Our friends over at Houzz ran a survey in which 1,337 people gave feedback on how they would be renovating their kitchens in 2019.
Based on these findings, Houzz put together a list of what kitchen trends they believe will be sticking around throughout the year.
Stay In or Get Out
If you’ve ever renovated a room, the majority of you probably leave your house and go out while the work is getting done. This seems to have changed for 2019.
According to Houzz’s findings, 66% of homeowners prefer to be present while the renovation takes place. 26% of homeowners move out temporarily and the other 8% move out completely.
The people who stay in the home report having less stress during the renovation. This must be because they feel they have more control and know what’s happening in their kitchen.
About 57% of homeowners have upgraded their faucets to high-tech gear. These materials are water-efficient, fingerprint resistant, and touch-free. One in ten upgraded kitchens opt for black stainless steel appliances, and we don’t blame them. Black is perfection.
16% of the other high-tech appliances have features like wireless controls, and home assistant robotics has grown in popularity by 31%.
Farmhouse Style and Metal Mixing
Although 21% of people agree that transitional kitchen styles are still the most popular option, Houzz found out that farmhouse style kitchens are on the rise by 14% so far, putting it on par with contemporary kitchen styles at 15% of popular votes.
Gray cabinets are growing in popularity as well. In our industry, we’re also seeing gray carpet and flooring as one of the most demanded products on the market.
Finishings in various metals are also making a statement with hardware types including matte nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and matte black.
Engineered Wood Flooring and Materials
Homeowners, 40% of them to be exact, are shying away from natural hardwood floors and moving to other better-suited options like:
- Engineered Hardwood Flooring
- Luxury Vinyl Plank (See COREtec for Example)
- Waterproof Laminate Flooring (See RevWood for example)
24% of people still prefer natural hardwood in their kitchen, but that looks like it’s dying out.
By the way, if you need help getting the perfect kitchen flooring installed, we can help you out with that. Just give us a call and set up a free flooring estimate.
People over the age of 55 seem to address their kitchen needs less than their other areas like the master bedroom (37% – 56%).
Homeowners addressing these aging needs are making their kitchen spaces larger and more open. They’re also adding more elaborate lighting, wall ovens, cooktops, and touch-free faucets.
If you want to download the full 2019 kitchen trends report Houzz put together, click here.