Houzz.com recently surveyed 2,600 individuals who completed a kitchen remodel in 2019 or planned to undertake one in the next three months.

Style trends

A large majority of homeowners (85 percent) change the style of their kitchen when they renovate. In 2019, transitional was most popular, selected by 21 percent of homeowners, followed by contemporary (16 percent), modern (15 percent) and traditional style (11 percent). Transitional cabinets, fixtures and other kitchen staples combine both traditional and contemporary styles. Transitional has been the most favored d├ęcor style for three years running. Farmhouse kitchens are not as popular. Only 11 percent of homeowners opted for a farmhouse kitchen according to survey respondents. This was a decline from 14 percent in 2018 and 12 percent in 2017.

Cabinets are king

Cabinets are the number one choice for upgrading during a kitchen renovation. 94 percent of homeowners reported upgrading cabinets as part of their kitchen renovation with 68 percent opting to replace all cabinets.

White remains number one

White kitchen cabinets continue to reign atop of the color heap in kitchen renovations with 45 percent of homeowners selecting white cabinets for their new kitchens. Wood-tone cabinets were the second most popular cabinet option (22 percent) followed by gray as the third most popular color choice.

Shake, shake, shake, shaker

More than six in 10 homeowners selected a Shaker-style door front for their new kitchens. The second most popular style was a flat panel at 21 percent followed by raised panel doors at 18 percent. A majority of those replacing their cabinets during their kitchen remodel selected custom cabinets (40 percent). Another 36 percent of homeowners opted for semi-custom cabinets with a much smaller percentage of homeowners selecting stock (12 percent) and even fewer choosing ready to assemble.

Specialty storage draws a crowd

A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. Homeowners appreciate the benefits of drawer and cabinet organizers. Cookie sheet or tray organizers were most popular, selected by 50 percent of homeowners upgrading their cabinets.

Sixty-three percent of homeowners selected drawers with pull out waste and/or recycling drawers. Lazy Susans were also popular organizers picked by 40 percent of homeowners renovating their kitchens. Another 36 percent of remodelers featured pullout or swing-out drawers. Nearly half of homeowners that renovated their kitchen upgraded their pantry.

What’s the right style, cabinet color and door front and organization tools for your dream kitchen? Visit the Country Cabinets, etc. showroom at 95 East Conway Road in Center Conway, call (603) 356-5766, email ccetc@countrycabinetsetc.com or go to countrycabinetsetc.com.

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