Perennially topping the charts of popular remodeling projects? The kitchen, of course. But no need to give yours a complete overhaul in order to add value to your home. In fact, smaller kitchen remodels—upgrading the counters, cabinets, and appliances at about $18,856—return 82.7% of the cost. A big-ticket, upscale kitchen remodel is nice, but at an average of $109,935, it returns only 63.6% of the cost.