ATLANTA – A majority of homeowners would redo everything about their current kitchen cabinets and change to solid wood cabinet doors with a modern style, according to the recent Under One Roof survey from Scripps Networks (HGTV) of 19,000 U.S. residents.
Nearly 30 percent said they disliked everything about their current kitchen units and would go for a total overhaul of the color, material, style and size, the survey found. The desire of female respondents to redo their kitchen cabinets was even greater at 32 percent. Conversely, 22 percent said they love their current cabinets and would not change them. In addition, the survey found that 13 percent would select only a new style, while 11 percent would alter colors and sizes.
“The survey results show that a good number of homeowners are tired of their kitchen cabinets,” said Roger Rutan, marketing director at Timber Products Company, which commissioned three questions in the survey. “Most respondents probably inherited cabinets when they bought their houses and are looking for something new and different. This is good news for the woodworking and cabinet industries as more homeowners could become customers.”
Survey respondents also said that when given a choice between solid wood cabinet doors or ones with glass inserts, 60 percent of homeowners would prefer solid wood. A quarter of homeowners daid they would use a combination of glass inserts and solid wood cabinet doors, while only 12 percent would select doors with glass inserts.
A quarter of respondents indicated that modern kitchen cabinets were their favorite for a new style, followed by contemporary (22 percent), craftsman (18 percent) and farmhouse (13 percent). Rustic, shabby chic and eclectic fell below 10 percent of homeowners’ preferences.
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