"My favorite remodeling projects are kitchens and bathrooms. I'm not alone there; those are by far the most frequently remodeled rooms. ...
I'm now planning yet another kitchen remodel. We got a good deal on our present house three years ago because very little remodeling had been done since it was built (by a production builder) in the mid-'90s. I'm going to bring it up to the level of most other homes in the neighborhood, ..."
Sounds like a good plan. She goes on to say that she's a little nervous about putting so much money into her home. I know how she feels! Nowadays you really have to think about resale value. Some upgrades are less expensive than others, and I agree with her about adding storage if you need it.
Link: Marjie O'Connor: The Buzz on Building -- Remodeling for a Dream Home (From HGTVPro e-newsletter)