Kitchen remodeling is mostly a one-time investment that will help you save money over the next several years. Your outdated kitchen might be using old appliances & lighting that suck unnecessary energy. It would be wise to change all those old ovens, dishwashers, stoves, etc., to the latest energy-saver equipment. Also, remember that your old appliances may be costlier to repair or for their rare parts to replace. Besides your savings, remodeling your kitchen also gives you a chance to equip your home with more eco-friendly appliances.