Questions & Answers – The Remodeling Resource Center

Remodeling your kitchen can be a scary undertaking, especially for the first-time remodeler. Uncertainties appear at each corner: How much will it cost? How do I plan it? Who will install it? Will the colors match the house? What about all the dust?

If these questions are never answered, the project stalls—sometimes indefinitely. We created these articles, videos, and guides to answer your questions about cabinets, kitchen design, and kitchen remodeling. We want to help you create a kitchen you’ll love.

Can’t find an answer? Every day, our team of 100+ designers field thousands of questions from people working on renovations of all stripes—old homes, new homes, big projects, small projects—whatever the need, let us know your questions.

Where can I get inspiration?

Check out our beautiful kitchens. Happy customers, happy homes.

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How do I hire a contractor?

Use these interview questions to find out everything you'll need.

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Watch and Learn

Special Cabinet Features

Learn about the types of organizational features you can get with storage and specialty cabinets.

CliqStudios Factory Tour

Watch to see how CliqStudios cabinets are built at our Connersville, Indiana factory.

Measuring Your Kitchen

Rough measurements are all you need to get started with a kitchen designer. Watch the video and download the Measuring Guide (PDF).

E-Book Guides

4 easy steps to your dream kitchen

Your Dream Kitchen in 4 Easy Steps

Planning your remodel? From organizing to scheduling, we’ll help you step-by-step.

cabinet buyer's guide

This Old House Cabinet Buyer’s Guide

If you’re going to read just one thing about cabinets before buying, read this.

8 questions to ask before refacing or repainting your cabinets

8 Questions to ask Before Refacing or Repainting

Could refacing your cabinets be costlier in time and energy than replacing them?

6 Ways to Find the Money Hiding in Your Kitchen

Maximize ROI and your kitchen remodeling project will mostly pay for itself.

10 kitchen design mistakes and how to avoid them

10 Kitchen Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

A rookie design decision could lead to endless headaches and regret.


Remodel Planning

Design & Style

  • Kitchen Designers: Why do I need a kitchen designer?
  • Kitchen Layouts: What shapes do different kitchens take?
  • Kitchen Styles: What are the three main types of kitchen styles?
  • Design Principles: What are the basic principles of interior design, and how does it apply to kitchen design?
  • Work Triangle: What is the work triangle, and why is it a staple of efficient kitchen design?
  • Open Design: How do I design a kitchen with a more open feel?

Know Your Cabinets


Real Remodeling Stories

Brittany is a California based designer, curator, and blogger with an expertise in vintages rugs and textiles. This is Brittany’s creative outlet and an editorial destination for anyone interested in DIY, ‘how-to’s”, home decor, arts, crafts, and design inspiration.

The Vintage Rug Shop
May 23, 2017
“I started working on this kitchen over a year ago, and I’m beyond BEYOND excited to share with you the end result. I think everything turned out so beautifully!
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The Pink Pagoda has always been about fresh, classic American style that includes a bit of Chinoiserie and plenty of blue and white Chinese porcelain or ceramics.
The Pink Pagoda

October 25, 2017
“To catch you up, I’m renovating a ranch house. I did the front part of the house for the spring ORC, and this time, I’m opening up the kitchen and breakfast room to the family room.
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Centsational Style
August 27, 2015
“We bought this house last summer but didn’t begin the kitchen renovation until December. It began with demolition, we removed all the cabinets, the wallpaper...”
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The Taylor House
April 4, 2016
“To be honest, for a while there, I thought it was never going to happen but here we are! Everything isn’t finished but there are a few things that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
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A Kitchen Reborn

Working on a kitchen renovation in a 115-year-old house can present challenges.

Big Dreams in a Tiny Kitchen

In a dingy New York City apartment, Dan and Amber wanted something more open, airy, and bright.

In one word… “Wow”

It was a 100-year old house near the shores of Lake Minnetonka.