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    If You Want Home Makeover Show Level Results, Try Out One Of These 35 Products

    Best take some before and after pics because the neighbors aren't gonna believe it's the same place.

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    1. A water-mark-removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your nightstand two years ago that's been a running "project for next weekend" for the past two years. Weird water marks on your lovely bay window sill? Poof! Gone!

    Promising review: "Worked wonders! I spilled nail polish remover on my nightstand. This worked like magic! Just rub lightly with the cloth." —JMac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. Wood polish and conditioner to revive all sorts of wood surfaces around the house. Hardwood floor that looks gray? Check! Kitchen cabinets you priced out as a total horror story? Check x2! Front door you thought about replacing Check x3!,

    Enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain on finished *and* unfinished wood. For use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors and trim, etc.

    Promising review: "I'm not able to sand and stain my floors until spring but they are so dry and worn. I bought this hoping to keep them moisturized until we can refinish and I am amazed with this product." —nicole feather

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    3. Interlocking Teak tiles you don't need tools to install on outdoor hard sufaces. They're great for rental properties because you can take them apart and take them with you when you move!

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt–proof, etc... In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. ft from Amazon for $66.20.

    4. A jetted tub cleaner that'll make you gag with delight once you run it through your system and all the pipe filth emerges like some Ghostbusters sludge. So much better to do this without TV cameras rolling.,

    Promising review: "OK, so I am somewhat of a clean freak and I run bleach through the jets prob twice a month on top of my daily weekly cleaning. And I was skeptical how this product could get it any cleaner than I thought it was. Well I am here to tell you this pic is after the second cleaning with this cleaner!!!! I am a believer and would highly recommend this product to anyone with jetted tub!!" —Momof2greatboys

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. Fishing rod organizers for your garage door so you can actually park your car in there. Maybe even two! Can't you just imagine the "before" montage of you walking through the maze of garage sports equipment?

    inside of a car garage door with racks that hang fishing poles horizontally without disturbing the use of the garage doors

    Hardware included for easy, no tool installation on standard garage doors. If the door is a hard insulated or wood door, self tapping screws are not included but can be shipped at no cost. Can also be installed on walls and ceilings. Give the inventor of these racks an award because they are damn clever!

    Promising review: "I have to say I’m pissed that I didn’t come up with this idea first. Great product. It is a must-have if you fish and need space in the garage. Easy to install, works like a champ. I showed my neighbors and the reactions are all the same. OMG!!!!!" —David

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two sizes).

    6. And an unassuming wall-mounted broom organizer to become your cleaning station with five spots for long-handed tools and six hooks to help corral product bottles. You don't need another closet. You just need better closet organization.

    Promising review: "Perfect! Exactly what I needed to organize my mop, broom, scoop, etc. Efficient and easy to use. A little hard to get my scoop into it but that’s cause it’s thicker than the rest of items. Love that there are hooks. Spray bottles and cleaning product bottles hang perfectly on there too." —Kavita Chandanie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. A commercial-grade cleaner for getting at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors. Just don't accidentally walk into your like-new shower doors bc they're *that* clean. Blooper reels are way less fun IRL.

    before pic of a very murky looking shower door covered in soap scum then a clear looking shower door thanks to the cleaner spray

    Seriously, why did anyone think shower doors were a good idea?

    Promising review: "Amazing product! My kids' bathroom has a tub with a textured bottom and what seemed to be ground-in heavy soap scum. I tried everything from Tilex to baking soda and vinegar but the stains just wouldn't budge. Got my shipment of Bucko in, immediately ran upstairs and sprayed the tub down, let it sit for three minutes, grabbed a washcloth, and the stains/soap scum just wiped right off. I couldn't believe it!!!" —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88.

