Optimizing and Adding Kitchen Storage during Renovation Projects
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Jul

A Spotlight on Kitchen Storage

Optimizing and Adding Kitchen Storage during Renovation Projects

A Spotlight on Kitchen Storage

I know planning a kitchen renovation can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to stick to a firm budget. How are you supposed to decide where you’ll get the most bang for your buck? Hopefully, the results of the Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trends Study can help shed some light on this question.

Even if you aren’t the type to hop on trends, it may help your decision process to know what homeowners’ value most in their kitchen. The resounding answer: kitchen storage.

Adding Cabinet Storage

An astonishing 94% of study participants made some upgrade to their kitchen cabinets during their renovation, with 63% replacing all cabinets. Of the remainder that chose partial cabinet upgrades, 28% added extra cabinet storage. This number represents a 400% growth from 2020 numbers.

Organizing Cabinet Storage

Simply adding more storage wasn’t good enough for many renovators. A large number chose to incorporate built-in specialty organizers to make storage easier and more efficient. The most popular organizers stored cookie sheets and spices, and the most popular specialty drawers allow you to pull out waste or recycling bins. Over one third of renovations added specialty shelving trays (like Lazy Susans) to make hard-to-reach storage easier to access.

Beyond Cabinet Storage

Kitchen cabinets weren’t the only focus for storage. 46% of participants upgraded their pantry space and 13% chose to create a walk-in pantry.

Reflections

I started off by asking how you’re supposed to decide where money is best spent if you’re renovating your kitchen. If this study shows anything, it’s just how important storage has become to the modern homeowner. If you’re thinking about upgrading your kitchen storage, I hope the feedback from over 2,000 people like you will help you be confident in taking that step.

If you’d like to see how we can upgrade your kitchen storage, give us a call at 610-264-2700 or fill out our Request a Design Consultation online form.