In this special episode, “Today’s Homeowner” hosts Danny Lipford and Chelsea Lipford Wolf reflect on 20 years of America’s favorite home improvement show.

Specifically, 20 seasons of kitchen renovations!

Kitchen trends have changed over the years. For instance, homeowners once wanted natural wood cabinets, but now many want painted wood cabinets; wall color preferences have gone from dark to light.

However, Danny says, one thing has remained the same over the years: people want more space in their homes.

“We’ve torn down a lot more walls than we’ve ever built!” Danny jokes in the episode.

Then there is fur down. Danny and Chelsea talk about how opening that area of a home during a renovation job could be surprising — and even scary.

They also talk about the wooden valance that often ties two sets of cabinets together.

(In case you’re wondering, both fur down and that wooden valance above the kitchen sink are currently off-trend.)

Watch those reflections, along with the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of many kitchens we’ve remodeled, right here in this full episode of “Today’s Homeowner!”

Watch the video above to find out more.

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FURTHER READING: Check out the ‘20 Years of Kitchen Renovations’ article for more information about this episode!

WATCH THE SHOW: Don’t miss “Today’s Homeowner.” Check your local listings for time and channel.

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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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