2018 Hottest Kitchen Remodel Trends

Hottest Kitchen Remodel Trends

According to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 1,700 respondents planning a kitchen remodel, the biggest focus area was decluttering the counter-tops. Other areas of focus included the desire for items to have a “home” or place to be put away and a desire to recycle more items.

Quartz Counter-Tops Are In

According to the study, engineered quartz counter-tops have surpassed granite as the choice of 43% in the survey. Granite being the second choice of many of those surveyed.

Kitchen Remodel Costs

The study indicates that the average spend for a large kitchen (200+ sq. ft.) major remodel is $42,000.  In San Francisco, the average cost was closer to $70,000 for the same remodel.

Hire a Professional

A full 85% of those surveyed hired at least one professional. Almost 52% of those surveyed hired a general contractor of some sort, 26% hired a kitchen designer, and 22% hired a specialist directly for some part of the job.

Kitchen Cabinet Color Choices

According to the full report:

White continues to gain in popularity in updated kitchens, with white countertops, backsplashes, and wall finishes gaining six percentage points each compared with the previous years study.

Here is a link to the Full Report.

Bottom Line on Kitchen Remodels

Trends change from time to time. Choosing a classic style that will endure is essential.

Jeremy Maclennan helps clients with remodeling, renovation, and handyman type projects in the Glendora, Azusa, and San Dimas area. Contact him today to schedule a bid for your work.