37 Home Improvement Products That’ll Make A Difference
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These simple home fixes will cost a heck of a lot less than hiring professionals.
Promising review: "Love this — absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." —Hooked on AMZN!
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.
This paint is nontoxic, zero VOC, low-odor, and solvent-free, so if you're sensitive to chemical smells, this stuff is A-OK!! What makes this different than the one above? Great question! This bottle is already filled with paint so if it's a neutral color you're trying to cover up or you simply don't have the original jar of paint (or remember what the shade was called), this is great. Whereas the pen above is ideal for more specific paint colors and those who still have easy access to the paint color they need.
Promising review: "This product is excellent. It goes on easily and covers paint scraps very well. I used it on a door frame that had been chipped. Now the chip is practically unnoticeable. I asked for a sample of colors before buying and received a color chart promptly. I appreciate the customer-friendly attitude of this company." —Educator
Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in 22 shades and two sample sets).
Promising review: "I love this stuff! It’s super easy to use and it flawlessly removed anything from nail holes to larger drywall anchor holes. Bonus that my walls are white and I can even get away with not repainting if I do a clean job! I hope they never stop making this stuff." —bookworm
Get it from Amazon for $11.89.
Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz
Get it from Amazon for $31.49+ (available in 10 colors and 5 sizes).
Check out our marble adhesive surface cover writeup to learn more about this inexpensive and super cool product!
Promising review: "Looks AMAZING. Really easy to use, just make sure you measure and get a piece big enough for your item so you don’t have to line up multiple pieces. Took less than 30 minutes to re-do my buffet top from the dark brown granite it used to be." —Brittany renzoni
Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five sizes).
Promising review: "I'm very pleased with this contact paper. My countertops were stained when I bought my home. I couldn't afford new ones so I covered them in contact paper, and honestly, from across the room it looks like real marble! It has superior adhesion! Very happy!" —Barbara Weber
Get it from Amazon for $9.88+ (available in three sizes).
It comes with 12 shades of wood filler and a brush.
Promising review: "This is super easy to use and effective for being so inexpensive! I am very impressed with how this fixed my chairs that my cat scratched up. Instead of spending $100 per new chair, I took a chance with this stuff and I’m so glad I did. You have to figure out what color matches your wood best — my teak chairs actually needed a slightly darker color or else the filler made the wood flat and more so like paint. When I went with the darker color it put the grain effect back on and looked natural." —Sara Petrouskie
Get it from Amazon for $15.99.
Promising review: "These are fabulous, and totally changed the look of my kitchen! The price was also great too, as I needed 35, and had to buy to lots. One pack of 25 and one pack of 10, and the total was around $80 for all of them. Which equals out to less than $2 apiece. You can't buy ones of this quality for that price locally. These are heavy and easy to install." —Debbie Sterrett
Get it from Amazon for $7.27+ (available in various pack sizes and six finishes).
Therapy Clean is a family-owned small biz that sells cleaning products boasting cleaning products with safe and readable ingredient lists in the loveliest scents.
Comes with a microfiber cloth! This is good for use on stainless-steel refrigerators, stoves, sinks, dishwashers, microwaves, grills, and other appliances!
Promising review: "In my experience, cleaning products usually need to be pretty strong chemicals that require care when applying. When faced with options, I usually buy the chemical with the most skull and cross bones, warning labels, and danger symbols I can find. I figure the more volatile and poisonous the chemical, the better it will work! So I was skeptical about this product when it was billed as a plant-based chemical on the other end of the toxicity spectrum. I decided to try it because of the many positive reviews. I'm glad I did. It works great! I wouldn't use it as a mouthwash, but it certainly isn't as harsh as other cleaners I've used." —Joe
Get it from Amazon for $19.95.
Home Art Stickers is a small biz based in Lisbon, Portgual that sells wallpapers, tile decals, office decor, and more!
Promising reviews: "The stickers look fantastic over some old plain red clay tiles in front of this 120-year-old fireplace. It transformed the look! They were incredibly easy to apply, look real, and are easy to clean. Highly recommend for an affordable upgrade option!" —Megan Glenn
Get it from Home Art Stickers on Etsy for $8.65+ (available in various sizes).
Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
There's a rake side and a squeegee side, which both effectively do the deed.
Promising review: "This is a genius invention with a rubbery broom that catches everything! Today I didn't think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong. I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else? The handle telescopes far longer than I need (I'm 5'8") but the telescoping comes in handy when sweeping under the couch or other out-of-the-way places. This is a game-changer if you have a lot of fur or hair in your home. You must try this, I am so happy with this purchase!" —Frannie
Get it from Amazon for $16.99.
Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. After a LOT of elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).
Promising review: "I have an outlet above our mantel that’s meant for a wall-mounted TV. We have a large painting covering it. We wanted to use the plug to power two Wi-Fi speakers on the long mantel. The thinness of the plug is perfect behind the painting. The power strip is hidden by a mantel clock. So, we have our two speakers to either side and no visible wires. This product may not work for every application, but for us, it’s 10 stars." —Chashum
Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in other styles/lengths).
