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The Top Kitchen Trends for 2018

A New Kitchen from Nova Homes of South Florida, Isles of Capri, Florida

According to the 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, homeowners are clearing their countertops. The study surveyed over 1,700 Houzz users who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a kitchen project, and found that 75% of respondents are focusing on decluttering their eating and dining spaces this year, while 49% are planning to incorporate better recycling practices.

Clutter-Free Counters With so little visible on their countertops, homeowners are requiring more storage. The majority of homeowners (63%) are prioritizing new storage solutions over all other functions of their kitchens, followed by creating open spaces that allow for working, playing, and living (38%). The top requested features revolve around cabinet storage and organization, including pull-out waste or recycling baskets (67%), cookie sheet/tray organizers (58%), revolving corner trays (44%), deep drawer organizers (42%) and pull or swing out trays and shelves (42%).

Surfaces Enginereed to Last All those freshly-bare countertops are also getting an upgrade. Refreshed countertops were the most commonly-requested feature during renovations (94%), as well as the most commonly splurged-on item (42%). Engineered quartz is now the most popular material for countertops (43%), as granite (34%) continues a three-year decline. The popularity of quartz is highest in urban and suburban areas, while granite is still the top choice in rural areas. For additional storage and countertop space, nearly two in five homeowners are adding kitchen islands, with those in rural areas being 20% more likely to add an island than those in urban areas.

Nova Homes of South Florida is designing kitchens for 2018 and beyond. Visit online at or call 239.307.6616. Custom homes are priced from the $200s to $2 million.

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