You probably didn't realize these home upgrades could be so damn cheap

Affordable, time-saving ways to make your home feel more modern.

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Upgrading your home can cost a pretty penny — unless you’re clever with your money. With a lot of persistence and a little creativity, you can easily give any room in your home a modern makeover for less than $100. But if you don’t have time to scour the internet for affordable options? Not a problem, as I’ve already gathered some of the best home upgrades that Amazon has to offer into this convenient list.

From sleek cabinet pulls to peel-and-stick backsplashes, even the most modern homes can benefit from the items you’ll find below. And since everything costs less than $50, you shouldn’t have any problem grabbing more than a few finds without breaking the bank. But if you want to see more, you’ll just have to keep scrolling.


This vacuum attachment that helps clean out your dryer vent

Sometimes, a dirty lint trap can force your dryer to work harder than it needs to, making this vacuum attachment a smart addition to any home. The long, flexible tube reaches deep into your dryer, sucking out any stray bits of lint that are clogging it up — and each order includes a brush to grab any pieces that managed to escape the vacuum.


An outlet extender with space for a smart speaker

Need somewhere to keep your Alexa or Google Home? This outlet extender features a handy shelf on top that’s perfect for both, or even your phone while it charges. It also adds an extra three outlets to the wall, as well as three USB ports, and one type-C. Plus, there’s even a built-in night light to help guide your way down dark hallways.


This airy, textured bath mat with over 11,000 positive ratings

With its aerated design that helps it dry quickly, this bath mat is a smart upgrade to the grimy one currently stuck to the bottom of your tub. The nonslip base helps keep it from shifting out from underneath you and doesn’t rely on any hard-to-clean suction cups in order to stay put. Plus, the textured top gives your feet some added grip.


A drain strainer that helps keep your pipes clear

If your garbage disposal is on the weaker side, consider adding this strainer to your drain. It allows water to flow through, yet stops all sorts of food debris from escaping down your pipes to help keep them clog-free. And unlike some drain protectors, this one is made from soft silicone that won’t leave behind any scratches.


The repair putty that can help you get your security deposit back

Fixing up small holes in your walls is as easy as rubbing this putty overtop, brushing away any excess, then painting over it once dry. The handheld applicator makes it perfect for DIY beginners — and unlike regular spackling compounds, it shouldn’t shrink or crack over time, nor will it produce flashbacks in photos.


These pillows that shouldn’t bunch up on the inside

Unlike some pillows that can become lumpy over time, these ones feature no-shift construction that helps keep the insides from bunching up uncomfortably. They’re also fade- as well as stain-resistant and feature plush gel fibers on the inside that make them comfortable for all types of sleepers — regardless of whether you prefer snoozing on your side or back.


The LED light bars that are *so* easy to install

Not only do these LED light bars feature magnetic backings that allow for easy installation, but each order also includes double-sided adhesive for any non-metal surfaces. There’s also no complicated wiring necessary, as each one is powered using four AAA batteries (which are not included) — and the built-in motion sensors also help the batteries last longer.


This draft stopper that also helps soundproof your home

Whether cold air or noise is leaking into your home, these draft stoppers can help. The adhesive backing makes it easy to stick them right into place — and you can even trim them to fit smaller doors as needed. They also come in five different shades to give them an extra-subtle appearance: black, brown, gray, transparent, or white.


This heavy-duty doormat that’s easy to wash

Unlike some doormats that require a heavy scrub in order to get them clean, this one is made from tough PVC that can handle getting blasted with a hose. The nonslip backing helps keep it in place when rubbing dirty shoes overtop of it — and if it ever gets wrinkled, simply toss it into the dryer for a few minutes to flatten it out.


A mattress pad that can also extend the life of your mattress

Not only is this soft mattress pad made from breathable bamboo fibers, but it also helps protect your mattress from spills and sweat, resulting in a longer lifespan. Extra-deep pockets make it suitable for use with taller mattresses — and many reviewers wrote about how it’s “soft and comfortable.”


These LED puck lights that are *so* easy to install

From closets to cabinets, these LED puck lights can help brighten up all sorts of dark spots in your home. Each one runs using only three AA batteries (which are not included), so there’s no need to worry about a sudden increase on your energy bills. Installation is also a total breeze — just use the included adhesive to stick them right into place.


