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The Most Popular Things On Amazon That People Are Buying To Upgrade Their Homes

Mar 14, 2023Mar 14, 2023


Elegance on a budget.

If you’re hoping to elevate your space but don't know where to start, don't fret. Upgrading your home doesn't have to mean costly renovations. In fact, there are tons of useful additions and simple swaps that can make your space feel more practical and look more refined.

Keep scrolling for coordinated linens, problem-solving kitchen gadgets, and smart storage solutions to help your space reach its full potential. Better yet, many of these popular things people are buying to upgrade their homes are super affordable, too.

Protect your mattress while making your bed cozier with this pillow-top mattress pad. Made from cotton and featuring a down-alternative fill, this cushy, quilted cover boasts a deep pocket to stretch over a variety of mattress depths. You can even launder it on gentle in the washing machine.

Add style and extra brightness to your space with this wall sconce. It doesn't require any wiring and attaches to your wall with adhesive. The battery is rechargeable, too, making it even more practical. The bulb rotates 360 degrees and is removable, so you can use it as a flashlight, too.

Sometimes the best way to upgrade your home is to take good care of the things you already have, and this knife sharpener lets you do just that. It comes with two slots, one for sharpening dull knives and one for polishing up knives that are already sharp. The underside of the sharpener is coated with a nonslip material for safety, too.

For an upgraded bathroom or kitchen, snag this automatic soap dispenser. It's motion-activated to deliver a touch-free experience, ensuring you don't spread germs to a hand pump like one might with a traditional dispenser. It has a generous 17-ounce capacity and runs on batteries, so you don't need to worry about plugging it in.

Keep your necessities easily within reach while adding a touch of visual interest to any room with this set of macrame storage baskets. Made from wood and jute, these boxes have convenient carrying handles and a soft, fabric lining. Use them to store toilet paper or bath displays, show off potted plants, or simply place them on an end table as decor.

If you’re looking to elevate your utensils, this kitchen knife set comes with nine pieces that include an 8-inch Chef's knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 8-inch slicing knife, 8-inch serrated bread knife, 6-inch boning knife, 5-inch utility knife, and 3.5-inch paring knife. The blades are crafted from high-carbon stainless steel and they’re beautifully organized and displayed in a pine wood knife block

Matching linens make a bathroom look more coordinated, and this three-piece towel set is no exception. Available in over a dozen colors, this set is made from 100% Turkish cotton and comes with a bath towel, a hand towel, and a washcloth. They have more than 50,000 reviews, many of which rave about their absorbency, texture, and appearance.

A fresh set of bed linens can do wonders for a good night's sleep and for the look of your space, and this cotton sheet set won't disappoint. The set features a 400-thread count fitted sheet with a deep pocket, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases — all of which are designed to avoid pilling, fading, or shrinking in the laundry.

If dry air in your home is getting you down, level up with this humidifier that works in spaces up to 40 square feet. It features a four-stage filtering process that includes a HEPA filter, along with an ionizer to combat bad odors. Choose from two power modes, including one low enough to not disrupt your sleep.

A tidy closet is a gift that keeps on giving, so treat yourself with this hanging closet organizer. Featuring five drawers and five shelves, this organizer is perfect for storing clothes, accessories, and more, thanks to the mesh compartments on the sides and roomy interior. The drawers are removable, too, so you can customize your storage.

Help make cleaning your fridge easier with these refrigerator mats. Because they’re waterproof and oil-proof, they’re super easy to clean — just lift them up and rinse them off. They’re also textured, too, ensuring you can place bottles and round fruit on top knowing they won't roll away. The set comes with nine mats in varying colors.

If you find yourself wishing for just a touch more storage, this wall outlet shelf is the perfect thing. It replaces your existing switch plate and screws on just as easily. The top platform is the perfect shelf for a charging phone, a small speaker, or even an electric toothbrush. There's a small hole in the top of the shelf to feed a power cord through, making it exceedingly practical.

This memory foam pillow is made from breathable bamboo to help it stay cool through the night, and better yet, it's customizable. The pillow is filled with shredded memory foam accessible via zipper. Since it comes intentionally overstuffed, you can remove the filling until you reach your desired level of firmness.

