2019 Kitchen Trends According to Houzz
Want to know the latest kitchen trends? Houzz has the answer. The go-to home improvement site surveyed 1,337 homeowners about their recent or planned kitchen projects. While some answers were expected, other surprised us.
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Here Are the Top 10 Takeaways from the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study
1. Most Popular Feature to Replace in a Kitchen Renovation. Countertops top the upgraded kitchen features list, followed by backsplash and appliances. 88% of homeowners replace appliances, with refrigerators and dishwashers being the most common upgrades.
2. Open Concept Continues to Be Desired. Homeowners still want that open concept look, with one in two renovations opening the kitchen to nearby rooms.
3. Leaving it to the Pros. More than 8 in 10 homeowners hired professionals to handle their kitchen renovation projects.
4. Variety of Styles. Transitional is the popular kitchen style at 21%, followed by Contemporary (15%), Farmhouse (14%), Traditional (12%), Modern (11%), and Craftsman (4%).
5. Mixing Metal Finishes. 54% of homeowners opted for mixing metal finishes across kitchen faucets, cabinet hardware, entry door hardware and lighting. For those who matched finishes, brushed or satin nickel was the top choice (44%), with brushed or satin chrome at distant second at 13%.
6. White Wins. A white kitchen is still on trend. The hue continues to be the number one cabinetry color, with gray being the choice for one in ten new cabinets. 34% chose a white countertop and 35% picked a white backsplash.
7. Shaker Rules. The recessed door panel Shaker style is still the leading cabinet door choice by far with 57% of those who upgraded their kitchen cabinets selecting this option.
8. Organization is Important. Storage is key in a new kitchen. Cookie tray organizers and pull out waste and/or recycling are the most common built-in specialty storage in new cabinets.
9. Quartz vs. Natural Stone. The battle continues, but for the first time quartz (48%) edged out natural stone (43%).
10. Engineered Flooring. Of the 69% of homeowners updating their kitchen flooring, 26% decided to install ceramic or porcelain tile compared to 24% for hardwood.
We are definitely seeing our clients falling within these trends, particularly the open concept, white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops and mixed metals. It will be interesting to see how these trends play out the rest of the year.