New NKBA Research Defines Average Kitchen Sizes Across U.S.

posted on Nov. 07, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.

NKBA Staff

The average size of a kitchen in newly-built single family homes is 161 square feet, just under 13 feet by 13 feet, according to the NKBA study, “Size of Kitchens in New U.S. Single Family Homes.”  The study compares the average size of kitchens based on region, home size, home style, etc., and was conducted by NKBA consulting researcher Manuel Gutierrez, Principal, ManuelDJGutierrez, LLC.

Other findings include:

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

The detailed executive summary is available FREE to NKBA Members and to non members for $99. The complete research report is $199 for NKBA Members ($499 for nonmembers) and is available at .

You can view an overview of the study below:

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