Staging a Kitchen

Kitchen: Stain Dated Kitchen Cabinets
Dated kitchen cabinets can be a big turnoff to potential buyers. Instead of paying big bucks to replace them, just paint or stain them. First, apply the stain in even strokes, going with the grain of the wood. Add some stylish new hardware, and your kitchen will have the up-to-date look that buyers love, for less than $200.

Kitchen: Go For Stainless Steel
Stainless-steel appliances are definitely in with buyers. Instead of buying a new dishwasher, here is a low-cost way to reface an old one: First, remove the front panels, and clean them. Next, apply a stainless-steel stick-on covering, and cut it to size. For just $20 your dishwasher will go from outdated to ultra-modern.

Kitchen: Fill Unsightly Hardware Holes
Removing old kitchen hardware can leave your cabinets with stripped-out holes. Here is a trick to reusing the existing ones. First, dip a toothpick in glue and place it in the stripped hole. Cut off the excess piece. Once the glue dries, you’ll be ready to put in the new hardware that buyers love.