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53 Compelling Kitchen Renovation Statistics for 2024

53 Compelling Kitchen Renovation Statistics for 2024 - Proline Range Hoods

Each year, Houzz publishes a kitchen trends and stats report. In their 2022 report, Houzz surveyed over 2,000 homeowners between July 21 and 27, 2021. They were asked all kinds of questions about their renovation, from price and size to which appliances they bought.

These homeowners had either completed a kitchen remodel or addition in the past 12 months, were in the process of remodeling, or were planning to remodel in the next three months.

We’ve highlighted some of the most interesting statistics from this report in our post, broken down into specific categories.

Nearly half (45%) of homeowners are renovating because they finally have the means (budget, time, etc.). Kitchen Renovation Statistics

Nearly half (45%) of homeowners are renovating because they finally have the means (budget, time, etc.).

Thirty-five percent say their kitchen badly needs an update, while 29% say their kitchen is old and broken down.

The most renovated feature is countertops (91%), followed by backsplashes (86%), and then sinks (84%).

The most renovated feature is countertops (91%), followed by backsplashes (86%), and then sinks (84%).

Most homeowners (70%) do not change the size of their kitchen during their renovation.

Most homeowners (70%) do not change the size of their kitchen during their renovation.

Twenty-four percent renovate their kitchen somewhat larger (up to 50% larger), while six percent increase their kitchen size significantly (over 50%).

Most renovated kitchens (54%) are over 200 square feet.

Most renovated kitchens (54%) are over 200 square feet.

The median price for major kitchen remodels is $40,000.

The median price for major kitchen remodels is $40,000.

This figure is up $5,000 from 2021. A major kitchen remodel means at least all cabinets and appliances are replaced.

Nearly 80% of homeowners splurge on at least one new kitchen feature.

Nearly 80% of homeowners splurge on at least one new kitchen feature.

The leading feature is countertops (35%), followed by appliances (27%) and cabinets (23%).

Thirty-eight percent of homeowners make their kitchen open to interior spaces, down eight percent from 2020.

Thirty-eight percent of homeowners make their kitchen open to interior spaces, down eight percent from 2020.

Twenty percent of homeowners open their kitchen to the outdoors, down two percent from 2020.

Twenty percent of homeowners open their kitchen to the outdoors, down two percent from 2020.

89% of all homeowners hire a pro for their renovation project, up four percent from 2021.

89% of all homeowners hire a pro for their renovation project, up four percent from 2021.

The most popular pro hired is a general contractor (53%) followed by a cabinet maker (31%).

The most popular pro hired is a general contractor (53%) followed by a cabinet maker (31%).

12 Kitchen Island and Countertop Statistics for 2022

2020 - 51% use engineered quartz down to 42% in 2022

Forty-two percent of people install engineered quartz countertops, down from 51% in 2020.

Look and feel vs. durability

Look and feel (67%) and durability (58%) are the two biggest reasons for upgrading countertops.

Nearly a quarter (22%) of homeowners use contrasting countertop styles.

The most popular contrasting style is a butcher block (35%) followed by engineered quartz (26%).

57% - upgrade an island

Over half of homeowners (57%) add or upgrade an island for their renovation.

Most upgraded islands are over 7 feet long (39%), up five percent from 2021.

Doors vs. Drawers Graphic

Most renovated islands feature cabinets with doors (78%) or drawers (74%).

About one quarter (24%) of people choose contrasting colors for their island counter. White (32%) is the most popular.

Nearly half of homeowners contrast their island cabinet colors. Blue (26%) is the most popular, followed by gray (18%), then black (10%).

Nearly half of homeowners contrast their island cabinet colors. Blue (26%) is the most popular, followed by gray (18%), then black (10%).

Nearly a third (28%) of homeowners perceive they are eating healthier after installing their kitchen island.

Nearly a third (28%) of homeowners perceive they are eating healthier after installing their kitchen island.

Aside from cooking, about half of homeowners say they entertain at their kitchen island, while less than half (44%) socialize at their island.

Related: How to Remodel Your Entire Home (step by step)

Aside from cooking, about half of homeowners say they entertain at their kitchen island, while less than half (44%) socialize at their island.

The L shape is most popular (40%), followed by the U shape (31%) and then the galley style, which has two facing walls (13%).

The L shape is most popular (40%), followed by the U shape (31%) and then the galley style, which has two facing walls (13%).

7 Kitchen Appliances Statistics for 2022

Standard stainless is the overwhelming favorite for appliances (74%), up three percent from 2021.

Standard stainless is the overwhelming favorite for appliances (74%), up three percent from 2021.

The most popular choice for upgraded appliances is a refrigerator or freezer (73%), followed by a dishwasher (71%) and microwave (69%).

The most popular choice for upgraded appliances is a refrigerator or freezer (73%), followed by a dishwasher (71%) and microwave (69%).

