Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

From AI Trashcan Concepts to Streamlined Renovation Projects

 - Sep 4, 2018
These August 2018 home trends range from AI trashcan accessories to streamlined renovation projects that embrace a minimalist design approach. While smart home products have been around for some time, this month's examples expand beyond digital assistants to more unexpected everyday products. Standouts include 'Oscar,' an AI-powered waste receptacle that can recognize and sort trash items like organic matter and recyclable plastics.

Other August 2018 home innovations to note include writer-inspired home organization accessories. Marie Kondo's 'Hikidashi' home storage range is a direct reference to her best-selling book 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' and aims to encourage individuals to streamline both their lives and the spaces they live in.

Self-sufficient desert retreats, indoor microgreen gardens and high-end houseboat residences round off this list and speak to consumers' ongoing desire for sustainable design and architecture solutions.