Are you thinking of remodeling or preparing your home to sell? Here are some easy things you can do to increase the value without a major renovation. Change Your Hardware Door knobs and cabinet hardware are an often overlooked item during renovations. A modern look is brushed nickel and a more old world look is oiled bronze. Build.com has a vast array of very inexpensive door handles, cabinetry hardware, kitchen and bathroom fixtures. If looking for high-end, Restoration Hardware Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn have nice selections but you can likely find the same thing by searching the internet.