Houzz Releases 2021 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Houzz recently released its 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, which surveyed 2,014 U.S. homeowners about recent or planned kitchen renovation projects. Major findings include an emphasis on storage in 2021, with 94% of homeowners planning improvements to cabinetry.  Of those respondents, 63% planned partial cabinet upgrades and 31% wanted a full replacement. Of those wanting partial replacements, 28% were adding cabinets which was four times as many as the 2020 survey.  Of those surveyed, 46% added pantry cabinets which was up 3 points from the prior year.

Though falling 3 points from 2020, white cabinets were still the most popular choice at 41%, followed by wood-tone at 23%. Shaker style cabinetry dropped 5 points from 2020 but was still the leader in door styles at 57%, with flat panel a distant second at 21%. Transitional remained the most popular style choice for kitchens at 21%.

For the third year in a row, the scope of renovations decreased while the median amount spent was stable at $35,000, after seeing a 17% jump in 2020. The number of people creating an open-concept kitchen by expanding into other living areas has been trending downward, dropping 3% from 2020 and 10% from 2019. See Houzz

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