When is the Time Right to Renovate Your Kitchen

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How do you know when it’s the right time to renovate your kitchen? 

So much of our health and wellbeing is wrapped up in our home. It’s where our most consistent routines happen like prepping healthy salads and smoothies, downtime, exercise and connecting with our loved ones. Most of that happens in your kitchen which is why your kitchen really is the most important room in the home. 

In this Joy of Nesting, we look at some important things to consider.


Sautéing vegetables for salad


When Your Kitchen is Outdated or Damaged

If your kitchen has old appliances, cabinets, countertops, or flooring that are worn out, broken, or inefficient, then you are missing out on the benefits of modern technology and design. You might be wasting energy, water, or space with outdated features that don’t suit your needs or preferences.

A kitchen renovation can help you update your kitchen with new materials, fixtures and finishes that are durable, stylish and energy efficient.

When Your Kitchen is Cramped or Cluttered

If your kitchen feels too small or crowded for your family or lifestyle, then you might need to rethink your layout and storage options.

A kitchen remodel can help you optimize your space by rearranging the floor plan, adding or optimizing an island, adding windows, skylights and French doors, adding or removing walls, or creating an open concept with other rooms. 


Kitchen renovated with white cabinets, gold toned lighting and pulls and marble topped island.


When Your Kitchen is Uncomfortable or Unsafe

If your kitchen is poorly lit, ventilated or insulated poorly, you might be compromising your comfort and safety. A kitchen renovation can help you improve the lighting, ventilation, and insulation of your kitchen by installing higher quality windows, recessed lights, fans and heaters.

Make your kitchen safer by replacing slippery or uneven floors, sharp or loose edges, faulty wiring or leaking pipes. A comfortable and safe kitchen should have adequate natural and artificial light, fresh air circulation and temperature control.

When Your Kitchen Doesn’t Reflect Your Personality or Taste

If your kitchen looks boring or outdated inject some color or style into it. A kitchen renovation helps you personalize your kitchen by choosing unique features like French doors, a new island or wall space for a beautiful, antique hutch. 

A kitchen remodel is an exciting and rewarding experience that transforms your home and lifestyle. If you think it’s time to give your kitchen a makeover, don’t hesitate to take action: there are free kitchen renovation resources in every recent post of Joy of Nesting so you can download them now.

What’s Your Kitchen Style

What’s your kitchen style? Before you begin any kitchen projects decide on your kitchen design style.


Download the workbook, What's Your Kitchen Design Style


In this complimentary download you’ll get:

  • My Kitchen Style Finder Framework to help you understand what styles will work in your kitchen.
  • Help with choosing colors, metals and woods.
  • A definition of styles to see what goes well with your home.
  • Help with making your first 5 kitchen design decisions.
  • Plus, a sneak peek at my premier online kitchen design program.

You might enjoy my other article for couples and date nights, Cooking Together for Intimate Connection.


October 23, 2023

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When is the Time Right to Renovate Your Kitchen

When is the Time Right to Renovate Your Kitchen

When is the Time Right to Renovate Your Kitchen