If you hear the term "shower caddy" and are transported back to your college days of toting around a plastic shampoo container, think again, because this set of shower caddy shelves elevates the concept. Made from rustproof stainless steel, these shelves install easily on tile and more with adhesive, and even feature hooks for hanging razors, washcloths, and more. They each hold up to 20 pounds.

This space-saving hanger, ideal for storing pants, skirts, scarves, and more, is here to revolutionize your closet storage. The hanger features five rods and two hooks attached by a center panel. Simply hang both hooks up on your closet bar, slip your items over the rods, and unhook the second hanger so that your items are stored vertically rather than horizontally, thereby saving space.

Whether you want illumination for bathrooms and staircases or a gentle glow in a child's room, this pair of night lights is the perfect addition. You can choose between a warm or cool white light, or cycle through one of eight other colors. Better yet, it powers on automatically at dusk and shuts off at dawn, ensuring you won't waste unnecessary electricity.

No need to shell out for replacement furniture, because this set of wood markers can breathe life into old floors, chairs, tables, and more. The set comes with six popular furniture shades, like maple and walnut, as well as six wax crayons. Simply match the color and fill in scuffs and scratches to reveal newer-looking furniture.

Upgrade your laundry routine with this convenient detergent holder. It essentially acts as a ramp, leveraging your detergent bottle into an incline so you can use gravity to help pour the perfect cup without heavy lifting. It even comes with a strap to help secure the bottle in place and help prevent spills.

If you’ve got a cute collection of pots and pans, why not show it off with this wall-mounted rail with a sleek black finish? Made from durable iron, this bar features 15 hooks for storing cookware and utensils alike. It can support up to 22 pounds of weight and reviewers report it's easy to install, too.

Add a gentle, illuminating glow that can make your kitchen look more high-end with these under-cabinet lights. The set comes with three light bars, an AC adapter for power, and a remote that lets you control the brightness and set a timer. The lights install easily with included 3M adhesive, too.

Stop jamming your drawers with kitchen tools and use this utensil holder to neatly display them instead. Featuring a weighted base to prevent it from tipping over, this caddy is made from stainless steel and even rotates 360 degrees so you can grab the tool you need with ease. It has three internal compartments to help your utensils stay organized.

If you find yourself constantly throwing away herbs that have wilted too quickly, this herb saver can help. Simply fill the interior chamber with water, place the herbs in the cup, and use the handle to lift the lid so you can grab herbs as needed. By changing the water every two to three days you can help your parsley, cilantro, and more last up to three weeks in the fridge.

Ensure you don't lose track of items at the back of the cupboard with this three-tier shelf organizer. It features three platforms of varying heights to ensure everything stays in sight, and also has a drawer at the base for stashing smaller items like condiments and more. Its compact size makes it great for cabinets of many depths and widths.

If you’re tired of misplacing your kitchen tools, make the switch to these magnetic measuring spoons that stick together as a set, ensuring they won't get separated in your utensil drawer. Made from stainless steel, they come in a set of six measurements ranging from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. The color-coded labels make them easy to tell apart, too.

This mounted bidet sprayer is an easy and affordable upgrade for your bathroom. It hooks up to your water tank and can be mounted to either the wall or the toilet itself. The sprayer sits in the included cradle, and the flexible hose ensures it's easy to maneuver. Choose from strong and gentle spray settings.

If the idea of back-bending labor doesn't appeal to you, try this stand-up gardening tool to upgrade your yard instead. Made from sturdy bamboo and steel, it couldn't be easier to use. You simply center the tool above the plant you want to remove, press it into the dirt, and lean the handle at an angle to yank it up — all while standing comfortably upright.

For ensuring your seasoning is as close to perfect as possible, employ these electric salt and pepper grinders. Each grinder comes with three settings: coarse, medium, and fine, so you can customize your level of zest accordingly. They also have built-in LED lights so you can keep a clear eye on just how much seasoning is being dispensed.

To amp up visibility in your bathroom at night, try this toilet night light. It runs on three AA batteries and simply clips to the side of your toilet bowl. Once in place, you can choose from 16 different colors, or select the mode that rotates through each color throughout the course of the night.

Your post-shower feet deserve the best, and this chenille bath mat won't disappoint. Featuring an anti-slip coating on the back, this mat will stay in place while offering up lots of absorbency. It's safe to launder in the washing machine and comes in several different size dimensions to choose from.

