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    31 Home Improvement Products From Walmart You’ll Probably Wish You’d Bought Years Ago

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    1. A Dremel Mini-Mite Cordless Rotary Tool to cut, carve, sand, polish, and drill holes into whatever home improvement project you're working on. This portable tool has two rotary speeds and comes with a removable battery pack and a three-hour charger.


    Promising review: "I bought this for small projects around the house and dog nail care. If your dog is not nervous around the whine, it is OK but my pug would not hold still for it. To be fair, he is very sensitive about his feet anyway. For light-duty work it is extremely good and about half the price of the 7.2V I had prior to this." —Condad

    Price: $23.97

    2. A five-shelf steel shelving unit that'll help keep your garage organized like never before. Who knows, you might like the sturdy design — which can hold up to 4,000 pounds — so much that you buy some for other areas of your home.


    Promising review: "This is great for a smaller space. My basement has very low ceilings, and this unit fit perfectly into an unused corner. The shelves are particleboard, so this isn't something you'll want to 'display.' I use it to store extra paper towels, toilet paper, and pet food." —ohdesignerguy

    Price: $43.22

    3. A Porter Cable Four Tool Combo Kit for people looking to start their tool collection. The kit includes a 1/2-inch two-speed drill/driver, a 5-1/2-inch circular saw, a compact reciprocating saw, and an LED work light. Plus, it includes two lithium-ion batteries to ensure each tool stays charged and ready to go.


    Promising review: "I am a DIY girl and HGTV and DIY network is always on at our house! The guys always joke about what I am going to build or make next. I would try to use my husband's tools but they were often too heavy for me and I would have to have him help me. These are the perfect size, and I love that it comes with a tool bag to keep them in. The tools are lightweight — but powerful and backed by a three-year warranty. They are not commercial grade but perfect for the average user like me who likes to make and fix things around the house. I can't wait to get started on my next project with these!" —PrincessinMS

    Price: $179

    4. A roll of peel-and-stick wallpaper to totally transform the look of your bathroom, bedroom, living room — you name it. This white brick pattern is soft and modern and it's safe to say we're obsessed.


    Promising review: "This removable wallpaper looks great and is easy to put up. I used it on an accent wall and I am very satisfied with the results." —Reynaldo

    Price: $27.28

    5. A Dremel Versa Cordless Power Scrubber and Cleaning Kit so scrubbing showers, grills, and wrought iron furniture is a breeze. The kit comes with multiple attachments to tackle specific jobs and, as a whole, is designed to lift soap scum, cooked-on food, difficult grease residue, dirt buildup, and more.


    Promising review: "I'm impressed by the power this little hand scrubber has. It fits nicely in the hand and was super easy to switch heads while in the middle of scrubbing. It made cool looking swirls in the soap too. I tested this little powerhouse on a super crusted baked-on toaster oven tray! After a couple of minutes, I could see a difference. I mainly plan on using this on car parts as I'm restoring an old VW Bug and this is going to be perfect! Another top-notch quality Dremel product I'm glad to have in my arsenal." —Nate

    Price: $49.88

    6. A 10-pack of peel-and-stick tile backsplash if you want to drastically update the appearance of your kitchen — for cheap!


    Each tile sheet is 11.6 square inches and features a shiny finish.

    Promising review: "This is a very good product. It looks like the real deal. It's easy to put on the wall and gives the appearance of real stone. I would highly recommend this product for the do-it-yourself individual." —ThunderboltII

    Price: $29.99

    7. A Bosch Corded Planer Kit that'll ensure the edges of your boards are even so that you can easily build your own furniture. The handheld tool comes with a 6.5-amp motor that produces 16,500 rpm, ensuring smooth surfaces.


    Promising review: "I bought this to square up a black walnut beam that I used for a fireplace mantle. It worked great and could take off material in thick passes without bogging down. Adjustments are simple and I like the long cord. My only complaint is that the chip/dust ports tended to clog up under heavy use, but it was easy to clean out and continue work." —Brehone

    Price: $149

    8. A five-shelf wire shelving system because it makes organizing tools, gardening supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, and more a total breeze. The rolling design means you can wheel it to every room in the house.


    Promising review: "Nice and sturdy, plus very easy to set up. It comes with lots of extra parts. I converted a downstairs closet into a pantry and this worked perfectly." —TestMonkey

    Price: $49.88

    9. A Porter Cable orbital palm sander for less aggressive sanding projects. It features a dual-plane, counter-balanced, low-vibration design meant to reduce fatigue and get the job done efficiently.


    Promising review: "I love this little sander. It works like a charm and is so easy to use. It is not just for cleanup. This baby can clean a piece of wood in no time." —The Virtual Writer

    Price: $33.55

    10. A five-tier corner storage shelving unit that fits perfectly into small spaces between toilets and showers or showers and the wall. Thanks to the closely-spaced rungs, things likely won't fall through the cracks.


