Kitchen Remodeling Reaches Pre-Recession LevelCHARLOTTE, NC - A new study conducted by the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI) reveals that nearly two out of five homeowners have seen the level of home repair or construction in their communities increase in the past six months, a nine percentage point jump from three months earlier. The study, called Consumer Trends: From Remodeling Rates to Technology Trends, was conducted among 1,005 U.S. homeowners.

Two out of three homeowners feel that now is a good time to invest in their homes and an equal proportion say they would rather renovate their homes than move,” said RICKI executive director Brenda Bryan.

The study also measured use of certain technologies in the kitchen. Forty-four percent of U.S. homeowners charge an electronic device in the kitchen.

According to Bryan, “There have been a lot of resources over the past few years put toward integrating technology into home kitchens, but when it comes to their vision of the perfect technology for their kitchens, they mostly want technology to help them with the time-consuming and typically unpleasant task of cleaning up.”

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