Be realistic! You need ideas but you have to remember and think about your budget. Be rest assured if you think you can remodel your kitchen for say $12,000.00, it will probably cost $18,000.00. If for example you want to move plumbing where concrete would have to be cut out, that would be an expensive item. These types of items can add up very quickly. It’s a good idea to look at magazines, go to home improvement shows, and go to parade of homes to get ideas so you will have some sort of outline of what you want versus what you need. Remodeling is not cheap but it is definitely less than buying new.