Bleucoin is a small business based in India that sells peel and stick for tiles, walls, floors, and stairs.
Promising review: "Absolutely perfect! The quality is fantastic. Nice, thick vinyl sheets which were quite easy to apply. Once I got the hang of it, they took about five minutes a stair. So happy with this purchase!" —Stacy Wrasse
Get five strips from Bleucoin on Etsy for $62.49+ (available in seven sizes and two finishes) or Amazon for $68.49+ (available in four sizes).
Check out our Conair fabric defuzzer writeup! The battery-operated model requires two AA batteries that aren't included, but you can buy some right here!
Promising review: "I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Selmer
Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors and two styles)
Includes a remote that can adjust the brightness.
Promising review "This is a wonderful product; just what I wanted. Super easy to install and I love that it breaks off into sections so you don’t have any hanging over to hide. The remote is awesome and there are lots of brightness settings. I’m going to use these everywhere!" —Queen Halloween
Get the six-piece kit from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three light colors).
Lili n Momo Designs is a small biz based in Black Rock, Connecticut that sells gorgeous wall decals!
Promising review: "AMAZING!! I have trouble seeing shades of gray, particularly on computer screens, but the shop owner kindly worked with me developing this custom piece. She was so patient and kind, because it took a few mock-ups. I really appreciated her willingness to work with me and help me achieve the look I wanted. I can't thank her enough. You won't regret working with her." —GitaJafar
Get it from Lili n Momo Designs on Etsy for $64+ (available in three sizes).
Promising review: "When we moved into our new place the shower doors looked like they had never been cleaned before. I tried at least 10 different products and methods to remove the hard water spots but nothing even made a dent. Bioclean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible! I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny." —Shane B
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
While these are typically applied to the floor, you can totally use them on furniture, surfaces, and walls, too! Just look at the review pics!
Promising review: "I've only had these on my bathroom floor for a month or so, but they seem like they'll hold up. They were a bit of a pain in the ass to cut, but I didn't have the best tools or patience. The price is bananas for how good these look! They really transformed the room for cheap." —Jenascia
Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.01.
Promising review: "This floor was easy to put down, easy to clean, and nice to walk on. It goes great with my bath vanity. It didn't take much time to put down and I used scissors." —Kathleen Randolph
Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors).
Comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper. It helps to clean grease, stains, and remove burnt and baked-on deposits.
Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand new." —Christi
Get it from Amazon for $14.68.
Promising review: "I had a small backsplash area in my husband’s bathroom that desperately needed an update. I installed these tiles in about 30 minutes. The adhesion is great. I was able to remove and adjust one that I had placed a little wonky and it stuck well even after the adjustment. It’s only been about a week so I can’t speak to how they will do over time but so far, they’re doing and looking great." —Eugenia
Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 11 colors).
Promising review: "I recently repainted the front door of my house. The brass kick plate was very discolored and I couldn’t find a replacement at any of the hardware stores. My door is old and oversized and none of the standard sizes would work. My only alternative was to try and clean the old one. I was very happy with the results using this product. It took off years of tarnish without too much effort." —Kathy Elder
Get it from Amazon for $9.37.
Promising review: "Quite simply, I am in love with this rug. This is one of those rare instances in which the product looks way better in real life than it does in the online photos. The colors are beautiful — warm and soft at the same time. For such a flat rug, it's got a luxurious, cushy feel to it. And there was absolutely no shedding whatsoever after I unfurled it. Fantastic rug at an incredibly reasonable price. I am delighted." —Adam J. Sank
Get it from Amazon for $24.60+ (available in a variety of styles, sizes, and shapes).
Promising review: "These work great for our runner rug in a high traffic hallway. We previously would have to re-adjust the carpet frequently and now that we have these, the rug stays in place and I have not had to re-adjust it all. Will be buying more for other rugs in our home." —kfinne3
Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $10.19.
It's over 40% denser than similar products so it has a longer life! The handle allows you to keep your hands clean while cleaning the toilet. It removes calcium, lime, and hard-water stains using gentle abrasive action, and cleans porcelain fixtures, hard-water stains, pool tile, toilet bowls, barbecues, steel, and stone.
Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease. But 10 minutes later, I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching." —Happy Retiree
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business based in Covington, Georgia that sells natural cleaning, body, and hair products, candles, and more!
My colleague Melanie Aman swears by these toilet tabs! Here's what she has to say about them:
"For all the folks who don't enjoy cleaning the toilet — myself included — these dissolving tablets make quick work of a grimy bowl. The tablets are a little hard to dislodge from the plastic container (although that does make me feel confident that they're secure during transit and won't break; mine all arrived intact!), but once you get one out, you drop it in the toilet and let it do its thing. It'll start fizzing — just like a bath bomb — loosening any stains and streaks in 10 minutes so they come away with a light brushing. I never let the toilet get too bad (and usually it takes awhile for me to notice any buildup since there are only two people in the apartment), so I can't vouch for them if you have really set-in hard water stains or haven't cleaned the commode in six months. But if you're looking to ditch the harsh cleansers in your toilet cleaning routine, this is a great addition to your lineup."
