The report 'Domestic Kitchen Furniture Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis' is in its 14th edition.
The growth of open plan kitchen / dining room designs has driven a shift to higher quality demands from consumers, as the kitchen is often a centerpiece in a home, driving a trend to high gloss finishes, handle-less doors / drawers and added value worktops such as granite or solid surface materials.
Product sectors covered include:
Key areas of insight include:
Estimates and forecasts for 2017 through to 2021.
The shift towards professional installation, with most major suppliers now offering and promoting this service, supported by the growing trade only sector.
Improvements in materials and designs, providing a wider choice of work surfaces, sinks and accessories in particular, together with more products adapted for elderly and infirm customers.Greater consumer awareness of products and fashion trends within the industry, with customers using the internet particularly to research available products, before examining potential layouts in situ at various retail outlets.
Growth in the market has benefited suppliers, such as Howdens Joinery, Wren Living, and the Symphony Group.others.
Total kitchen furniture market - market background, product mix by value.
Furniture, worktops and sinks market - historical market development, analysis of market size by value 2012-2016.
Forecasts of market sizes to 2021.
Factors influencing market development - house building, economy, house price inflation, RMI, consumer confidence, growing influence of design/style changes, population mix changes, increases in the number of second/third time buyers, decent homes programme, etc.
Imports and exports - developments in import and export levels to 2016, factors influencing the level of imports and the changes in exports.
Fitted kitchen furniture ownership - changes in ownership levels 2016, factors influencing current and future ownership levels e.g.
new house building, choice of products now available, public housing.
Kitchen appliances - annual sales of built-in and free standing products, mix by type of appliance, influence of appliance sales in fitted kitchen furniture market.
Products & Product Mix
Trends in design/materials in kitchen furniture - high proportion of modern and contemporary designs, greater consumer awareness; emphasis on performance and benefits, quality and features, trends in colours and finishes, long term trends in styles and designs, etc.
Flat-Pack/rigid units - market share mix, quality levels of flat-pack kitchens, factors affecting mix between flat-pack and rigid kitchens, market share of flat-pack/rigid kitchens, assembly methods of kitchen furniture.
Trends in design/materials in worktops - share mix by material, colour/pattern trends in worktops, growth of non-laminate materials such as solid surfaces, wood, stone/granite, stainless steel advantages/disadvantages, new product developments.
Trends in Design/Materials in Sinks - historic / current developments in materials, current and future trends, material share estimates, factors influencing material trends e.g. product development, fashion influences, popular colours, trends in other kitchen products.
Sinks designed as 'food preparation areas'.
Analysis of supply structure - supplier market shares, recent developments in supplier shares.
Profiles of leading suppliers - furniture, worktops, sinks suppliers, market position, analysis of activities, financial information etc.
Distribution channel shares - shares by value, trends/developments in shares, growth/declining sectors.
Role of distributors - importance of distributors in kitchen furniture market, own branding by distributors, review of major national distributors.
Key Market Influences/Market Prospects
Market prospects - forecasts through to 2021, key factors influencing future market developments, performance of the economy, housing market, consumer confidence, market factors, and growth prospects.
Housing market - analysis of developments in new house building and house moving activity, influence of house prices and consumer confidence.
Population profile - analysis of changing profile and implications for kitchen furniture sales.
Personal Disposable Income and Savings - developments in PDI ratios and impact on consumer durable purchasing.