They say that kitchens sell homes. That may be true, but don't worry—you can create a fetching kitchen without having to sink your hard-earned dollars into a full renovation. Simply redoing dated cabinets might be just enough of an improvement to catch a buyer. It doesn’t take much to give your cabinets a brand-new look. First, remove the hardware from the doors, and take the doors off their hinges. Next, clean them with TSP and sand everything down. When the surfaces are clean and dry, apply a fresh coat of oil-based paint or stain.