    8. An exterior shed big enough for recycling bins, bikes, a lawnmower, and other hefty tools in case you're tired of 1) carting your patio trash back inside or 2) staring at an ugly trash can that does anything but look nice with your patio dining set. It's a necessary evil but now it's a ~hidden~ necessary evil.,

    Promising review: "Good quality. Easy to assemble. Parts are individually bagged and labeled. Holds two 32-gallon round barrels — which is what I wanted it for. Very compact, which was a factor for where i had to put it." —Joe in Brooklyn

    Get it from Amazon for $329+ (available in two sizes). Also check out a similar shed in several sizes to find the right one to fit your space and needs.

    9. A weather-resistant cedar pathway you can roll out along garden beds or other paths where your family tends to tread and wear down the grass. Plus it'll highlight your prize hydrangeas!

    slotted wood walkway beside a bed of hydrangeas

    Get an 8-foot path from Amazon for $67.95.

    10. Some concrete paint – it will take a bit of elbow grease to spruce up stained concrete patios or walkways but it'll make a HUGE difference without tearing up any hard surfaces.

    the can of paint

    OK, so painting your concrete patio may not sound like the easiest upgrade but if you're no stranger to painting and want a big impact, give it a try!

    Promising review: "Excellent, easy to use and clean up. My outdoor patio is a little rough and it took a full gallon to cover 200 sq feet." —RLB

    Get it from Amazon for $32.98 a gallon.

    11. A power washer to give you an oh-so-satisfying "after" when it comes to stained and worse-for-wear concrete surfaces and fences. Turns out you don't need a new fence. It just needed a good bath!

    Promising review: "Great product! I did my entire fence line with the 15 degree nozzle and it blasted off 15 years of mold and sun fading with ease... Definitely recommend! Next up the driveway..." —Trent

    Get it from Amazon for $145.94.

    12. A roll of faux ivy that you can easily attach to ugly wire fencing, railing, or a trellis to obscure a view you don't your neighbors' backyard, which you'd love to nominate for a makeover show., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the second privacy screen I've purchased from Amazon. I have an area in my garden visible from the street. The screen hides all my gardening stuff (i.e. wheelbarrow, buckets, etc.). It truly looks like the real deal!!!" —soooz

    Get a 94-inch X 39-inch roll from Amazon for $49.99.

    13. A light-up palm tree that'd be the fun accent lighting that an interior designer (who your dad thinks has a weird haircut) would add to your deck. Now my tropical drink hand is empty.


    Lots of reviewers actually bought this to use as a Christmas tree!

    Promising review: "The palm tree was a perfect addition to our backyard patio! We like it very much. Everything about it works great." —James Poppe

    Get it from Amazon for $85.50+ (available in two heights).

    14. And some light-up flowers you can nestle amongst the *real* flowers in your flowerbeds around seating areas, for a whimsical touch that'll make your backyard look like it's out of a fairytale once the sun sets.

    light up colorful fake flowers

    Promising review: "The pictures don't do these justice. At night my backyard looks like a scene from Avatar. The light itself is not bright, but the colors are very vibrant and intense. The color transition is gradual and glowing. They are hypnotic to watch. During the day they are unobtrusive and don't look too fake or artificial. The green leaves are very bendable, the stems of the flowers are somewhat pliable, and the cloth that makes up the petals can be smoothed and manipulated a bit so you can make them look different and more realistic. I've had them for a couple of weeks and so far they are performing perfectly. They are simply beautiful and we love them!" —Zavanna

    Get eight flowers (between two bunches) from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    15. Metallic spray paint for a weekend afternoon project of refinishing tired metal furniture that'll have substantial payoff. Just look at that zhuzhed bistro set!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48+ (available in a variety of metallic colors).

    16. Colorful flower pots with draining holes and hooks so the plants inside can ~thrive~ while they sit there looking pretty. These'll easily brighten up a deck or balcony railing with zero commitment.

    row of colorful plant pots with hooks that rang on a railing

    Get 10 from Amazon for $20.99.

    17. An easy-to-install trellis to establish a garden focal point. This one's made of PVC so it'll be super easy to take care of!

    rectangular vertical PVC white garden trellis in a garden bed with vines trained up it

    It's just ready and waiting for a vine you can train to climb it!

