Here is a recent survey by Houzz.com and some of my comments shown in (parentheses).
People most often decide to renovate because they simply can no longer stand their existing kitchen. This is confirmed by the findings of the 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study of more than 2,700 homeowners who were renovating their kitchens, recently renovated their kitchens or were in the midst of a kitchen renovation. The study found that the second most popular motivation for a kitchen renovation is finally having the financial means to do so.
If you’re anything like our prospective clients, you’re probably wondering how much a kitchen renovation might cost. The Houzz survey found that homeowners usually invest $25,001 to $50,000 in their kitchen renovation project. Nine percent of kitchen renovations required an investment of more than $100,000.
Great rooms continue to be popular, with more than half of kitchens more open to nearby rooms following renovations. Meanwhile, more than a third of renovating homeowners are increasing their kitchen size and many more are replacing major kitchen elements from countertops to flooring. The most popular countertop materials are granite and quartz while the most popular flooring materials are hardwood and ceramic or porcelain tile. (We use porcelain instead of ceramic for all of our tile.) Now, windows and doors are being replaced in more than a quarter of renovated kitchens.
Contemporary has surpassed transitional looks and is now the most popular style. (I agree with this nationally, but in our area traditional and transitional is very popular) White cabinets are selected most often, followed by light, medium and then dark wood cabinets. Many of our clients are opting for built-in organizers that help to maximize the space. The most popular built-in, according to Houzz, it a pullout trash or recycling cabinet followed by cookie sheet organizers and Lazy Susans.
Under cabinet lighting is the most popular lighting upgrade in remodeled kitchens followed by installing pendant lights. (Absolutely!!)
Stainless steel appliances were preferred by almost 75% of homeowners. White appliances were a distant second according to the Houzz survey.
Almost 90% of those renovating their kitchen relied on professional assistance for their kitchen renovation. If you no longer can stand the look and feel of your kitchen, please give us a call at (610) 262-7235 or visit us on line at www.directkitchen.com. We have the recipe to not only help you realize your dreams for the most important room in your home, but also to assist in helping you live a healthier and happier lifestyle.