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Renovating your home is a daunting task when you think about how much time and money it will take. But there are plenty of small, easy changes you can make around the house that will make it feel refreshed without having to go through a whole makeover process. Luckily, Amazon has tons of options for home tricks that are not only easy but super affordable.
Upgrade your home bar with this mixology set that includes all the tools you need to make a perfect cocktail, and you can pair it with this set of unique whiskey glasses.
Improve the lighting in your home with these strips of LED lights that are great for dark spaces like closets or stairwells. Or you can switch up your overhead lighting with this modern farmhouse light fixture.
Whether you want to upgrade something small like your pillowcase or something bigger like your kitchen cabinets, you’ll find plenty of tricks in this list that are both easy and affordable.
Dirt that comes from outside should stay outside. This door mat has a looped texture that helps trap the dirt from your shoes so you keep your floors clean. It has a nonslip surface on the bottom, so it won’t move around when you’re wiping your feet. It’s also waterproof and can be used either indoors or outdoors.
Some rugs have a tendency to curl around the edges, which not only looks messy but can be a tripping hazard. This double-sided mesh tape sticks to the bottom of your carpets as well as your floors. It’s safe to use on hardwood floors, vinyl, laminate, and most other floor materials. It also won’t leave any residue when you remove it.
If you don’t have enough hooks, then your towels are likely to end up piled on the floor. This over-the-door towel bar has two hooks and three bars that can also be used to hang towels or clothes. The brackets fit securely over the door and it’s easy to assemble and disassemble.
Having a full-length mirror is crucial for being able to check out your daily fits, but they also help open up a room. The reflection of a mirror makes the room seem bigger than it is. This full-length mirror hangs over the back of your door, so you don’t have to take up extra space with a standalone mirror. Plus, no big install is required.
I’ve never had a kitchen with good lighting, which is what makes these under the cabinet lights so appealing. The LED lights can be placed underneath your cabinets (installed using screws or adhesives) and add lighting for more visibility at night or while cooking. They can also be used in other dark spaces, like a closet or stairway.
Cloth bath mats tend to get dirty and matted down, but this bamboo bath math looks straight out of a cool spa. The wood slats allow the water to drain out easily. The mat also has nine rubber gaskets on the bottom to keep it from slipping around when you step onto it for extra support.
Not all furniture made for the outdoors can withstand the elements, like rain. This waterproof sofa cover allows you to cover your furniture during inclement weather so it stays clean and dry for you to use later. The cover comes in a small size, which works with a loveseat, and a larger size, which is better for a full-sized couch.
Get the look of an antique without having to do the actual antique hunting with these wooden window frames. Made from distressed wood with a rustic finish, these frames can be hung on the wall as decor on their own, but you can also add in your favorite photos and use them as picture frames.
No matter how much you love your feline friend, you probably don’t love the scratches they leave on all your furniture. These plastic shields attach to your couch or chair with adhesive along with plastic pins. The plastic is flexible so it can wrap around the corners of furniture too.
It’s handy to have this three-tiered bench by your front door so you not only have a place to store your shoes, but you have a place to sit down while you put them on. This bench is made from bamboo and can hold 6-8 pairs of shoes. It comes in brown, black, and natural wood finishes, and can also give your hallway a bit more purpose.
If you’re gonna go through the effort of keeping a bar stocked at home, then you’ll want to have some quality glassware too. These whiskey glasses are bound to impress. Fancier than a shot glass or a smaller cup, these glasses were modeled from classic snifter glasses, and are great for tastings and samplings. They’re also refrigerator and freezer-safe.
Cover a wall in this stick-on whiteboard paper and you’ll never be without a surface to write on. Use it to keep to-do lists, shopping lists, or just doodle. The paper is 9-feet tall and has adhesive on the back that makes it easy to apply to any smooth wall without leaving residue. It also comes with four dry-erase markers.
If you want to save money on going out but don’t want to give up the fun cocktails, learn to be your own bartender with this mixology kit. The eight-piece set comes with a cocktail shaker, bar spoon, bottle opener, and other tools. It also comes with a wooden stand to hold it all and cards that include classic cocktail recipes.
Keep your bed looking crisp with these soft sheets that are resistant to wrinkles. Made from a microfiber and bamboo rayon blend, the sheets will make your bed extra comfy. The set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. You can buy them in one of 12 colors.
If you drink pour-over coffee, then you’re probably used to those disposable filters you have to throw out every time. This pour-over coffee maker comes with a stainless steel filter that you can reuse over and over again. The device is made from heat-resistant glass with a cooling handle around the center.
These pillowcases are made from a bamboo-derived viscose fabric, which is soft and breathable so it keeps you cool while you’re sleeping. They’re also moisture-wicking, so you don’t get sweaty. The pillowcases come in a set of two and are available in standard and king sizes. They also come in 10 colors.
Your home bar will look so much more sophisticated if you keep your whiskey in this elegant glass decanter. The glass bottle has a twisted shape and a glass stopper, so you can easily pour a glass of your favorite liquor — it doesn’t even have to be whiskey. The decanter holds 28 ounces.
Your plants are special and deserve to be put on a pedestal, literally. This bamboo plant stand has a minimalist design and provides a place to display your plants so you don’t have to keep them on the ground where they’re at risk of getting knocked over. The stand only takes a couple of steps to put together and holds a 10-inch planter.
It’s easier than you think to add smart features to your home. This smart plug fits into any three-prong outlet in your home and connects the outlet to an app on your phone. That means you can control whatever lamp or appliance is plugged into the outlet from the palm of your hand. You can use it to set a timer and manage energy usage. It’s especially useful for people who often travel.
