Houzz recently did a survey of 2700 homeowners who had recently remodeled or were planning to remodel in the next 3 months to find out what the most common trends are and what people spend their money on. You can see the full Houzz article embedded at the bottom of this post.
One-third of people surveyed claimed they had healthier habits after remodeling their kitchen. They at in more and cooked healthier food. 26 percent said they are eating more fruits and vegetable post remodel.
Countertops – 95% of respondents upgraded their counters
Backsplash – 90% percent of respondents added a tile backsplash
Sink and Faucet – 88% upgraded their plumbing fixtures
Appliances – 83% upgraded appliances
Cabinets – 81% of respondents upgraded their cabinets
Flooring – 71% upgraded their flooring.
According to the survey, most homeowners spent 5 to 10 percent more than they planned on their remodeling projects.
About 30 percent of homeowners spent between $25,000 and $50,000 on their kitchen project. 20% spent between $50,000 and $100,000.
White remains the most popular kitchen color with 41% of respondents saying their primary kitchen color was white.
Medium tone wood colors were the next most popular with 16% of homeowners choosing it.
Gray kitchen only accounted for 8% of kitchens which is surprising because we see a lot of people choosing gray cabinets.
Kitchen storage organizers are very popular and pullout waste bins and recycle bins top the list with 65% of people adding them to their kitchens.
Cookie sheet organizers and corner cabinet organizers were also at the top of the rankings.
Granite and quartz tied for most popular countertop material, also surprising because we rarely get requests for granite anymore… most people seem to prefer quartz.