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    59 Things That'll Make You Wanna Redo Your Whole House

    Don't worry, no need to start looking for contractors just yet. You can DIY with these products.

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    1. Some wood polish and conditioner anyone can use...even if you're awful at painting! It'll zhuzh up kitchen or bathroom cabinets that are looking dull from wear, tear, and just, well, LIFE.

    reviewer pic of scratched up cabinet
    reviewer pic of refreshed cabinet

    Promising review: "My bathroom cabinets had a lot of wear from the steam from showers and baths. I want to replace them but decided I would try this first. It’s very easy to apply, wait 20 minutes, then wipe off the excess. Filled in the places where the varnish was gone and showing raw wood and brightened up the finish. Looks much, much better for an easy and cheap fix. Very pleased with this product." —Dog Lovers

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    2. A mold and mildew removal gel can turn back time on your shower surround in a mere six hours. (Can't wait for Cher to drop that remix.) 

    Promising review: "It’s a little hard to squeeze but that totally makes up for the AMAZING results. I was embarrassed about our tubs because the people we bought our house from didn’t caulk or seal them properly and this resulted in mildew buildup. I tried EVERYTHING until I saw this on TikTok, I believe — MIRACLE FREAKING WORKER. I will be buying more, the only complaint I will ever have is the shipping got mixed up but that is not a problem and was fixed very easily!" —Brooklyn Nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    3. A carpet cleaner to transform all sorts of soft surfaces in your home BESIDES your carpet (though it'll do amazing work there too). Turns out, you don't need to buy a new couch after that huge spill. 

    A reviewer's before and after photo of their couch which was once stained and splotched and is now free of marks after using the machine
    A reviewer's photo of a stuffed shark toy which is half dirty and half clean after using the carpet cleaner

    Promising review: "Buy this NOW! My husband and I absolutely love this little thing. We have used it to clean our cars, mattresses, upholstered chairs, area rugs, and our couch. It works great and is so convenient for almost everything. Easy to clean, easy to move. I did use this on our carpet to compare to my larger carpet cleaner and it did NOT clean as well as my larger cleaner did. It is excellent for spot cleaning, though." —Marianne R. Fezza

    Get it from Amazon for $122+ (available in three configurations).

    4. A jetted tub cleaner you simply run through in a bath cycle and just watch the filth EMERGE from the pipes. Then you simply wipe it away! It'll be equally horrifying and satisfying. Worth it.

    tub with lots of foaming dirt in it
    tub running with clear water

    You run your bath, add the cleaner, watch the gunk emerge, drain your bath, and then clean off the gunk!

    Promising review: "It's disgusting to see what comes out of your jets when you use this product. I can't believe we bathed in this! I've run bleach and dish detergent through my jets before, and that combination never cleaned with this efficiency. I highly recommended this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. Grandma's Secret, an under-the-radar solution with serious stain-removing prowess — like, cleaning pen from a white leather couch. Chilling!

    white leather couch with tons of pen scribbles on it
    the same couch without the pen scribbles

    It can remove oil, grease, ink, grass, and blood stains for all my vampires out there. Psst, a few months ago I recommended this to a friend who fell in a puddle of motor oil on a sidewalk, then accidentally wiped it on her camel coat. It got the stains out!

    Promising review: "This stuff is so amazing. I'm a witness. My 2-year-old baby wrote all over my white leather couch. I tried multiple different things and nothing work but Grandma's Secret Spot Remover. I love this stuff." —L. Nix

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A six-outlet wall charger that'll comfortably fit all the chargers you require (despite how your house was designed). Plus! it has two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light.

    Reviewer turning the light on and off the charger with items plugged in
    Charger with several large plugs in it

    Promising review: "Better than any strip! Saw this on TikTok and it’s everything. Love the auto night-light feature. So versatile and compact. Worth every penny. Will be ordering more." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. And an electrical outlet cover with a power strip so you can take full advantage of your square footage in your living room and scoot your couch flush with the wall. Just a few inches can make a big difference!

    Before photo of reviewer's cords preventing them from pushing their bed against the wall next to an after photo of all the cords hidden thanks to the new outlet cover
    Before photo of a reviewer's messy cords in the kitchen and an after photo of the same outlet but all the cords are neatly hidden

    Promising review: "I have an outlet outlet above our mantel that’s meant for a wall-mounted TV. We have a large painting covering it. We wanted to use the plug to power two Wi-Fi speakers on the long mantle. The thinness of the plug is perfect behind the painting. The power strip is hidden by a mantle clock. So, we have our two speakers to either side and no visible wires. This product may not work for every application, but for us, it’s 10 stars." —Amazon since '97

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in four lengths).

    8. Plus an extension cord that'll make you swear off all your other extension cords once you realize it'll help you better organize all your essential cords. 

    extension cord with plugs on different parts of the cord
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $13.99.

    9. NoNo Brackets, aka curtain rod brackets that fit onto your existing blinds so that you don't have to fool with drilling any holes and having to spackle them later or (!!!) if you're in a rental, get charged when you move out.

    A customer review photo showing a close up of the bracket on the window
    A customer review before and after photo showing their window with vertical blinds and then with curtains

    Promising review: "This bracket is awesome and was extremely easy to install. We were able to hang curtains over our vertical blinds in just a few minutes and didn't even need any tools. Great product!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in brown, black, gold, and brass, and also available in inside-mount brackets).

    10. A guided gallery wall kit in case you haven't gone as far as buying frames just yet. It comes with seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and some pretty black-and-white prints you can use as placeholders 'til you figure out which pics will go in this place of honor.