    Promising review: "⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Easy assembly, lightweight yet sturdy, used outside on a freshly made patio! Added ivy and solar lights along with solar fireflies! The stakes for these are super strong and easy to put into the ground. This set up with a turtle fountain, solar accent lighting, some plants, a chiminae, and the fencing for covering the garbage bins has the neighbors stopping by with envy!" —Dena

    Get it from Wayfair for $63.99 (originally $88.95, available in two colors).

    18. A marble-print desk to transform a what-do-we-do-with-this corner into your envy-inducing home office. If you can fit a desk there, it can works!

    mid-century modern style white marble print desk with two open compartments with access in the front and gold tone legs

    FYI, this is made of PVC particle board covered in marble-print covering so it'll be super easy to clean!

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $80.24 (also available in black marble print).

    19. A painting kit to transform your white fridge into a "stainless steel" beaut. It'll for sure be a project. But have you priced out fridges lately?

    white fridge as a before and the same fridge painted to look like convincing stainless steel

    Promising review: "I had a black textured fridge, so I was nervous how it would look, but it turned out great! Very easy to use. I removed the door handles (and primed them, as recommended, before painting), removed the bottom grill and snapped off the water/ice dispenser (I did not paint them based on other SS fridges I looked at online). Cleaned the fridge and started rolling on the paint, then used the 11-inch foam tool to make it pretty! I did 5 coats (but really could have stopped at 3). Then did 3 coats of the top coat. I really did not notice a difference between one and three coats of the top coat. I did all sides and the top of the fridge and still have enough left over for my double oven." —Robert

    Get it from Amazon for $62.79.

    20. A tea bag organizer because, look, so cabinet replacements can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But you just need to find your bags of green tea for your afternoon cuppa. This'll help easily solve that problem.

    reviewer pic of the tea organizer mounted on the inside of a kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: "This is the perfect addition to my new kitchen to get my many teas off the counter and out of sight, yet easily accessible. It’s sturdy plastic and fit exactly between the two trims on the inside of my cabinet. The back is flat so I purchased the 3M doubled sided tape and, voila! The description says it holds 90 tea packets but it’s more suitable to 72, 12 in each of the 6 bins. My cabinet doors are 'self closing' so there is no worry of the bins not staying in place." —2Bounders

    Get it from Amazon for $20.28+ (available in three colors).

    21. And if you want a total kitchen transformation, a kitchen cabinet painting kit that requires ZERO stripping or priming *might* make you wonder if you're in someone else's house before you've had your coffee.

    Kit includes low-VOC, low-odor, water-based acrylic paint and primer in one. Requires a one-day application process that dries in a soft, satin finish. Covers 100 square feet of cabinet surface (40 linear feet), which is typical of most kitchen cabinets. Ideal for use on wood, laminate and primed, or painted metal cabinets. Formulated to cover most existing wood finishes and paint in a single coat.

    Promising review: "You can see a before and after in my pictures but this paint was AMAZING and a huge transformation to my outdated kitchen.

    The Process:

    - I started off by completely cleaning the wooden cabinets withKRUD KUTTER PC32 Prepaint Cleaner/TSP Substitute. I read a lot of reviews on this cleaner and heard that is was great for cleaning off oils and dirt and it really did wonders.

    - I sanded down the cabinets.

    - I then primed the cabinets with a special wood primer.

    - Once the primer dried I used the Nuvo paint on the cabinets. I did four very thin layers of paint. It is vital that you keep each layer very thin because it will dry weird. I found that in the corner of the cabinets where paint puddled even a little bit that it would cracker so make sure that you keep thin layers

    - Additionally, I ended up purchasing regular brushes outside of this kit. A few blogs said that they used the foam brushes; however I did not like how the paint laid on the cabinets with them." —Danielle Joy

    Get it from Amazon for $68.97.

    22. A stone-effect spray paint that'll help transform an extremely '80s bathroom vanity. It won't be a 30-minute project, but the price point sure will beat replacing it with a new top.

