Cabinetry & Countertops: Market Trends

Posted: 12/03/2013 9:01AM

 

click image to zoomPhoto: Wellborn Cabinet Inc. Major Players

MASTERBRAND

MASCO

AMERICAN WOODMARK

NORCRAFT COS.

RSI INDUSTRIES


PRODUCT LINES:

Kitchen Cabinetry
Bath Cabinetry
Countertops
Wardrobes
Vanities
Islands

 

FRAGMENTED MARKET

click image to zoom BUSINESS The kitchen cabinetry market regained profitability in 2013 as housing and remodeling recovered. The overall market for cabinetry is $9 billion, but it is highly fragmented, with 9,000 total manufacturers selling to builders and through designers, dealers, and big box stores. Seven U.S. cabinet firms hold around one-third of the market.

Retailers and dealers have adopted software design programs, some of which link directly to manufacturing, allowing highly customized production with “batch one” run lengths. RFID and bar code systems are being used to track work in process through delivery.

DESIGN Gray color schemes and frameless, transitional-style cabinetry are growing more popular, especially among younger consumers, along with hardware-free, touch-activated doors and drawers. Universal design for aging and multigenerational families also is having an impact.

Designs trends also favor white painted cabinets though natural finishes are still popular. “Solid” countertops (stone, synthetics, wood) are gaining ground on laminates.

QUICK STATS:

• $9 billion: 2013 cabinetry and vanity market.
• 6,000 cabinet firms supply 60% of the market.
• Countertop demand to reach 750M square feet by 2017

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Houzz’s remodeling study of 7,500+ users also finds a preference for neutral cabinet colors. LED lighting is on the rise with many more firms featuring it built right into the cabinets. On the horizon: Motorized upper cabinets and kitchen islands that rise and lower for access. Sources: Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Ass., National Kitchen & Bath Assn., Houzz, The Freedonia Group

 

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