Kitchen storage is a top priority among renovating homeowners, finds the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, based on a survey of more than 2,000 homeowners planning or in the midst of a kitchen remodel. Renovators are paying closer attention to their cabinet and pantry storage.
Many of the surveyed homeowners turned their attention to upgrade their kitchen cabinets, either replacing them or refacing the ones they already have. Also, the percentage of homeowners adding or upgrading a pantry space is on the rise. Nearly half of homeowners upgraded their pantry cabinets, and one in eight added a walk-in pantry—both up compared to last year, the survey finds.
“Storage has really come into focus as people have spent more time at home during the pandemic,” says Liza Hausman, Houzz vice president of industry marketing. “We’re seeing an increase in the amount of cabinetry added in renovations, and more homeowners are reaching out to professionals on Houzz for help making their kitchens work better, most often within the same layout and square footage.”
The focus remained heavily on adding storage in the kitchen, while other upgrades like kitchen light fixtures and appliances decreased have over this past year, the study found.
Here are additional highlights from Houzz’s kitchen study: