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 offer an 83% return on investment at resale in the US. So while you may not be ready to gut your kitchen in favour of our latest favourite luxe trends, there are 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 favourite hardware trends, and his best tips for upgrading hardware in your home. Splurging on your dream hardware might not be as foolish as you thought—here's the smart way to do it.

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