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The Most Popular Features of a Dream Kitchen

Saturday, August 27th, 2022 by Susan Raisanen


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We talk about Dream Kitchens every now and again. What does that really mean? What do most Scottsdale or Phoenix homeowners desire in the kitchen of their dreams?  Their top choices parallel the preferences of a nationwide survey by Home Advisor powered by Anji of 3,000 homeowners who let their dreams be known.  

The most preferred components for a new dream kitchen are:

  • Stone tile backsplashes
  • Marble countertops
  • Natural wood cabinets stained with a light to medium finish
  • Hardwood floors
  • Stainless steel hardware

The second most preferred components of a dream kitchen are:

  • Ceramic tile backsplashes
  • Granite countertops
  • White cabinets
  • Stone tile floors
  • Brass hardware

More than 7 in 10 survey respondents prefer to have walls painted in a solid color.  They did not favor wallpaper in the kitchen.

More than half of Americans want a two-toned kitchen.

Nearly 40% of Americans said they would not purchase a home if the kitchen did not feature an island.

Walk-in pantries are preferred by 65% of Americans. A similar number can’t live without pull-out drawers.

Nearly 60% of Americans want stainless steel appliances.

48% of Americans want their cabinets and drawers to light up when opened.

For upper storage, 46% prefer a mixture of cabinets and exposed shelves.

The most popular luxury amenities in dream kitchens include:

  • Built-in spice drawer favored by half of Americans.
  • Smart refrigerators and ovens are cited as must-haves by 42% of survey respondents.
  • A similar number favors an automatic kitchen faucet.

Other favored components include:

  • Pressure cooker (36%)
  • Appliance garage (34%)
  • Pot-filler (29%)
  • Espresso maker (26%)
  • Pasta maker (21%)
  • Built-in wine fridge (20%)

A visit to our Scottsdale Design Center would show that, indeed, we are seeing most of these same ideas true for our clients and the remodeling projects that we are designing and installing today.

What would you want in the kitchen of your dreams?  Give us a call at 1-480-367-1171. Ask to make an appointment for one of our designers to come to your home, and let’s discuss how we can convert your dreams into a kitchen that fits you and your family. It's time to make your dream come true!

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