The first decision is whether you would reside in the same house during renovation or temporarily shift out. If renovation is just for one place like bathroom or kitchen, its possible to remain staying there with a few adjustments. But if the entire house needs a renovation, it could stretch to a few months and its best to shift to any temporary abode like a rented apartment or a hotel. While remodeling, opt for materials with mass appeal like stainless steel appliances of high quality rather than the professional-grades ones.
Repair or replace cabinets to make them look neat and completely professional. Repaint walls with colors that would appeal to people in general. All faucets, sinks etc and light fixtures should be completely functional with no broken parts. Try to lend maximum working space to the kitchen.