Remodeling any room can become an expensive job, but according to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value report, kitchen remodeling tops the list of most expensive rooms to remodel in the house. The cost of a major kitchen remodel averages around $54,909, while a minor remodel can still cost about $18,856. Experts say the materials and labor used can drive costs up significantly, and they have listed a few tips to help decrease the costs when remodeling a kitchen: Keep gas and plumbing lines in the same location, explore prices on both materials and labor, consider using used materials or remnants of granite or marble, shop online to find the best deals, remember that paint and paint labor is much cheaper than stain, and plan everything in advance. More here