Many homeowners are deciding to stay put rather than face an uncertain outcome in the current housing market. CBS MoneyWatch.com recently released 12 Top Remodeling Trends for 2011 and they confirm people are choosing to make small changes to their homes rather than take on big projects. Homeowners are also more interested in making their homes cozier and letting go of the minimalist movement that has been so popular in the past. Interestingly enough, they specifically mention the benefit of updating architectural hardware in the home. Not only is it a manageable project, but the darker finishes such as; antique bronze and nickel, give the home the warm, cozier feel homeowners are leaning toward. Hardware in warmer metal finishes, such as dark antique bronze are popular with homeowners who are trying to make their homes a tranquil respite from the chaotic world outside. By keeping with a neutral palette, opening up floor plans and paying attention to fine details, such as door hardware and hinges, homeowners are not only making their homes a peaceful and relaxing place to live, but also adding value to their home should they wish to sell it in the future. For more top remodeling trends for 2011, check out the full list at CBS MoneyWatch.com.