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    39 Ways To Make Your Kitchen The Best Room In The House

    ::gestures to wall clock with a lady swimming in mac 'n' cheese on it and, of course, an air fryer::

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    1. String up some (truly easy) under-cabinet lights to bring a modern touch to any outdated cabinets that you wish you could replace.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
    amazon.com

    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 $18.86+ (available in white or yellow lights).

    2. And if you're going for some extra credit, apply some peel-and-stick backsplash "tile" on a blank wall for a fraction of the price of *actual* tile installation.

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    Promising review: "I have been wanting to put subway tile in our kitchen as a backsplash since we moved in but didn’t have the time or motivation to do it. Not to mention the expense. I came across these and decided to try them. I have been blown away with how great they look and every person that has seen them after I put them up doesn’t know they are not real tile. They are shiny like tile and have the texture of tile as well. They are easy to clean and relatively easy to install. It took me two afternoons only because I hadn’t ordered enough and needed one more package (a total of three packages completed my L-shaped back splash area).

    This was one of the best decisions I have made for my home and it looks great! The only issues I found with the product were minimal — if you needed to adjust a tile after placing it, the gray grout lines would sometimes stay stuck to the one it overlapped and 'chip' it, but once I realized this I was very careful about that. The color of the 'grout' could scratch easily so just be careful. Also, the adhesive is very good. So the couple of times I needed to take one off to adjust it, it definitely pulled a lot of wall paint off in the process, even before I had smoothed it down to the wall. Not a great option for renters because of this. I had no trouble with the words 'overlap here' being visible or the dark gray paint color showing through like other reviewers had mentioned. Overall, I would absolutely use these again and have recommended them to others." —Kyle & Noelle

    Get 10 sheets from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    3. Become a kitchen rug person with a *vinyl* runner that looks like a vintage Persian beaut but'll easily wipe up because spills WILL happen.

    Food52

    Get it from Food52 for $120 (available in two color combos).

    4. Or REALLY snazz up the floor space with a Ruggable x Jonathan Addler washable runner because maybe your kitchen floor isn't a design focal point NOW but it COULD be.

    runner with snake print on it
    Ruggable

    Get it from Ruggable for $229 (also available in blue and a variety of sizes).

    5. Speaking of the floor, brighten an icky tile one with a grout 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!

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    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 and in three colors).

    6. Repair chips, dents, cracks, and other eyesores with a set of 50 wood fillers. Dog scratched up your hardwood floors because he hears you dumping food in his bowl? NBD.

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    Promising review: "My partner and I recently bought a 140-year-old home with original wood floors and wood work throughout. We had the floors refinished to their original beauty, but the baseboards and stair risers were a challenge. They were pretty banged up over years of use, and, after the floors were redone, all the nicks and scratches just stood out that much more. Our floor guy tried staining them, but it wouldn't take. The floors themselves took nine coats of stain because they were so old. The painter tried using pens from a well known paint company, but they didn't work either. My partner found these and showed them to me. To our delight the pens worked incredibly well. It's like a magic marker for wood. I'm still amazed how well they worked. I ordered two more packages because I didn't want to run out. The pens last a long time. Our painter came back to do some minor touch ups, and I showed him what I used. He couldn't believe it. He said he was going to buy them to keep in his arsenal, lol! I Love this product. Thank you so much for making them!" —Kathleen W

    Get a set of 13 from Amazon for $28.99.

    7. Customize your kitchen wall storage sitch with moldable glue because you might as well customize your stuff in a way that works for you instead of deigning to use ugly organizers that sorta meet your needs.

    colander and wooden spoon held onto a tile kitchen wall with hooks and holders made from the moldable glue
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've used it to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (license plate rattled when closing trunk, two little balls of Sugru to back of plate did the trick). Even made tool hangers in the garage with it. Wonder if I could build a boat with it." —fastrnu

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in several color combo pack).

    8. Cop the look of stainless-steel with some stainless-steel-effect contact paper to get you the modern look of fresh appliances for chump change. OK this takes a little bit of work, but look at that payoff!

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    And when you move or change your mind, you can easily remove or reposition it!