    Promising review (from 2018): "May 2020 Update: The countertop is just now starting to need (slight) touch ups around the sink itself. We had to postpone the remodel until this summer, and this counter has held up like a champ. I couldn't be happier with this product!

    This paint can be a little tricky to work with until you get the hang of how it applies, my suggestion would be to test it out on a scrap or something prior to applying. Once I had it, this product was a breeze to work with.

    We recently purchased a new home, and we're not gutting our main bathroom until next summer, and I just couldn't live with that 1980s green another day. So, after reading a lot of tutorials, I decided to go for it and paint the counter. I LOVE how it came out! Once it was dry for 24 hours, I applied several coats of poly and let it sit for 72 hours before I let the counter go back into normal use. It's held up like a dream. I wouldn't use any heavy chemicals on it (but I wouldn't advise those period), but otherwise zero issues with it.

    (I had done this previously with a different color by a different brand and the outcome was similar, it held up like brand new for several months of daily abuse before I decided to repaint because I didn't really like the color).

    I think this will easily hold up until we remodel, and it looks great too. DEFINITELY better than that '80s green!

    Side Note: I see a lot of negative reviews on this product because it doesn't hold up for people outdoors. USE A SEALANT. Don't blame a product if you don't use it correctly. It's not rocket science folks." —Mistella

    Get it from Amazon for $18.70 (available in six colors).

    23. Or a roll of self-adhesive marble film – it still won't be the breeziest project for your bathroom countertop, but will be super renter-friendly, if that's of interest!

    on top a reviewer's plain bathroom counter, on the bottom the same counter covered in marble film

    Promising review: "I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap IKEA tables into less cheap looking IKEA tables because I'm not made of money, but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price. I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY initiative tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $12.01

    24. A rust stain-removing gel to help the gross shower. Lots of folks have gotten clean in that bathroom, but it that doesn't have to feel that way.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $10.41+ (available in a set of three and three sizes).

    25. Floating bookshelves to help you get the library of your dreams — without hiring a cabinet person, trying to Tetris together a bunch of tall pre made bookcases, or even finding a floor-to-ceiling expanse of blank wall.

    10 stacks of books using these bookshelves that look like they're floating on the wall

    If you have an oddly shaped room you can find some stylish solace in these rather than a standing bookshelf that'll hog precious floor space.

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in a set of three and two sizes and in two colors).

    26. A faux houseplant that'll help you get a 30-minute TV show result on a weekend schedule with just one person — you. No landscape contractor needed!,

    Promising review (for the faux fiddle-leaf fig): "Awesome quality! Less expensive than purchasing in store. Perfect height for what I needed. I purchased the basket from Amazon as, well. Everyone compliments this plant when they come over!" —Ashley McTaggart

    Promising review (for the succulents): "This plant is huge, It needs to be opened up to look natural and it will be wide as well as tall so measure first. It takes about 30 minutes to get all of the leaves bent and slightly curved into position. The pot it comes in could be slightly heavier because it wobbles slightly on its own, if placed in a pot this is minimized. Very natural looking." —Aliiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaa

    Get them from Amazon: faux fiddle-leaf fig for $12.90+ (available in five sizes) or the majesty palm plant for $33.99+ (available in four sizes).

    27. Magnetic garage handles and faux windows to bring some serious curb appeal to your home for an EXTREMELY small fraction of the price of getting some carriage-style doors. They're pricey as heck. These magnets are not., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been wanting to upgrade our garage door for a long time and now I have no idea why I waited! The magnets are super strong. Purchased two sets but only used one set of 'handles,' I wasn’t a fan of how close I had to place each set next to each other with the narrow spacing on the door itself. Paired with the magnetic 'windows,' it looks like a brand-new door!" —MrsPirate

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in several sets and variations).

    28. A leather conditioner that'll revive your leather goods *even* as large as a leather couch! Welcome to your next project while you catch up on the latest ep of your fave true-crime podcast!

    reviewer's before and after pic of red worn couch that looks drastically better after applying the leather conditioner.

