Instructor-Led → Upgrade Your Space

Remodel Your Kitchen

Learn everything you need to transform your old kitchen into the focal point for your home. We’ll cover everything from replacing cabinets, installing a range hood, adding an island and more.

Kitchens are a focal point in our homes and part of our daily lives; we use them on a daily basis to cook, eat and gather with family and friends. A room that integral to your life should align with your style and needs, but older kitchens can be hard to use and often look dated.

In this class, we’ll show you how to transform that old space into one that’s right for you. Add a kitchen island for extra cooking space or install a built-in cabinet for a little more storage. We’ll show you several options for replacing or updating your cabinetry, compare countertop options and we’ll even show you how to install a new range hood.

No matter what you have planned for your kitchen, this class is here for you. You can use just a couple of our projects for a quick weekend refresh or tackle a complete remodel. We’ll also help you decide whether you should do the work yourself or hire a pro to handle part of the project.

What You’ll Learn in This Course:

By the time you finish this course you’ll know how to:

Plan your project and decide which projects to DIY.
Tear out an old kitchen efficiently and with less mess.
Install a new range hood.
Build a new kitchen island.
Update your look with refaced cabinets.
Improve storage with open shelving.
Install crown molding.
Compare countertop materials to find the right one for your kitchen.
Build a laminate counter or refinish an old counter with epoxy.
Replace a sink.
Build a storage cabinet between the wall studs.
Install a tile backsplash.

Bonus: This premium course also includes the Ask an Expert feature. If you have any questions about the content or how to use the course information to help complete your specific project, your Family Handyman instructors are standing by to deliver personalized help and to answer your questions.

Who Should Take This Course:

Someone interested in updating an old kitchen.
People interested in refinishing or replacing dated cabinets.
Homeowners who want to add storage and working space.
People who want to DIY part or all of their kitchen project or make informed decisions with a contractor.
All skill levels are welcome. Some of the projects can be done in a weekend with beginner-level skills. Other projects are more involved and might require the help of someone more experienced.

WEEK#1 First Steps

Planning a New Kitchen
Demo Tips
Install a New Range Hood
Build a Kitchen Island

WEEK#2 Cabinets Four Ways

Choose and Install New Cabinets
Build Open-Concept Shelving
Reface Existing Cabinets
Add Crown Molding

WEEK#3 Counters, Backsplash and Storage

Choose New Counters
DIY Epoxy Counters
Build a Laminate Counter with Undermount Sink
Replace a Kitchen Sink
Add a Built-in Storage Cabinet
Install a Tile Backsplash
  • Week 1
  • Mobile App
  • Introduction to Instructor-Led Courses
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Week 1: First Steps
  • Week 1 Discussion
  • Week 2 7d
  • Week 2: Cabinets Four Ways
  • Week 2 Discussion
  • Week 3 14d
  • Week 3: Counters, Backsplash and Extra Storage
  • Week 3 Discussion
  • Course Completion and Next Steps
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Week 1: First Steps, Week 2: Cabinets Four Ways, Week 3: Counters, Backsplash and Extra Storage, Course Completion and Next Steps, Congratulations!"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever