Kitchen remodeling can be fun… especially when doing it in conjunction with ones spouse. It’s important to note however that you must do all your preparations beforehand or else things can get sticky (take it from someone who’s been there). You must budget and pick out materials as well as finishes before the project begins. If you’re on top of things beforehand the project will go as smoothly as possible. There will (almost) always be glitches and surprises when starting though. For example, we wanted to take down a dividing wall between the kitchen and office to make the kitchen larger. But when we opened the wall there were three air vents going through it! We needed to have them rerouted which cost us a bundle, but at the end it was worth it.