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    56 Ways To Make Your Home Look Better Than It Ever Has Before

    Cue to your nosiest neighbor asking when you got carriage-style garage doors. (Psst, they're $15 magnets.)

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    1. Add magnetic garage handles and faux windows that'll 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.

    2. Kick the blinds to the curb and get some privacy without the cord (it can be dangerous for kids and pets!) by applying a window film that'll still let in SO much light. I did this to my bathroom window and congratulate myself for it every day.

    reviewer's window with holographic geometric frosted covering

    3. Refinish tired metal furniture with some metallic spray paint for a weekend afternoon project that'll have substantial payoff. Just look at that zhuzhed bistro set!

    4. Hang up a tapestry (or something more substantial than a poster or print) that'll skim over any dents, unsightly utility panel doors, scuffs, or other marks that distract from your aesthetic.

    natural rope macrame wall hanging with tassels

    5. Use a bottle of leather conditioner to 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!

    6. Get around oddly place outlets behind furniture with an ultra thin electrical cover. This babe cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time.

    7. Use a velvet slipcover to give your ragged old couch a complete new look. Plus, the slipcover comes with straps to keep it in place, so you don't have to futz with it all the time.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

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

    9. Or drop in a toilet fizzing bomb for a bathbomb-like effect on those nasty stains. Um, maybe cleaning the bathroom will be fun now?

    the toilet bombs that are the size of bath bombs

    10. And keep it looking brand-new with a miraculous automatic bleach toilet cleaning system, because Rosey the Robot isn't available for bathroom cleaning, but this gadget will send cleaner into your bowl with each flush. It's a start!

    A reviewer photo of the installed system, which clips on to the tank and attaches to two of the toilet's internal tubes

    11. Cover up with interlocking teak tiles you don't need tools to install. That concrete patio slab is older than you, but it doesn't have to look that way.

    12. Swap out one of those weird long pillows (sorry!) for a ~streamlined~ door draft stopper to keep chilly gusts from coming in under the door. It'll just look like a natural part of your door, so other decor design choices (like that cute welcome mat) can shine!

    13. Hang a set of room-darkening velvet curtains for a super dramatic look on the cheap. 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.

    14. Recover ugly throw pillows with cute shams that'll cost less than a horde of brand-new cushions would.

    stack of velvet pillows on a couch

    15. Or treat yourself to a seashell pillow for MUCH cheaper than you'll see in a cool vintage shop.

    16. And hide smaller scratches on your fave furniture with a set of wood repair markers. We love a repair instead of a replacement product!

    17. Or dress up that water stain that won't quit 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

    18. Tuck stray cords outta the way with cable clip organizers because you need your phone charger by your bed but you don't have to trip over it or make it take center stage.

    close up of mountable cable clips

    19. Tidy up a modem-y mess by hiding it behind a bookish disguise as a decorative touch that's more useful than anyone could expect.

    row of hardback books with back shown that it's a box

    20. Erase the likes of spills, wine, and even Sharpie marker(!!!) with this powerful stain remover. As you can see, it even works on suede furniture.

    21. *Artfully* corral items on your coffee table with a decorative tray that'll make it look perfectly styled — even if the other thing on the coffee table is an open pizza box serving as your dinner plate. (We've all been there, I vacation there often.)

    22. Mask an unsightly power strip in a sleek (but ventilated!) box that'll also keep kids and pets outta there.

    before pic of a messy cable strip then after of the box containing the same power strip but looking much neater

    23. Attach a roll of faux ivy to ugly wire fencing or a railing with a view you don't love. Here's to a bit more privacy!

    24. Keep your floors in tip-top shape (and prevent some nails-on-chalkboard scrapes) by putting furniture protectors on furniture legs. Any year you can avoid refinishing your floors is a GREAT year.

    showing how you can't see the furniture protectors on a chair leg

    25. Make your kitchen sink's corner work for its dinner with a corner sponge organizer — it'll fit a surprising amount of dishwashing essentials in such a tiny space instead of them cluttering up your cleaning zone.

    kitchen sink with triangle shaped sponge and soap holder on the corner of a sink

    26. Stop the mess in your laundry room with a laundry-detergent drip catcher to help salvage some of that precious goo, so you can go a tad bit longer in between shopping trips.

    laundry detergent containers with the drip catcher on them

    27. 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.

    28. Revamp your under-things storage with a sock and underwear organizer to help you zero in on your lucky pair of socks... and figure out which pair-less ones need the boot.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of a messy drawer, and the same drawer neatly organized in these bins

    29. Put down a luxe-looking runner in a hall or in front of your closets to help create a sense of *fawn-cy* space without hurting your budget. I own this very runner and love it every single day that I walk on it!

    burgundy and white rug runner

    30. Brighten an icky floor 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!

    31. Stash all your plastic bags (hey, they make great bin liners!) with some plastic grocery bag wranglers light enough to hang on a hook on your wall *or* inside your kitchen cabinet. Just saying, these would look real cute in your pantry.

    two hanging bag organizers with a hand pulling a grocery bag out of the bottom of one

    32. If you pine for stainless-steel appliances, you can cop the look with some stainless-steel-effect contact paper to get you the modern look of fresh appliances for chump change. OK, this takes a little more work, but look at that payoff!

    33. Use some stove burner covers to help you catch the mess right away on gas stovetops. Or just cover up some chipped or sorry-looking stovetops. (I live in a rental with a white gas stovetop that def has some unsightly chips on it, so I can relate!)

    34. Show that shower door who's boss with a commercial-grade cleaner that'll get at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors. Seriously, shower doors are more or less scum magnets. It isn't fair but this spray will even the playing field.

    person spraying shower with the cleaner

    35. Give your towels some room to breathe and create a neater look in that bath your whole family uses with an over-the-door towel rack built with some hooks, too, so you can put your robe and clothes somewhere that isn't the floor or on top of the toilet.

    back of bathroom door with a towel rack that has three tiers of racks for towels

    36. Decant your shower products into a set of stainless-steel and glass soap dispensers that'll make your bathroom look like a spa.

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

    37. Toss a punchy throw blanket with some pom-pom trim over your lackluster couch or chair to draw attention away from the fact that, wow, it's seen better days.

    yellow blanket with pom pom trim on it thrown over a beige couch

    38. Or if you are extremely glamorous, take a similar approach with a faux-sheepskin rug to throw on a chair seriously lacking in comfort, at the foot of your couch, or in a number of spots!

    white faux sheepskin rug on a wicker armchair

    39. While we're talking about faux-fur luxury, swap to an undercover dog bed for your furry lil' angel who gets to do what you'd like to do: lounge around all day while someone else works for the chow. At least with this, you'll have a luxe-looking, machine-washable surface they won't get in trouble for drooling all over.

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

    40. Prevent the nightmare scenario of dirty dishes ending up in your beautiful coffee mug display or on the dinner table with this Christina Aguilera dishwasher magnet. (I prefer Dirrty in every other scenario.)

    Christina Aguilera dishwasher magnet with "Clean" and a clean cut makeup/hair look, then her from the "dirrty" music video

    41. Borrow a little air space above your go-to outlet with an outlet shelf *just* large enough for your electric toothbrush. Here's to a tidier sink!