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47 popular home upgrades people are making that are under $35 on Amazon

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Maybe your kitchen and bathroom are begging for a complete remodel, but you don't have a ton of cash to spend on upgrades. Don't worry: Small improvements don't have to cost a fortune. My specific approach is starting with the little things because they can make a big difference. For example, before I change the cabinets, I change the handles — and before I replace the flooring, I put down throw rugs. It's possible to make these kinds of changes without spending hundreds of dollars, especially with these Amazon products that are under $35.

That's right: Thanks to the items on this list — which range from home improvement tools to luxurious bed sheets — upgrading your space can be easy and affordable. From an adjustable mount that lets you put a recipe screen in the kitchen to a curtain made of glistening string lights to help create a soothing atmosphere, you'll find loads of terrific, cost-effective, and fun home upgrades. There are even things like silicone furniture feet to help protect your hardwood floors, along with peel-and-stick backsplash for your kitchen.

What's cool about all of these products is that so many Amazon shoppers can't get enough of them, as they've left hundreds and thousands of positive reviews. Go ahead and join the masses; add new products to your cart and upgrade your living space on a budget.

1. These LED puck lights that give light to dark closets and hallways

Good lighting is the instant upgrade that keeps giving because it makes any room look more spectacular. But it comes at a cost. That’s why this two-pack of LED wireless touch lights is such a find — they are designed with self-adhesive backs and you simply stick them under cabinets, in dark closets and hallways, and anywhere else you need illumination. They will make your home look more expensive for a fraction of the cost of custom lighting.

2. This grilling cast iron pan with two pouring spouts

This pre-seasoned cast iron pan makes grilling nights a little more versatile. This 12-inch pan fits right on your stove or even on your grill for easier searing. It’s complete with grilling ridges and two pouring spouts to remove extra oil. Plus, there’s an extra handle on the side for when you’re ready to take this durable pan off the grill.

3. These machine-washable gel pillows that feel super cool

This set of pillows will always feel cool and super clean. It’s because the cooling gel fiber filling and the stain-resistant cover are both machine-washable. These easy-to-clean pillows are also covered in breathable and fade-resistant cotton. Plus, this luxurious cover stops the temperature-regulating filling from bunching up.

4. These silicone furniture feet to help prevent scratches

There's a better way to stop your chairs from scraping the floor than the irritating adhesive felt pads you've probably been using. These silicone shoes that fit over your chair feet have a cork sole to stop the noise — and they're simple, stay on, and don't attract dust and pet fur. Just put them on the chair feet just as you would shoes.

5. This genius way to round up your tangled cables

That pile of cables and cords under your desk or behind the TV is probably visible, but you can make it less so by wrangling it all into this decorative box. All the cords exit through the back, so it looks sleek — and the lid snaps on securely to help keep small paws out.

6. A set of stove covers that are seriously easy to clean

These burner covers make cleaning the stove as easy and satisfying as pulling the plastic cover off a new phone. All the dirt and spills comes away with them, leaving your stove instantly clean. You can put the covers in the dishwasher (or wash them in the sink), and then put them back on with minimal effort.

7. A double pet bowl that won’t slide around or spill

Keep dog and cat bowls where they belong — on your floor and not sliding around and creating a major mess. This double pet bowl features durable stainless steel bowls that conveniently sit side-by-side and a silicone base that won’t slide or slip. For less than $25 you get a dishwasher-safe feeding system that’s perfect for dogs or cats and boasts more than 3,000 reviews.

8. These transparent storage bins for ultimate pantry organization

Turn any cluttered kitchen space into a pristine and practical organization system, with these airtight food storage containers. The set comes with seven containers in four different sizes, all of which have flip lock lids. They’re clear, so you can see what’s inside, plus a set of chalkboard-style label stickers and a pen are included for labeling, too.

9. These soft Velcro covers for your fridge handles

If your fridge is made with stainless steel, these double-sided handle covers will help protect them from stains. Simply Velcro them on and never look at handprints all over your appliance handles again. They look sleek — but when they get dirty, you can throw them in the wash. This is a two-pack for a fridge.

