A recent study published by Houzz looked at remodeling trends in 2015-2016 and found that most remodeling projects undertaken in 2016 focused on renovating or updating kitchens. More and more, kitchens and open spaces are becoming en vogue for homeowners, providing space for cooking, entertaining, socializing, working and more. According to Houzz, 2/3 of homeowners are spending 3 or more hours a day in the kitchen. Of these remodels, the goals of the project inevitably focused on creating better traffic flow in the home, expanding kitchen features or changing style. 43 percent of homeowners simply couldn’t stand their kitchen anymore.
So, as 2016 draws to a close, it’s worth highlighting what these homeowners who have already made changes know: the kitchen is often, and rightfully so, the focus of remodeling projects and changes made there can translate to better home value and a better living experience. It really is the focal point of most homes today.
Here are some common kitchen elements that can be updating in a kitchen remodel:
Countertops, faucets and fixtures, sinks, backsplash, lighting, appliances, cabinets, wall texture and color, flooring, windows, doors and electronics.
Cabinet pantry, kitchen island, breakfast bar, reach-in closet pantry, peninsula, walk-in pantry, built-in coffee/tea station, desk/buffet, seating, fireplace, wine cellar.
87% of homeowners taking on a remodel hire a professional to guide them through the process, and with good reason. There are many variables to consider, from design trends, quality and utility of materials, municipal codes and more. At Leitner Construction, we can make all that easy for you. Check out our galleries and contact us with any questions about how we might help your remodeling dreams come true in the new year!