The easiest way to transform a room into a den of relaxation is by adding this tabletop fountain that delivers the soothing sound of flowing water with ease. Simply plug it in to get the water running and enjoy its many features, like the gentle bulbs that illuminate the rocks. The submersible pump helps deter algae build-up, too.

There's nothing wrong with being a little extra, and these mirrored coasters prove it. They come in a set of four and feature a reflective outer rim and an interior filled with diamond-like crushed glass for a sparkly finish that's eye-catching and celebratory. They’re even dishwasher-safe, making them as attractive as they are practical.

If you’re short on space, you need furniture that pulls double duty, like this shoe bench. Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this bench offers three tiers of storage and can hold up to 300 pounds. It's a cinch to assemble, as well.

Snag this glass-cleaning kit and enjoy clear windows, glasses, and more — just add water. The kit comes with two cloths: a microfiber cloth for cleaning and a textured cloth for polishing. The combination of the two rids your surfaces of grease, smudges, and streaks, all while cutting down on paper product use.

Swapping out your existing fixture with this rainfall combo shower head provides a bathroom upgrade in an instant. It comes with a traditional rainfall head but also a smaller, hand-held shower head. Better yet: both can be used separately, but they can also be powered up together. The chrome finish is sure to add a timeless touch to any space.

Enjoy bug-free outdoor entertaining with this mosquito repeller that's so unobtrusive and streamlined that it borders on chic. Just insert the fuel cartridge and repellent mat for a 15-foot area that's protected by the scent-free repellent the device releases. Each fuel cell lasts for 12 hours, and each repellent mat is good for four hours.

For those searching for more data about their body, this smart scale has lots of useful features. It comes with a companion app so you can log your stats and measures everything from muscle mass to metabolic age and more. And thankfully, all are easy to read thanks to the bright LED display.

Adding a pop of green to a side table or shelf is an excellent way to upgrade a room, and this money tree is an affordable and attractive option. It comes in a beige ceramic planter and only needs to be watered once a week, making it a fairly low-maintenance plant. Both the planter and plant measure about 16 inches high.

Go for something slightly unexpected with these red wine glasses. Their geometric, angular shape is both stylish and practical, thanks to the wide rim and dishwasher-safe finish. Each set comes with two glasses and is well-liked by reviewers, over 8,000 of whom have weighed in to give them an impressive 4.6-star rating.

Ensuring your space looks tidy and put together is an easy way to upgrade the overall look, and these rug corner grippers can help. As the name suggests, they affix to the corners of your rugs and come coated with a sticky gel that helps keep the corners from curling up, all while helping to prevent the rug from sliding. Each set comes with four grippers.

Whether you’re hoping to reduce back pain, help with acid reflux, or just increase support for when you’re sitting up in bed, this wedge pillow is here to help. Made from breathable, soft memory foam, this pillow has a removable, chic jacquard pillow cover that you can toss in the washing machine to clean. Choose from two heights: 7.5 or 12 inches.

Why dice by hand when you can use this vegetable chopper to get the job done in way less time? Featuring four stainless steel blades that let you chop, dice, spiralize, and more, this chopper also comes with a 1.2-liter bin to hold plenty with ease. It even includes a scraper and a brush to help you keep your blades clean.

Unlike traditional floral arrangements, this dried pampas grass bouquet doesn't need water and can thrive in nearly any environment. The neutral beiges, tans, and whites of this bouquet will complement a range of decors while adding tons of texture. Each bouquet comes with a whopping 80 pieces of grass, too.

This electric kettle has tons of benefits, like the fact that it can have 1.5 liters of water boiling in just minutes. It's also cordless for easy pouring and features a convenient rotating base and an auto shut-off for safety. But perhaps most impressive is its sleek, finish (which comes in eight colors), allowing it to both blend in and stand out in modern kitchens.

• Available colors: 8

For expertly cleaned and totally dry greens, use this salad spinner from the trusted kitchen brand OXO. Simply rinse your greens, place them in the inner colander, and use the pump to rapidly spin them so they dry to perfection in no time. The inner colander holds nearly 5 quarts, ensuring you can tackle large jobs quickly.

For a chic piece of furniture that displays both booze and drinkware, look no further than this bar cart with a built-in wine rack. The cart comes with two mirrored shelves and slots to suspend wine glasses, too. It's incredibly sturdy, with both shelves able to support upwards of 60 pounds.

Alexandra Elizabeth