An organizer that keeps all your reusable bottles looking tidy

Make sure to take a look at this organizer — especially if your pantry or shelves have become a jumbled mess of reusable bottles. There’s enough space for up to six bottles of nearly any shape or size. Plus, the tough plastic frame is unlikely to shatter if dropped.


These under-cabinet lights are almost too easy to install

Professional-looking cabinet lights don’t have to cost an arm and a leg — just grab these ones that are available for less than $15. At 3 feet long, it should only take a few strands to light up your entire kitchen. And since they only need three AA batteries (which are not included) to operate, there’s no complicated wiring required when setting them up.


An expandable strainer that helps prevent food waste

Since this strainer expands to fit overtop your sink, it’s highly unlikely that it’ll tip over and spill while you’re pouring food into it. It can fit sinks from 14 to 19 inches wide — and the BPA-free plastic is even heat-resistant up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.


The glass mixing bowls that come with matching lids

Not only are these mixing bowls made from durable tempered glass, but each one also comes with a matching lid so that you can use them to store leftovers. And if that isn’t enough? They won’t absorb any unwanted odors or flavors — and their slick walls allow batters and doughs to easily lift away,


A set of airtight containers that help keep dry ingredients fresh

Sometimes, leaving cereal in its cardboard box is an easy way for it to go stale, making these airtight containers a smart investment. They’re great for all sorts of dry ingredients, as their flip-top lids allow you to scoop and pour their contents out. Each order also includes a set of chalkboard labels to help you keep your pantry organized.


These under-the-bed organizers that can fit up to 16 pairs of shoes

There’s no need to clutter up your closet with shoes when you have these organizers at your disposal. They can fit up to 16 pairs of shoes as well as four larger pairs of boots, making them great for collections both large and small. Plus, the reinforced handles make it easy to pull them out from underneath the bed when you need a pair.


A flatware organizer that expands to fit your drawers

If your silverware drawer is looking a little worse for wear, consider using this organizer to help sort it out. It expands from 13 out to 17.5 inches, creating a snug fit so that it doesn’t shift around when you open your drawer — all while a water-resistant bamboo frame keeps it looking good if you ever need to give it a wash.


These Swedish dishcloths that can help you save money

Still wasting money on paper towels? Take this as a sign that it’s time to upgrade to these Swedish dishcloths. They’re soft when wet and gritty when dry, making them perfect for all sorts of dirty jobs — and the quick-drying material even helps prevent them from absorbing unwanted odors.


An alarm clock that projects the time on your wall

Can’t quite read your clock from across the room? Not a problem — this digital one projects the time on your wall so that it’s easy to read from far away. Its large LCD face also tells you the indoor/outdoor temperature, as well as what day of the week it is. And unlike some clocks, this one also features a USB port in the back so that you can charge your phone overnight.


These long-lasting candles that won’t produce smoke

Whereas some candles can produce a ton of soot, these ones are made with cotton wicks that deliver a smooth, clean burn. They’re also completely unscented, and have a burn time of up to 55 hours. Plus, the wide shape helps prevent wax from dripping down onto your tables.


The paper towel holder with an elegant chrome finish

With its minimalist design and elegant chrome exterior, this paper towel holder is sure to look good sitting out on your counters. It’s designed to fit paper towel rolls of practically any size, as the wide base gives you a ton of space to work with — all for less than $15.


These storage bags that slide underneath your bed for safekeeping

Running out of space in your closet? Stash all those seasonal items inside these storage bags, then slide them underneath your bed to help save some space. Reinforced handles make it easy to pull them out whenever you need something — and since the top is transparent, it’s easy to see what’s inside without having to unpack everything.


These furniture pads that help protect floors from scratches

Scratched floors are a thing of the past once you’ve put these pads on your furniture legs. The adhesive backing means there are zero nails required to fit them on — and each sheet is large enough that you can also use them for flower pots, rocking chairs, and more. Plus, the reinforced fibers even help reduce noise.


A wireless doorbell that comes with 50 different chimes

If your home didn’t come with a doorbell, consider adding this wireless one to your front door. It comes pre-loaded with 50 different chimes — or enough for you to change things up nearly every week of the year. And with a wireless range of up to 1,000 feet, you shouldn’t have any problem hearing it throughout the first floor of your home.


This stainless steel kettle that won’t rust over time

This kettle is made from tough stainless steel, making it just as durable as it is rust-resistant. The gooseneck spout delivers smooth pouring, while its versatile base is suitable for use with nearly any type of stove. It’s also BPA-free, and comes in two sizes: 34 or 40 ounces.


