What is the most important room in your home? In most homes it’s the kitchen. It is a place that is visited by many family members throughout the day. It’s the place where meals are prepared and it’s often the place where the family and/or friends congregate.

Kitchens are also one of the most important rooms in the house when you’re looking to sell or purchase a home. Bathrooms rank right up there with the kitchen. So, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, spend an extra amount of time checking out the kitchen. Is there the space you need and want? Can people gather together comfortably? Do you have the appliances you want? If you want high end countertops, floors and furniture is it there?

If you have a home and you’re looking to invest a little in a redo, hit the kitchen. You’re most likely to get your investment back in the kitchen and bathroom as the upgrades there play well into home sale values.

If a remodel is in your kitchen’s future, do a little research into what the upcoming trends are and what the dying ones are as well. You may love granite countertops but be surprised to hear that that trend is on its way out and spending a ton on a pass? clich? isn’t going to reap you the financial rewards that a timeless classic or a cutting edge trend will.