A great article by Sarah Latta on If you're on the fence regarding a kitchen remodel, I will post sections daily, enjoy:

Investing in an upgrade for where you live will not only result in an increased resale value, but the final product (despite the daunting upfront cost) will leave you feeling happier and more fulfilled for the long-term. If you make one upgrade on your house this year, let it be your kitchen. After all, it's the most important not to mention most popular room in the home, and it offers the biggest bang for your remodel buck.