Houzz is a huge influence on the way we design and style our living spaces. No room garners more attention than the kitchen, which is why we are breaking down the almost 40 page 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Report.
Here’s are our top takeaways from the report published in April of 2018:
Styles may vary but a preference in neutrals still prevails
Less ornamentation and clutter – it’s all about simple efficient spaces
Open concept kitchen to the family or dining room
An island is essential and should be multipurpose where families can eat and kids can do homework
Quartz is outpacing granite because it’s easy to maintain and are stain resistant. The colors are also consistent, unlike natural stones in which each piece is different.
An L-shaped layout is edging out a U-shaped layout. Galley and single wall kitchens are gaining ground
The functional priority is storage where it’s easy to store and find items
Styles lean toward transitional, contemporary, and farmhouse styles
White and wood make it good. It’s all about white countertops, backsplashes, and wall finishes
Pullout waster/recycling bins, utensil organizers and wine/bar storage are significantly more popular
Shaker cabinet styles are the most popular. The trend is moving away from the raised-panel door styles
Wood or Wood-like flooring are at the top of the list for flooring options
Appliance technology is important specifically in refrigerators and dishwashers
Besides a TV, charging/docking stations, Bluetooth/wireless speakers and home assistants like Amazon's Alexa are the top three tech kitchen trends