The year is winding to a close. Only a few more days left to 2019, plus the decade as a whole. It is a time of year when people reflect on days past and let go of the old year—the old decade—and embrace the new.
What does that look like? Letting go of things which no longer serve you. Your kitchen is no different. Have you had the same kitchen throughout this decade or longer? It might be time for an update, as kitchens generally have a twenty year life expectancy. Do the math; a kitchen designed in 2000 is now virtually at the end of its serviceable life.
Life Expectancy of your Kitchen
While some aspects of a kitchen last longer than others, most pieces of your kitchen have a limited lifespan. Whether it is the cabinets, counters, flooring, or appliances, you should expect to do a certain amount of maintenance to your kitchen over it’s usable life. You might not have to replace all the pieces in your kitchen at once, but know that nothing lasts forever. Whether because of regular wear and tear, improper handling, or overall quality of an item, the lifespan of different parts of your kitchen have a varied life expectancy. Some parts last longer than others.
Guide to the Lifespan of your Kitchen
Bones of the Kitchen
- laminate countertops – 10 – 20 years old
- marble or concrete countertops – 20+ years
- natural stone or tile countertops – 100+ years
- kitchen cabinets – 20 years old and older
- sink – 15 – 30 years
- paint – 7 – 10 years
- vinyl – 10 – 20 years
- laminate – 15 – 25 years
- linoleum – 25 years
- wood – 25 years or more
- tile – 50 years
- natural stone – almost forever
- stove – 13 – 15 years
- fridge – 14 – 17 years
- dishwasher – 8 – 10 years
- microwave – 5 – 9 years
- faucets – 15 – 20 years
Overall, your kitchen should last approximately 20 years or so. So if your kitchen was designed at the turn of the century it is ready for an overhaul. Time to embrace 2020 and beyond! Contact Revival Home Renovations to take your kitchen into the next decade.