NKBA Study Examines Average Kitchen Size in U.S.

October 10, 2016

The average size of a kitchen in newly-built single family homes is 161 sq. ft., just under 13 by 13 ft., according to new research from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The research also found that the size of American kitchens vary by geographic location, house size and the number of stories in a home.

The NKBA research study, “Size of Kitchens in New U.S. Single Family Homes,” compares the average size of kitchens based on region, home size, home style and more.  The study was conducted by NKBA consulting researcher Manuel Gutierrez, principal, ManuelDJGutierrez, LLC.

Other findings include:

  • Kitchen sizes range from a low of 103 sq. ft. (on average) for houses under 1,500 sq. ft., to an average of 238 sq. ft. for the biggest homes, those 4,000 sq. ft. or more.
  • Kitchens in houses with a great room measure 164 sq. ft. on average, compared to those without such a room at 159 sq. ft.

“We believe in the importance of research to help our members stay on top of current design and business trends in the $31 billion kitchen and bath marketplace,” said NKBA CEO Bill Darcy. “Our market intelligence and research studies identify not only what is happening today, but also what we can expect in the near future.”

An overview of the study is available at http://www.slideshare.net/NationalKitchenBathA/nkba-us-kitchen-size-report. The detailed executive summary is available free to NKBA Members and to non-members for a fee.