When buying or selling a house, what is the number one most important thing that we all look at, the kitchen. The kitchen is the center of the home, the place where family and friends gather for food and drink or just conversation. Even if your kitchen is tiny and only three people can fit in it at a time, it is and always will be the heart of the house.
When you choose to start a remodel on your home, consider starting with the kitchen, it will give you the most return on your investment. However, there are a few things to consider before you start. Look at the homes in your area, go to some open houses, consult a real estate agent on what houses are selling for before you begin. If houses in your neighborhood are selling without granite, stainless steel appliances, tile, and travertine floors, do not upgrade to all of those things because you think they are worth more. If you live in a neighborhood where homes all have updated kitchens with top of the line products and your kitchen is still screaming 1970, then it is time for you to get your home in line with the others. When a prospective buyer walks into your home the first thing they will notice is if the kitchen works for them, if they have no updates to do, your home will sell quicker.
Do not stress yourself, plan it out well and either do the work yourself if you can handle it, or hire a well reputed contractor.