About half of the Millennial population is highly educated with powerful earning potential and—maybe most importantly—they have money to spend on the design features they want most. This means they have the ability to prioritize functionality and convenience—and they will. Here are a few tips to give your Millennial clients exactly what they are looking for in their kitchen.
Quality Over Quantity
Millennials have led the way in high style, modern technology and the requirement that products must be intuitive to use. They are willing to sacrifice a large kitchen for one with a more luxurious or eco-friendly feel—such as granite or sustainable countertops and hardwood floors. This is, in part, due to their strong sense of ethics and their desire to entertain. Gen Y’ers cook with friends and family 10% more often than previous generations, making their kitchens more of a focal point.
Millennials are infatuated with at-your-fingertips (literally), modern technology. Some of the more well known innovations in the kitchen industry that meet their desires include touch-activated products, such as faucets with Touch2O® Technology
, which help keep a faucet clean even when hands aren’t. A simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle activates the flow of water for effortless hand washing. They also lean toward products that provide convenience, such as Delta® ShieldSpray™ Technology
, which cleans with laser-like precision while containing mess and splatter. In addition to technology and convenience, Millennials want a unique design element. You can try out the new Black Stainless finish on a Trinsic® Pro
(and other collections coming soon).
Along with preparing more meals in their kitchens, Millennials crave organization. They believe that everything should have a place. While this can be difficult to accomplish in a smaller kitchen, creativity and organization projects have allowed even the smallest kitchens to have ample storage space. Millennials also follow the latest trends and update their spaces as often as they see fit to stay “on style.”
If you are looking to give Millennials the kitchen they want, you’ll have to find the perfect balance—space vs. luxury, high-end vs. eco-friendly. Luckily, there are products out there that perfectly combine these must-haves and solve your clients’ need for a space to call their own.