    Promising review: "The rack is very good. You've got to tighten the small support leg on the front bottom shelf. Make sure that it is on straight and level to the floor, otherwise, the shelf will lean forward. When you are sure that everything is in the right place, push down on the shelves firmly but gently to tighten the structure making the unit steady and secure. I really like it!" —Claudia


    11. A Dremel All-Purpose Rotary Accessory Kit to make the most of your rotary tool. It comes with cutting, cleaning, polishing, sanding, grinding, sharpening, carving, and engraving accessories, so you'll be able to put your rotary tool to use on basically any home reno project you have in mind.


    Promising review: "I purchased this additionally to the Dremel rotary tool. The Dremel came with a small starter amount of attachments but this case of attachments is great. With ample amounts of sanders, grinders, and polishers a person could do all sorts of projects. It may not be necessary for all but it is a must-have once those projects start cropping up." —JuliaMcC0722

    Price: $22.88

    12. A freestanding storage cabinet so your home looks tidy as can be. Use it to store toys in a kids room, papers and prints in an office, tools in a garage, groceries in a pantry, and more.


    Promising review: "Compared to other cabinets, this one was the best-looking for the price. It wasn't difficult to assemble — I did it by myself. It comes with cardboard backing, but I don't think it takes away from the look. It is a great-looking cabinet that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. (I already purchased the three-door cabinet for over the washer/dryer) and this cabinet can go in any room. I'm very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it." —CubFan12

    Price: $129.88

    13. A Porter Cable brushless compact cordless drill to expertly fasten things to your walls. Use this powerful motor to hang blinds, mount TVs, drill in latches, the list goes on and on.


    Promising review: "The drill is very lightweight, quiet, and powerful. This is a great addition to my power tool collection. And don't forget: you don't have to wait for the battery to charge, because it comes with a spare!" —Sophia

    Price: $88.31

    14. A roll of peel-and-stick backsplash tiles for anyone looking to create the shabby chic backsplash of their retro kitchen–inspired dreams.


    One roll of these easy-to-apply tiles measures 1-1/2 feet by 6 feet and covers 9 square feet.

    Promising review: "This is the best and easiest product to apply ever. It adds dimension. It completely transformed my whole kitchen. I would highly recommend, even for beginners" —Pleased

    Price: $9.98

    15. A heavy-duty work center that'll make staying organized during home improvement projects much more manageable. The workstation comes with a large storage drawer and a 48-inch-by-24-inch pegboard, equipped with nearly two dozen places to hang tools.


    Promising review: "This is a quality workbench, great workspace, and storage. It makes our garage look great!" —Shari

    Price: $239.99+ (available in three colors)

    16. A Bosch Angle Grinder for anyone looking to redo their floors. This tool effortlessly cuts through tile and stucco so you can create the floor mosaic of your dreams.


    Promising review: "I got this grinder to replace one I had for 25 years. It's so light and powerful. My sadness at having my old one die is surpassed by this new, more powerful tool." —The Doctor

    Price: $48.11

    17. A spa-quality square showerhead because you deserve the dreamiest shower experience. Prepare to never want to get out of the shower.


    Promising review: "Great product. Great water pressure! I love it!" —Dawn

    Price: $27.99

    18. A Dremel Circle Cutter and Straight Edge Guide to cut almost any size circle you'd need, almost anywhere. The tool fits on the end of your rotary tool so that you can easily cut circles and straight edges for whatever projects you're working on.


    Promising review: "I used this tool to cut holes for cooling intake and exhaust fans (80mm USB) The cabinet was a light steel IKEA bathroom cabinet and although the rotary tool got quite hot it made a nice job. I would definitely recommend working clockwise at full speed, regulating the pressure to maintain a steady cut rate." —Conan

    Price: $10.41

    19. A PUR Faucet Water Filter because it'll make water better — if that's even possible. This filter attaches directly to the faucet and promises to remove 99% of lead and over 70 other contaminants, including 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides.


    Promising review: "I love how simple it was to attach to the faucet. The water tastes amazing, just like bottled water. It will definitely save us money while we are at home since I won't be drinking my bottled water here anymore." —SherriM

    Price: $21.94

    20. A Porter Cable Heavy Duty Magnesium Shoe Circular Saw so you'll never again struggle to cut through thick materials. The tool features a 15 amp motor, able to run up to 5,500 rpm, so you'll be able to safely and effectively speed through cutting projects you're working on.


    Promising review: "What a STOUT tool! Great power, HUGE shoe (aka bottom plate) that gives you an ample flat surface area to stay on your piece, and it's heavy so it stays planted but doesn't feel heavy when you're cutting.Just all around an awesome tool. " —mn6ws6

    Price: $59.98

    21. A 25-pack of chrome knobs that'll instantly update your entire kitchen. My parents just completed this little home improvement project and I can say without a doubt that it makes a unifying style statement across the room.


    Promising review: "Quick, easy replacement for the knobs in the kitchen cabinets that were looking corroded. These are beautiful, bright and shiny." —AuntB

    Price: $21.53 (available in four colors)

    22. A Dremel multi vise for clamping on any work surface up to 2 1/2-inches thick. Once clamped on, the vise has a tool holder that can clamp onto Dremel rotary tools to turn them into stationary power tools, as opposed to handheld.


