A kitchen remodel can transform and update a home while increasing its value tremendously. The kitchen is the hub of the home. Families and friends meet, talk, and make memories in the kitchen. It has the most expensive plumbing, fixtures, cabinets and finishes of the entire house, yet a complete update can be had for as little as 5-10% of the value of the home. Many of my full kitchen updates run in the $15,000 range including everything but appliances. An inexpensive high impact update is a tile backsplash, starting at just $750.