33 Ways To Make Your Kitchen The Coolest Room In The House
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33 Ways To Make Your Kitchen The Coolest Room In The House

May 30, 2023

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It's time to take "the kitchen is the center of the home" to the next level.

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Promising review: "Buy it just for the prisms! I can't tell you how surprised and delighted we were at the rainbow effect this film has. I bought it to make a window overlooking the street more private, and I thought I would appreciate seeing the rainbow colors on the window itself. But then when the light was shining on it at the right angle, it cast these beautiful rainbow colors on the wall. So I bought a second roll to put on one of our master bedroom windows that overlooks our neighbor's patio so I don't have to draw the curtains. In the morning now, the light comes in at just the right angle to pass through the rainbow prism and cast beautiful rainbow colors on the wall...and the bed...and the cat." —J. B.

Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in 11 sizes).

Promising review: "I saw one of these in action at a friend's house like five years ago and thought it was just a made up memory, because making ice cream out of solely frozen fruit seems wild. But when I saw a TikTok about it I immediately went to Amazon and bought it. Literally this was the BEST decision of my life. I cannot believe still how amazing this thing is! It makes the creamiest, best tasting fruit ice cream ever. It’s easy to take apart and clean, and super easy to use." —DMCKAY

Get it from Amazon for $39.98+ (available in six colors).

Promising review: "Made hard water spots disappear, cleaned both sides of my sinks, and freshened up the nasty-smelling disposal. Don’t know how I lived without it for so long." —KristinJA

Get a bag of four from Amazon for $3.78.

This set offers 13 feet of LED lights.

Promising review: "It was an easy install. Peel and stick. I really love the timer feature and being able to dim the lights down using the remote. The only con is that the light strip is not continuous: meaning there is a gap in between the LEDs of about 2-3 inches. Looks cool and the wifey was pleased!" —Jose

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in cool white, natural white, or warm white).

Promising review: "This peel-and-stick tile backsplash has completely changed the look of our kitchen. It was relatively easy to install and it was our first time using any peel-and-stick product. One thing we did learn is once it's on the wall...it's not coming off easily. I would highly recommend using the glass cleaner method — this will allow more time to fix your placement if you don't have it just right. Overall, this product is totally worth the price and little time it takes to apply." —Nikki Moody

Get a 10-pack of 12x12 panels from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in eight colors).

Promising review: "We did a kitchen facelift this summer, repainting and making everything look fresh. We were looking at the The Home Depot version of these, which are more than double the price. We decided to go for these instead, and they are amazing!! I put them up myself in about two hours. I did buy the adhesive spray just in case, but it wasn’t needed, even for the few I had to peel off and re-stick to center correctly. These aren’t too difficult to apply but definitely require patience. It is 100% worth the buy for a DIY affordable update!" —Hope Consilvio

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $29.60.

Promising review: "Perfect! They were exactly what I was going for! Great quality, very durable, and actually have some weight to them. Great purchase for replacing all of the hardware in my kitchen and bathroom for the camper I am remodeling. Definitely would recommend, especially at such an amazing price. Great value for great quality!" —Summertime

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in quantities one through 60 and in black, gold, or silver).

Promising review: "I have it to write down things to buy. Very convenient and came with a good number of markers. It’s really simple to clean. I use a wet cloth when I don’t want to use the eraser and that works easily also." —Stephanie Rios

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

Organise Life is a small business in Australia that focuses on pantry and home labels.

Promising review: "Perfect for our fridge! Easy to apply, stay on well, and look good." —meredithtexas1

Get it from Organise Life on Etsy for $1.40+ (available in many different fonts and small, medium, and large sizes).

Promising review: "This paint has great coverage! I didn’t sand or prime my cabinets before painting. I simply used a gloss remover and began painting! The packaging was great and came with rollers and a brush. Fun way to change up your kitchen without breaking the bank!" —Kristina A.

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

Promising review: "I saw this advertised in on one of those top 30 things for your home under $30 from Amazon lists/articles and was very skeptical, but also figured for less than $12, what did I really have to lose. I am beyond blown away. It was super easy to trim to fit and apply to our black dishwasher, looks phenomenal, is super easy to clean, and, while just a month into use, is holding up really well. I worried the frequent sanitizing loads we run and associated heat might compromise the adhesion, but so far, so good. It has also fooled and then impressed many a family and friends who complimented us on our new dishwasher that finally matches the rest of the kitchen." —Amazon Customer

Get an 18-inch x 6-foot roll from Amazon for $12.30.

You can also get it personalized with your family's last name or initials.

