Get Inspired in 2023
Homeowners in Alaska continue to dream and look for inspiration to make their homes the envy of the neighborhood. With many Anchorage homeowners continuing to work partially from home, the role of the kitchen has been transformed into serving as multifunctional spaces. New kitchen designs account for these new roles that include office, study, library, café, dining room, classroom, and other purposes. As a result, these new demands have encouraged homeowners nationwide to invest more in the most important room in their home, according to the just-released 2023 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study.
There is a subtle shift in cabinet preferences according to the Houzz Kitchens Trends Study. Homeowners nationally and in Alaska are gravitating from Shaker-style cabinets to flat panel alternatives. While Shaker remains the number one choice among Alaska homeowners and others nationwide, its popularity declined by 3 percentage points to 61% of all kitchens. Flat panel cabinets increased to 20%.
Custom cabinets remain the most popular choice among homeowners nationwide and that makes sense. Custom cabinets enable Anchorage homeowners to get the exact look and functionality that they want, where they want it, and how they want it. It enables homeowners to make a personal and distinct style and design statement and thoroughly enjoy using their kitchen for many years.
The ability to obtain the custom look that most homeowners crave, requires replacing all of the existing cabinets during the remodel. That is the trend nationwide as well according to Houzz. Almost two in three kitchen remodels involved replacing existing cabinetry.
Homeowners increasingly are opting for wood-toned cabinets, representing about a quarter of all cabinet colors selected. White continues to be the most popular color choice selected in 40% of kitchen remodels nationwide. Another popular trend we see locally and nationwide is to select an island base color that differs from upper cabinets. This is the choice nearly half of all homeowners selected for their kitchen remodel.
Kitchens are also getting smarter thanks to technological innovations in faucetry (voice activated, touchless and smudge proof) and appliances (Wi-Fi connectivity, app controls), hidden docking and charging stations, wireless speakers and stereo systems, voice and app activated lighting and smart temperature controls.
Homeowners in Alaska are increasingly gravitating to more sustainable options for their dream kitchens. More than 90% of kitchen remodels in 2022 featured sustainable products and systems. The most popular are LED lighting, energy-efficient appliances and water-efficient fixtures. The two compelling reasons Anchorage homeowners are specifying sustainable products and solutions are to save money and to benefit the environment.
If you want to receive additional inspiration to create the kitchen of your dreams, call our showroom at (907)561-9299 or make an appointment to visit us at 122 W. 22nd Avenue in Anchorage.
The Hottest Bathroom Trends
The primary bath has been transformed from a functional room to brush teeth, bathe and prepare for the day to an in-home refuge where homeowners in Alaska can spend a few minutes all to themselves devoid of texts, tweets and even little feet to recharge and rejuvenate their body, mind and spirit by washing away the stresses of the day.
Top Reasons to Renovate Your Kitchen
The number one reason why homeowners in Alaska decide to create a dream kitchen is that their existing kitchen does not work well or meet their needs. We frequently hear from homeowners that their kitchens don’t have enough storage capabilities, countertop space or cabinetry. Other common reasons are lack of maneuverability, appearance and poor ventilation.
The Latest Kitchen Trends Make Life Easier
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest event of its kind in North America for kitchen and bath showrooms, designers, sales professionals and manufacturers. Featuring more than 600 exhibitors and attracting some 70,000 attendees, KBIS serves as the event for manufacturers to introduce new products and showcase trends that are likely to dominate kitchen, bath and home renovation for the months and years to come.