Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2017

courtesy of Culture Map

According to a recent Houzz kitchen trends report, as reported by CultureMap, a remodeled kitchen could help you be healthier! The report finds that homeowners with new kitchens order less takeout and they cook more meals at home, which certainly means healthier eating!

Age plays a role in preferred kitchen styles: Baby boomers and mature homeowners prefer traditional styles, while millennials prefer farmhouse-style sinks, gray color schemes, and modern textures.

Modern farmhouse styled kitchen with lots of gray

Modern farmhouse styled kitchen with lots of gray

Regardless of age, homeowners want sturdy, yet beautiful, flooring and countertops, naming durability and appearance as top priorities. Granite is the most popular countertop material, while quartz, wood slab, and quartzite perform respectfully. Hardwood flooring lost some favor but still remains the most common kitchen option. Ceramic and porcelain tile won the hearts of more homeowners this year than in the past.  And stainless steel appliances are still preferred over other options.

Stainless steel appliances still dominate, and white countertops are coming on strong

Stainless steel appliances still dominate, and white countertops are coming on strong

Custom cabinets still top the priority list for homeowners wanting to upgrade their kitchen. White cabinets prove to be more popular than wood-colored or gray cabinets combined. Adding an island or breakfast bar come in second and third as top features to upgrade, though millennials tend to want islands more than older generations.

White cabinets lead in popularity

White cabinets lead in popularity

Proving that younger generations want monochromatic schemes found in farmhouse-style kitchens, millennials and Generation X lean toward painting kitchen walls gray, while baby boomers tend to paint walls beige.

Renovation budgets keep climbing with 1-in-2 homeowners spending more than $100,000 on a new kitchen. The median amount homeowners spend upgrading is between $25,000 and $50,000.

To read the in-depth Houzz report, CLICK HERE!

I love houses and I like to share important news about houses with my followers. If you are thinking you need MORE than an upgraded kitchen and are considering buying a new home, contact me for key points about the housing market for 2017!  It will be a dynamite year to buy and sell a home!

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