    Reviewers note that using this may darken the leather, so keep that in mind!

    Promising review: "Excellent product! So happy I tried it! I wore kitchen gloves and smoothed a thin layer of the product all over the couch, instead of using the cloth. Went way faster and I didn’t waste product soaked up by the cloth." —Kristie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    29. A set of room-darkening velvet curtains to create a super dramatic look on the cheap. That goes double if you're avoiding painting at all costs.

    Mount the rod ABOVE the window frame and measure the curtains correctly so you can get a glam floor-skimming look that draws the eye upward.

    Promising review: "Purchased these for my studio, which is in an old mill. I wanted them for their insulating properties more than to block out the light because my studio loses a lot of heat at night due to its enormous windows. The curtains/drapes work great for both — I am especially pleased with how well they help keep the space from losing heat! Before having the curtains the space would lose about 8 degrees in temperature overnight (which in the winter is a significant amount, especially in the northeast). Now, with the curtains, the space no longer loses heat overnight! It is now so nice to go into my studio in the morning and find it still toasty warm!" —Noname

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

    30. A hanging frame helper so you can finally get all your wall art up and make it feel like home without eyeballing it. A room doesn't look lived-in 'til you actually have stuff hanging up on the walls. Sorry, I don't make the laws!


    We all have that stack of leaning framed art we just haven't gotten around to hanging just yet. This tool helps you measure your wall art that needs hanging and then measure out the perfect place to install hardware.

    Promising review: "This makes picture-hanging a breeze. I would have paid twice what I paid for it. Look at what I was able to hang. The tops, bottoms, and sides align." —Scott Sheppard

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in four sizes).

    31. A grout paint pen so you don't have to stare at the stained grout and imagine what it used to look like. Grout takes up a teeny bit of space but, as you can see from the pics, makes a huge impact!

    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    32. A pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner to remove all sorts of stubborn rings that've been staring at you every time you're in the washroom. Nope, you do NOT need a new toilet. Your OG just requires some zhuzhing.

    Promising review: "OMG!!! It works!!! After having this toilet buildup I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product 'worked' and decided to give it a try... with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more... yay!!!" —Asdrubal Orantes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.39.

    33. Some (truly easy) under-cabinet lights that'll bring a modern touch to any outdated cabinets that you wish you could replace. This'll instantly make your kitchen look *so* expensive.

    kitchen with plain white stock cabinets with lights underneath them to make it look so much better

    Promising review: "I had my doubts but I thought, what the heck, for the price I'd give them a try. I am in real estate and known as a lighting snob. The first thing I look at in a kitchen if there is under cabinet lighting. These are so nice (it helps if you have a lip at the bottom of your cabinets) They are a true white, very bright, and I was lucky they were just the length I needed. I just ordered a set and had them shipped to my mom's as her halogen transformer which is buried in a wall, fried and I drives me nuts that the workspace on the counter is dark. I can't wait until I make the 250-mile drive to install them. I may buy more just to use at our listings!" —pauly

    Get a 10' strand with 60 lights from Amazon for $18.78+ (available in two colors).

    34. A set of stainless-steel-and-glass soap dispensers with your dollar-store shower products decanted into them will help make your bathroom look like a spa. It's the little touches!

    A customer review photo of four soap dispensers in their shower.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." —Rebecca Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    35. And an undercover dog bed for your furry lil' angel whose prime lounging spot is in the middle of your living room floor. This'll look far better than their favorite raggedy blanket. And it's machine-washable!

    dog laying on faux sheepskin dog bed that looks like a nice rug

    I've seen this beaut IRL and dogs seem to really adore them. Also my former dog roommate really loved a similar faux-fur blanket we had on the couch. As for that machine-washable part, the furry part zips off and you can wash it. AND the liner within is memory-foam and guaranteed not to flatten for 10 years.

    Get it from for $239 (available in two styles). And check out more of the luxe-looking home goods designed for your dog's lounging.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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