Sometimes we’re all so busy that we often become oblivious to how our home appears to others. We’ve been living in an outdated space for a long time because of our work, children, and just life in general. Even if you’re a fan of your current kitchen, it’s a good idea to invest in a new one.

According to statistics, improving your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make to increase the value of your home. This includes investing in high-quality modern appliances that can make preparing food, cooking, and dining in a lot easier and more convenient.

Below are 5 signs that tell you your kitchen appliances may need some upgrading or replacement because they have been serving you for too long.

Kitchen remodeling before photo from Philadelphia, PA

The Old Refrigerator

Experts advise that you replace your refrigerator before it reaches the age of ten years. Refrigeration systems collect a lot of dirt and moisture. Mold and mildew can form as a result, which is unhealthy to have near food sources. Refrigerators’ inner workings wear out over time as a result of regular use, reducing their efficiency. 

Consistent Repairs

If your dishwasher or washing machine is constantly breaking down, it’s time to upgrade to a modern model. Dishwashers have a nine-year shelf life, while washers have a ten-year shelf life.

Power Surges

If an appliance is constantly tripping the breaker, it may be time to replace it. Microwaves have a 10-year shelf life, however, they may need to be changed sooner if they cause electrical difficulties or do not adequately heat food.


Appliances that become excessively hot while in use are indicating signs of wear and tear and should be replaced. If the appliance is overheating due to a motor malfunction, it is time to replace it.

Kitchen remodeling before photo from Abington, PA

Kitchen remodeling before photo from Abington, PA

Mismatched Appliances

Kitchens with a white fridge, stainless steel range, and black microwave are familiar to most of us. As a result of the stark contrast between these hues, your kitchen will stand out from a new kitchen renovation because of this.

Renovating your kitchen can have a lot of advantages. Make your home more useful and save money in the long run with the addition of more space. At 215Mercury, we provide world-class kitchen remodeling services to help you turn your dream kitchen into reality.

Call us now and schedule a free in-home estimate with us today and discover what we can do to elevate your kitchen.

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