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Is Your Kitchen Upgrade Overdue?

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5 Indicators That Your Kitchen Upgrade is Overdue.


Have you fallen out of love with your kitchen? Do you hate the thought of having to cook dinner every evening?

You may have convinced yourself that you have just gone off cooking itself, but it could come down to your kitchen.



Indicators That Your Kitchen Upgrade is Overdue


Read on and discover the key signs of your kitchen needing a remodel.

  1. It is dragging down the value of your home.

    – One of the key signs that your kitchen remodel is overdue is if it is dragging down the value of your property. The kitchen will play a pivotal role in the asking price of your home.  The last thing you want to do is miss out on a huge chunk of money because of your kitchen. If you do not have an immediate plan to sell then why not upgrade your kitchen and get to enjoy it for yourself?

  2. Your kitchen does not suit your lifestyle.

    – Your demands and requirements in terms of kitchen use have shifted over the years. Perhaps you want to switch to a kitchen that is more suitable for entertaining. An open-concept kitchen can help you to feel less isolated from your guests.

  3. Your electricity bill is on the rise.

    – This is something that can easily happen if you have old appliances in place or you are due an AC repair. While you do not necessarily need an entire remodel for this, you definitely need to make some changes. Yes, new appliances will cost you, to begin with, but you will quickly make back your investment over time. 

  4. Cleaning your kitchen is a nightmare.

    Mottled floor tiles and deep grout lines are just some of the key signs that you simply cannot clean your kitchen to the level required anymore.

  5. The layout is awkward.

    – People most often fall out of love with their kitchen due to a layout that does not flow.  This is often the case for homeowners that have the same kitchen layout they had when they first purchased the home. A kitchen remodeling contractor will be able to ensure that your kitchen is working hard for you and that the layout makes sense. They can also ensure that you have optimized the space in terms of storage too, which we all know is at a premium in most homes today.


If you have noticed any of the signs that have been mentioned above, it is clear to see that your kitchen could do with a bit of TLC. Whether you go for a full remodel or not, making some changes to your kitchen will make a massive difference. Creating a space that you love will create a more pleasant atmosphere. Plus it will enhance the value of your house in the process.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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25 thoughts on “Is Your Kitchen Upgrade Overdue?”

  1. I know my kitchen needs a full overhaul. I just feel so lazy and stressed when I think about all the discomfort and work for that time when the kitchen is out of commission.

  2. A kitchen upgrade is important especially during resale time. If the kitchen is bad or outdated a lot of people won’t even consider it for a purchase, especially now when prices are so high. No one wants to pay more to have to re-do things too.

  3. I don’t have all 5 points, but I think also 2 of them are enough!
    Nevertheless, about a kitchen upgrade, I am already thinking a few months. And as I have got a new job, maybe very soon I will be able to start doing it! 🙂

  4. I always have this eagerness to upgrade our kitchen too.. Now that i am really exploring cooking and baking, i want to have a more spacious kitchen where i can freely work with everything. Yeah, i think the kitchen upgrade for my kitchen is really quite overdue

  5. That’s really great tips for kitchen renovation. I do have a plan to change my kitchen but less budget.Thanks for sharing with us.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.