An average kitchen remodel will give you an almost complete return on your investment in terms of asking price, but this is more true for medium and minor renovations than for high end kitchens. However, one thing that is almost always worth it is resurfacing your cabinets. This is something you may be able to do yourself. You can brighten old cabinets, which will make them look less dated. While you’re at it, consider replacing the handles on your cabinets.
This is also the time to do small repairs to the sink and counter, such as caulking your sink. Cleaning your sink thoroughly can be enough to improve the look of your home. Your real estate agent may suggest other minor repairs to counters, backsplash or sink.