What Kitchen Features Are Selling Now

What Kitchen Features Are Selling Now

What colors and materials are hot in kitchen countertops, backsplashes, and appliances? To find out, the National Association of Home Builders culled the data from its own surveys as well as from Houzz, a remodeling website, and the Home Innovation Research Labs’ 2016 Builder Practices Survey, a survey of more than 1,300 homebuilders.

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The surveys provide insight into what new kitchens look like, NAHB notes on its blog, Eye on Housing. “New kitchens tend to have granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, and come with a standard set of appliances, such as cooktops and ranges, microwaves, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. New kitchens also have white, multi-colored, or wood-based color themes, and are complemented by stainless steel appliances.”

Take a look at some of the findings.

The most popular countertops for new homes are:

  • 64% granite countertops

  • 14% laminate countertops

  • 9% engineered stone and solid-surface countertops

*The least desired kitchen feature: Laminate countertops, according to NAHB’s Consumer Preference Survey. The affordability of laminate may be a reason why they still remain popular, the survey speculates.

The most popular countertop colors, according to Houzz consumer surveys, are:

  • 30% multi-colored

  • 26% white

  • 18% black

The most popular backsplash colors:

  • 26% white backsplashes

  • 13% beige

  • 12% multi-colored

  • 6% gray

The most popular color for cabinetry:

  • 34% white

  • 20% wood – medium tone

  • 9% gray

  • 7% wood – dark tone

  • 6% multi-colored

The most popular colors of appliances:

  • 79% stainless steel

  • 6% black

  • 4% white

Source: “Features and Colors of Kitchens in New Homes,” National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing blog (Oct. 3, 2016)

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