The most popular layout among U.S. homeowners undertaking a kitchen renovation is L-shaped, according to a recent Houzz.com survey. Nearly 50 percent of homeowners changed or plan to change the layout of the kitchen as part of their remodeling plan. U-shaped kitchens were the second most popular layout, followed by a galley layout.
Kitchen Layout and Size
Open floor plan kitchens are another significant trend among homeowners remodeling their kitchens. Many of our clients agree – opening up their kitchen space to other parts of their home is one of the most requested services. The Houzz survey found more than 50 percent of homeowners opting for opening the kitchen to other living areas, while 18 percent choose to open their kitchen space to outdoor spaces.
The average size of a kitchen remodel was 230 square feet. A reported 40 percent of homeowners opted to increase the size of their kitchen as part of their remodel. More significant than size is style. The top priority among homeowners in the survey, and among our clientele, is to create a kitchen that is both stylish and beautiful. That’s the number one reason why our clients depend on our showroom. We know how to ask the right questions to determine wants, needs and dreams. The most popular style of kitchen renovations was transitional, followed by contemporary and farmhouse.
Kitchen Organizational Tools
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. The greatest source of buyer’s remorse among our clients is overlooking storage and accessories that make the kitchen easier to use and more beautiful. According to the survey, the top built-in and specialty storage amenities specified for American kitchens are as follows:
- Pullout waste or recycling cabinets (67 percent)
- Cookie sheet/tray organizers (55 percent)
- Deep drawer organizers (45 percent)
- Pull/swing out trays/shelves (44 percent)
- Lazy Susans (44 percent)
- Spice organizers (42 percent)
- Cutlery organizers (40 percent)
- Utensil organizers (35 percent)
- Pots and pan organizers (34 percent)
- Small appliance garage/drawers (24 percent)
- Wine and/or bar cabinets (20 percent)
- Pull out corner drawers (19 percent)
- Dish organizers (18 percent)
If you’d like ideas for making the kitchen of your dreams become a reality, call us at (949) 861-3400 or visit our design showroom in Irvine to discuss the possibilities for your project!