ALMANAC: CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS
Sales of kitchen and bath cabinetry fell 2.2% in September compared
to 2016, according to KCMA’s monthly Trend of Business survey. YTD
sales remain strong, climbing 2.8% overall. A final tally of 2016 shows
sales totaling $6.8 billion, a 4.3% increase over 2015; stock sales rose
4%, semi-custom sales grew 5.9%, and custom sales were up 1.3%.
Canadian wood kitchen cabinet and countertop industry salaries
reached $983.3 million in 2015, increasing by 11.2%, according
to StatCan’s, Annual Survey of Manufacturers and Logging.
Kitchen remodeling is among the most popular renovation projects. On average, homeowners spent $19, 100 on their kitchen
renovation project. Master bath remodels on the other hand averaged $11,700 according to the 2017 Houzz & Home survey.
Kitchen cabinet & countertop shipments
Source: Statista, U.S. Census Bureau, StatCan.
United States Canada
2016 $13.391 billion $2.903 billion
2017 $13.121 billion $2.916 billion
2018 $12.937 billion $2.924 billion
2019 $13.232 billion $2.991 billion
2020 $13.609 billion $2.992 billion
Source: Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Assn.
Market Data Sources: Statistics Canada/StatCan, The Freedonia Group, Statista, U.S. Census
Bureau, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn. (KCMA), National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA),
Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Assn.(CKCA), Cabinet Makers Assn. (CMA), Houzz. Category: Cabinets & countertops include: kitchen cabinetry, bath cabinetry, vanities, countertops and islands.
Kitchen cabinet demand in the United States is projected to grow 5.9% per year to $17.1 billion in 2021,
according to the 10th edition of the Cabinets Market in
the U.S. study by The Freedonia Group.
The fastest growing style, tall kitchen cabinets are projected to reach a value of $3.2 billion in 2021 on annual
advances of 7.7%. Tall cabinets are rising in popularity
due to their additional storage and they can make smaller
kitchens appear larger.
Both base and wall kitchen cabinets will also post
strong gains going forward, with base cabinets continuing to boast the majority of demand. Base cabinets are
expected to see 5.2% annual growth through 2021, with
demand benefitting from the continuing popularity of
larger kitchens, and also outdoor kitchens.
Kitchens remain the largest market for countertops.
A separate Freedonia study forecasts U.S. countertop demand to reach $29.3 billion in 2019, with engineered stone
and natural stone accounting for the majority of sales.
The forecast shows the projected U.S. shipment values and Canadian revenues of domestically manufactured wood kitchen cabinets
and countertops. Numbers are reflected in USD. Kitchen remodeling costs
29% Appliances &
Doors & windows: 4%
Walls & ceilings: 5%
Faucets & Plumbing: 4%
Top 10 kitchen & bath trends
According to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report by the National Kitchen &
Bath Assn., here’s a brief look at what’s trending:
1. Clean lines, built-ins and simple door styles dominate kitchen designs.
Contemporary-styled kitchens overtake Traditional to be the second most popular
design after Transitional. Emerging: Industrial and Mid-Century Modern.
2. White and gray painted cabinets continue to dominate color schemes. Blue
painted and high gloss cabinets are also trending.
3. Two-toned kitchens are gaining in popularity. Also mixing it up: materials and
metals, across surfaces and as accents.
4. While wood cabinets dominate kitchen designs, metal appears to be
emerging and is frequently specified by younger and male designers.
5. Furniture-look pieces, rollouts and pullouts, and under cabinet lighting (LED)
are among the most popular kitchen cabinet features. Use of crown molding is
declining. Rustic and reclaimed woods were frequently mentioned.
6. Quartz is the most popular kitchen countertop material, and trending up.
Granite, the second most popular countertop material, is trending down.
7. Interior barn and pocket doors in kitchens are trending up.
8. In the bath, Contemporary and Transitional have overtaken Traditional. Shaker
is gaining on Traditional, while Mid-Century Modern is emerging.
9. Whites and gray are the most popular bathroom color schemes, while blue is
emerging; younger designers are leaning towards purples. Stainless steel is emerging.
10. Linen cabinets and vanities are the most commonly used bathroom storage solutions.
Floating vanities and open shelving are popular. Toilet topper’s are declining.