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How Old Should My Kitchen Be Before Remodeling?

How Old Should My Kitchen Be Before Remodeling?

A kitchen remodel is no small feat. There is a lot of time, energy, planning, and money that goes into remodeling your kitchen. So how do you know when it’s time to remodel? There are several factors to consider: 


You are planning to sell in the next 3-5 years.

If you are planning to sell your home in the next three to five years AND your kitchen is at least 10 years old, it may be time to remodel it. Kitchen remodeling tends to have a good return on investment when planning for home resale. Talk to your designer about planning a kitchen that will appeal to the most amount of buyers and fit in with the rest of your home.


You recently purchased your home and the kitchen doesn’t work for you.

Maybe you picked it because of the location. Maybe you picked it because everything but the kitchen was perfect. Whatever the reason, the one thing you hate about your new home is the kitchen. In this case, it really doesn’t matter how old the kitchen is – if it doesn’t work for you, change it. This is especially true if the layout and functionality of your new kitchen doesn’t work for you, your family, or your lifestyle.


You are planning an addition or changing the layout of your home.

If you are changing the floorplan of your home, it may be beneficial to remodel your kitchen. Whether you are adding on additional space and can make the kitchen larger, or you just need a better flow to the layout, including your kitchen in your home remodel can make a big difference.


Your kitchen is falling apart.

If the cabinet doors are falling off, the counter is chipped/scratched/breaking, the sink is rotting out – it’s time to remodel your kitchen. Having a kitchen that is functioning is important. Americans spend more time in our kitchens than any other room of the house. When you spend all your time in a room that is falling apart, you feel aggravated. It is not good for your peace of mind. It does not help you relax in your own home. 


Your kitchen is more than 15 years old. 

The average kitchen remodel is good for approximately 15-20 years. Appliances will probably need to be replaced more often, but your cabinets and countertops should last for at least 15 years. If your kitchen is older, and you have the budget to remodel, consider doing so. Although it should be said that age is not necessarily the best reason to remodel. If you aren’t planning on moving, your kitchen still works well for you, you aren’t changing any floorplans, and your kitchen is in good condition, maybe it’s not time for you to remodel yet. You shouldn’t remodel your kitchen just for the sake of remodeling. 


Your kitchen is the heart of your home. If your home is needing a little more heart, perhaps it’s time to remodel. Stop by our Glenview showroom today and let us show you what we can do with your kitchen.

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