According to Houzz, the majority of homeowners recently surveyed prioritized storage all over functions of their kitchens, according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study of more than 1,700 homeowners, which comes as no surprise. Some key features to consider if you are thinking of remodeling include: recycling baskets; cookie sheet and tray organizers; revolving corner trays; deep drawer organizers; and pull-out or swing-out trays and shelves. To add more storage and counter space, nearly two in five homeowners surveyed said they are adding kitchen islands.
Homeowners want to show off their countertops. It’s the most common major feature upgraded during a kitchen renovation and most commonly splurged-on item, the Houzz survey finds. Further, engineered quartz has become the most popular countertop material choice, overtaking granite, 43 percent versus 34 percent, respectively.
The Houzz survey also showed the following most popular trends in the kitchen:
Color: White kitchens with white backsplashes, countertops, and wall finishes continue to dominate.
Flooring: Natural hardwood is the most popular, but it is declining as woodlike flooring like engineered wood or laminate are on the rise.
Cabinets: Shaker cabinets are the most popular door styles among those updating cabinets, followed by flat-panel and raised panel.