Houzz recently put out their annual report based on findings from a survey of 1,734 U.S. homeowners on Houzz about their recent or planned kitchen renovation projects.
Major findings were around kitchen innovations both technological and related to storage and efficiency. Remodelers are wanting clutter-free counters. Smart solutions for everyday utensils and small appliances are key.
If you will be starting a remodel, it’s important to consider trends as well as your preferences. You do the remodel for yourself, but it makes a huge difference in your resale value. Even an older remodel, (more than ten years old) will increase value in a sale provided classic finishes were selected in timeless shades.
For example, there is a current trend in painted kitchen cabinets of navy blue, but going with white is always safe. If you are like me, you’ve waited a while to do your project and have been saving finishes for even as long as ten years. A designer will help you sort through which of your ideas are still good ones and which trends have gone by the wayside.
Follow the planners on Houzz and save your ideas for clear ways to communicate to your contractors and designers. Purchasing the fixtures and cabinetry and storing it all in advance will be a huge time-saver as well.