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03.15.2018

What's Hot & What's not: 2018 Kitchen Trends

Houzz just released the results of its 2018 study on kitchen trends, which revealed that 75% of homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops, 66% with ingenious storage options, and 49% with easy recycling options.

In order to create the kitchen of their dreams, homeowners are spending up to $42,000 for what they deem the most important features in a kitchen: adequate storage, followed by the need for space to easily work, play, live and entertain.

Homeowners are also paying quite a bit of attention to countertops, which is the most common upgrade and is often the item renovators are willing to spend a little extra cash on. When it comes to the material homeowners are choosing for their new countertops, granite is falling out of favor with a consecutive three-year decline in popularity, and engineered quartz is taking the lead.

 

What else ruled kitchen trends?

Bringing tech into the kitchen Рnot so much TVs but homeowners are gravitating toward home assistants and wireless and voice-controlled kitchen appliances.

White kitchens – white is the predominant color for backsplashes, countertops, and wall finishes.

Ditching hardwood for engineered wood – although hardwood is the most popular, its popularity has been on the downward slope since 2016, and wood-like flooring such as engineered wood or laminate, is on the rise.

Cabinets – most homeowners are choosing shaker-style, with flat-panel and raised panel coming in at a close tie for second and third.

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