Kitchen renovation remains at the top of the list for home remodeling projects for many reasons according to the latest U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. It is the heartbeat of the home and therefore enlarging this space with the renovation makes sense. Homeowners intend to enjoy an open concept that flows into other rooms in the house.
The kitchen is also becoming a personalized space that reflects the lifestyle of the family with appliances such as the refrigerated drawers that can be placed strategically to serve specific functions throughout the kitchen. The kitchen triangle has been replaced with kitchen zones.
New kitchens have also proven to promote healthier lifestyles such as preparing more meals at home, even eating more fruits and vegetables. As a result, your new kitchen space has the potential to improve your health and relationships within your home.
Overall, let’s talk top kitchen trends and preferences from kitchen style, cabinet style, countertop, appliances, flooring and more.
Although contemporary kitchen styles have seen the most increase, millennials prefer modern and farmhouse kitchens and are more likely to install kitchen islands. Transitional style kitchens are not far behind with Traditional style kitchens rounding out the top three most popular styles.
Top Upgraded Kitchen Feature
The countertop and backsplash is the top upgraded feature when it comes to renovating your kitchen according to Houzz. The kitchen sink is next in line. When choosing a countertop your final choice is influenced by the look, durability and cost. Granite or engineered quartz are the most popular choice while natural stone such as marble is very popular in luxury kitchens for the look and feel. The Natural Stone Institute provides a great resource for selecting natural stone.
Top Kitchen Cabinet Color
White kitchen cabinets continues to gain in popularity with medium wood and gray rounding out the top three color finishes of choice for updated kitchens. After white cabinetry, younger homeowners favor gray and dark wood, while older homeowners prefer medium wood.
Top Kitchen Appliance Color
Stainless steel appliances hold the top choice for appliance color finish but we are seeing a high penetration across generations of black stainless steel appliances according to Houzz. I love the new Black Slate finish from GE Appliances featured at KBIS 2017 recently.
There are more trends to cover in an upcoming post as we take a look at built-ins, islands, cabinet styles, flooring and more!
Source: Houzz Kitchen Trends Study