Steps Involved in Renovating a Kitchen

This is the first of a six-part series on remodeling a kitchen:


Spending time deciding what you would like in your kitchen and how you want it to look is the first step in a successful kitchen renovation. Next comes figuring out how much you can afford to spend on the project and making a budget that fits your income.

Kitchen Renovation Inspiration Tips

Inspiration for your kitchen remodel can come from:

  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Kitchen showrooms
  • Visiting kitchens in friends homes
  • Attending a Parade of Homes

Concentrate on getting the big decisions – such as cabinets and countertops – right, since they will be with you for a long time.

Kitchen Renovation Budget Tips

Establish a budget based on:

  • What you can afford to spend on your kitchen remodel.
  • Be sure to allow for any cost overruns and unexpected expenses.
  • Don’t spend so much on your kitchen renovation that your house will be overpriced for your neighborhood should you decide to sell.

Watch the video above to find out more.

Further Information

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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