By Michelle Profis
Read on to see the results of their research—and if they align with your 2014 renovating plans:
When it's time for a kitchen reno, 49% of people opt to start from scratch...
See this kitchen's unbelievable renovation here.
...while 42% just make updates to their existing plan.
Fixing the kitchen of this Pennsylvania home proved inexpensive, thanks to subway tiles and plenty of white paint.
A whopping 77% of people want their kitchens to open into other rooms, like a living or dining area...
... and 61% plan to incorporate a kitchen island.
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65% of homeowners add stainless steel appliances in their kitchens...
A stainless-steel worktable provides extra space in the kitchen of this California home.
...but only 12% choose white or colored appliances.
When it comes to backsplashes, 50% of people go for tile...
...and 35% want hardwood flooring.
75% of people want soft and neutral colors in their kitchen.
14% add light and bright colors.
A meager 11% go the dark and dramatic route.