Suburban Farmhouse is a Black- and family-owned small business based in New Jersey creating personalized home decor.

Promising review: "I'm in LOVE! 😍😍😍 This piece EXCEEDED my expectations!!! It is absolutely beautiful, and it goes so well with my kitchen! It's functional and gives us extra space. Thank you!" —Lakesha Golden

Get it from Suburban Farmhouse on Etsy for $112.09+ (available in six stain colors and eight styles).

It has an about six-step installation process and includes all the parts you'll need. The brace adjusts to any size between 4 and 6 inches and fits the standard base sockets. They can be used on sloped ceilings up to 45 degrees, works in damp locations, has a 50-pound maximum load rating, and is paintable with no visible screws or hardware.

Promising review: "This was a pretty easy installation considering the work is on the ceiling. I've been wanting to change out the two can lights over my sink for years, so I started investigating the easiest possible way to do so. Ran across this item, and watched the video on YouTube. What the heck, I thought! Rewatched the video before installation, looked at the directions on both the converter kit and the pendant light, gathered the necessary tools described in all instructions, and set upon my mission. The hardest part (for me) was getting the self-tapping screws started. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, I must say! By the way, I'm a 55-year-old female who has worked at a bank all of my life. Yes! It was that easy. I would highly recommend it." —Trisch Reeve

Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

Each tile is 12" x 12" in size.

Promising review: "These are awesome! I have hated my kitchen floor since I moved in. I rent, so I didn’t think I could afford to change it. I found these though and it now looks 110% better!!" —Mic Fo

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in blue or gray).

Artmat Home is a small business based in Israel making printed vinyl mats, placemats, and bamboo rugs.

Promising review: "These are perfect mats for the kitchen to protect my wood floors. Look great and the thin profile means they stay in place and there isn’t a rug edge to trip on — very happy with them" —Julie Hurd

Get it from Artmat Home on Etsy for $28+ (available in 13 sizes).

If you're unsure of what color to get, I highly suggest you use the brand's free color chart tool to help you determine which is the right match for your walls.

Soto is a small business based that makes paint touch up kits.

Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Wite-Out, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." —JMar

Get it from Soto on Amazon for $18.95 (available in 24 colors).

YouCopia is a woman-owned small business that specializes in home storage solutions.

Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I've ever purchased from Amazon! The fact that they are so customizable allows you to cut them for any drawer size! I think this will be my go-to gift for all of my friends who love cooking as much as I do! Freeing up cabinet space and having something that can easily be rinsed off in the sink makes this a for-sure buy!" —momonono

Get a 10-ft roll from Amazon for $16.99 (available in gray or beige).

Promising review: "If you expect perfection, buy granite or marble for $4,500. If you are like me and just want something that looks fantastic, buy Beeline contact paper…..it’s amazing and easy…👏👏🤩" —ronald kilmer

Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in four sizes).

Promising review: "Best solution ever!! I do not have the money for a new vanity right now. Insert DIY project of covering my ugly pink bathroom vanity in marble contact paper. It looks 100% better and it’s super durable. It’s a little tricky to work with at first and then you get the hang of it. I’m buying more for my half bath. Update: My vanity still looks great a couple of months later! I decided to do my tabletop in my laundry room and it looks great too. Tips: Make sure there is nothing on the surface as bumps will show through with the tiniest of debris. Also, one roll is not enough — always buy more than you think you’ll need!" —Natalie Evans

Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in five sizes).

Promising review: "I bought it to clean the tiles and grout in the kitchen. My boyfriend inherited this house from his mother, and the tiles and grout had not been cared for properly in years. I knew the grout was supposed to be white because of other areas that had been covered with rugs. I did as the instructions said — sprayed on and let sit for a few minutes. I used a wire brush on the grout and a softer scrub brush on the tile. WOW! I’m super impressed at how well this works! The tiles look brand-new and bright! The grout is CLEAN! The cleaner cut through years of dirt, grease, and oil! Also, for those of you with sensitive noses, this stuff hardly has a smell at all." —AmazonAddict

Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in a varity of size options).

The grout pen comes in 10 other colors. Check them all out here.

Promising review: "I just bought my first house, and because of COVID I have not had the funds I wanted to fix it up. This pen was cheap, and the backsplash in my new kitchen was an eyesore. I wasn't expecting much because of the price, but I am absolutely stunned. My kitchen looks so much better! It was easy to use, no odor, and quick! I did two coats because the color was dark brown. Some places I did more, but I didn't mind doing it because it was actually really satisfying. I used one pen for the area plus some. Definitely recommend this product!" —Kim

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available with a narrow or wide tip).

