- Mike Sorkin
Before You buy!
Before you hang the first cabinet, ask yourselves questions like these: What are my goals for the space? How much can I spend? What can't I live without? "The most important advice I can give for a kitchen remodel is planning," says Lisa Eber of Kitchen Krafter. "Planning is essential to make sure you can stay on budget and get everything that you want. So take the time to think it through." Every kitchen and each family is unique in its must-haves, so spend some time outlining your ideal space (and figuring out whether you can achieve that within your budget).