The kitchen is the most popular room of the home to renovate, according to Houzz research, and those who choose to remodel the heart of their home have some definite preferences. After all, the No. 1 reason they choose to renovate this area is no longer being able to stand the old kitchen — can anyone out there relate? The 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, from a research team led by Nino Sitchinava,
Houzz’s principal economist, reveals that home-
owners updating their kitchens prioritize chang-
ing out countertops, backsplashes and sinks. A
majority of kitchen renovators are also choosing a
more open feel for this room.
The study surveyed more than 2,700 Houzz
users in the U.S. who own homes and are in the
midst of a kitchen renovation, have recently completed one or are planning one in the next three
months. Read on to learn what people are doing
with these important rooms. ;
Houzz study sheds light on many factors that go into kitchen renovation projects.
How people upgrade their kitchens
and how much they spend
How much does it cost? The most common budget —
as well as actual spend — on a kitchen renovation
remains $25,001 to $50,000, according to the survey.
Only 9 percent of kitchen renovators spend more than
$100,000; just 4 percent spend less than $5,000. We
hope the numbers help give your own projects some
“If I see that backsplash one more time …” The top
motivator for renovating a kitchen continues to be
that owners can no longer stand the old kitchen.
An increasingly popular reason is finally having the
financial means, the triggering factor for 40 percent of
renovators, compared with 37 percent the year before.
Kitchen remodeling is complex, and studies show the
motivation and trends affecting kitchen renovation are