Promising review: "Love the red and green colors. Strong magnet and well made. Very sturdy slide plate. Looks great on my stainless steel dishwasher. Well worth the money!" —Msleigh1202

Get it from Amazon for $6.79 (available in three styles).

Promising review: "I love this. It’s perfect for my small kitchen. I hate having stuff on the counters since my kitchen is so small. I used it vertically instead of horizontally. Works perfectly and it is sturdy." —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $13.19.

Includes a large microfiber cloth.

Therapy Clean is a family-owned and operated small business in New Hampshire that makes all-natural cleaning products for the home.

Promising review: "I bought this to keep our new stainless fridge clean. I'd tried Formula 409 and Windex, but they both left streaks. This stuff is great! Not only does it clean and polish, but it also removed the sticker residue from the price tag and leaves NO streaks! I was worried keeping a stainless fridge looking new would be difficult, but this makes it so easy. Spray on and use the microfiber towel to wipe with the 'grain' of the metal, or even just use small circular movements — it doesn't matter either way; comes up shiny. It doesn't leave any residue and resists fingerprints. So happy I found this product." —Amber Morales

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

Promising review: "I really like this wine rack! I needed a nice, space-saving solution for wine glasses that are too tall to go in my glass cabinet, and this rack fits the bill. It was simple to install and looks great. Good buy!" —Cycle Mom

Get it from Amazon for $21.93.

Promising review: "Fantastic product. Sturdy and stacks very well. Holds the wine with no worries of anything falling apart or out of the rack itself. Looks beautiful, giving your fridge a great look of organization." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sets of one or two).

Check out a TikTok of the cereal dispenser in action.

Promising review: "No. I did not need this BUT because I saw it on TikTok… I had to have it. We don’t even eat cereal lol but I love that this cereal dispenser took my kitchen up a few points. Great as a gift!! (Believe me because someone definitely stole mine out of the mailroom the first time around) lol!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

You can buy an additional set of discs to make angel hair, pappardelle, tagliatelle, and lasagna.

Check it out in action TikTok here!

Promising review: "I was just as skeptical as you are. I, too, have been doing the old school — make the dough, roll it out, run it through a pasta machine, etc. — method. It's a production, all for AMAZING pasta. With this, you put the ingredients in, push a button, and watch for AMAZING pasta to be extruded. I had hoped I'd be able to multitask a bit more, but it extrudes so fast there isn't much time for other tasks between cutting it. But I think that seems reasonable. The other thing to consider is that you have to be VERY exact with the measurements of the ingredients. I've found weighing them works best. The recipes in the included book work great. Don't use other pasta recipes not developed for this machine unless you are up for some experimentation. The dough will be drier than the traditional method and has to be to feed through the auger and extrude properly. So it also does take a bit longer to cook than traditional fresh pasta, but when it's done it's that same amazing taste and texture!" —Conversio

Get it from Amazon for $179+ (available in black or white).

When making pancakes, just pour all the ingredients directly into the bottle, shake it up, and then squeeze the batter directly onto your pan or griddle. It couldn't be easier!

Promising review: "This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week (my kids are pretty spoiled, but breakfast is key to getting through the first part of the school day), this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done. I just add everything to the bottle, shake, and pour into the waffle maker or griddle. When I am done, just add some water, shake again, empty, and then place everything in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

Promising review: "This tool is so handy!! I hate cutting watermelon, and this is so fast and easy to use and easy to wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes. It cuts yellow watermelon, too!!! The included baller is great for the small leftover, hard-to-reach places." —Andrea Draine

Get it from Amazon for $12.37.

Watch a mom quartering grapes in a flash with this tool on TikTok.

Oh, and it's not just for grapes! It's also perfect for cherry tomatoes, berries, olives, and many reviewers say it works on a variety of fruits!

Promising review: "I was hesitant to get this because I'm trying to get rid of things we don't use much. However, my toddler loooves grapes now and I just got tired of cutting each individual grape into quarters. It cuts them incredibly fast and well. We've also started to use it for grape tomatoes and blackberries and that's been saving us a bunch of time as well! Clean up is easy: we just easily take it apart and put it in the dishwasher" —Tristin Allen

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Check out a TikTok of the colander in action.

Promising review: "I love the way this looks on my counter. It is sturdy and holds all the fruit that I purchase in a week just perfectly." —Jami Lively

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

See it in action via Miriam.gin's TikTok video.

Promising review: "You control the amount of rice, includes a glass measure cup. It’s so beautiful." —Cetta

Get it from Amazon for $79.88+ (available in five or eight liter containers).

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