But if you’re planning to renovate in the upcoming year, what kitchen trends should you plan to incorporate to ensure your kitchen renovation feels timely, functional, and on-trend?
The 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study surveyed 2,014 homeowners who were planning or in the midst of a kitchen renovation to identify the upcoming year’s top kitchen design trends. According to the survey, some of 2021’s biggest kitchen trends include:
- Added storage. A whopping 94 percent of renovators performed at least some work on their cabinets. The driving force behind these upgrades? Additional kitchen storage; for example, of the 31 percent of homeowners who partially upgraded their cabinets, 28 percent added more cabinetry—almost four times as the previous year.
- Kitchen islands—and, more specifically, kitchen islands with built-in appliances. 55 percent of homeowners either added a kitchen island or upgraded their existing island—and of those kitchen islands, 55 percent featured a newly installed appliance.
- Tile backsplashes. Backsplashes are a must if you want to protect your kitchen walls—and in 2021, the go-to material for kitchen backsplashes? Ceramic or porcelain tile, which was featured in 54 percent of the kitchen renovations surveyed.