Kitchen & Bath Renovation Trends

Kitchen & Bath Renovation Trends

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Kitchen & Bath Renovation Trends since 2014

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A majority of all home renovations are related to kitchens & bathrooms, with kitchen projects being the greater of the two. The main takeaways focused on the fact that more people are renovating to create their ‘dream home’ with the intention of staying in their existing house. Many of those are also designing their homes for ‘aging-in-place’.

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KITCHENS have become the hub of the home. They are combined with other rooms to create a central gathering space to cook, chat, work, watch TV, entertain and generally hang out. Emphasis on quality flooring, counter-top & cabinetry, as well as storage choices to fully utilize space, emphasize the importance of the kitchen. After renovating their kitchens, some homeowners have experienced more family interaction, with healthier food & cooking habits.

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BATHROOMS have become more ‘spa’ like, with tougher demands for efficiency of use and storage. They also incorporate subdividing the space for accommodating couples sharing the same room.

 

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BUDGET | Many people do not start with a figure in mind, and of those that do, half go over budget.

The main reasons are:
1. upgrading purchases
2. underestimating product and service costs
3. misunderstanding the complexity of the project

 

 

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HIRING PROFESSIONALS | A greater percentage of respondents said positive reviews and recommendations were the key to hiring professionals, and cost was the lowest criteria for hiring.A greater percentage of respondents said positive reviews and recommendations were the key to hiring professionals, and cost was the lowest criteria for hiring.A greater percentage of respondents said positive reviews and recommendations were the key to hiring professionals, and cost was the lowest criteria for hiring.A greater percentage of respondents said positive reviews and recommendations were the key to hiring professionals, and cost was the lowest criteria for hiring.

 

 

CHALLENGES  | Top of the list of ‘challenges’ for the homeowner was finding the right products and materials*, closely tied with finding the right service provider.

 

 

 

 

*we have working relationships with reps who are only too willing to drop off samples for our clients to review.