Coffee makers are the most popular small appliance (21%), followed by an air fryer (15%), then food storage containers (15%).

Coffee makers are the most popular small appliance (21%), followed by an air fryer (15%), then food storage containers (15%).

Over a third of homeowners add high-tech features to their appliances (35%).

Over a third of homeowners add high-tech features to their appliances (35%).

The most popular high-tech appliance feature is wireless smartphone and tablet controls (26%), followed by a color touch screen display (16%).

The most popular high-tech appliance feature is wireless smartphone and tablet controls (26%), followed by a color touch screen display (16%).

50% of homeowners upgrade all appliances

Half of homeowners upgrade all their appliances while an additional third upgrade some of their appliances.

Over a quarter (27%) of homeowners splurge on all their appliances, trailing only countertops (35%).

Over a quarter (27%) of homeowners splurge on all their appliances, trailing only countertops (35%).

6 Kitchen Cabinet Statistics for 2022

Replacing cabinets graphic

Almost all (94%) of homeowners either replace all (65%) or partially replace (29%) their cabinets.

solid wood and plywood graphic

Of the 94% of homeowners that replace cabinets, 76% choose solid wood for their cabinets, while 20% choose plywood.

Shaker cabinets - most popular choice for cabinetry

Shaker cabinets are the most popular choice for cabinetry (64%), up eight percent from 2021.

pantry cabinet and wallk in pantry stats

Nearly half of homeowners (45%) add a pantry cabinet, while 13% add a walk-in pantry.

shaker cabinets and raised panel cabinets statistics

Twelve percent of homeowners choose contrasting island cabinet styles. 43% of them choose shaker cabinets for their kitchen island, followed by raised panel cabinets (23%).

35% countertops, 27% appliances, 23% cabinets

Nearly a quarter of homeowners (23%) splurge on kitchen cabinets, behind only appliances (27%) and countertops (35%).

7 Kitchen Color Trends and Style Statistics for 2022

Eighty-three percent of homeowners change the style of their renovation.

Eighty-three percent of homeowners change the style of their renovation.

25% transitional kitchens - graphic

The most popular style for renovated kitchens is transitional (25%), up four percent from 2021.

Farrmhouse design kitchens down two percent from 2021 - 9%

Farmhouse design is down two percent (9%) from 2021 (11%). It’s five percent lower than its peak in 2019 (14%).

White - 41%
Wood - 12%

White is unquestionably the most popular cabinet color (41%), followed by medium wood (12%).

White countertops graphic - 39% in 2022, up six percent from 2021

White countertops reign supreme (39%) in 2022, up six percent from 2021.

32% color for white walls

White is the most popular color for walls among homeowners (32%), up six percent from 2021.

40% - white backsplash
20% - multicolored

White is the most popular backsplash color (40%), followed by multicolored (20%).

5 Kitchen Flooring Statistics for 2022

Wood vs Grey flooring: 51% to 13%

Over half of homeowners (51%) choose wood flooring for their renovation. Grey is a distant second at 13%.

One-quarter of homeowners use stained or unstained hardwood flooring for their renovation.

One-quarter of homeowners use stained or unstained hardwood flooring for their renovation.

10% Increase in vinyll flooring - 2022

Vinyl flooring has increased by nearly 10% (23%) compared to 2020 (14%).

Nearly ⅔ of homeowners upgrade their flooring (64%).

Nearly ⅔ of homeowners upgrade their flooring (64%).

Flooring is behind countertops, backsplashes, sinks, faucets, and light fixtures, as the most popular upgrades for homeowner renovations.

Just 12% of homeowners splurge on their flooring.

Just 12% of homeowners splurge on their flooring.

6 Kitchen Extras Statistics for 2022

The most popular backsplash material is ceramic or porcelain (56%).

The most popular backsplash material is ceramic or porcelain (56%).

66% - backsplash up to range hood, 19% - partial coverage backsplash

Two-thirds of homeowners install a backsplash up to their cabinets or range hood, while 19% install one with partial coverage.

Undercabinet lights - 67% choose as the top choice, recessed lights - 66%

Undercabinet (67%) and recessed (66%) lights are the most popular choices for lighting fixture upgrades.

Pendant lights most popular - stats graphic

Pendant lights are the most popular light fixture above a kitchen island (67%), up four percent from 2021.

87% get new decor during renovation

Eighty-seven percent of homeowners add new decor as part of their kitchen renovation.

Bar stools - 50%, wall decor - 48%, window coverings - 38%

Half of the homeowners add bar stools during their renovation, followed by wall decor (48%) and window coverings (38%).

That wraps up our article on 53 of the most compelling kitchen renovation statistics for 2022.

Check out Houzz’s full report below to browse more interesting statistics and trends.

Sources

2022 Houzz Kitchen Trends Report

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