Tips from Toby: Check out new kitchen remodeling strategies

The most popular room in our home is our kitchen. But sometimes we need to look beyond these walls.

With the home remodeling show going on this weekend, we're going to be treated to the latest in greatest in new designs and technology. No matter what you are looking to do to update your home, remember, the top things you can do to add value to your home, or even help in value for selling are - updating your kitchen, clearing up old clutter and opening up space, remodeling bathrooms and finally fresh flooring and paint.

It might be hard to imagine what a big remodel might look like, so be sure to hire a remodeler who can truly show you what the final remodel with the latest in 3d design technology.

Mike Brocato of City Wide Remodelers said, "One of the important things is to have an open airy house. Everybody wants that. Nobody wants the individual small, cut up, house with small rooms. So everybody wants everything to open up into other rooms. This is accomplished by tearing down walls. So a lot of people are not familiar with the fact that they can do that and can create an open airy space in the house that they've got without moving."

Brocato says when considering remodeling you should always start with the most used room in your house: The kitchen.

"The kitchen and the bathroom are the two most important rooms in your house, according to Toby, and those rooms are going to give them the biggest bang for their buck and give you the most return on your investment," said Brocato.

Toby said the biggest disappointment for Brocato is being hired to remodel a home just so people can move elsewhere.

"I've seen them go in and remodel an entire house just to sell it. And really that is a shame because they could have remodeled it five or ten years ago or as they went along, enjoyed those remodels and be able to live during that process and enjoy that stuff," said Brocato.

One more reminder, never pay any money up front and always check to be sure your remodeler is a member of NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.