    Promising review: "Amazing job at updating my wall oven. I searched for months trying to see what would be an alternative replacement to my dated wall oven (25 years old). The thing is, my old oven has always worked very well, so I couldn't really justify paying $2,000 to replace my working double wall oven only because of cosmetic reasons. Then it dawned on me that maybe if I updated the oven with this metal covering it would look like real stainless steel. So for literally the cost of $10 I updated my oven. The update is virtually unnoticeable unless you tell someone, and what's the best thing of all, it leaves no fingerprints. Best $10 I ever spent." —B. Lenj

    Get an 18-inch x 6-foot roll from Amazon for $11.97.

    9. Or spiff up *actual* stainless-steel appliances with a plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish spray (that comes with a microfiber cloth) for a low-lift transformation. Now you can admire your gorgeous visage in your dishwasher.

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    Promising Review: "I live in an apartment. The sink is about 35 years old and has become badly stained and scratched from neglect and indifferent care. This has made a noticeable difference. This sink will never look brand-new again, but your product removed, I would say, about 80% of the stains, without any extraordinary effort, and put a really polished look on the sink. It is gleaming and actually looks very clean for the first time since I have lived here. I am betting that with continued and consistent use of Therapy cleaner, it will continue to improve. Thank you for a most excellent product." —David Brennan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    10. Transform the inside of a cabinet door into your baking and cooking ground zero with a set of measurement decals you can glance at rather than googling "how many teaspoons in a tablespoon" for the millionth time. (BTW, the answer is three.)

    inside of a kitchen cabinet with the decals and measuring cups hanging.
    Amazon

    Note that this kit includes just the decals and measurement labels, not the horizontal holders or hooks for the measuring cups and spoons. 

    Promising review: "Bought these for my mom. I applied them inside her baking cupboard and it makes doing conversions for recipes a breeze. So convenient." —Kelly C.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. Organize your hand-washing essentials with a corner sponge organizer because you need 'em within reach... might as well make 'em look a bit tidier!

    before of messy sink, then after with the organizer with everything very organized
    Amazon

    This is also a better option than an organizer that hangs over your faucet because the weight of those can mess with your water flow!

    Promising review: "This fits our sink perfectly! It's not too big and holds a sponge and two bottles of soap. We have a standard apartment sink and it fits perfectly, it also holds very well. We have it suctioned on the sink, not the counter." —Erin Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. Decant your hand soap and dish soap into stainless-steel-and-glass soap dispensers that'll jibe better with you stainless-steel sink and kitchen aesthetic than that bottle of branded Dawn. (Sorry Dawn, I <3 you.)

    two bottles sitting at kitchen sink
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got these for our kitchen (one for hand soap; one for dish soap) and they work perfectly. I added vinyl decals from Etsy and they're even better." —Emily Crall

    Get set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. And don't forget to label your decanted hand and dish soap, lest someone end up with a palmful of Dawn when they're just trying to wash their hands.

    two soap pumps with &quot;hand soap&quot; and &quot;dish soap&quot; decals on them
    Klein's Kreations / Amazon Handmade

    Klein's Kreations is an Arizona-based shop that specializes in decals for your home. 

    Promising review: "Cames shipped as described in crush resistant tube, was easy to apply, and look very nice." —emoliver

    Get them from Klein's Kreations on Amazon Handmade for $8.50 (available in 20 colors; also check out a block letter font). 

    14. Graduate from your mismatched collection to a set of silicone-coated kitchen utensils that are nice-looking but neutral enough to blend in a bit with everything in your kitchen.

    Amazon

    Can withstand temperatures of -40 degrees F up to 446 degrees F/230 degrees C. Includes 24 tools and holder.

    Promising review: "I love the neutral color, I find them easy to clean, the cup has come in handy even though I wasn’t planning on using it. The measuring cups are a little too flexible for my liking, but it was really amazing finding such a comprehensive set of kitchen tools with a stylist design. I purchased this set because I moved into a new apartment with like zero kitchen equipment and this was the perfect set for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99 (available in six color combos).

    15. Protect your kitchen essentials from unnecessary wear and tear with some cabinet and drawer liners, even if your kitchen cabinets seem to be older than your grandma. plus, maybe you'll find a cute pattern that'll make you happy when you reach for your fave Pyrex!

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    Promising review: "Very awesome stuff. The bottom of my cabinets had a rough, crumbly texture. This is a great fix to keep the silicone pieces of my dishes from picking it up. Feels a lot cleaner and it looks great! Highly recommend for looks and function!" —Kelsey Ware

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in six sizes and 19 colors and patterns).

