Looking to update your kitchen? Focus on options that help you stay organized. Features that promote tidiness in the kitchen is hot with owners and buyers. Trends show that clean lines, contained clutter, and the extras that help you keep mess at bay are trending, which means that’s what buyers are currently seeking in the homes they tour!
Tidiness Rules the Kitchen
Shopping for kitchen gear usually is a lot more fun than scouring around for the best garage door or siding.
The 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study (http://bit.ly/2BjLaet) shows what’s trending in the world of kitchen design, and the information may help you narrow down the vast options you face when you redo your kitchen.
The most popular kitchen has stainless steel appliance, white cabinets, wood floors, and gray walls.
The L-shaped kitchen is in and the U-shaped kitchen is out.
There’s a fixation with tidiness, as evidenced by some of the most popular built-in storage features, including include pullout waste or recycling centers (67%), cookie sheet/tray organizers (55%), deep drawer organizers (45%), and pull/swing-out trays and shelves (44%). Spice, cutlery, and utensil organizers also are popular.
Houzz calls out decluttered counters (75%) an obsession among home renovators, who also are focused on function, with ease of storing and finding things topping the list of functional priorities at 63%.
And if you’ve never been in love with granite countertops, this is your year. Engineered quartz now is more popular than granite as a countertop material.