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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:
- Kitchen Furniture
- Sinks
- Worktops.

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.

The Market
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'.

Distribution/Suppliers
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.

Table Of Contents

Domestic Kitchen Furniture Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis
1. INTRODUCTION 7
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND MARKET PROSPECTS 9
2.1 SUMMARY 9
2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
3.1 GDP 13
3.2 INFLATION and INTEREST RATES 15
3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 16
3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
3.5 HOUSING and CONSTRUCTION 17
3.6 STERLING 18
3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 18
3.8 CONCLUSIONS 19
4. THE UK FURNITURE MARKET, HOUSING INFLUENCES 20
4.1 OVERALL FURNITURE MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 20
4.2 CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS 22
4.3 HOUSING TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHICS 23
4.3.1 Housebuilding 23
4.3.2 House Moving 26
4.3.3 Household Size 26
4.3.4 Private Rental Market 27
5. THE UK KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET 30
5.1 MARKET DEFINITION 30
5.2 OVERALL MARKET SIZE 30
5.3 MARKET TRENDS 31
5.4 OVERALL PRODUCT MIX 35
5.4.1 Kitchen Furniture 36
5.4.2 Worktops 36
5.4.3 Sinks 37
5.5 IMPORTS AND EXPORTS 37
5.6 HOUSEHOLD OWNERSHIP 38
5.7 PURCHASING SECTORS 39
6. PRODUCT MIX 40
6.1 INTRODUCTION 40
6.2 PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 40
6.3 KITCHEN FURNITURE 41
6.3.1 Fitted and Non-Fitted 41
6.3.2 Flat Pack and Rigid 41
6.3.3 Installation 42
6.3.4 Design Trends, Materials and Colours 43
6.3.5 Kitchen Furniture Components 45
6.4 WORKTOPS 45
6.4.1 Product Types 45
6.4.2 Material Trends and Colours 47
6.5 SINKS 48
6.5.1 Product Types 48
6.5.2 Material Trends 50
6.6 ACCESSORIES 52
7. KITCHEN APPLIANCES 53
7.1 INTRODUCTION 53
7.2 MARKET SIZE 53
7.2.1 Product Trends 54
7.2.2 Suppliers 56
8. SUPPLIERS 57
8.1 MARKET SHARE 57
8.2 KEY SUPPLIERS OF KITCHEN FURNITURE 57
8.3 KEY SUPPLIERS OF WORKTOPS 62
8.4 KEY SUPPLIERS OF SINKS 65
9. DISTRIBUTION 67
9.1 STRUCTURE 67
9.2 BUILDERS MERCHANTS 67
9.3 RETAIL SPECIALISTS 68
9.4 HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES 69
9.5 DIRECT CONTRACT 70
9.6 FURNITURE MULTIPLES 70
9.7 OTHERS 71
9.8 DISTRIBUTORS 71

Tables and Charts
CHART 1: KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET AND FORECASTS 2012-21 BY VALUE (MSP) 9
TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 14
CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2021 15
CHART 4: PDI and SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2021 17
TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2019 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
TABLE 6: THE UK MARKET FOR OVERALL DOMESTIC FURNITURE 2012-2016 (£M MSP) 20
CHART 7: UK MARKET MIX OF ALL DOMESTIC FURNITURE - VALUE (%) 2002, 2008 and 2016 21
TABLE 8: HOUSE BUILDING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS (UK) 2012 TO 2021 - BY VOLUME ('000 DWELLINGS) 23
TABLE 9: HOUSE BUILDING COMPLETIONS (UK) 2012 TO 2021 - BY VOLUME ('000S DWELLINGS) 24
CHART 10: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND - % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING (FLATS VERSUS HOUSES) 2005-2020 25
TABLE 11: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE 2011-2020 26
TABLE 12: AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE FOR GREAT BRITAIN 1991-2016 27
CHART 13: GROWTH OF THE PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR 2014-2025 (NO OF DWELLINGS - M) 28
TABLE 14: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE, WORKTOPS AND SINKS MARKET AND FORECASTS 2012-2021 BY VALUE (MSP £M) 30
CHART 15: PRODUCT MIX IN THE KITCHEN FURNITURE MARKET 2016 AND 2020 (FURNITURE, WORKTOPS, SINKS) - BY VALUE 35
TABLE 16: UK KITCHEN FURNITURE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS 2012-2016 (£M MSP) 37
CHART 17: HOUSEHOLD OWNERSHIP OF FITTED KITCHEN FURNITURE 1992-2016 (%) 38
CHART 18: MIX OF FITTED KITCHEN SALES BY PURCHASING SECTOR - NEW BUILD, REPLACEMENT, NEW PURCHASE, BY VALUE (%) 2016 39
CHART 19: MIX OF FITTED and NON-FITTED KITCHEN FURNITURE - 2016 BY VALUE 41
CHART 20: FLAT PACK/RIGID FURNITURE SHARE BY VALUE 2016 42
CHART 21: UK DOMESTIC WORKTOP MARKET - MATERIAL MIX BY VALUE - WOOD, LAMINATE, STONE, SOLID SURFACE ETC (%) 2016 47
CHART 22: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN SINK MARKET - PRODUCT TYPE BY VALUE (SINGLE, TWIN ETC %) 2016 49
CHART 23: UK DOMESTIC KITCHEN SINK MARKET MATERIAL MIX - STAINLESS STEEL, CERAMIC, COMPOSITE ETC BY VALUE (%) 2016 50
TABLE 24: UK KITCHEN APPLIANCE MARKET BY VALUE 2012-2016 (£M MSP) 53
TABLE 25: UK KITCHEN APPLIANCE MARKET BY VALUE (COOKING, REFRIGERATION, DISHWASHING, LAUNDRY) 2016 (£M DSP) 54
TABLE 26: MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR KITCHEN FURNITURE SUPPLIERS2016 - BY VALUE 57
TABLE 27: THE MARKET FOR KITCHEN FURNITURE BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL - 2016 SHARE BY VALUE (%) 67

Companies Mentioned
AGA Rangemaster Ltd, Astracast, Franke U.K. Holding Ltd, Blanco UK,Nobia Holdings UK Ltd (Including Magnet, Gower Furniture, Rixonway Kitchens and Commodore Kitchens), The Symphony Group plc, Wren Living Ltd, Dennis and Robinson Ltd (Paula Rosa/Manhattan), Moores Furniture Group Ltd, Omega plc, Crown Products (Kent) Ltd, J and J Ormerod Ltd (JJO), Alno (UK) Ltd, Formica, Resopal, Dupont/Corian, Polyrey, Abet, ARPA, Westag and Getalit, Wilsonart, Bushboard, Kronospan, Egger, GEC Anderson and Pfleiderer Industrie, International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), Deralam Laminates Ltd, C.F Anderson Timber Products Ltd, Hills Panel Products Ltd (HPP), Blackheath Products Ltd, Plasman (Laminate Products) Ltd, PWS Distributors Ltd, Potter Cowan, GEC Anderson Ltd, Reginox UK Ltd, SCD Luisina, Schock, Villeroy and Boch, Smeg and Pyramis

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