DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/96rbbp/domestic_kitchen) has announced the addition of the "Domestic Kitchen Furniture Market Report - UK 2013-2017 Analysis" report to their offering.
This report incorporates original input and primary research and represents an up-to-date and comprehensive review of the kitchen furniture market.
Key issues that have influenced the UK domestic kitchen furniture market in recent years include the blurring of distinction between the kitchen and dining room, with less formality in the home and a move towards open plan living, an emphasis on aesthetics and stylish designs, with a move towards curved lines, rather than the traditional straight line concept and a trend for sleek, minimalist contemporary designs.
An increasing number of manufacturers are offering units to suit the needs of elderly or infirm customers and this trend is likely to continue as the proportion of the UK population in older age groups increases. Technological developments in the tap sector, such as pull-out spray taps and water filtration systems, have also added value to the market, along with the growth in popularity of waste disposal units in the sinks sector, as increasing emphasis is placed on waste separation and recycling.
The total market for kitchen furniture is forecast to show relatively strong growth of around 4-5% per annum in the short to medium term future. However, in the short term margins could be squeezed further by the increasing cost of raw materials such as chipboard, as well as metal components such as aluminium, steel and so on. The sale of kitchens with installation included is likely to continue to increase, since IKEA, B & Q, Wickes and Homebase are all now promoting this service strongly.
The worktop sector is expected to achieve good growth in the medium term, primarily due to a gradual shift to higher quality materials, while prospects for the sinks market are only modestly positive, despite the development of higher value products in both the sink and tap sectors of the market.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary And Future Prospects
3. Economic Environment
4. The Uk Furniture Market, Housing Influences
5. The Uk Kitchen Furniture Market
6. Product Mix
7. Kitchen Appliances
- Abet Laminati
- AGA Rangemaster
- Alno (UK)
- ARPA Industriale
- Commodore Kitchens
- Crown Products (Kent)
- Dean House
- Dennis & Robinson
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours
- Hatt Kitchens
- Howden Joinery
- International Decorative Surfacing (IDS)
- J.T. Ellis and Co
- Mark Wilkinson Furniture
- Mereway Kitchens
- Pfleiderer Industrie
- PJH Group
- Prentice Furniture Manufacturers
- Snaidero Group
- mSylmar Technology
- Symphony Group
- Wren Kitchens.
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