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Cheap Amazon Purchases That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive

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Gallery Perfect Gallery Wall Frame Set and Template
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Luxe for Less

We all want a more beautiful home, but when it comes to shelling out the cash to spruce things up, few of us are quite so eager. But whether you're trying to sell your house quickly or just want a fresh look, there are tons of cheap products that can help you make small upgrades with a surprisingly big impact. Here are some of our favorites, all available from Amazon.  


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Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.

Household Essentials Hinge It Magnetic Garage Door Accents
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Graham Brown Paintable Prepasted Beadboard
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Graham Brown Paintable Prepasted Beadboard

Price: $24

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Beadboard can give a room a classic elegance, but paying a contractor to install the real thing can add up fast. A clever alternative: This vinyl beadboard wallpaper, which can give you the look for a lot less. It's also paintable.


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Giani Countertop Paint Kit
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Giani Countertop Paint Kit

Price: Starting at $80

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Stone countertops are a tantalizing but expensive upgrade. If you can't quite swing it but are still sick of that old laminate, consider trying out this specially formulated faux-granite paint. Buyers say they're stunned at how easy it is to apply and how real the finished product looks.


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Delamu Cord Cover Raceway Kit
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Delamu Cord Cover Raceway Kit

Price: $18

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Dangling cords stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise put-together room. Keep TV cables, light cords, and tech chargers under wraps with these  covers, which can be snapped together in several configurations and either screwed into the wall or secured with self-adhesive tape. If you want a seamless look, they can be painted.


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Soto Paint Touch Up Interior Scratch and Scuff Repair
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Soto Paint Touch Up Interior Scratch and Scuff Repair

Price: $14

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There's nothing more annoying than bright white crown molding, doors, or cabinets with nasty scuffs and spots. This paint and primer is essentially white-out for your walls and trim, and it hides those marks that stick out like a sore thumb pretty painlessly. Order the color chart first so you can get a perfect match.


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Grout Pen Grout Restorer
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Grout Pen Grout Restorer

Price: $9

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Nothing ages a home faster than dingy grout. Unfortunately, nothing is harder to clean than dingy grout, too, so we won't blame you for faking it with a grout pen. They're available in several colors, and buyers say they're easy to use, especially compared with scrubbing like mad.


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Bathlavish Waterfall Bathroom Faucet
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Bathlavish Waterfall Bathroom Faucet

Price: $37

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Luxe-looking fixtures can take a bathroom from "ho-hum" to "wow," and they don't have to cost hundreds. This chrome waterfall faucet earns raves, especially for the price, and the simple single-lever design is user-friendly, too.


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Wenmer Geometric Hexagon Peel and Stick Wallpaper
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Wenmer Geometric Hexagon Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Price: Starting at $8

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So you want to try some fun wallpaper, but you're a commitment phobe? Peel and stick wallpaper is an inexpensive way to experiment with design, especially if you just want to make a small area or accent wall pop. This mod pick comes in three colors, but if it's not for you, there are enough colors and patterns out there for any taste.


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Wobane Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit
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Wobane Under Cabinet LED Lighting Kit

Price: $21

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Cabinetry is never cheap, especially if you splash out on custom lighting, too. But why not add that little luxury to your existing cabinets for less than the price of a few light bulbs? These pre-cut LED strips come with a wireless remote control that has a timer, a dimmer, and a 60-foot range.


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Ekena Millwork Ceiling Medallion
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Ekena Millwork Ceiling Medallion

Price: $7

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Decorative flourishes like ceiling medallions can really give a home character, but if you aren't lucky enough to live in a historical gem, these PVC medallions come in lots of sizes and varieties, from simple to ornate. Installation is as simple as sticking them up and caulking around the edges.

Distinctions Floating House Numbers
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Distinctions Floating House Numbers

Price: Starting at $7

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Don't underestimate the impact of small changes like trading up to some more-modern house numbers. A fresh set can really pop on a porch or mailbox, especially in the place of cheap stick-ons or tired traditional styles. The hardware is included — all you need is the will and a drill. 