    Promising review: "Excellent light-duty vise combo! A good variety of methods for holding either your work or your tool. Very good grip and range of motion. Probably the most useful accessory I've bought for my 4000, as it's better even than another pair of hands." —JGibson

    Price: $24.30

    23. A KRAUS Bolden commercial kitchen faucet if you hate, hate, hate washing dishes. This high-arching faucet makes rinsing large pans, plates, and serving platters less of a splash risk.


    Promising review: "This is a nice faucet. It's simple to install with very clear directions. The good thing is that it comes with very long connector hoses (wire shields) so you will most likely not need to buy any. Like all new faucets, there's no need for a basin wrench to install. You just need to make sure your existing hole is not too large for the faucet. It took me 15 minutes to install after I got the old one off. The hoses are easily marked (red and blue) between hot and cold." —RChapjr

    Price: $159.79+ (available in five colors)

    24. An eight-tool combo kit to kickstart your renovation projects. This kit includes a 1/2-inch drill/driver, 1/4-inch impact driver, 6 1/2-inch circular saw, reciprocating tiger saw, jig saw, oscillating multi-tool, cutoff tool/grinder, and LED flashlight.


    Promising review: "This is hands-down the nicest tool set I've ever owned. The lithium battery has lasted an entire day of drilling holes in fiberglass and metal. I've only used two of the tools so far but I am impressed with the power and the duration of staying powerful so far. Every tool in the kit seems to have improvements over the older models (I'm a lifelong Porter Cable fan). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to my family and friends. Five stars from me." —mikesmobile

    Price: $394.99

    25. A two-in-one showerhead because sometimes you want an overhead rainfall and other times you just want to rinse your body. You can use each chrome nozzle separately or together for the ultimate rinsedown.


    Promising review: "I love it! You have the option to have both the stationary and movable wand to be on, or one or the other, or if you have it on the wand you can pause all water!" —Kattie

    Price: $34.85

    26. A Generac SpeedWash Gas Pressure Washer if you often wish that cleaning the outside of your house could be easier. This washer includes a power dial spray gun, power broom, 25-foot high-pressure flex hose, turbo nozzle, and soap blaster, all of which ensure the outside of your home will look its best after each wash.


    Promising review: "I have had to return two other brands that Sam's carries so I decided to take a chance on this one. So far it has been amazing. The broom attachment makes pressure-washing concrete a breeze." —Andi

    Price: $444.44

    27. A pack of peel-and-stick floor tiles — which cover 10 square feet — to transform the look of any room you put them in. Whether you install these easy-to-apply tiles in your kitchen, bathroom, hallway, or laundry room, one thing's for sure: guests are bound to compliment your chic flooring.


    Promising review: "These floor tiles are beautiful and easy to work with. They make a big impact for very little money! The best part about laying these tiles is you can put them right over your existing floor and there is no prep!! Anyone could take on this easy project. Took me two hours to complete my laundry room floor!!" —H2H

    Price: $9.98 for 10 tiles

    28. A Porter Cable Reciprocating Saw for trimming tree branches, cutting pipe, slicing beams, and more. It's a go-to for demolition renovations.


    The saw features a pivoting mechanism to keep it in direct contact with whatever you're sawing, so you'll never lose control.

    Price: $45.90

    29. A wall-mounted LED fireplace to create the look and feel of a real fireplace without the fire hazard. It comes with 10 LED flame colors and 10 media bed colors, as well as two heat settings, so there are tons of way to customize it to your home.


    Promising review: "I am so very happy that I got this! It is absolutely gorgeous! It is a little smaller than I thought it would be, but it's still beautiful nonetheless. There is the option to use the classic log look or you can spread crystals along the bottom instead. There are so many color options. The flames can be one color and the logs or crystals can be another color. The brightness can be changed as well." —MD20

    Price: $79

    30. A three-tier extension pole corner shower caddy so you can maximize your shower storage. This wire shelf offers three places to store shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other shower toiletries in a sturdy fashion that won't fall down mid-rinse.


    Promising review: "I have walk-in showers in my home so finding something tall enough to go from floor to ceiling and enough tension to hold was a challenge. This worked perfectly. It's sturdy, beautiful, and easy to put together. I also like that is versatile with the adjustable shelves as well as being able to remove sections to make it shorter if needed." —DaffyB

    Price: $31

    31. A Hitachi cordless driver drill to easily and securely drill things into place. The drill features an ergonomic handle and comfortable grip, as well as a variable-speed trigger for maximum control and an LED light and a separate flashlight to really illuminate the project at hand.


    Promising review: "Consumer Reports rated this driver/drill as a best buy. So far I have used this drill for tightening some screws up on my front door and for screwing some siding together that had separated. I like the torque setting that can be adjusted from 1 to 22 and the LED light that comes on when you press the trigger to illuminate your work. The flashlight is a great accessory and you can swivel the head five different angles. This drill/driver comes with two batteries and a recharger. The lithium batteries charge in less than hour. The only negative is that there is not a gauge that can tell you how much power you have left. When you feel like you don't have much juice left in the battery it's best to put on the spare and charge the original. I have read that running lithium batteries down to zero can damage them. Other than that this is a great drill for general purpose driving and drilling." —ArkansasSportsman

    Price: $201.17

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