"A kitchen is probably a home’s most important room, since we all like to hang out in them so much," says House & Home editor Suzanne Dimma. "Renovate your kitchen and it will completely change the way you live and increase the value of your home. The best kitchens not only work for how you like to cook but are timeless, style-wise. Let's face it, a kitchen is a big investment and totally disruptive to replace. You don't want to do it more than once. Here are my favourite examples of kitchens with lasting design appeal."