    16. Tidy your kitchen drawers without sacrificing a bunch of your utensils with a slim cutlery organizer here to prove that, yes! You do have room for all your cutlery in your tiny kitchen drawer! Scoot over, forks.

    open kitchen drawer with the slim organizer holding lots of flatware with plenty of leftover room in the drawer for other kitchen tools
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to about using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. And bring some order to your junk or kitchen tool drawer with an adjustable drawer organizer and movable organizers so you can update your organization as you lose or gain new kitchen gadgets. If you're into organization, this is about to make you *so* happy.

    open kitchen drawer with red silicone organizer in it with movable organizer parts to change up design with your needs
    Amazon

    The set includes a nonslip silicone mat that you can cut to fit your drawer and 15 repositionable pieces so you can get the perfect fit for your utensils.

    Promising review: "These are hands down my favorite drawer organizers. They work without adhesives and are easy to cut to fit any drawer. The hardest part of it is figuring out what configuration you want for your drawers. They clean easy, and are easy to adjust. I highly recommend this product for your kitchen. You will love it." —Crystal A.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89+ (available in four colors).

    18. Declutter your cleaning essentials with an unassuming broom organizer so you don't have to lean a broom in the kitchen corner or shield yourself from a falling mop every time you open the pantry.

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    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.

    19. Replace that icky ole dish brush or sponge with some Swedish dishcloths in some designs you'll wanna show off.

    lemon print cellulose dishcloth used to wash off lettuce
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fabulous dishcloths! Better than using a dish rag that gets mildewy and stinky instantly. Pricey, yet economic because they last and last! Throw them in the microwave damp to sanitize each night if desired, or wash in the dishwasher. Of course, can be thrown in with your other towels' regular wash as well! Just don’t use any bleach or softener! Love this brand the best!" —pea dee

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 16 designs).

    20. Invest in a portable dishwasher if your kitchen doesn't already have one and a sink full of caked-on gunk is what normally keeps you from spending more time cooking.

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    Promising review: "Works better than I thought. Our kitchen cabinets are too low for a countertop dishwasher and the house is too old to try and install a huge dishwasher. We mostly hate washing silverware and cups. This dishwasher is perfect. It is a little small but great on space and I feel it fully sanitized everything. Much better than our sponge and slimy sink washing. *bleh* I am on the third load and so far it's done great. It's just three of us in the house so we really don't need a huge dishwasher. We are also moving soon and it's nice to know I can pack this up and take it with me!" —Kiera Kittie

    Get it from Amazon for $339.99.

    21. Upgrade to some chic as heck plates you can put in the microwave *and* dishwasher. Even frozen pizza is going to look amazing in your future flat lays.

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    Includes four table settings with soup bowls, salad plates, and dinner plates.

    Promising review: "We like the colors and weight of them, they feel like a good quality product and have held up to frequent use." —Chris

    Get them from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    22. Cut the clutter in your cabinet where you stash your tea with a tea bag holder that'll save you some space, *plus* look nice enough to leave out on the counter for company when you offer up some coffee or tea.

    white tea bag organizer with six removable compartments
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this out of desperation for regaining room in my tea/coffee cabinet. Yes, we have a kitchen cabinet devoted just to all of our tea and coffee, and we were running out of space very quickly. I got this smaller version because I knew it would fit without having to adjust the shelves. Can I saw how much I love this? I was able to empty so many boxes from the cabinet, it was not even funny. My only complaint (others have mentioned this as well) is that you cannot fit a whole box in one drawer. I worked around this by designating one of the drawers as 'overflow' with a few different types of tea in it. Also, note that this is only good for teas that come in the envelopes. If you have loose tea bags, they may not work too well in this." —Kitty

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    Prefer a different caffeine source? Perhaps a K-cup organizer would be of interest.

    23. Give your cook space a pro look with a magnetic knife strip (it only looks expensive) instead of that clunky old knife block squatting on your kitchen counter.

    wood magnetic knife mount on a kitchen wall
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I used to have an ugly knife block that took up too much room, so I decided to get a magnetic knife strip. I've read that the cheaper metal ones scratch and dull knives, so I went with a wooden one. This company offers different types (colors) of wood to match your decor. It took me all of 15 minutes to install (I have a drill and a torpedo level). Really easy and straightforward installation. The strip itself holds my knives very securely and frees up a bunch of counter space that my old knife block used to take up. The strip works extremely well throughout the length of the product." —Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in a variety of lengths and wood types).