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Gallery Perfect Gallery Wall Frame Set and Template
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Gallery Perfect Gallery Wall Frame Set and Template

Price: Starting at $50

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A chic gallery wall can become a real focal point on a blank wall, but if you don't know where to begin, join the club. Grabbing a kit like this one, complete with coordinating frames and templates to ease hanging, can eliminate the guesswork (and all those errant holes in the wall).


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Can Converter Light Conversion Kit
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Can Converter Light Conversion Kit

Price: $32

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Recessed lighting is versatile — and, well, a little boring. If you're wishing you'd picked a more dramatic fixture, there's a way to make it happen without calling an electrician. This converter kit can turn those can lights into a spot where you can put a fancy chandelier or pendant instead.

Crystiles Backsplash Pro Peel and Stick Subway Tile
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Crystiles Backsplash Pro Peel and Stick Subway Tile

Price: $53 for 12 ct.

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A beautiful backsplash can really elevate a kitchen, but getting one professionally installed is no small chunk of change. Fake it till you make it in a kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom with this peel-and-stick subway "tile" — it has a glossy look and a 3-D feel that will fool all but the most expert of eyes.

Alemon Leather Pulls
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Beau Jardin Solar Lights
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Beau Jardin Solar Lights

Price: $46

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Outdoor lighting can boost both curb appeal and safety around your property, but a custom setup can be a serious splurge. Instead of calling in the pros, experiment with low-maintenance solar lights that you can install along any paths or flowerbeds. They last up to 12 hours after soaking up the sun during the day, and they're weather-resistant.

ONine Leather Tape
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ONine Leather Tape

Price: $15

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If you have leather furniture or upholstery that's cracked, or worse, scratched up courtesy of a furry friend, this leather tape is a surprisingly cheap way to make the damage disappear, at least temporarily. Reviewers say enough comes in a roll to replace the tape if it eventually starts to curl at the edges, and there are close to 40 colors so you can get as close a match as possible.

Nuvo Titanium Cabinet Makeover Kit
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Nuvo Titanium Cabinet Makeover Kit

Price: $70
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Fresh, modern cabinets are a pricey upgrade, so why not give the old ones a makeover? This Nuvo kit, suitable for wood, laminate, and metal, is a good place to start. It covers up to 100 square feet and comes with the roller and angled brush you'll need to make the magic happen. No stripping, priming, top coat, or sealant is required, either.

Morrocan Tile Stencil Set
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Morrocan Tile Stencil Set

Price: Starting at $18

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Vibrant custom tile can truly elevate a room, but these stencils can give you an easy way to experiment with a global look using what you already have. They're also an easy way to update a plain dresser, walls, or even stair risers.


MulchWorx Mulch Color Concentrate
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MulchWorx Mulch Color Concentrate

Price: $22
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Fake the look of fresh landscaping with this non-toxic dye, which can take your existing mulch from faded to like new. One bottle can treat up to 2,800 square feet — just mix it with water, spray it on, and let it dry.

Finehous Carpet Stair Treads
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Finehous Carpet Stair Treads

Price: $45

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Stair runners are dated and expensive, and they can be tricky to install. A cheaper, more modern alternative: Stair treads like these. They have a grippy bottom to limit sliding, and they're made from a durable polyester pile that can stand up to constant foot traffic.

Ram-Pro Furniture Markers and Crayons
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Ram-Pro Furniture Markers and Crayons

Price: $9

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Nothing dates a room faster than dinged-up wood furniture. Fill in all those "oops" moments with furniture markers and crayons. They come in six blendable colors and include wax filler crayons for those really deep gouges. 

Clear Glass Pint Jar Soap Dispensers
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Clear Glass Pint Jar Soap Dispensers

Price: $16 for 2 ct.

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Add instant class to a bathroom by putting soap, lotion, and other toiletries in a classic dispenser instead of leaving them in their plastic bottles. These glass bottles have rust-resistant pumps and come in black, copper, and oil-rubbed bronze.