Those who choose to remodel the heart of their home have some definite preferences. After all, the No. 1 reason they choose to renovate this area is no longer being able to stand the old kitchen — can anyone out there relate?
If I see that backsplash one more time … The top motivator for renovating a kitchen continues to be that owners can no longer stand the old kitchen. An increasingly popular reason is finally having the financial means, the triggering factor for 40% of renovators, compared with 37% the year before.
Countertops before electronics. Countertops are the most popular feature to upgrade, followed closely by backsplashes and kitchen sinks. Notably, a majority of kitchen renovations (51%) open the space more to a nearby room, reflecting the ongoing popularity of the great-room concept.
Renovate to lose weight? One-third of kitchen renovators claimed healthier habits post-renovation, while the remaining two-thirds of kitchen renovators said they were equally healthy after the renovation. Forty-one percent of homeowners who renovated their kitchens are cooking more at home, 34% are ordering less takeout, and 26% are eating more fruits and vegetables. A whopping 76% of kitchen renovators cook five or more meals at home each week after their renovation.