Meanwhile, the share of homeowners remodeling to personalize a recent home purchase remained steady, at around 30 percent. Sixty-nine percent of baby boomers plan to stay in their current home for 10 years or longer. Meanwhile, 21 percent of younger generations are also renovating their homes with current and future accessibility in mind. Homeowners are also getting more creative with finishes, as more than half (54 percent) report mixing metals in their kitchen this year.
“This year's study illuminates a number of prominent trends in today's kitchen,” says Nino Sitchinava, Houzz principal economist. Thanks in part to the versatility of these materials, white continues to dominate the kitchen, from cabinets to countertops and walls.
Finally, rapid advances in wireless and voice technology are transforming some kitchens into 'air-traffic-control' centers of the home.”