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    22 Products That'll Help You Update Your Kitchen In Two Hours Or Less

    Because no one has the time or patience for a super long project these days.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of magnetic spice jar dispensers that'll beautify your refrigerator door while simplifying your meal prep at the same time. No more digging through the spice cabinet looking for the paprika.

    Magnetic spice jars attached to refrigerator

    Promising review: "Finally!!! We searched for a long time for spice jars that would hold a nice amount of spices. These are perfect! With a pour or sprinkle option, window to see the spice level, strong magnet, and space-saving square shape! We planned to just put our 'popular' spices in them but we love them so much we are buying another set so we can have all our spices organized!!" —JT

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in a six-pack).

    2. An easily installed fruit and veggie hammock – it looks way better than the random bowl or basket currently housing your produce. This will also save you some space!

    Knapps Knots / Etsy

    Knapps Knots is a woman-owned business based in San Diego that specializes in handmade macrame crafts.

    Get it from Knapps Knots on Etsy for $27.90+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors; free shipping).

    3. A tea bag organizer that'll make your cabinet feel a lot more aesthetically pleasing and far less cluttered.

    a photo set displaying the inside of a kitchen cabinet before and after having the tea bag organizer installed

    Promising review: "This is my favorite thing in the world. I love it. We ordered two and drilled holes in the back and hung [them] on the pantry wall. It cleared up a lot of shelf space and made it super easy to see my (vast) selection and easier to tell when one is running low. The plastic is sturdy and the bins have little guides on the bottom but they fit back easily if you take the whole drawer bin out. I’ve decided to make little labels for each as well. I’m completely obsessed and have been drinking LOTS more tea since it’s so fun to use." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A set of ceiling fan pull chains as charming as they are practical. In addition to looking great, the clever design on each pull's handle will make it easier to tell which function of your ceiling fan you're cutting on.


    Promising review: "I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh no... now the fan's on high. Need to change the fan speed? Eek ... now you're in the dark.) They're actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor. When you notice them — most of the time, who even thinks about a ceiling fan pull chain?" —LHD

    Get them on Amazon for $6.59.

    5. A recess lighting conversion kit to add some much-needed character if you live in a new-ish house or apartment complex that's maybe a little *too* modern.

    A before and after photo showing the changes made with the conversion kit in someones kitchen

    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 $17.57.

    6. A set of peel-and-stick tiles that'll create the HGTV backsplash of your dreams. After putting this up, you'll be so enamored with your own kitchen you might lose focus and burn whatever's on the stove — but it's totally worth it.

    reviewer image of the white marble peel and stick tile used as backsplash in a customer's kitchen

    Each pack comes with (10) 11.8" x 11.8" self-adhesive sheets.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five styles).

    7. Or this pack of pack of 10 tile decals if a gorgeous backsplash isn't enough and you want to create the illusion of beautiful tiling all over the wall (or the floor).

    black and white tile decals on a kitchen wall
    HomeArtStickers / Via Etsy

    Get it from HomeArtStickers on Etsy for $9.40+ (available in 17 sizes for the wall or floor).

    8. A super sturdy cookware ceiling mount to hold all of your various pots and pans (and even small appliances). It'll make your modest kitchen feel like the back of a 5-star restaurant.

    the ceiling mount holding a set of matching pots and pans

    Promising review: "Exactly what we were looking for. It freed up space and I’m about to add more to it. The top rack is super handy to store lids, can opener sand my blender. My last pot and pan rack cost three times as much and didn’t allow all of the space. I highly recommend this product. And it was a FAST ship!"—Van1121

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    9. A set of fancy brass knobs that'll add some class to your kitchen.


    Promising review: "Really love these. They were inexpensive, but look top-notch. We used them in both our bathrooms. Can be used either direction for a sharp look." —Kelsey Fangupo

    Get a set of 15 from Amazon for $22.09 (also available in four styles finishes).

    10. And some matching drawer pulls as well, because no one likes an aesthetically chaotic room.,

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in 13 sizes).

    11. A pack of clear bumper stickers (no, not the kind that go on cars) to make your kitchen a much quieter place. These will keep your drawers and cabinets from slamming shut, even if your home is haunted by very petty and rambunctious ghosts.

    Photo collage of the transparent stickers applied on different surfaces

    Promising review: "So my parents’ bathroom cabinets make a lot of noise and are all missing bumpers in the corners of the doors and on the frames. I put these on the other day and life is sweeter without having to hear the cabinet doors slamming or closing each time they’re opened. With the bumpers being clear and not of a color, it’s also aesthetically pleasing." —KW

    Get a 300-pack from Amazon for $8.88.

    12. A grout pen that'll...well...hide dirty grout if you have a tiled floor in your kitchen. it's a quick and easy project for lazy people who'd rather not spend an entire afternoon actually *removing* dirty grout.


    An important note here is this pen doesn't *remove* grout, which is a much more involved process. It simply *colors* the grout with nontoxic ink. Think of it as whiteout for your bathroom floors.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. An under-the-sink water filtration system if your Brita pitcher just isn't cutting it anymore. With this, you can grab a glass and drink straight from the sink like you used to do in the good ol' days, except now the water comes out the faucet already filtered to perfection!

    The system hooked up in the cabinet under a kitchen sink (it's about the size of a small fire extinguisher)

    It has a two-step filter that removes 99.99% of contaminants, and it comes with direct connect hoses to hook right up to the standard 3/8" valves in US kitchen sinks. It's designed to be installed in under three minutes.

