Kitchen dilema...is it too soon?

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Ok Active Rainers and real estate experts. I have a question which is worthy of a blog post. 

When is it appropriate to remodel a kitchen? There is more....the existing kitchen is only 4 years old.

I am putting this to a vote since I know the answer but because it pertains to my own residence I can't decide.

Mine is very functional, quite beautiful and higher end appliances. I unfortunately saw a kitchen today that knocked my socks off. It is similar size and layout as my existing kitchen. 

So again...too early? I don't plan on moving anywhere else.

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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I agree with Buzz Mackintosh , if you don't it will eat at you and may affect your productivity, health, and happiness Marco Giancola 

Mar 23, 2016 10:43 AM #2
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Women of Westchester Working Together
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Yes, I agree w/ Buzz Mackintosh's logic.

I love that kitchen, too.  Calcutta gold is all the rage here.

Mar 23, 2016 10:48 AM #3
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David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
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Much like others have said, personal choice and if you can afford it do it. 

Mar 23, 2016 11:10 AM #4
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
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Sounds like it's personal choice time. Go for it

We have some friends back east that bought a home, gutted and totally remodeled it, then did it all again 5 years later becuase they could and they wanted to

Mar 23, 2016 11:13 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Marco- go for it. You what you're getting into .. you've done it before.  Enjoy!!!

Mar 23, 2016 11:47 AM #6
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
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Never too early, if you have the money and the desire. Make yourself happy, I say.

Mar 23, 2016 11:57 AM #7
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I'm going to be the voice of reason here.  Will it still knock your socks off in six months when it's your kitchen?  Next year?  in 4 more years?  If you are not sure wait six more months and then if you still want to do it move forward.  I never made a major purchase without mulling it over for 6 months.

Mar 23, 2016 12:06 PM #8
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Since you have the vision, and can do the work....also have the $$$, go for it!

Mar 23, 2016 12:27 PM #9
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I see kitchens I love every day.  Do I rush out and spend money on updating every time?  No.  If your happiness is based on the kitchen update, go for it.  

Mar 23, 2016 12:45 PM #10
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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All factors seem to point in favor of a kitchen re-do Marco Giancola ...but only if you share the photos!

Mar 23, 2016 12:53 PM #11
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Do what feels good to you....it doesn't know a calendar...enjoy !

Mar 23, 2016 01:22 PM #12
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Obvious answer to me as well.  Your home is your castle, appears yours literally so, and you should absolutely have what makes you feel best.  Mark

Mar 23, 2016 05:47 PM #13
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Sharon Lee
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Marco-If you want it and have the money then go for it. Tammy made a valid argument too but ultimately the decision is yours.

Mar 23, 2016 06:11 PM #14
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Marco.  As long as you know the new kitchen is an amenity improvement and will add no additional value then go for it.

Mar 23, 2016 09:53 PM #15
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Marco. I think I know you will do it, but really, why not?

Mar 23, 2016 11:36 PM #16
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
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Wow - look at these responses! Talk about validation! :) I would approach it slightly differently. If I were going to go to the time and expense of doing something that major, and had decided I wanted the change, I'd probably start looking at other plans for a few days and see if there were other new and exciting ideas to incorporate as well. But that's just how my brain works. Exciting days. 

Mar 24, 2016 11:47 AM #17
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Marco - I would agree with most of the others.  Go ahead and do it.

Mar 24, 2016 11:10 PM #18
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Marco --- talk about a dilemma...let us know your decision.   Your current kitchen is quite nice.  

Mar 24, 2016 11:25 PM #19
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I say do what makes you happy.  You can always donate the current counters and cabinets to Habitat for Humanity and it will be a win-win for everyone.

Life is too short!  Seize the day!

Mar 25, 2016 03:49 AM #20
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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White cabinets are back in and sleek lines too. I am with the others, if you like and want to spend the money on it, go for it.

Mar 25, 2016 12:35 PM #21
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