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Kitchen Cabinets Remodeling Trends (Part 1)

It makes sense that demographics play a big part in kitchen cabinets remodeling, especially when it comes to particular styles and finishes.

One of those said demographics is the millennial generation, which came of age at the beginning of the 21st century. In fact, there are more millennials than Baby Boomers these days, which means their voices—and tastes—have a noteworthy impact on societal and consumer trends.

What Would a Millennial Do?

Case in point? The choices millennials make as they buy homes and fix them up are quantifiable in housing and design surveys. If you’re designing a kitchen today and there’s a chance your home will go on the market in the near future, you may want to ask, “what would a millennial do?” (WWAMD).

In answer, we’re sharing 5 interesting and data-proven trends driven by Millennial homeowners.

He would go out on a higher-budget kitchen

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, “…millennials spend an average of 17.7 percent more than the $19,155 typically invested in a kitchen remodel, and 42.3 percent more than the $11,364 normally allocated to remodel a bathroom.” That translates to kitchen cabinets remodels that cost an average of $22,508.

If that’s a little steeper than you have available for your budget, don’t worry. Options such as cabinet refacing will save you thousands so you can spend them on other, luxury items.

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She would focus the design on timeless features

While they may be spending more money than the average Boomer, Gen X or Gen Yer, Millennial are doing it smartly. They’re planning kitchen cabinets remodels spanning longer than a few years’ worth of trends, using timeless design tenets that will remain stylish for 10-years or more.

This includes things like:

  • Using neutral colors for the backdrop and implementing color via temporary accents that can be switched out over time.
  • Selecting high-quality products for cabinets, counters and flooring so they won’t need to be replaced.
  • Balancing accents so they’re relevant for today but won’t become outdated by tomorrow.