Remodels will continue to rise in 2021 as consumers spend more time in their kitchens since kitchens are often used as the central location in the home. Consumers are expected to transform them to suit the way we live now with space provided for both business and schooling. Based on new research from Houzz, here are some details on these kitchen remodeling trends in the Top Takeaways From the 2021 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.

Renovating homeowners are continuing to seek out neutral tones for their remodeled spaces. The top colors in renovated kitchens are white (41%), medium wood tones (13%), and gray (10%). Neutrals are also trending for kitchen walls, with gray (28%), white (26%), and beige (21%) the top picks. 

While neutrals are popular for walls and countertops in the cabinetry areas, many renovating homeowners (41%) choose contrasting colors for their kitchen island cabinets. Blue (27%) and gray (20%) are the top contrasting color picks among those who prefer a contrasting island color, whereas just 13% choose these colors for their main cabinetry.

A large share of renovating homeowners are upgrading major kitchen features like countertops (88%), backsplashes (83%), and sinks (80%) during their kitchen remodels. That said, for the third year in a row, homeowners are scaling back project scope. For instance, a smaller share is upgrading their light fixtures (74%) and appliances (51%) compared with the previous year (79% and 56%, respectively).

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