Having plants around your home just adds more life to your space, not to mention color. This spider plant has long and narrow striped leaves that shoot out from all sides. I have two of them, and can vouch that they’re easy to care for — even for beginner plant parents. It comes in a four-inch plastic pot.
Applying wallpaper doesn’t have to be a huge hassle. This peel-and-stick wallpaper has an adhesive backing that makes it easy to install. It has a white, faux-wood design that gives a rustic touch to whatever room you add it to. Use it on one wall as an accent or cover the whole room for a cozy cabin feel.
Give your bathroom an affordable makeover with these peel-and-stick tiles. Use them to cover a whole wall, or just as a partial backsplash. They can also be used in the kitchen, around a fireplace, or wherever else you use tiles. The sheets come in a pack of five and can be cut to a specific size. They come in seven color combinations.
This chalkboard paint creates a slate-like finish, turning any blank wall into a surface that you can write and draw on. And just like a chalkboard, you’ll be able to erase. Use it to keep to-do lists, calendar events, or just as a place to doodle. It can also be used to paint smaller items, like a jar or plant pot.
Old fixtures can really date your bathroom, but it’s an easy and affordable fix. This modern bathroom faucet has a sleek design with a matte finish. The faucet comes pre-assembled, so it’s easy to install without the help of a plumber. It also comes in a shiny brushed nickel finish.
If you live in an older home, then chances are the hinges on your doors and cabinets are old and rusty. Give them an upgrade with these Amazon Basics door hinges that come in five colors, including matte and polished finishes. The hinges come in a pack of 18 and include screws for mounting.
Upgrading the handles on your kitchen cabinets is a small change that can make a big difference. These cabinet pulls are made from aluminum with gold and gray finishes, although they also come in black. The handles come in a pack of 12 and include the screws necessary for installation.
It’s hard to pick just one photo of your family or friends to hang on your wall, and luckily, this picture frame doesn’t make you choose. While it’s one piece, the frame is actually composed of 12 frames, so you can create a collage of all your favorite pics. The frames are 4 x 6 inches and come in black and rustic brown.
You want visitors and mailmen to be able to identify your address from the outside. This customizable home address sign lets you clearly print your house number and street name. It’s printed on aluminum which has exterior-grade mounting tape on the back so you can attach it to the side of your house or mailbox.
Every home needs a place to display trinkets, like small sculptures and souvenirs. These wall-mounted floating shelves are perfect for displaying small objects, but can also be used to hold books or plants. They come in a set of three so they can be hung all in a row or staggered. They’re made of wood and come in five colors.
Brighten up the dark spots of your home with this strip of motion sensor LED lights. The strip of lights has an adhesive strip on the back so it’s easy to install without any special tools. The lights can be set up to turn on manually or to be activated by motion sensors. Use them on a dark stairwell or in a closet that doesn’t have lighting.
Add a cool industrial touch to your home with this handrail that is perfect for installing in a stairwell. The handrail is designed to look like an exposed pipe, but unlike a real pipe, it’s coated in a rust-resistant finish. It comes with all the screws and other hardware necessary for installation. It’s a great way to redecorate while adding extra safety to your home.
Soap dispensers can collect bacteria since it’s touched by so many dirty hands. This automatic soap dispenser remains clean with its touchless technology. Just place your hand under the spout and it dispenses the correct amount of liquid soap. Plus, the device has a sleek modern look that won’t be an eyesore in your bathroom.
Filtering out dust particles, pet dander, and other allergens in your home can make it a lot easier to breathe. This mini portable air purifier is big enough to cover an area of about 64 square feet. The purifier weighs less than a pound, so it’s easy to take with you. It’s a perfect size for putting on your desk or on the coffee table.
A tiled bathroom can be a cold place, so it’s nice to have a soft, plush rug. These chenille bathroom rugs come in a set of three, which you can use all in one place or spread out across bathrooms. There is a large and small rug, and one with a cutout design meant to go around the base of a toilet. They come in 15 colors.
If you’ve ever been to one of those fancy bars with smoked cocktails and elaborate garnishes, you’ve probably thought, “I could never recreate that at home.” But you can with this cocktail smoker that allows you to easily elevate any drink. The smoking device comes with wood chips for the perfect level of smokiness. You can also use it for cooking, giving a smoky flavor to meats or cheeses.
Regular white lightbulbs work perfectly well, but sometimes you just want a little mood lighting. These smart lightbulbs let you choose between hundreds of colors, depending on whether you want a date night vibe or a fun party atmosphere. Plus, they connect to an app on your phone that makes it easy to adjust color and brightness.
Getting this bidet attachment for my toilet is some of the best money I’ve ever spent. It can be installed on most toilets in just a few minutes and makes going to the bathroom a much more enjoyable process. It has one knob for adjusting the water pressure and another knob for cleaning the spray nozzle.
Few things are more relaxing than stepping into a nice, luxurious shower. This rainfall shower head can immediately transform your shower with a high-pressure nozzle with wide coverage. It only takes a few minutes to install and has rubber nozzles that make it easy to wipe off limescale buildup.
It’s always reassuring to have extra measures of protection in your home. These security locks can withstand 800 pounds of force, making them stronger than a typical deadbolt lock. The lock is childproof, so it protects kids from opening the door to strangers or unwanted visitors. Each lock is attached to the doorframe with eight screws, which are included. This is definitely an upgrade that’ll make you feel more secure.
Switching out your light fixture is an easy way to upgrade your living room or bedroom. This modern light fixture has a farmhouse look with exposed bulbs (Edison bulbs are recommended, but any work). The fixture is semi-flush with the ceiling, so it hangs down ever so slightly from the ceiling.
This article was originally published on June 11, 2022