The Kitchen Outlook for 2021

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Houzz has it’s fingers on trends that are happening in kitchens across the country and have released the results in Houzz’s 2021 Kitchen Trends Study.

There are some changes. Really how could there not be? In 2020, homeowners spent more time in their homes and in their kitchens than ever before. So it’s no wonder that while the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, the heart needs to be beating at optimum capacity since it’s working harder than ever! So what do people want from their kitchens? Let’s take a look.

The survey asked more than 2,000 homeowners on Houzz about their recent or planned home projects, and found that many are reconsidering the entire layout of their space.

Less Open Layouts

Walls are making a comeback. Open floorplans were always the preferred choice, but now more people are craving the separation at home. Last year’s home for everything has created a need for boundaries and separation so multiple family members can perform different tasks simultaneously.

Outdoor Space

While kitchen walls may be going up, doors to an outside space are opening up! With space being a premium, homeowners are maximizing every inch by leveraging the outdoors. A trend we are likely to see even more of in our mild North Atlanta winters and nearly all year round accessibility.

Storage is King

Four times the number of people have made changes to kitchen storage. 94 percent of all renovations included more storage including adding cabinets. Stocking up on food and other items (think toilet paper) require places to live.

Pantries including walk in are also trending up with over 13 percent of people asking for a new walk in pantry.

Vinyl Flooring Is Back

Kids, pets and easy to clean and disinfect has make ceramic and porcelain tile make a strong comeback. Luxury Vinyl is also a very popular choice.

Kitchen Islands With Color

Everybody loves an island, and that hasn’t changed. But contrasting color on the island made up 41 percent of renovator’s request. Note, blue and gray where the top picks and fluted islands are also on trend.

Bring on the Backsplashes

Extended backsplashes that extend all the way up to lower cabinets and in some cases all the way to the ceiling are also on trend with 68 percent of people asking for them.

White is still king on the color choice.

For lots of other great information on the latest home updates to add value, please check out the Chatel Group’s earlier two part Blog Series, Home Upgrades for Adding Value.  If you would like to jump on some of these renovations, and require some help from the pros, consult the Chatel Group’s Concierge List of proven professionals.

Sarah and Lisa are available to help you with any and all your real estate needs questions or advice. Sarah has been diligently working on her own remodel in Morningside for the past few months and would love to share what she’s learned with you! Contact them today!

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