Whether your kitchen is past due for a makeover or you're only dreaming about what could be, start with our Kitchen Planning Guide.

kitchen remodeling tips and design ideas

Embarking on a Kitchen Remodel

We break down this remodeling project step by step, ensuring that you get the kitchen of your dreams.

What's My First Step?

Section 1: Planning Tips

a kitchen should fit your lifestyle

Your kitchen should reflect your lifestyle. Start by thinking about how you use your kitchen and what you need and want on a daily basis.

Section 2: Setting Budgets

where the money goes

Create a wish list, find out what's available and choose backup options.

Section 3: Kitchen Design & Layout

kitchen design and layout

Add beauty and function with the top layouts, kitchen design ideas and lighting trends.

Section 4: Choosing Materials

buy kitchen materials to fit your needs

Learn how to shop for materials and products that fit the goals of your kitchen remodel and get a realistic idea of the costs.

Section 5: Optimizing Kitchen Storage

a kitchen's layout and storage should fit your lifestyle

Don't just choose new cabinet, drawer and pantry organizers – choose the right ones.

Section 6: Hiring and Managing Pros

hire the right pros for the job

A kitchen renovation isn't for most weekend warriors. It can take weeks or months to complete and might involve a general contractor, designers, plumbers or even architects.