Planning Your Kitchen Remodel

Figure out what you want from your new kitchen with our questionnaire and worksheet


A kitchen renovation is a major undertaking. Before you dive in, you’ll need to take a hard look at how you’re using your current kitchen and what you want this remodel to accomplish. The Day in the Life of Your Kitchen Questionnaire will help you assess the activities that take place in your kitchen and how the room is stacking up to your needs.

After completing the Day in the Life of Your Kitchen Questionnaire, think about what you want and need from a kitchen remodel and fill out the Kitchen Goals Worksheet. You’ll use these exercises to create a roadmap to a successful kitchen renovation.

And don't forget about your budget! View and download our Kitchen Budget Worksheet to manage your expenses.

Once you get a better idea of your remodeling plan, explore kitchen designs that suit your daily needs and special occasions, whether you’re an epicurean or an entertainer. Find inspiration in these common kitchen types:

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