Butcher Block Co. Leads Sustainability Effort As National Appetite Shifts
ARIZONA – A new report from Houzz Research indicates that the vast majority of homeowners (92%) incorporate sustainable features during a kitchen renovation. 2,380 U.S. homeowners were surveyed about their recent or planned kitchen renovation projects.
The report found that nearly half of homeowners (47%) opt for a timeless design as a sustainable choice during renovations. While the most frequently cited reason for incorporating sustainable options is long-run cost-effectiveness (74%).
The reasoning appears to be because kitchens continue to command significant investment. After continuous growth over the past four years, median spend on minor remodels increased by 40% year over year to $14,000, up from $10,000 mid-2021, and up 75% compared to mid-2020 ($8,000). Median spend on major* renovations of large kitchens (250 square feet or larger) remained flat year over year at $50,000 in mid-2022.
But after cost, making environmentally friendly choices was also top of mind for 3 in 5 renovating homeowners (54%). The report suggests that consumers clearly want sustainable, premium-quality, performance-driven equipment in their homes that saves them money on initial installation and over time through low maintenance.
Butcher Block Co. has understood this for years and prioritizes American based sourcing partnerships who put sustainability and cost-effectiveness at the center of their production with products that require infrequent, trouble-free maintenance.
For instance, Catskill Craftsmen – a key supplier of Butcher Block Co. – utilizes naturally self-sustaining, non-endangered North American hardwoods, primarily birch and hard rock maple. Lumber is purchased from area sawmills, then dried, manufactured, and packaged onsite. All sawdust, shavings and waste materials generated during the manufacturing process is converted into wood pellet fuel, and used to heat homes so that nothing is wasted.
“Our approach is better for the environment, eliminates waste, strengthens the economy, and it turns out – it’s what consumers actually prefer,” said Butcher Block Co. Vice President, Matt Grodsky, “By committing to working with organizations that focus on keeping product waste down and prioritize responsible sourcing, we ensure we’re protecting the planet while serving customers,” he added.
This ecommerce news update is presented by Butcher Block Co., an online store that specializes in top-of-the-line wood countertops in butcher-block or plank style and in sixteen different species of wood. BB Co. also offers Catskill Craftsmen and John Boos portable kitchen islands, tables, kitchen carts and cutting boards.
To review the entire Houzz report, visit: https://st.hzcdn.com/static/econ/2023_Houzz_US_Kitchen_Trends_Study.pdf
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