The passage of time inevitably brings changes, and with those changes come a host of new priorities. For example, the kitchen that once served you so well may suddenly feel deficient once you bring children into the picture. "There’s no such thing as a kitchen that's perfect for everybody," Maykut says. "But renovation gives you the chance to create a kitchen that’s perfect for you." Identify your specific requirements, then work with a pro, be it a designer in your area or a project coordinator from Sears Home Services, to make sure that your new kitchen will fulfill your needs.