Remodeling is on the rise and according to home design site Houzz, the kitchen is getting a lot of homeowners' attention.
Houzz recently released the results of its first ever Kitchen Remodeling Survey, revealing kitchen renovation trends among more than 7,500 homeowners who are in the midst of or currently planning a remodel. At the top of their wish lists: Open spaces, new countertops -- granite, of course -- and less dramatic color schemes. And for the most part, bigger isn't the upgrade of choice for homeowners these days. In fact, only a third of those renovating a kitchen are increasing the square footage of their space, with a larger number of survey respondents opting to merge their space with other rooms and adding features like a kitchen island instead.
Here's a look at some more of the trends in kitchen upgrades that Houzz says err on the side of aesthetic, with a few functional motivations thrown in.
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