7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home for Less Than $40

I don’t know about you but my house is looking a little rough around the edges after a long winter. I’ll be trying some of these low-cost ways to make a fresh start where needed. Maybe you can also use some of these low-cost items to brighten up your humble abode.

All of these items are on Amazon.com and has at least four stars from reviewers. However, it’s suggested you compare prices around the web to make sure you’re getting the best discount.

Also, note that although prices you see here will almost always be accurate, they do sometimes differ slightly from what you will find at Amazon.


  1. Peel-and-stick backsplash

A new backsplash can instantly give your kitchen a renewed lease on life. If you’ve hesitated to undertake such a project in the past, Longking’s Peel-and-Stick Tile Backsplash can make this tough job easy.

You get 10 sheets of 11.8-by-11.8-inch tile that you simply peel and stick. This project involves no mess, and you won’t need to use grout or special tools.

$39.90 20% off $31.99

stainless steel

  1. DIY stainless steel kit

Want stainless steel appliances without the expensive cost? The Liquid Stainless Steel Range and Dishwasher Kit allows you to “brush on” that trendy finish to a range or dishwasher.

Made of 100 percent stainless steel, the liquid comes as part of a kit that includes all the tools you need. The finish will hold magnets, according to the manufacturer. It also can withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prime $24.95

door paint

  1. Front-door paint

Make a statement to everyone who visits your home by transforming your front door with Modern Masters Satin Front Door Paint.

Available in two dozen colors, this paint has Never-Fade technology to keep the hues vibrant. The paint requires a two-coat application, but has a quick-dry formula that promises to dry the same day you paint.

$41.95 21% off $33.02

window film

  1. Decorative window film

Looking for privacy on the cheap? Coavas Decorative Non Adhesive Static Cling Window Film allows you to beautify your windows without having to use adhesives or glue.

Simply apply it with water, and you will add some pizzazz to your windows that also helps block the sun.

Prime $10.89 27% off $7.99

handle pulls

  1. Drawer handle pulls

As any real estate agent will tell you, changing simple things like drawer handles is an easy way to update your home for a budget price. A 10-pack of Cosmas Satin Nickel Drawer Handle Pulls is an affordable way to bring your kitchen or bathroom back to life.

Prime $24.95

shower head

  1. Water-saving shower head

Each time you start to run a shower, you have to stand around waiting for the water to heat up. But the Evolve High Pressure Shower Head from ShowerStart promises to end that delay.

With this device, you turn on the water, and it runs until the cold water runs out. Once the water temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit, the water slows to a trickle.

The water waits until you pull the cord. You can do other tasks — such as shaving or brushing your teeth — and step into the shower when ready, knowing the water will be warm.

Prime $39.84

tub refinishing

  1. Tub refinishing kit

If your tub is looking a little grungy, pep it up with the Rust-Oleum 2-Part Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit.

With this kit, you can prepare the surface and paint the same day. The two-part epoxy acrylic formula fights moisture and resists corrosion.

Prime $28.24

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