    24. Put a countertop refinishing kit to work by creating a granite-look upgrade in the heart of your home.

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    Kit has a three-step paint process that goes right over your old laminate, cultured marble, and ceramic tile countertops. Has automotive-grade durability and made of safe water-based materials. Each kit covers typical kitchen of 35 sq. ft. or 16 running ft. of standard 2 ft. wide countertop.

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier. This stuff is easy to work with. The finished product is unbelievably beautiful. My neighbor thought we had new counters installed. If you take your time and follow the directions without trying to create shortcuts, you will be pleased with the results. My best advice is take your time and use a good brand of painters tape and tape everything. There is a black piece of cardboard to practice on. I would also advise doing this to get comfortable with the process. Watch the DVD." —SC

    Get it from Amazon for $79.93+ (four finishes).

    25. Learn how to paint your countertop to look like expensive stone marble. (Getting actual marble is a HUGE, expensive project.)

    countertop with painted marble look
    Kaleidoscope Living

    Get the full tutorial from Kaleidoscope Living.

    26. Zhuzh up a lackluster rental countertop with marble-print contact paper that'll make for a much lovelier Insta background for showing off all your culinary masterpieces. Gotta love a low-commitment, budget-friendly option.

    close up of a kitchen counter with the contact paper applied
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    Promising review: "Returning to leave a review five years after purchasing and installing on the kitchen countertops in my rental. I’m moving out and have wondered all these years If it’d be easy to remove and leave any sticky residue. I am happy to report that after being on my counters for FIVE YEARS the contact paper came right up, leaving absolutely no residue. It’s held up and given my kitchen the facelift it needed for five years. Absolutely would recommend this product to anyone looking to cheaply update their counters in a rental. Really great solution!!!" —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $11.64.

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

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    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 with KRUD 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 $52.34 (also available in Coconut Espresso, Black Deco, and Coco Couture.

    28. Post up a visual reminder to flavor your food accordingly with a hot sauce print featuring the regular suspects for dialing a weeknight dinner up a notch.

    illustrated print of hot sauces
    Lindsey Kay Co / Society6

    OK but where is my beloved Texas Pete?!

    Lindsey Kay Co is a handcrafted digital collage brand founded by Lindsey Nichols, a Denver-based contract designr/art director. 

    Get it from Lindsey Kay Co on Society6 for $6.99+ (available in four sizes).

    29. Admire your Kitchen-Aid mixer even *more* on the reg with a cute unicorn horn. Time to chuckle as you refill your coffee.

    kitchen countertop with a Kitchen-Aid mixer with a gold unicorn horn stuck on the front of it
    Inceptualize3D / Etsy

    Inceptualize3D is an Atlanta-based small biz that has a variety of very cool home and video game items.

    Get it from Inceptualize3D on Etsy for $12 (available in a variety of colors and either as stationary or rotating).

    30. Decant juice and other bevs into some squared-off carafes that'll not only look nice, but will fit in your fridge door. It's true, you *can* make the inside of your fridge look a bit nicer with a tad of organizing help!

    two tall carafes in square shape at bottom with lids in a fridge door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these carafes. They are tall but fit perfect on the side of frig door. Easy to handle, easy to wash, and pours easily as well. Super happy with this purchase!!" —TXGAL

    Get two from Amazon for $20.99. Also check out a 3-quart pitcher that'll fit in your fridge door for $19.43.

    31. Toss the old plastic containers stained with curry from your fave Thai takeout join (yum) and meal prep with these airtight stackable storage containers instead that'll stack nicely in your fridge without taking up too much room. It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out an organized fridge will help make cooking (and eating food before it goes bad) so much easier.

    stack of clear food storage containers in a fridge
    Amazon

    Set includes seven plastic food storage containers and seven lids with a 100% leak-proof guarantee. But don't listen to me about them! Check out our full review of these Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers.

    Get the 14-piece set from Amazon for $29.99.

