Are you planning on a kitchen renovation or remodel this year? Houzz released their US kitchen trends study, and I wanted to give you some of the highlights that may help you with your decision making process. They surveyed 1,734 homeowners about their kitchen renovation projects and here are few of the results:
- Engineered quartz is the most popular countertop material over granite in urban and suburban areas.
- Regarding kitchen style, more homeowners are choosing a transitional style with contemporary and farmhouse styles.
- One of the homeowners’ biggest issues was dealing with clutter. They wanted fewer things on the counter and more built-in areas to store appliances and ways to remain organized.
The cost of remodeling varies on many factors such as the size of your kitchen, the extent of your renovation, and where you live. Houzz offers some cost information so you can compare in your area, click here to download the full survey results. Another resource worth visiting is Home Advisor, they offer costs for each area of the project, click here to review.
Overall, of those surveyed, the most popular kitchen included stainless steel appliances, engineered quartz countertop, wood floors, and white shaker-style cabinets. The white backsplash is still popular as homeowners want a clean look in their kitchen, also, the most popular wall color, gray.
Examples of popular kitchen designs:
Now that I’ve got your creative thoughts going, next week I will offer the steps to take to get your project started!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo from Houzz: Dijeau Poage Construction.