What will be the Top 5 Kitchen Product Purchases this Coming Year? Part 1

What will be the Top 5 Kitchen Product Purchases this Coming Year?  Part 1

In a recent survey of 1,000 homeowners on kitchen research, these were the top 5 products homeowners are planning to buy for their kitchen in the coming year. As a professional interior designer in Bergen County NJ, I am often hired to renovate a clients’ kitchen.  It is the number one project requested today. I wanted to share this information with you and give a few pointers.  Are you in agreement with this survey?

Here are the top 5 products in order of popularity:

#1. Countertops

#2. Kitchen Faucet

#3. Refrigerator

#4. Lighting

#5. Backsplash

In Part 1 we will deal with the first two most requested items for the kitchen.  In Part 2 will we talk about the other 3 products people want most.  You will be surprised at how much you need to consider if you are making selections properly!

#1.  The Counter Top

You are in luck…There are so many options to select from for the kitchen counters.  You could even have two choices, one for the island and another for the rest of the counters!  There is something for every style and budget.

Granite, marble and stone offer a high quality surface that lasts a lifetime and will probably provide a good return on your investment.

As a material, laminates have come a long way and are budget friendly.

In between, there are solid surface materials that install seamlessly and can integrate sinks, drain boards, and backsplashes.

Other materials are more unique such as wood, stainless steel, glass, copper, engineered quartz, concrete, soapstone and other options.

My tip:

 Ask your design professional for the pros and cons of each material and choose the option that is in line with how you use your kitchen for the best choice.


 #2.  The Kitchen Faucet

There are hundreds of faucet styles, from basic to high end. Here are just some of the questions you have to answer before you purchase a faucet:

  • What finish do you want?

  •  What profile goes with your cabinet style?  Are you looking for traditional, transitional or contemporary?

  •  Do you want an integrated spray or a separate one?

  •  How many holes will you need?  You need to plan this so you have the room underneath the sink.

  •  What kind of shaped handle is it? Or is there even a handle?

  •  Do you want high technology features or not?  Like touch or hand wave?

  •  What kind of water do you have? (hard/soft)  Need more equipment under the sink?

Here’s my tip:

You use this piece of equipment more than any other in the kitchen. Invest in the best model you can afford.

Aren’t you amazed at all the information you need before you make a selection?  There is much more to come.

Look for Part 2, posting next week… 

As a professional interior designer in Northern New Jersey, I have helped lots of clients with their decisions. No one wants the stress and anxiety of choosing the wrong item. 


Are you ready to start?