On a Budget? Do This One Thing to Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Gabrielle Savoie

Homeowners and renters alike can attest—bad hardware is something that plagues dated kitchens everywhere. And while we learned that major kitchen remodels aren't always worth the investment, small upgrades, like painting cabinets and swapping hardware actually offer an 83% return on investment at resale. So while you may not be ready to gut your kitchen in favor of our latest favorite luxe trends, there are very easy updates you can make in one weekend, that will not only make your space pretty to look at but will also enhance the value of your home. You've already painted your cabinets, now's the time to address hardware.  

To guide us through the sea of hardware options, we tapped Peter Sallick, CEO and creative director of Waterworks—purveyors of heritage hardware and plumbing since 1925—on his favorite hardware trends, and his best tips for upgrading hardware in your home. Splurging on your dream hardware might not actually be as foolish as you initially thought—here's the smart way to do it.

What are your favorite destinations for hot hardware right now? Share your sources with us.

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