These dispensers that are perfect for oil & vinegar

Not only do these dispensers have wide mouths that make them easy to fill, but the pour spouts also feature attached caps to help prevent spills and help keep everything inside fresh. Measurement markings on the side make it easy to keep track of how much you’ve poured — and many reviewers raved about how they’re “high quality.”


An end table with extra space for blankets, pillows & more

If you’re looking for furniture that’ll help you make the most of small spaces, search no further than this end table. A woven basket on the bottom gives you extra room to store everything from throw blankets to magazines, while a helpful rim around the top works to keep drinks and other items from getting knocked off. Choose from four finishes: charcoal, white, dusty pink, or mint green.


These hangers that help keep clothes from sliding off

Unlike the smooth plastic hangers you’ve probably been using, these ones are coated with soft velvet, giving them some extra friction to help keep your clothes from sliding off. Their slim profile also takes up less space on your closet rod — and while compact, they’re still able to hold up to 10 pounds each.


An organizer that adds 5 shelves to your closet

Don’t have a ton of shelf space in your closet? This hanging organizer instantly adds five extra shelves for storage, as well as six mesh pouches on the sides that are perfect for smaller items. The seams are also reinforced for extra durability, giving it a weight limit of up to 15 pounds.


These measuring spoons that take up hardly any space

Unlike that bulky ring of measuring spoons you’ve likely been using, this set is designed to nest together, helping save you precious kitchen storage space. They’re also double-sided: one for dry ingredients and a second for liquids. And since each one is made from stainless steel, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll rust over time.


A grippy pad that helps keep rugs from shifting around

Tired of your rugs sliding around? Lay this gripper pad down underneath them, and it’ll provide that extra friction you need in order to keep them firmly in place. And since no adhesive is required, you can easily pick it up and adjust it as many times as you need.


These grippers that help keep rugs from curling up

Curled rugs can be a tripping hazard, so why not use these grippers to make sure they’re secured down flat? Instead of relying on sticky adhesive, they use hundreds of tiny suction cups to make sure your rugs are held down securely. They won’t leave behind any residue if you decide to adjust your rug — and many reviewers appreciated how they’re “easy to apply.”


A utensil holder that can rotate 360 degrees

Since this utensil holder can spin 360 degrees, you shouldn’t have any trouble reaching that spatula sitting in the back. Dividers in the center help keep your kitchen tools from getting tangled together, and the base is even weighted to help keep it from tipping over — just in case you have a few extra-tall stirrers.


An extra-tough doormat that won’t shift out of place

Not only is this doormat tough enough to hold up against the cold winter months, but it also features a nonslip backing so that it won’t shift out of place when scuffing your shoes against it. Choose from two sizes as well as six colors: grey, khaki, taupe, green, brown, or black.


These Mason jars that are airtight & leakproof

Whether you’re pickling cucumbers or storing leftovers for later, these Mason jars can help keep all your ingredients fresher for longer. The lids are airtight as well as leakproof, while the high-quality glass is made without any lead whatsoever. You can also use them to put small items on display, like glass beads, fairy lights, and more.


A kitchen faucet that pulls down for easy spraying

If you’re still using the faucet that came with your kitchen, take this as a sign that it’s time to upgrade to this sleek pull-down version. It’s made from shiny stainless steel that won’t rust over time and features two water modes: regular flow or spray. Plus, installation only takes a few short minutes — and it’s so simple that there shouldn’t be any need to call a plumber.


This rustic holder that helps sponges dry quickly

Leaving a wet sponge in the bottom of your sink can cause it to deteriorate faster, so why not store it in this holder instead? It’s made from sleek porcelain, with a rustic design on the outside that’s sure to look good wherever you put it. “The sponge fits perfectly and can easily dry out[...],” wrote one reviewer.


These storage bins that are shockingly versatile

Whether your fridge or your pantry is looking a little messy, these storage bins can help you get everything looking organized. They’re made from clear, shatterproof plastic, making it easy to see what’s inside without having to unpack anything. And once you do need something, handles in the front and back make it easy to pull them out.


The candy jar that helps keep everything inside fresh

Coffee beans, pretzels, cookies — the airtight lid on this candy jar can help keep all sorts of dry ingredients fresh. The large mouth makes it easy to fill up without a scoop, while two flat surfaces let you sit them either upright, or at an angle. Plus, the glass body is even 100% lead-free.