Houzz, one of our favorite websites, recently released the results of their kitchen trends study. The home decor site polled 7,812 registered Houzz users in the U.S. and Canada who are either planning to or currently in the middle of remodeling their homes. While some results weren’t that surprising (wood floors and kitchen islands are high on homeowners’ wish lists), other stats threw us for a loop.
Read on to see the results of their research—and if they align with your 2014 renovating plans:
When it’s time for a kitchen reno, 49% of people opt to start from scratch…
See this kitchen’s unbelievable renovation here.
…while 42% just make updates to their existing plan.
Fixing the kitchen of this Pennsylvania home proved inexpensive, thanks to subway tiles and plenty of white paint.
A whopping 77% of people want their kitchens to open into other rooms, like a living or dining area…
… and 61% plan to incorporate a kitchen island.
65% of homeowners add stainless steel appliances in their kitchens…
A stainless-steel worktable provides extra space in the kitchen of this California home.
…but only 12% choose white or colored appliances.
When it comes to backsplashes, 50% of people go for tile…
…and 35% want hardwood flooring.
75% of people want soft and neutral colors in their kitchen.
14% add light and bright colors.
A meager 11% go the dark and dramatic route.
Tell us: What’s a must-have for your kitchen?
Michelle Profis Digital Director – Country Living. www.countryliving.com/author/1256/michelle-profis/.