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Kitchens Stir the Pot: Post-COVID Consumer Desires Revealed

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If predicting what post-pandemic consumers want were a betting sport, the kitchen would be its bookie.

With prognosticator season awash with A-plus-B-equals-C logic applied to the unpredictable and often irrational world of what consumers want, what seems sensibly repeatable has finally met some data.

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting's New Home Trends Institute (NHTI) report on consumer demands and desires for kitchens in 2021, based on 1,140 interviews with U.S. homeowners with incomes of at least $50,000, and leaning on Houzz's Kitchen Study based on surveys 0f 2,014 homeowners who have recently, are currently or are planning home renovations, gives a clear picture of where kitchen design needs to focus right now and the products most affected.

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