Remodeling should be a four letter word for many people since even the thought of it can be too much for some homeowners. After all, when a remodel goes wrong, it can go very wrong, and you can lose a lot of money or a disruption in the use of your house for quite a while.

That doesn’t mean that remodeling is something you should avoid entirely though. It just means that you need to go about remodeling your home the right way. One of the best ways to start is with your kitchen.

Use this guide to help you learn more about kitchen remodeling and why it should be on the top of your to-do list when it comes to your house.

Ready to Remodel? Tips for Your Kitchen

Remodel the Kitchen for Home's Best Resale Value

Buyers Notice Kitchens

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future and remodeling seems like a good idea, there really is no better place to start than the kitchen. That’s because potential home buyers really do spend a lot of time looking in the kitchen and trying to figure out if it will be right for them and their family.

In fact, many potential home buyers look at the kitchen before they look at anything else in the house. In many cases, that’s because they know they’ll be spending a lot of time there, and a home with a kitchen they don’t like won’t be suitable for their needs.

Spend the time and money upgrading your kitchen and you’ll notice many more excited buyers coming to look at your home. Even if you aren’t trying to sell right away, improving your kitchen can make it easier down the road, when and if you decide it’s time to move.

Home Value

The value of your home is important, and even if you aren’t looking to sell your house anytime soon, you don’t want to own something that doesn’t match current prices in your neighborhood. Upgrading your kitchen can improve your home value quickly.

In fact, you might even improve your home value considerably more than the remodel costs. That’s a big benefit for homeowners who also get a much more functional, nicer kitchen to use on a day-to-day basis.

Family Time

Family in contemporary kitchen gathering at Thanksgiving holiday.

Spending time at home with your family likely matters to you. If yours is anything like the average American family you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Upgrade your space now and you’ll have more enjoyable family time before you know it.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.