    32. Add a little practical pizzazz to your walls with a cheesy dream wall clock that'll make sure you don't lose track of time in your new fave room.

    wall clock with collage of woman swimming in bowl of mac and cheese
    Tyler Varsell / Society6

    Tyler Varsell is a collage artist and illustrator with tons of surreal art. 

    Get it from Tyler Varsell on Society6 for $25.59 (available in three frame colors and two clock hand colors).

    33. Fill out a customizable family cookbook with those heirloom recipes that taste better than anything you could ever get in a restaurant. Talk about some kitchen motivation!

    the cover and then the open book with a photo pasted in there of the dish and a written recipe
    Uncommon Goods

    Do the grunt work of filling out the recipe book from the start as an even sweeter gift!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.16 or Uncommon Goods for $30.

    34. And while we're on the subject of nostalgia, order a custom kitchen towel with a print of a handwritten family recipe as something to constantly leave out as a nice reminder!

    white kitchen towel with written recipe on it
    Flatlands Boutique / Etsy

    Flatlands Boutique is a Monette, Arkansas-based Etsy shop specializing in kitchen items and graphic tees. 

    Get it from Flatlands Boutique on Etsy for $14.50.

    35. Make your lower kitchen cabinet a thing of beauty(?!) with an accordion-like pots and pan organizer that'll easily adjust with your growing organizing needs. (Even that griddle pan you just had to buy.)

    inside a kitchen cabinet with the accordion-like organizer stretched across the shelf&#x27;s length to hold pans and lids
    Amazon

    The length expands to 30" and each rod is 6.5" tall to accommodate taller items. Synthetic rubber bumpers protect your delicate surfaces.

    Promising review: "This holder is amazing! Finally, a solution to corral all of these freaking pot and pan lids! It expands perfectly to accommodate my 30" wide cabinet. Actually, it can go a little further than that but it gets less stable when you exceed the maximum width. It also works great for smaller cabinets. I tried it out in a pull-out drawer that's approximately 24" and it serves it's purpose well. Although I'm very happy with this organizer, I must admit I do find the price to be a little steep for what it is. However, it was the only one I located that expanded this wide. It also looks beautiful, seems durable, and doesn't look like it's going to rust. Therefore, I found it to be worth the investment." —Nurse Bex

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (with eight sections).

    36. Bring another source of light into your cook space with some avocado string lights because you love a theme *and* being able to see what you're cooking.

    string light with lights shaped like avocadoes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great quality and very bright. Gave a cute accent to my boyfriends kitchen counter. I will be buying from this company again. Got my eye on the penguins and unicorns." —Sara Holland

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    37. Free up some kitchen cabinet space with mounted wine racks for a storage solution that'll make getting a post-work pour that much easier. Plus it'll be a super easy way to display any especially decorative glasses.

    under-cabinet wine glass holder with throw rows and enough for nine glasses
    Amazon

    I lucked out with some similar racks already mounted in my apartment (like these!) and I adore them. I love seeing the ornate vintage pink wine glasses I picked up from a church tag sale on mine when I walk through my kitchen or am washing dishes. 

    Get three rows (enough for nine glasses) from Amazon for $17.99.

    38. Dress up that water stain that won't quit on your kitchen table with a charming burlap table runner because people will just assume that you're always ready to entertain.

    wood dining table with burlap stripe runner on it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love my new runner! The neutral gray fits perfectly in my neutral fall table decor and will easily transition into my Christmas decor. It’s a lightweight cotton (100%), so I will use my washer’s delicate cycle and then hang it to dry. I anticipate I will have to iron it afterward, which is no big deal. For the style and inexpensive price it’s worth the effort." —Florida Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 7 sizes and 10 color combos).

    39. Just buy an air fryer. But really, have you talked to anyone in their 30s in the past year? People are obsessed! And it'll make you love you time spent in the kitchen so much more.

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    This family size one has an auto-shutoff so you don't overcook those delectable wings someone will assume you picked up from somewhere.

    Promising review: "We are really loving this air-fryer! The large basket size makes it perfect for even cooking, even for one or two people. I’m happy that I bought the larger size instead of the 3.7-quart. My husband is a meat eater, and I am not. We cook different foods for most meals. It’s easy to just wash it quickly in between, although adding a sheet of aluminum foil to the bottom of the pan enables us to just wash the basket between foods, since otherwise we would need to wait for the unit to cool down." —Wanda Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in five colors).

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