10. The chic French press that makes delicious coffee

Make your first cup of coffee of the day as special as possible by brewing it in this elegant copper French press coffee maker. The large coffee maker is designed with a quality heat-resistant combination of stainless steel and borosilicate glass and can be used to brew three 8-ounce cups of coffee. One reviewer called it the best French press they’ve ever owned and raved, “Press actually goes all the way to the bottom, lid fits securely, the bronze casing hasn't scraped the glass like I thought it would, it's awesome [...].”

11. The stylish 6-piece kitchen knife set made with stainless steel

Complete with ergonomic, nonslip handles and stylish rose gold accents, this kitchen knife set will help upgrade your kitchen. The pack arrives with its own base that’ll hold all six knives on display, including a pairing knife, a utility knife, a carving knife, a chef knife, and a bread knife. They’re all dishwasher-safe, too.

12. The laptop cooling pad that keeps your computer the perfect temp

If you’re working from home with your laptop on your lap, you’re probably noticing that both your legs and your computer heat up pretty fast – not a good sign. Help keep your computer in great shape and make your WFH experience more comfortable with this laptop cooling pad. The pad features rubber pads to keep laptops from slipping and is covered in ventilated holes for good airflow. This pick has more than 6,000 reviews.

13. A high-pressure hose nozzle with delicate settings too

Whether you want to wash hubcaps or water the roses, this multi-setting hose nozzle has you covered. Its ergonomic on/off lever means it’s easy on hands, even for long jobs. There are 10 spray modes, controlled via a wheel on the nozzle front, that include mist, rinse, jet, and soaker, among others.

14. This sound machine to help you sleep better

This sound machine plays six relaxing sounds — including white noise, fan, ocean, rain, stream, and summer night — to help you get a more restful night of slumber. Utilize the optional built-in sleep timer to turn the device off after 15, 30, or 60 minutes. This pick is compact in design for portability, and it can be recharged via USB (the power cable is included).

15. This set of sleek mixing bowls to elevate the kitchen

Mix up cookie dough in the soup pot no longer! This set of six stainless steel mixing bowls ranges from a generous 8 quarts (sizable enough to serve salad to an army) to just 3/4 of a quart (fill it with cheese for said salad, why not?). They nest together for easy storage and are crafted from durable yet lightweight stainless steel.

16. This boot scrubber that keeps dirt out of your house

Even if you don't demand that everyone who enters take their shoes off, you can offer a way for them to easily get their dirty boots clean first. Set this boot-cleaning brush in the entryway, and with a quick step and scrape, everyone can remove the caked on mud, snow, or whatever else they're about to track across your floors.

17. These sleek shelves that organize your shower

If you ask me, this set of shower caddies is the solution to every single one of your shower organization problems. There are two caddies and one soap holder that hang from a clear adhesive backing. The caddies have hooks for your sponges or razors, and all the pieces are able to reposition.

18. This salt & pepper shaker set with lids for backyard parties

You can easily pull out these salt and pepper shaker set for weeknight dinners and backyard parties. These durable stainless steel shakers are complete with lids that are super helpful for an outdoor dinner. They also come with four spice-pouring settings. Plus, there’s a glass bottom to see when they’re empty.

19. The markers & crayons that fix your dinged wooden furniture

If your hardwood floors have a few scratches, you don't have to clear all the furniture and move out for days to have them refinished. You can fix those — and all the marks on furniture and cabinets — quickly with this wood repair kit. Fill the deep scratches with the wax crayons and cover blemishes with the markers. It works on furniture, cabinets, floors, and other wood surfaces.

20. The tile backsplash you can install by yourself

If you can put on a Band-Aid, you can do your own backsplash. This peel-and-stick tile backsplash is easy to install, looks amazing, cleans beautifully, and is easy to trim with scissors (according to over 2,000 reviewers who've used it to do a super-cheap, DIY kitchen upgrades).

21. A mop set with reusable cleaning pads

Effortlessly pick up dirt, dust, and other debris in your home with this handy mop. It features a rotating head to reach practically any area, plus an extendable handle for your comfort. Also included are four reusable cleaning pads (including two scrubbing pads and two microfiber pads) — they’re machine-washable, saving you major money in the long run. This pick is safe for use on a variety of surfaces, including tile, hard wood, stone, laminate, and more.

22. This cable organizer set that tames charger chaos

How much of your desk is devoted to a cluttered collection of charging cables? This clip organization system will help reduce that mess. Just stick the clips to the back of your desk (or even to your car's dash or bedside table), and snap the cables in. They'll stay put so you'll always know where they are.