    Promising review: "We have town water and it seems they are putting more and more chlorine in it every year. We should be getting used to it and tasting it less and less, not more! The refrigerator filters are super expensive and weren't cutting it. Every time I put a glass to my mouth it smelled like a swimming pool. I searched the internet and decided to give this a try due to the positive reviews and affordability. Wow! easy install (I'm an avid DIYer). And the taste! The chorine taste is just gone! No more overpriced fridge filters for us. I love that the filter replacement procedure is basically the same as a fridge. Just twist and remove. We love it so much I teed off the fridge line and put a dispenser at our sink as well. The flow on this thing is just amazing! And the water tastes great! Don't waste your money on the expensive, complicated ones. My parents have a three-chambered, name brand filter at their house. It was expensive, the replacement filters are expensive, it is a pain in the petunias to replace the filters, and the flow rate is pathetic! But guess what! Our water from this filter tastes just as good as theirs at a fraction of the price, plus it's way more convenient, plus the flow rate is way better. I just can't say enough. Love, Love it! You will too!" —BJ

    Get it from Amazon for $59.49.

    14. A tip-out shelf so you can utilize those fake drawers underneath your kitchen sink to store your sponges, brushes, scrapers, and other miscellaneous dish-washing tools. Since this also allows you to declutter that particular area of your countertop, you'll effectively kill two very annoying birds with one stone.

    trays installed on the backside of the fake drawers holding sponges and soap

    The trays themselves are designed to install with screws (which would be the most permanent and durable way to go about it), but some reviewers have had success with Command Strips. Either way, you can easily pull them out to wipe down in the sink if they get gross. My parents have had these in their house for over three years at this point, and they're still just as functional and useful as they were on day one.

    Promising review: "This is a great use for wasted space in the front of your sink. It gives you an added space for sponges and even a safe place to keep jewelry while washing dishes. The pull down feature is very easy to use. It would also be a great place to hide valuables. Very unsuspecting." —Katie Gick

    Get it from Amazon for $17.22.

    15. A pack of refrigerator drawer liners that'll make your produce last a little longer *and* protect your fridge in case you still forget to eat your veggies before they go bad. Anyone who's ever had to wipe down rotten spinach juice knows just what I'm talking about.

    drawer liner with illustrated veggies on them

    Find out exactly how long to store your groceries.

    Promising review: "Bought a new refrigerator so thought I would do it right. Great product; lets the air get under the fruit/veggies and keeps them fresh longer and keeps the drawers cleaner, too." —M. Kopp

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A kitchen cabinet pull out drawer to store anything from canned goods to cutting boards. It'll create a nice little presentation whenever you pull it out.

    the pull out drawer holding wine bottles and canned goods

    It'd be wise to store things in here that you reach for frequently in the kitchen, like your favorite spices or your best baking tray, while leaving items that you only use once in a while up in the cupboard.

    Get it from Wayfair for $57.99.

    17. And a wooden peg board insert to add just as much ease and efficiency to your silverware drawer.


    Promising review: "The minute I saw peg-drawer organizers for dishes I really wanted one. I looked at several units that were over $300 but just couldn't justify spending that kind of money for organizing dishes in a drawer. I was SO excited to find this one for under $100 and just hoped it would not be flimsy. It is NOT flimsy! It is very solid, made of laminated layers of plywood. The maple finish is beautiful and looks as good as the finish on my brand new cabinets. The pegs are tapered, larger at the bottom, and also feel substantial with a quality finish. I found this to be an excellent value for a peg-drawer insert. The only drawback is the number of holes. I will be drilling some extras where I need them." —Lil M

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99+ (available in 24x21, 30x21, and 39x21 sizes).

    18. Annddd a set of measuring cup and teaspoon decal labels if you'd like to be as precise with your cabinets as you are with your recipes.

    the inside of a wooden cabinet with measurement cup decals and wooden strips
    LatigoLace / Etsy

    Promising review: "These are great! I purchased the white labels and they are so easy to read and use. I stained a couple of paint sticks from the paint store and screwed them to the door, and then used Command hooks to hang the cups." —Jennifer Blalock

    Get them from LatigoLace on Etsy for $1.50+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    19. A set of coffee pod drawers if you're still working remotely and thus looking for ways to make your home feel more like an office — I present to you, everyone's favorite part of the break room.

    the four tier drawer displaying a massive collection of coffee pods

    It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

    Promising review: "This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-Cups available. This unit plays into the 'variety is the spice of life' theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience." —Ari's Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $30.49.

    20. A U-shaped shelf organizer that'll magically create more space in your cabinet through the power of geometry and spatial design and other things I don't understand.

    It comes in sets of two, but personally I'd prefer if it came in sets of 100 — I have *really* disorganized kitchen cabinets.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. Storage bin decals for anyone with an insatiable desire to have a label of some sort on damn near everything in their fridge. You'll be a hyper-organizational lifestyle influencer in no time.

    food inside a refrigerator organized in clear bins labeled with the decals
    FairyDustDecals / Etsy

    Each pack has labels for fruits, vegetables, eggs, butter, yogurt, sauces, condiments, and cheese. If you have specific words you want, you can also message the seller for custom decals, too!

    Get the pack of eight words from Fairy Dust Decals on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in five sizes and 25 colors.)

    22. Or these slightly more modern and minimalist labels for the jars and spices you keep in your pantry.

    white labels with black all caps writing on a variety of different kitchen containers like "pasta," "oats," "can sugar," and more
    Real And Vibrant / Etsy

    Promising review: "Love the labels! They look amazing on my storage jars and my spice jars. The packs I ordered had so much variety and fit almost all of my pantry needs. There’s even room to grow and explore more spices and foods which is so awesome and exciting." —Kassie Demopoulos

    Get it from RealAndVibrant for $27+ (available in a variety of label quantities and sizes).

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