Kitchen Renovation

From insightful plans to how to guides, learn about all things kitchen renovation.


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The 6 Best Kitchen Sinks (2023 Review)

A new sink can make your kitchen space more functional. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the six best kitchen sinks on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Want to get a jump on the remodel of your worn-out kitchen or dated bath? Check out our picks for the best of what’s new, all designed to enhance how we want to live now.

Before & After: Multifunctional Kitchen Designs

With the kitchen devoted solely to cooking having gone the way of the butter churn, it’s no wonder that today’s kitchen remodels are multifunctional, too.

40 Years of Kitchen and Bath Remodel Trends

Forty years feels like half a lifetime ago—and it is. A look back at some of the kitchens and baths TOH has built confirms how times (and tastes) have changed...or have they?

Open House | Kitchen Renovations

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses how kitchen renovations can impact a house budget

Before and After Kitchen: Vintage Charmer

A 19th-century farmhouse finally gets the warm, period-style kitchen it deserves

Best Kitchen & Bath Before and Afters of 2018

Explore our most popular transformations of the year, and gather ideas for your own remodel

Two-Tone Kitchen for $125

Thrifty shopping and some fool-the-eye fixes give a small, dated cook space a brighter, more modern look

Future House Extras | Space Kitchen

In this web exclusive extra, Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to NASA Johnson Space Center to meet with Vickie Kloeris to sample the food and beverages that astronauts eat while on board the International Space Station

Sneak Peek: Brookline Kitchen Beams

Opening up the cook space means adding more support

Before and After: Airy Kitchen Update

Annexing an attached laundry shed’s footprint allows for a bigger, brighter cook space with easy access to the backyard

Before and After Kitchen: Open and Inviting

With a multipurpose island at its center, a U-shaped cooking zone now functions to the max, with a smooth workflow and welcoming style

Before and After Kitchen: Pretty Perfect

A streamlined layout and period-style finishes clean up a dysfunctional cook space

Kitchen Design Idea: The Ultimate Home Office Nook

Easy upgrades to make room for even more productivity in the most-trafficked room of your home

Kitchen Before and After: Beauty on a Budget

A design-savvy couple update their cook space using cabinets and appliances from a big-box store, and durable vinyl tile

How to Update a Kitchen on a Budget

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey goes over low-budget kitchen upgrades in this edition of DIY Smarts.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel: Going for Flow

Three cramped, poorly configured rooms become one seamless space for prepping and enjoying meals, as well as tackling the laundry

Before and After: Family Room-to-Kitchen Remodel

Switching locations with the family room, a rebuilt kitchen gets the free-flowing space and updated finishes its owners crave

Arlington Kitchen Time-Lapse


Simple Kitchen and Bath Updates to Improve Efficiency

Carve out more space for competing morning schedules with these easy additions

Twice as Nice Family Kitchen Makeover

Doubling the size of the island and adding a banquette with two tables makes a kitchen welcoming to kids—and their teammates, too

Something Old, Something New for a Gut Kitchen Redo

Undertaking the gut renovation of her forever kitchen, a seasoned home cook holds fast to two kitchen keepsakes

1970s Kitchen Turned Major Multitasker

A dated cook space gives way to a sophisticated, open gathering place for family and friends

Family Kitchen with a View

Opening up an isolated kitchen transforms it from a blind alley to the expansive hub of family life

How to Build Custom Concrete Countertops

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters

6 Before-and-After Kitchen Cabinets

From small paint changes to total redos, these cabinet transformations will inspire you to start your kitchen face-lift today.

Homespun Heirloom Kitchen

A designer turns her grandmother's cook space into a salvage showcase

A Bright-White Kitchen Redesigned Online

Consulting by e-mail, pin board, Skype, and telephone, a long-distance designer helps a dark but otherwise great cook space lighten up

Crowd-Pleasing Kitchen Makeover

Cheery yellow cabinets and a new open floor plan transform a once dreary cook space into an inviting hangout

Supersizing the Island for a Spacious Kitchen Redo

A modest expansion primes an already remodeled cook space for three-generation get-togethers

A 1940s House Makes a Fresh Start

A simple plan to create attic play space spurs a surprising new look throughout this brick house

Farmhouse Kitchen Revival

Two DIY owners devise a recipe that's one part modern function and two parts colonial charm

A TOH Veteran Brings It Home to His Own Kitchen

Ask This Old House TV's executive producer hammers out some answers for his own place