on the rise of sleep tourism in the hospitality industry. More than one in three adults are sleep deprived and hotels are stepping in to help. “Sleep tourism on the rise: Luxury hotels tap into sleep trends to attract guests” cites examples of sleep promoting amenities that are increasingly in demand.

3. How Green is the Neighborhood?

Research from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health suggests that urbanites who have access to green spaces experience better mental health. Their online NatureScore tool captures and measures data on a range of natural elements for any U.S address.

4. Summer Design Trends

Houzz’s 2024 Emerging Summer Trends Report found seven key trends shaping the way people want to live. Interest in combining Japanese minimalism with Scandinavian functionality, reading rooms, listening rooms and a host of wellness-inspired amenities grew significantly.

5. College Students Need Wellness more than Ever

The pandemic left its mark on college students who are experiencing increased PTSD and anxiety. According to a recent survey rates of PTSD rose by 4.1 percentage points between 2017 and 2022.