Home Kitchen


The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. Many families spend most of their time in the kitchen, whether making dinner, eating together, or spending quality time. A beautifully designed kitchen is an important part of your home, not only for functionality but for the overall value of your home.

The Basics of Kitchens

There is no hiding that kitchen remodels can be expensive. Most kitchen models cost $25,000 or more. If you opt for a full remodel, you can expect the following to be included—or at least considered—in the final design:

  • Appliances
  • Backsplash
  • Cabinetry
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Paint 

A kitchen refresh can be less expensive than a complete kitchen remodel because the refresh focuses on updating essential kitchen features without moving plumbing, electrical, or major cabinetry. If you want to save money and update parts of your kitchen yourself, there are some updates that you can make on a budget, such as:

  • Installing an updated kitchen faucet
  • Installing a feature wall
  • Installing a new backsplash
  • Painting cabinets
  • Painting walls
  • Replace broken appliances with used ones
  • Updating cabinet fixtures
  • Updating kitchen lighting

Kitchen design and trends continue to evolve. To stay on track with new trends and to professionally design a kitchen, some homeowners even opt to hire a professional designer to choose kitchen finishes and create a kitchen design that complements itself.

Many homeowners also choose to have a professional contractor update their kitchens. If you are interested in a kitchen remodel or want to learn more about ways to increase your home value with minor kitchen updates, check out the resources below. 

Anti-tip bracket for kitchen stove.

How to Make Your Kitchen Safe for Children

Watch this video to find out how to childproof your kitchen to make it safe for children using cabinet and refrigerator latches and an anti-tip bracket for your stove.
InSinkErator Evolution Select Plus garbage disposer

InSinkErator Evolution Select Plus Garbage Disposal

Watch this video to find out about the InSinkErator Evolution Select Plus garbage disposer, which has a powerful 3/4 horsepower motor and SoundSeal technology for quieter operation.

Kitchen for Keeps

Kenneth and Kym Sigler have lived in their home for 15 years and plan to stay there for many more. So, we helped these homeowners who wanted to improve, rather than move.
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LG Smart Refrigerator Has Double the Storage

The LG Smart French 4-Door Refrigerator brings a different usage to your home than normal refrigerators. Learn more on todayshomeowner.com!
Delta Dominic kitchen faucet mounted on wall display in home center surrounded by other faucets.

Delta Dominic Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O and Spotshield Technology

Watch this video to find out about the stainless steel Delta Dominic kitchen faucet that can be turned on or off at a touch and has Spotshield Technology to reduce bacteria growth, fingerprints, and water spots.
Danny Lipford with homeowners after kitchen remodel

Removing Walls to Open Up a Kitchen

Like most kitchens built in the 1970s, this one was cramped and dated, making it a prime candidate for remodeling. To open it up, the cabinets and bar that separated the kitchen from the adjoining den were removed, as well as the wall separating the room from the living room of the house. Watch this video to find out more.

Budget Kitchen Project

See how we gave this kitchen a whole new look without breaking the bank by refinishing the existing laminate countertops to give them the look of real granite, replacing the cabinet hardware, and adding pullout storage.

Kitchen Expansion: Removing Wall Opens Up Space

This ’70s kitchen was in need of a major facelift. In addition to installing new cabinets, appliances, and flooring; a wall was removed to open up the living space and make the kitchen an integral part of the house. Read more to find out more.

High End Kitchen Appliance Brands 101

iStock.com / hikesterson With extra features and precision controls, high-end kitchen appliances can turn a basic necessity into a joy. You'll find refrigerators that keep your food fresher...