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Now is the time to explore 2019 kitchen design trends.

2019 Kitchen Design Trends

It is a well-known fact that kitchens are among the most important spaces in any home. Whether building new, renovating or expanding your kitchen, these 2019 Kitchen design trends are a great place to invest your time and resources to see a real return on your investment.

There are many areas in our homes that may receive the benefit of enhanced design of 2019 kitchen design trends. This attention affects both our enjoyment of that space as well as its value in the market place. This is how we focus our efforts to make the most impact on lifestyle and value.

We are often overly influenced by how the market will receive or value the design of a space. I counsel my clients to focus the efforts on their own enjoyment. We are building this home for them after all, not some unknown future buyer of the home.

The secret for 2019 kitchen design trends is to become aware of market and design trends to better understand how your own sense of style and sensibilities align with the movements of the market. Where we find commonality illustrates the best places to apply our resources to leverage both enjoyment and positioning for the market.

Demand for Kitchens

The share of firms reporting an increase in the number of Kitchens continues to grow while Kitchen sizes continue to stabilize

Change in the number and size of Kitchens, percentage of respondents from Q4 2018 compared to data from Q4 2017.

Number of Kitchens*

2017

29%

2018

34%

Increase

2017

61%

2018

57%

Stable

2017

10%

2018

9%

Decrease

*Number of separate kitchen facilities, secondary food storage/food prep areas, or messy kitchen

Size of Kitchens

2017

30%

2018

22%

Increase

2017

63%

2018

74%

Stable

2017

7%

2018

4%

Decrease

Top 2019 Kitchen Design Trends in Features

Outdoor Kitchens

An increase from 45% in 2017, this leads the list of popular features.

Open to living space

An increase from 44% in 2017, this continues to indicate the popularity of ‘open concept’ design.

Butler's Pantry

Open concept designs often need help to organize certain activities. An increase from 34% in 2017.

Kitchen Features

Outdoor kitchens continue to be reported as a popular feature of 2019 kitchen design trends.

The graph below illustrates the percentage of respondents reporting popularity “increasing” minus percent reporting “decreasing”; data from Q4 2018 compared to Q4 2017.

2018

49%

Outdoor Kitchens (2017: 45%)

2018

46%

Open to living spaces (2017: 44%)

2018

37%

Butler’s pantry (2017: 34%)

2018

33%

Wine refrigerator / storage (2017: 23%)

2018

33%

Computer work/recharge area (2017: 35%)

2018

27%

Smart/connected Kitchen (2017: 22%)

2018

20%

Recycling center (2017: 17%)

2018

18%

Double island (2017: 25%)

Top 2019 Kitchen Design Trends in Products

Kitchen Products

Outdoor kitchens continue to be reported as a popular feature of 2019 kitchen design trends.

The graph below illustrates the percentage of respondents reporting popularity “increasing” minus percent reporting “decreasing”; data from Q4 2018 compared to Q4 2017.

2018

32%

Concealed and disguised lighting

2018

30%

Upper-end appliances (2017: 25%)

2018

26%

Undercounter appliances (2017: 30%)

2018

26%

Mix of countertop materials

2018

26%

Smart appliances (2017: 25%)

2018

22%

Induction cooking appliances (2017: 26%)

2018

21%

Built-in appliances (2017: 18%)

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2019 kitchen design trends source: The American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey

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Mark E. Benner, AIA

Mark Eric Benner – Architects, Ltd.

17225 Ferndale Avenue

Northbrook, IL  60062

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Call me: 847-412-0692