Is 2018 a Good Year for Home Improvements?

According to a survey recently conducted by RICKI – The Kitchen Think Tank, American homeowners are poised to spend on home improvements this year.

66% of homeowners overall agree that 2018 is a good time to invest in their homes. This attitude is even more prevalent among younger homeowners, with 78% of millennial homeowners agreeing that this is a good year for improvements.

2018 is a good year for home improvements most popular feature updated are kitchen countertops
Is 2018 a Good Year for Home Improvements? | Design by Phoebe Steinhoff-Smith of Coastal Cabinet Works

Most Popular Feature to Upgrade in Home Improvements

The most popular feature to upgrade in home improvements for the kitchen are countertops. This data was found by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Their 2018 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study surveyed over 1,700 homeowners.

In addition, 500 kitchen dealers and designers across the U.S. and Canada were recently surveyed by Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine for insight on most desired surfacing traits, views on the importance of surfacing and more. Survey says that 77.6% of designers believe countertops are extremely important to the overall look of the kitchen. Additionally, 58.3% of designers think countertops are extremely important to the functionality of the kitchen.

Countertops are seen as a worthwhile investment, and this view continues to grow. Specifically if the countertops are both beautiful and durable. This is why many homeowners choose wood countertops for home improvements in the kitchen.

View the Image Library for design inspiration for home improvements or visit the Countertop Design Guide to learn more about the copious wood countertop options available.

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