I think kitchens are the heart of the home. It is the place where everyone always gravitates to.
With that said, I think that is why the trend to remodel kitchens only keeps growing. People are making their kitchens work for them and their situations.
Of all the rooms in your home, remodeling the kitchen recoups the most value at resale. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2008-09 Cost Vs. Value report, a minor kitchen remodel recoups 79.5% and a major kitchen remodel comes in at 76%.