23. A rainfall shower head with better water pressure

Replacing your current shower head with this high pressure rainfall shower head will bring tropical rain vibes to your bathroom, and elevate your shower experience. It’s available in six different colors and finishes to match any space. Even better, it’s easy to install, too. One reviewer raved, “The pressure is strong while the water feels, soft? Is that even possible? Surely there is wizard involved in Spark Pod's design.”

24. These clips that help prevent fitted sheets from sliding off

If you have a deep mattress or your favorite sheets are starting to lose elasticity in the corners, these adjustable sheet clips are a quick and easy way to keep them on the bed. Clip the sheets into the clasps then cinch them tight. Almost 10,000 people approve of them.

25. The satin pillowcases that are gentle on your skin & hair

When you lie down to sleep, the fabric of your pillowcase rubs against your hair and skin for hours. The texture can either tug your strands or help keep them smooth, depending on the fabric. These satin cases do the latter, which means you wake up less tousled and with hair that hasn't been pulled on all night. These are silky as can be and come in 21 beautiful colors.

26. This 40-foot cleaning kit for your dryer vent

If your clothes seem like they take forever to dry, it might be time to clean out those dryer vents. This dryer vent cleaning kit can help you do just that. It reaches up to 40 feet allowing you to clean out lint build-up in those hard-to-reach crevasses like the vent, duct, and exhaust port. Reviewers are thrilled with how well this product works for the price. “I was skeptical at first but became a believer,” one shopper wrote. “The amount of lint that came out was beyond comprehension!”

27. These oil & vinegar dispensers with convenient measurement markings

These oil and vinegar dispensers will certainly look stylish on a countertop or table in your home — but they are also quite functional to boot. Made from durable borosilicate glass, the dispensers have a wide opening for easy filling and measurement markings along the side to dispense the correct amount of product every time. The filter in the lid ensures the spout won’t get clogged for smooth and effortless pouring.

28. These storage cubes to organize items around your home

These storage cubes can be utilized in practically any room in your house to step up your organization — stash clothes, art supplies, toys, towels, and more in them. The cubes are easy to set up (they have a reinforced bottom to stand on their own), but can collapse down to nearly flat when not in use. Choose from various color options, including royal blue, black, and pink.

29. A under-bed storage bag that lets you reach everything

It’s all about the zipper lid on this under-bed storage bag. It’s a transparent top that opens all the way, so you can access all of your extra bedding from the top. This linen bag also has a tear-proof handle on the side that won’t get in the way of this handy zipper design.

30. These easy-to-install lights that are touch sensitive

Take the simple and easy road to excellent under-cabinet lighting and stop worrying about wiring and construction by mounting these battery-operated LED lights, which are touch sensitive. Just peel and stick the lights to the underside of your cabinets, and tap to turn them on. That's it. They’re battery operated and super easy to install. Plus, you can take them if you move, and they're nearly invisible when off.

31. The fridge deodorizer that stops unwanted smells

If your fridge needs a refresh, you can easily eliminate unwanted odors with these powerful fridge deodorizers. While they’re unscented, they work for up to six months until needing to be replaced — and you can even use them in the freezer. Each pack comes with two, so you can replace when necessary, without having to bother with reordering

32. The door draft stopper that's simple to install

If you're shivering indoors (even when your door is shut), installing this insulated draft stopper at the bottom of your exterior door can help. Cut it to size, peel and stick it to the door, and keep your heat inside — and the cold, sound, and even bugs outside.

33. These colorful velvet hangers to organize and coordinate your wardrobe

If a color-coordinated closet is something you dream of, these premium velvet non-slip hangers can help you reach those goals. Each set contains 20 hangers and comes in seven different colors. They’re also space-saving with their ultra-thin profile. In fact, the manufacturer claims these hangers can free up to 50% more space in your closet.

34. This bamboo mat for a dry bathroom floor

Step out of the bath or shower onto this bamboo mat and let the water drip away from your feet. The mat shouldn't slide out from under you, because there are grippy rubber feet on the bottom — and it won't hold water like a fabric rug. Four of these mats together make a unique and inexpensive floor covering.

