Has anyone remodeled their kitchen? I did mine last year. It was the best money I ever spent. What a difference having a nice kitchen makes when it comes to quality of life. I'm no gourmet cook, but everytime I go in my kitchen now I just can't help feeling happy. For anyone who's thinking of it, just do it. You won't be sorry. Remodeling a kitchen is the best investment you can make. Not only for re-sale value, but just for the everyday comfort that comes from having a really nice kitchen. Some advice: Put your money in the things that are permanent. Buy the best solid wood cabinets you can afford. Get granite counters. Beg, steal, or borrow the money, but get granite. Get good quality flooring. That's where your real money should go. Cabinets, counters, the floor. Everything else, from faucets to light fixtures to the appliances, are easily replaced. But, if you have the budget for brand new appliances, get them. And get stainless steel applliances. They make a huge difference in how the kitchen looks. Even a low end stainless steel appliance looks classier than a high end white one. The best piece of advise I got was from a co-worker who told me that I should buy all new appliances. I wasn't going to. The stove and fridge in the house I bought were fairly new. I was going to just put them back in. But my co-worker told me that I wouldn't be happy with them. I'm glad I listened. I went to Sears, and I got all brand new stainless steel appliances at 0% interest for a year, and I love them. My kitchen is all brand new and it's wonderful. I went 5 months without a kitchen. I had a fridge through all of it, and most of the time I had my stove. But I had no water. I had to do dishes in the bathroom. We ate a lot of pasta. A lot of sandwiches. And we had a lot of take out. But when it was finally over it was worth it all. And a year, and $25,000 later, it's like a distant dream. I highly recommend kitchen renovation to anyone living with a shitty kitchen.