A new study by NKBA found that U.S. kitchens average 161 square feet and that average kitchen sizes are largest in the West South Central and Mid-Atlantic regions.
The study, “Size of Kitchens in New U.S. Single Family Homes,” determined that the average kitchen is just under 13 feet by 13 feet. There is, however, a significant difference based on home style, with single-story-home kitchens averaging just 151 square feet versus an average of 174 square feet for multi-level homes.
Not surprisingly, average kitchen size increases with home size, with kitchens in houses of 3,000 to 3,999 square feet averaging 191 square feet and kitchens in 4,000-square-foot homes averaging 238 square feet.
The study also compared average kitchen size by region. The Middle Atlantic (Pennsylvania and New York) had the highest average kitchen size, at 170 square feet. The South Atlantic (Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida) were next at 166 square feet, followed by West South Central (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana) at 165 square feet, and Mountain (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) at 162 square feet.
When narrowed down to multi-story homes, the West South Central region had the largest overall kitchen size, at an average of 184 square feet.
For an overview of the survey results, click here.