Preorder a pack of six from Pardo Naturals for $10.50 (available in seven scents).
Promising review: "I didn’t have much calcium or other hard mineral deposits in my two toilet tanks. But there was a fair amount of slimy sediment. One treatment cleaned up the tanks about 90%. I ordered another bottle of the cleaner and gave each tank a second treatment. The tanks now look like brand new! The important thing is to give the cleaner enough time to work. I put the cleaner in the tanks before I went to bed so it worked overnight." —Jack
Get it from Amazon for $8.99.
The kit comes with two cans of cabinet paint, a roller arm, two roller covers, and an angled paint brush; it requires no stripping, priming, or top coat or sealer, and there's no need to remove your cabinet doors.
Promising review: "Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Did take more than one coat though. My cabinets were bare wood and I still needed a couple of coats. (Five to be exact, but that was just me being extra.) My kitchen is medium-sized, not too big, and it only took up one can. But I still went over a couple more times just to get a nice coating. I also let it sit for some days and saw the wood was sucking up the paint in some areas so I went over it again. The project ideally does take one day like the promotion video says, but one day as in 24 hours. This took my kitchen from looking like a cheap rental apartment kitchen to a high-quality kitchen with just this paint and new knobs. The paint is perfect for cabinets — it's not too thick, so you still see the wood grains. It comes with EVERYTHING you need. I didn't have to buy a thing. The project is super easy, paint dries fast, and I did it at first by removing the cabinets but it wasn't necessary at all. Just make sure you don't leave any dripping because it would make your cabinets look cheap. I would recommend EVERYONE to purchase this and give your cabinets a chance before making a big investment in new cabinets. Wood is wood and it can be refinished." —Brandon Moronta
Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in nine colors).
Promising review: "I have a large window in my bathroom and you can see in from the backyard, not very private. I like the light but needed privacy, sheer curtains were not enough. This product is very easy to install, and I love the rainbows. This is this cheapest rainbow window cling I could find and it exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be doing more windows." —Ashley Barnes
Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 11 sizes).
Pen is ideal for use on floors and walls!
Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and other colors).
Get the herringbone wallpaper from Target for $34 and be sure to check out all of the peel-and-stick wallpaper Target has to offer here.
All you gotta do is wet and swipe!
Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty and these cut right through it. They work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" —Keisha Marie
Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $13.95.
Includes five microfiber sleeves that can be washed and reused!
Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).
Promising review: "This stainless-steel wrap worked out great! Our fridge now matches the rest of our appliances. I like how it's thicker than normal contact paper. It made it much easier to install." —rach
Get a 15.8-inch x 78.8-inch roll from Amazon for $9.99 (available in larger sizes).
Promising review: "I LOVE the finish on these peel and stick tiles. The brushed metal is beautiful! There is a rubber backing and it is very sticky, but you can reposition initially. They are so easy to apply and cut very easily with a utility knife. The hexagon is quite a bit smaller than I expected. It’s smaller then a dime. It could be a very busy pattern if you are using the multi-colored tiles in a large space. I would buy these again! I put them in our RV bathroom." —Teresa Sierra
Get a pack of five from Amazon for $29.99 or a pack of 10 for $48.99 (available in four colors).
Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.Promising review:absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up.Promising review:I used it on a door frame that had been chipped. Now the chip is practically unnoticeable.Promising review:I hope they never stop making this stuff.Promising review:Total transformation of our couch and loveseat.Promising review:Took less than 30 minutes to re-do my buffet top from the dark brown granite it used to be.Promising review:Promising review:I am very impressed with how this fixed my chairs that my cat scratched up. Instead of spending $100 per new chair, I took a chance with this stuff and I’m so glad I did.Promising review:These are fabulous, and totally changed the look of my kitchen! Promising review:I decided to try it because of the many positive reviews. I'm glad I did. It works great!Promising reviews:Promising review:After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing.Promising review:Today I didn't think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong. I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else?Promising review:It's now back to its original color without being blotchy.Promising review:This product may not work for every application, but for us, it’s 10 stars.Promising review:Promising review:Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything.Promising reviewPromising review:Promising review:Bioclean, however, was like a magic eraser! I scrubbed each door for about 10 minutes and it was incredible!I’ve never written a cleaning product review before but this one is worth every penny.Promising review:The price is bananas for how good these look!Promising review:Promising review:after one application, it was basically gone.Promising reviewPromising review:It took off years of tarnish without too much effort.Promising review:The colors are beautiful — warm and soft at the same time.Promising review:Promising review:it worked like a charm!For all the folks who don't enjoy cleaning the toilet — myself included — these dissolving tablets make quick work of a grimy bowl. Promising review: give the cleaner enough time to workPromising review:This took my kitchen from looking like a cheap rental apartment kitchen to a high-quality kitchen with just this paint and new knobs.The project is super easy, paint dries fast, and I did it at first by removing the cabinets but it wasn't necessary at all.Promising review: Promising review:I did the entire floor of my bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen.Promising reviewThey work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!Promising review:You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off.Promising review:Our fridge now matches the rest of our appliances.Promising review:They are so easy to apply and cut very easily with a utility knife.