How often should a kitchen be updated?

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How often should a kitchen be updated?
Fri, 05-30-2008 - 8:42am

"This kitchen is dated" or "This kitchen needs a major updating" --- phrases often heard on home renovation programs like "Sell This House" or "House Hunters" or even "Spice Up My Kitchen".

But how often SHOULD a kitchen be "updated"?

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/shoptoit/2008/01/tuesday_tips_kitchen_remodelin.html says once every 15 to 20 years...

But I am wondering if outdated means "not trendy" in designer-speak...

True, a stove that predates Energy Star ratings or a appliances that are harvest gold or avocado green do "date" a kitchen, but is this tteh same as "outdated"? What else is there about kitchens that make them look dated? Cabinet wood or finishes? Cabinet hardware? Paint color? Countertop materials? Flooring selection?

What are your thoughts on when a kitchen should be updated?



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