    11. And an elegant printable gallery wall you can use to fill up those frames in an eclectic way that'll look like you scoured all sorts of antique stores to source. 

    various pieces of framed art
    NorthPrints / Etsy

    NorthPrints is an Etsy shop that specializes in curated printable wall art.

    Get it from NorthPrints on Etsy for $10.79.

    Psst, you can find printable art on Etsy for basically any aesthetic, including lots of curated gallery walls like this one. 

    12. magnetic stove shelf that's the perfect amount of room to keep your most-used spices so you don't have to go digging in your cabinet while the oil is literally poppin' on your stove top. AND, now you'll have more space to organize what's left inside your cabinets. 

    StoveShelf is a small business, and these shelves are built to last a lifetime. 

    Promising review: "This is an excellent buy. The shelf helped me declutter my cabinet, and it is an awesome storage space for my more often used spices. It is sturdy, easily installed, and attractive. I recommend this shelf." —Pamella R. 

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six styles and three sizes).

    13. A container of touch-up paint can help cover up all those chips and marks that seem to follow you around the room like one of those portraits where the eyes look straight forward.

    A customer review before and after photo of their dresser with a chip in the paint and then without it
    A customer review photo of them holding the paint next to the wall it was just used on

    Promising review: "Rather than ditching furniture into a landfill, which is bad for the environment and one's pocketbook, this product allows you to give new life to existing furniture. Between the Soto touchup and new handles, my entertainment center looks like new....for less than $35. If you can use liquid paper, you can use this. I just ordered another bottle for porcelain. This is a fantastic product. You will love it!" —LexiNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors).

    14. Plus an Angry Orange pet odor eliminator for erasing all the visual (and smelly) evidence of pet accidents on flooring and furniture. You don't need a new chair. You just need this. 

    Beige carpet with a brownish-gray stain in the middle of the image
    Beige carpet after using the spray, showing how the stain is now gone

    Promising review: "This product is amazing!!!! We have a Rottweiler pup and a bichon pup and our house was feeling the PAIN! I tried everything and used to tell my wife, 'with all the science and technology in the world we still can’t come up with something that gets rid of the dog mark smell!'

    This product does everything and more. Just ordered another round. We were about to throw away some furniture due to the smell and now after use we can keep it. Saved me hundreds. Well worth the money." —clayton s tonkin

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    15. A velvet slipcover will give your ragged old couch a completely new look. Plus, the slipcover comes with straps to keep it in place so you don't have to fuss with it all the time.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $43.49+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    16. And a stretchy arm chair slipcover to help transform that perfectly fine (but hideous) chair you found on Facebook Marketplace for a song.

    arm chair with ripped seat cushion and ugly floral print
    the same chair covered in a solid gray slipcover

    Promising review: "Before and after putting it on. I couldn’t be happier. This chair has been through and lot and I just wasn’t ready to pry with it. The cover was easy to put in and so soft." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in 19 solid colors).

    17. Faux-wood beams to add some extra character to your ceilings at a lighter weight and budget. 

    Promising review: "Easy Installation, Looks amazing. I order a set for Dining room project liked it so much that a few months later I ordered it for Family room (Dining RM are 5"x5.5) (Family 8"x'5.5")" —Carlos McCoy

    Get two from Amazon for $503.86.

    18. A fireplace whitewashing kit for a transformation on the cheap. Don't even LOOK up how much it'll cost you for a new fireplace surround. Trust me.

    before pic of red brick fireplace
    after pic of brick fireplace with whitewash finish for a gray look
    Amazon

    Includes everything you need to whitewash a range of brick colors. Designed specifically for brick and should NOT be used over ceramic glazed or coated masonry. The paint is water-based and coated surfaces will not allow for absorption.

    Promising review: "Love it, easy to use and very clear instructions. I used the ration for thicker coverage i did not want too much of brick showing through. Great quality and everything you need comes in the box kit. Worth it for me. Rags included as well as a great quality brush even the plastic tarp and painters tape. Perfect kit to get my project done!" —Erini

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    19. A fawn-cy switch plate cover might just scream "I've been watching The Gilded Age but I'm too lazy to paint." 

    a before photo of a buzzfeeder's plain white switch plate and then an after of an ornate brass switch plate
    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    This transformation is from my colleague Chelsea Stuart! Here's what she has to say: "I just got one of these (those are my photos above) and I am a v happy customer. While I'm not ready to shell out $15 a piece for the other 30+ switches in my apartment, just doing this one in my living room — where I have a gallery wall of prints in similar gold and brass frames — really made a difference! And should I come into any surprise money, I would definitely invest in more down the line." 

    Promising review: "These are absolutely beautiful! If I ever move, I'm taking them with me. You may think they're a little pricey, but they're REALLY heavy and far nicer than the stuff you find at the local hardware store. I bought the switch plate, outlet plates, and even a blank plate to cover an old electrical box left behind by DIRECTV." —Karebow

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (available in seven finishes). 

    20. A bottle of dog spot repair if your puppy has a favorite pee spot and it shows... This stuff will get new grass growin' in no time so you can get back to hosting BBQs.

    Promising review: “We purchased this to fill some patches in our backyard that were damaged by our puppy. Works like a charm. The one caveat is that you really do have to water it a bit every day. Once it takes off though, it grows pretty quickly! Within one week of planting this, we had 1-inch long grass blades. One month later, all the patches are gone. Highly recommended!” —Jessica N.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in five sizes).

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