35. This bamboo organizer for your snack bags

This box, which measures 12 by 13 by 3 inches, is separated into four compartments to organize your snack bags. The spaces are specifically sized to fit quart, sandwich, snack, and gallon plastic bags — and the entire unit can be placed in your kitchen drawer, in a cabinet, or even on your wall.

36. These grippers that keep your rugs from curling and shifting

Having to re-adjust your area rugs after they shift and slide gets old quickly. These corner grippers will solve that dilemma by securing the corners of any type of rug to the floor. Rather than adhesive, they use a hook and loop design that allows you to easily and swiftly fasten and re-fasten your rug in place. “I purchased this based on reviews and I’m happy I did,” one fan raved. “It securely holds down a stubborn corner of my living room rug even when my vacuum bot runs over it.”

37. The brilliant pet hair remover you can keep using

When an affectionate pet deposits a patch of fur on your pants or leaves a bed of it on the couch, just wipe it up with one of these two adhesive brushes. They're effective because their surfaces are armed with dense, grippy material (and not sticky, disposable sheets). When the brush is covered in fur, just insert it into the cover and that fur will get pulled right off. You'll get a large brush for home and a smaller travel brush.

38. This clothes steamer that heats up super fast

Plug this portable fabric steamer in and within minutes, it’ll be ready to steam your clothes and have them looking fresh and new again. It’s compact enough that you can pack it for travel, or easily store it at home. The water tank has capacity for up to 10 minutes of usage, and it promises to work on all types of fabric.

39. The solution to your cluttered refrigerator

Do you get bummed when you open the fridge and find chaos inside? Well, when you've got these transparent, stackable storage bins, you’ll be able to sort and organize to your heart’s content. Even better, the BPA-free and shatterproof bins also work in pantries, cabinets, or closets, and side handles make them easy to move and shift as needed.

40. These fillable paint pens for quick touch-ups

If you have painted surfaces around your home that could use a bit of a touch up, these pens make it super simple to do. Simply fill the pen with the correct paint color (utilize the included syringe for this), snap the brush tip on, twist the bottom of the pen, and you’re all ready to paint. The brush tip is small for precision, and the paint will stay fresh inside the pen for 7-plus years.

41. A pizza cutting set with a helpful cutting board

The round wood cutting board that comes with this pizza cutting set is super unique. The reversible design has grooves on one side that act as a template for your pizza slices. Plus, the stainless steel cutter is curved and way faster than a classic pizza roller.

42. This adjustable drawer organizer made of sleek bamboo

Slip this expandable utensil organizer into your silverware drawer, and make space for your forks, spoons, and knives — and more. Use just the upper slots, or slide the lower slots out from beneath and enjoy even more room. Three different styles are available, so you can opt for a model with as few as three to five slots, or up to seven to nine.

43. These silicone bags that can replace your freezer bags

You'll never have to buy disposable plastic freezer bags again once you stock your kitchen with these resealable, reusable, durable, storage bags. They zip closed and don't leak — but they're also transparent, and you can wash them hundreds of times.

44. A cocktail shaker set that’s easy to wash

Pulling out this cocktail shaker set is worth it for a drink or a shaken iced coffee. It’s worth it because the 1.5 ounce measurer, straining lid, cap, and the shaker cup are all dishwasher-safe. Plus, this 24 ounce stainless steel shaker set will stay rust-free.

45. This wireless doorbell with a versatile receiver

The versatility of this wireless doorbell kit is all about how you mount the pieces. The actual doorbell is super compact, and it comes with easy adhesive or screws. Meanwhile, the receiver is so versatile because it has 52 different chime settings. Plus, you don’t have to mount it because this small receiver simply plugs into a wall outlet.

46. These reusable dishcloths that look like extra-plush paper towels

The reusable Swedish dishcloths won’t stand out in your kitchen. Instead, these super absorbent cloths simply look like extra-plush paper towels on your counter. These cellulose and cotton cloths are also better at scrubbing with their textured design. Plus, you won’t fill up your kitchen trash can with these biodegradable and odorless cloths every day.

47. This bidet with a self-cleaning mode

This inexpensive add-on bidet will help you rinse every time — and it's about the same price as a single case of toilet paper. It has an adjustable spray on two nozzles (front and back), as well as an automatic cleaning mode. Installation is super easy.

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