An up-to-date kitchen not only sets your home apart from the rest, but also adds resale value. Of course, renovation requires investment, but according to Maykut, homeowners typically recoup more than half of what they put into the project. Given the favorable return on a kitchen renovation as well as its many other practical benefits, it may be worth discussing your options with a contractor. Maykut notes that with Sears Home Services, in-home consultations are free. As he says, "Why not start there?"