Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Updates & Remodeling 101

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You’ve come to the right place if you're ready to upgrade the style, functionality, and entertainment value of your kitchen. Our ...   More

we make Updates 
Remodeling easy


You can contact our dedicated, experienced design team online, by phone, via email or at you local store with questions or to get started with a free consultation. 

And, to help you plan for the kitchen of your dreams, we'd like to offer some of our best advice and tips on remodeling.


Do your home work

Investing time to think carefully about your remodeling goals and develop detailed plans 
is the best way to get the dream kitchen you want. Before getting started with a kitchen designer, 
here are some things we recommend you consider:

Step 1

Define your 
Remodeling goals 

Do you want more space? More storage? More style and functionality?

  • Make a wish list of everything you want, including your preferred cabinet style     and color, hardware, countertops, appliances, lighting and flooring

  • Collect inspiration ideas from magazines, Pinterest, product samples, and other sources to share with your kitchen designer
Step 2

Set a realistic 
budget and stick to it

Customers on average spend 10-15% of the value of their home on kitchen remodeling, 
but don't shy away from breaking the budget a little for things you really want

  • Splurge for functional cabinet features like pullout drawers & lazy susans or better appliances like a quieter dishwasher or high-end range or fridge

  • Leave room in your budget to cover any unexpected costs
Step 3

your timeline

It can take anywhere from a few days to several months to remodel your kitchen. If time is an important factor, you should consider:

  • If you're on a tight timeline, ask your designer about cabinet refacing which takes significantly less time than installing new ones

  • Stick with your existing layout rather than opting for more expensive and time-consuming alterations

What's next?

Hire the home depot team

Unless you’re a skilled remodeler, it’s best to hire professionals. Our qualified 
kitchen designers and installers can help sort through the seemingly endless array of choices and decisions you'll need to make throughout the remodeling process.

Our Designer

Our Designers:

  • Our team is up on all the latest styles and trends to help  you make the right design, material, and product choices
  • We can handle much of the ordering, scheduling and logistics to ensure your project is completed on time and to your satisfaction
Get Intallers

Our Installers:

  • Our skilled, licensed and insured installers will remodel your kitchen with competence and care
  • We’ve installed kitchens in over 2 million homes just like yours


Understanding the shape and design of your kitchen will help you to make better 
remodeling decisions. And while no two kitchens are alike, most fall into a few common shapes. 

Which of these shapes most resembles the layout of your kitchen space?

L Shaped

A popular layout design that creates a natural work triangle for cooking as well as a great space to entertaining or socializing

If you’re building or updating this type of kitchen, consider: 

  • Adding an island for extra prep and storage space
  • Making it an eat-in kitchen with the addition a table and chairs
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One Wall

Typically found in condominiums, studio apartments and lofts 
where space is at a premium

If you’re building or updating this type of kitchen, consider: 

  • Using compact appliances such as a 24-inch range or 24-inch refrigerator
  • Adding a kitchen island or counter-height table for extra work space in the kitchen


With two parallel countertops that incorporate a walking area in between it’s perhaps the most efficient of all kitchens for cooking

If you’re building or updating this type of kitchen, consider: 

  • Adding a decorative range hood and glass-front upper cabinets to make the space feel more open
  • Using efficient storage options like lazy susans to optimize your space
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U Shaped

Typically found in small to medium size houses and very efficient for homes with one primary cook. This layout also offers distinct zones for cooking, cleaning, prep and storage.

If you’re building or updating this type of kitchen, consider: 

  • Maximizing cabinet storage with smart storage features like pullout     wire drawers
  • Adding an island if there’s at least 3 ½ feet between the island and the surrounding cabinets and appliances

G- Shape

The G-shaped kitchen is a cozier version of the U-shaped and typically includes a peninsula or partial fourth wall of additional cabinets. It’s a great layout for hosting cocktail parties or watching over small kids while preparing meals.

If you’re building or updating this type of kitchen, consider:

  • Opening up the wall in a nearby room to create a pass-through or breakfast bar
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