Are there elements that should be considered in every kitchen renovation?

When retrofitting a kitchen for today's needs there are a couple of elements that are often overlooked and should be included, even if you are only replacing cabinets: Insulation If the existing cabinets are mounted on the outside walls and you home is pre 1970, this is the very best time to upgrade that wall insulation. The benefits are tremendous with today's energy prices. Electrical Many older homes pre-date the use of small appliances and the electrical requirements are often insufficient. It's also a great time to revisit your kitchen lighting, especially around food preparation areas. Under-cabinet lighting, above-cabinet indirect lighting, pot lights, or traditional fixtures are all available. And consider new LED light fixtures for energy savings.