Saturday, 18 February 2017

Kitchens are getting bigger and bigger says new Houzz report

Houzz has just published its annual Kitchen Trends Study. It makes a fascinating read for all those involved in the KBB industry, as well as from a personal viewpoint for our own homes. 

One of the main changes the report highlights is that today, the kitchen is the hub of family life, rather than just a functional room. It serves as a dining room, a meeting room, a study, a social room, a place to prepare food, or just to leave notes for each other on the fridge door!

And with so much time being spent in the kitchen (60% of homeowners spend three hours or more a day in the kitchen according the study), it is only natural that kitchens are becoming bigger and using their space better.

According to the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 63% of us are increasing the size of our kitchens and with the trend towards open-plan living continuing, 59% are opening the space up to other rooms and 52% are opening up to the outdoors.

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But why do people update their kitchen? Basically, people like to change with the times, adapt or put their own personal stamp on their home.

According to the Houzz study, 30% of homeowners choose to renovate because they “cannot stand the old kitchen” while 26% had a deteriorated or broken kitchen, which was no longer fit for purpose. And, 42% of homeowners said they had purchased a home recently and wanted to make it their own.

There are so many more interesting facts to be found and it is a must for anyone with an interest in kitchen design, innovation and products. You can download the full report here.

Photo: Stock Photo: Woman picking oven for domestic kitchen in studio or furniture store
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