At Leatherman Supply, we love it when homeowners visit our showroom; especially for a kitchen remodel. Whether they come from as far as Granger, Indiana, or they reside here in Goshen, we make certain to listen and ask the right questions. In fact, during their visit to our showroom, we spend a lot of time finding answers to questions that only experienced kitchen remodel designers know to ask. One of those kitchen remodeling considerations is where to locate the sink or sinks in a new kitchen. That’s right! Sinks.
Multiple Kitchen Sinks on the Rise
According to a recent survey conducted by Houzz.com, the number of sinks in a kitchen is trending upward. The study consisted of 2,600 individuals who completed a kitchen remodel in 2019 or planned to undertake one in the next three months, of which a surprising 74% replied they would like to feature multiple sinks in their kitchen.
Of the group, only 31% already had multiple sinks in their kitchen. The study also showed the number of sinks is contingent on the size of the kitchen and its intended uses.
Homeowners that entertain frequently relish the opportunity to have more than one sink (and in many cases more than one dishwasher) in their dream kitchen.
Leatherman Supply’s experience in working directly with homeowners, as well as, home remodelers suggest most homeowners opt to place the main sink below a window that gives them visibility to the outdoors and mother nature.
Typically, a second smaller prep sink is placed on an island whose countertop space is used most often for meal preparation.
An ancillary benefit of placing a sink on an island is that it enables the homeowners to face its guests while entertaining or watch children while preparing meals.
Trust me, both options are a favorite of our clients and their guests. We typically recommend that the main sink used for cleanup and a dishwasher be placed next to one another.
This makes it easy to load and unload the dishwasher. We like to put the recycling and garbage bins in a custom pullout cabinet on the other side of the sink, making it easy to clean up. Another area the survey focused heavily on was style.
Kitchen Remodel Style Trends
A large majority of homeowners (85%) change the style of their kitchen when they renovate.
According to the Houzz.com study, in 2019, transitional was the most popular style selected by 21% of the homeowners. This style was followed by contemporary (16%), modern (15%) and traditional style (11%). Transitional cabinets, fixtures, and other kitchen staples combine both traditional and contemporary styles.
Transitional has been the most favored décor style for three years running, as found within the Houzz.com survey.
Surprisingly, Farmhouse kitchens are not as popular as the prior two years. Only 11% of homeowners opted for a farmhouse kitchen according to survey respondents. This was a decline from 14% in 2018 and 12% in 2017. One thing that is evident about kitchen remodels is that while styles change, kitchen cabinets are always in the mix.
Kitchen Cabinets are King
Cabinets are and have been the number one choice for upgrading during a dream kitchen renovation.
Over 93% of homeowners reported upgrading cabinets as part of their kitchen renovation with 68% opting to replace all of their home’s cabinets.
When it comes to kitchen cabinets, we at Leatherman Supply like to believe we offer the best solutions.
Fully Custom Kitchen Cabinets
When creating the perfect kitchen, one that is 100% custom in design and requires the utmost elegance, Leatherman Supply offers Mouser Cabinetry. Their selection of custom cabinets features unlimited options in:
- cabinet size,
- door styles,
- finishes, and
- custom spaces.
Coupled with our promise to help you “See It Through”, replacing your current kitchen cabinets with a dream design and fully custom kitchen cabinets is easily achieved at Leatherman Supply. Of course, many homeowners are not in a position to go with a 100% custom kitchen cabinet remodel. In those cases, we offer a slightly different, but, still high-end and classy solution. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets.
Leatherman supply proudly works with Wellborn Cabinetry. Wellborn’s Premier Series meets the high fashion desires of homeowners while meeting the dependable quality standards required by Leatherman Supply.
- over 30,000 door styles and finish combinations
- extensive selection of stains, paints with glaze and finish technique options
- overlay door profiles with traditional, transitional and contemporary styling
- standard furniture board cabinet construction and plywood options
- ¾” wood dovetail drawer standard for durability
- soft close drawer slides
- lifetime limited warranty
As you can clearly see Wellborn’s broad selection of sizes, door styles, colors and finishes is a perfect solution for semi-custom cabinetry. When a homeowner or property manager is simply looking for great quality kitchen cabinets, Leatherman Supply has an excellent alternative, stock kitchen cabinets.
Wellborn’s Home Concepts line of stock cabinets offer a limited selection of sizes, door styles, and finishes to get even the smallest projects done.
Now, while there are many options available to customize kitchen cabinets, one trend continues to dominate nearly half of all kitchen renovations. The color white.
White Remains Number One
The Houzz.com study found that white kitchen cabinets continue to reign atop of the color heap in kitchen renovations with 45% of homeowners selecting white cabinets for their new kitchens. Wood-tone cabinets were the second most popular cabinet option (22%) followed by gray as the third most popular color choice.
Leatherman Supply’s in-house statistics likewise show white is a top color. However, it is not always tied to cabinets. A recent homeowner in the Blackstone Community in Nappanee simply replaced their countertop with Cambria’s Summerhill Quartz.
This enhanced an 12 year old kitchen, that already had walnut custom cabinets and chestnut hardwood floors, but needed a lightened up space.
Shake, Shake, Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Another trend found within the study was that more than six in 10 homeowners selected a Shaker-style door front for their new kitchens.
Lastly, the report showed specialty storage spaces are extremely popular. Below are a few recent kitchen storage space creations Leatherman Supply has helped design to craft the perfect kitchen for it customers.
Specialty Storage Draws A Crowd
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen and increasingly homeowners in the Houzz survey and our clients in Michiana appreciate the benefits of drawer and cabinet organizers.
Cookie sheet or tray organizers were most popular, selected by 50% of homeowners upgrading their cabinets. 63% of homeowners selected drawers with pull out waste and/or recycling drawers. Lazy Susans were also popular organizers picked by 40% of homeowners renovating their kitchens. Another 36% of remodelers featured pullout or swing-out drawers.
Nearly half of homeowners that renovated their kitchen upgraded their pantry.
There are a lot of trends to be aware of; What’s the right style, cabinet color, door front and organization tools for your dream kitchen?
What are the best locations for the sinks in your new kitchen?
Fortunately, Leatherman Supply keeps up with these trends and creates a few of our own.
Call our showroom at (574) 533-0597 or visit us at, 2423 Peddlers Village Road, Goshen, IN 46528 to find the perfect sinks and their locations for your new dream kitchen.
You may also schedule and appointment online. You have a dream kitchen remodel. Let us help you to “See It Through”!