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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. 

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Dishwasher: Use It or Lose It

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Kohler Makes a Great Kitchen Faucet Even Better

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Updating an ’80s Kitchen, Part 2

We're bringing an '80s-style kitchen into this decade with a two-part episode. Catch up on the projects we tackled in part two here!
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Updating an ’80s Kitchen, Part 1

In this two-part episode, we're updating an '80s-style kitchen, removing dated light fixtures, refinishing the cabinets, and installing a backsplash.
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Refreshing a First-Time Homeowner’s Kitchen

In this episode, we’re helping first-time homeowner Dawn Nelson, who’s in over her head with her kitchen renovation.

High End Kitchen Cabinet Brands 101

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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!

Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen (RTA) Cabinets – A Guide to the Best RTA Cabinets

A new kitchen is something most homeowners dream of. Shiny new countertops, brand new appliances, and fresh, still-smells-like-sawdust cabinets. It’s enough to make you want to get in there and cook, entertain,...
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MOEN Host Series Garbage Disposal Will Clean All Types of Foods

No one wants to hear the angry roar of a disposal system after a pleasant dinner. Fortunately, MOEN has a solution.