Average new kitchen is 13 x 13 feet: NKBA study

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- The average size of a kitchen in newly-built single family homes is 161 square feet, just under 13 feet by 13 feet, according to new research from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The research also found that the size of American kitchens vary by geographic location, house size and the number of stories in a home. The West South Central Region has the largest average kitchen size in the U.S.

The NKBA research study, “Size of Kitchens in New U.S. Single Family Homes,” compares the average size of kitchens based on region, home size, home style, etc.  The study was conducted by NKBA consulting researcher Manuel Gutierrez, principal, ManuelDJGutierrez, LLC.

Other findings include: Kitchen sizes range from a low of 103 square feet (on average) for houses under 1,500 square feet, to an average of 238 square feet for the biggest homes, those 4,000 sq. ft. or more.

Also, kitchens in houses with a great room measure 164 square feet on average, compared to those without such a room at 159 sq. ft.

“We believe in the importance of research to help our members stay on top of current design and business trends in the $31 billion kitchen and bath marketplace,” said NKBA CEO Bill Darcy. “Our market intelligence and research studies identify not only what is happening today, but also what we can expect in the near future.”

For more information, visit NKBA.org. An overview of the study is available at http://www.slideshare.net/NationalKitchenBathA/nkba-us-kitchen-size-report. The detailed executive summary is available FREE to NKBA Members and to non-members for $99. The complete research report is $199 for NKBA Members ($499 for nonmembers) and is available at nkba.org/research.


Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Profile picture for user karlforth
About the author
Karl Forth

Karl D. Forth is online editor for CCI Media. He also writes news and feature stories in FDMC Magazine, in addition to newsletters and custom publishing projects. He is also involved in event organization, and compiles the annual FDM 300 list of industry leaders. He can be reached at [email protected].