Posted on: March 26, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

Last Updated on March 28, 2024

As more and more homeowners opt to stay in their homes for longer, kitchen renovations are becoming increasingly popular. According to the latest Cost vs. Value Report, a minor kitchen remodel will cost homeowners about $26,000, while a major kitchen remodel will run upwards of $76,000. If a kitchen renovation is in your future, here’s what’s trending in 2024.

Style choices

Transitional style–a blend of contemporary and traditional styles—is still the most requested style when renovating a kitchen, with 26% of homeowners picking this decor style. A modern kitchen is selected 12% of the time, while contemporary, traditional and farmhouse-style kitchens are selected less, with 11%, 9%, and 9% of homeowners selecting those types of kitchens, respectively.

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Cabinet upgrades and selections

Cabinets can easily be the most expensive item in a kitchen renovation, with 70% of homeowners opting to replace cabinets, 26% deciding to partially replace cabinets, and only 4% choosing not to update cabinetry.

Custom cabinets are the most popular route to go, with 45% of those renovating choosing those, while 35% go with a semicustom cabinet, 10% choose ready-to-assemble, 9% choose stock and 2% choose other.

A shaker-style door is the most popular option (60%), followed by a flat-panel door (22%), a raised panel (12%) and a glass-front door (3%).

In terms of color, homeowners are increasingly opting for a two-toned look, selecting a different cabinet color for the top that often contrasts with the bottom. In terms of the most popular cabinet colors for upper cabinets, white still reigns supreme, with 52% of homeowners selecting those, followed by 17% selecting wood, 8% selecting gray and 6% selecting beige.

Wood seems to be the most requested for lower cabinets, with 28% selecting those, followed by 20% selecting blue, 14% selecting gray, 11% selecting green and only 10% selecting wood.

Property featured: 470 Sun Forest Way Chapel Hill, NC 27517, Listed by Mary Jo Coppola

Countertop selections

White countertops are still the most popular selection, with 43% selecting this look, followed by a multi-colored countertop, which 17% of homeowners choose. Black and beige countertop choices are selected at much lower rates, with 10% opting for black and 7% opting for beige.

Quartz is still very desirable among those renovating, and has actually experienced a boost in popularity over the last few years. As of now, 46% of homeowners are choosing this material, followed by 20% choosing granite, 11% choosing quartzite, 9% choosing butcher block and 4% choosing marble.

Featured listing: 1623 Margaret Ridge Drive, Matthews, NC 28105, listed by Amy Peterson

Flooring selections

In terms of flooring, LVP is giving hardwood floors a run for its money, as a growing number of homeowners opt to use this in their kitchen and throughout their home. The latest data shows 23% opted for this type of flooring, while 24% opted for hardwood floors, 18% chose ceramic, 16% selected engineered hardwood, 9% chose laminate and 6% chose natural stone.

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