Major home improvement and remodeling projects aren’t cheap, so realizing the best value for the dollar is vital. As a major home improvement, kitchen remodeling ranks well in terms of delivering a return on investment.

Although they are expensive, kitchen remodeling projects deliver solid cost-to-value ratios for homeowners. The National Association of Realtors ranks a well-designed, sensible kitchen remodel as the best home interior remodeling project for increasing a home’s value.

Worth the Splurge

  • Second sink
  • Paneled cabinet ends
  • Full-extension, soft-close drawer glides

Not Worth the Splurge

  • Unusual cabinet finishes
  • Pot filler
  • Wine fridge

Finally, consider your motivation for the kitchen remodel. Is this to upgrade the house value so you can sell it or is it to enjoy your house? If you are planning on selling your house, consider structural and mechanical issues before contemplating a kitchen remodeling project.