The 2017 Kitchen Trends Study from Houzz.com is out and this time the annual report pays special attention to the differences (and similarities) between older and younger homeowners.
Islands Are In
According to Houzz, younger homeowners are more likely than boomers to install a kitchen island, 49% to 36%, respectively.
What all new kitchen “generations” have in common — they are spending more on renovations, with nearly 1 in 5 paying $100,000 or more.
For Midland, in particular, this Houzz finding struck a pleasant chord: 2 in 5 updated kitchens include custom cabinets.
And while older homeowners are more likely to install custom cabinetry, nearly one-third of millennial homeowners are also taking the custom cabinet route.
Personal Design Preferences
Millennial homeowners (age 25-34) are more likely to opt for modern or farmhouse kitchens than homeowners over 35.
Traditional kitchen styling is nearly twice as popular among boomers (those aged 55+).
Making Every Centimeter Count
Of the 81% of homeowners upgrading their cabinets, 76% sought built-in organizers to maximize the space, 56% did so to make finding things easier, and 49% chose built-in organizers to reduce clutter.