Kitchen and Bath Design Trend Takeaways:
- Homeowners are increasingly choosing sustainable options that can bring cost-savings in the long run.
- The total budget for a remodel is rising: We have seen a lot of fluctuation in material costs and labor has risen significantly in the last few years. If you want to know more about budget setting check out our article here.
- Pro hiring remains strong
- Homeowner preferences for cabinet styles, lighting and high-tech features are shifting
1. Sustainability is Influencing Design Choices
Most homeowners (a full 92%) are incorporating sustainability into their kitchen remodels. This includes LED lighting (65%), efficient appliances (61%), and water-saving fixtures (34%) This data shows that these features are factoring in to design choices.Almost ¾ of homeowners say that that long term saving make purchasing sustainable options a better choice. Over half (54%) of homeowners also responded that concern for the environment also factored into their decision making.This is certainly a trend we’ll see more and more of. For our interior design clients in California and Colorado, energy and water efficiency is top of mind.
2. Homeowners are budgeting more for their remodels
Big surprise . . the cost of home remodeling has been steadily increasing over the years due to a variety of factors. One major factor is the rising cost of materials, such as lumber, steel, and other construction supplies, which has been fueled by a combination of supply chain disruptions, increased demand, and inflation. Additionally, the cost of labor has also increased as the demand for skilled workers has grown and wages have risen accordingly. We have seen homeowners taking a lot more time making the decision whether to remodel their home. Setting a good budget is the first and most important step in the design process. A lot of people don’t realize that the design journey start with a budget and is one of our core services.
3. Pro hiring remains strong
At Arise Interiors, we have a front row seat to the building industry. From cabinet makers, builders and contractors to every trade, people are busy. Right now we are fighting for space in their schedule vs. having multiple builders eagerly bidding to win the job.Have a qualified designer on your team can really help. In fact, he vast majority of homeowners (84%) hire a professional for help during a kitchen remodeling project. We can help by keeping design intent, saving costs by keeping a project timeline in check and getting you quality referrals from people who are truly capable of complete the job.
4. Design trends are shifting
Warmer wood and textures. Modern and minimalist designs are still attractive to some homeowners, one in 5 are choosing a sleek style kitchen with flat panel (Slab Door) kitchens but we are seeing this augmented by incorporating stained wood and other natural materials that bring in more character. Our firm is known for mixing materials and styles and balancing design with functionality, so it’s no surprise that our project lean into this more than the average.While stock cabinets are a good option for those on a budget there is still a 44% share of people choosing to go custom. There is just no comparison in the design choices and functionality you can get from a custom kitchen. If the budget is even close, it often makes sense to at least get a custom cabinet package priced out. We can often save money in other places to make that work out.