The Most Clever & Best-Looking Home Upgrades Under $30 On Amazon

Renovations don’t need to cost a fortune.

by Caroline Reinstadtler
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You’ve probably heard the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” When you feel proud of the space you’ve created, it’s just that much easier to wear your heart on your sleeve. Of course, minor inconveniences pop up all the time, from fluctuating apartment temperatures to the constant battle for counter-space real estate. It’s way too easy to let these issues pile up.

If that sounds like you, it might be time for an upgrade. Elite Daily has compiled a number of additions to take your living room, kitchen, or bathroom to the next level. These adorable finds will have you asking, “Why didn’t I think of that before?” No matter your design tastes, there’s something on this list that’ll have your home looking Pinterest-worthy in no time.

A Ceramic Sponge Holder For Mess-Free Storage

If you’ve ever left a wet sponge on the side of the sink, only to pick it back up later and cringe, this ceramic sponge holder is worth checking out. Its farmhouse design makes it a cozy kitchen addition that will fit right in with your candles and dish towels. It's made of high-quality porcelain ceramic, so it'll last you through wet sponges and kitchen accidents.

A High Precision Kitchen Scale That Gets Baking Down To A Science

With this high-precision kitchen scale, you won’t need to frantically Google unit conversions as you make your way through a recipe. With an auto-tare button that's highly accurate, it finds the weight of your ingredients by removing the container from the equation; you'll know exactly how much sugar, butter, or flour you have in front of you. Its double-button design features instant unit conversion, so you can get back to licking the batter (the best part of baking).

These Stainless Steel Salt & Pepper Grinders With A 3/4 Cup Capacity

Put these stainless steel salt and pepper grinders at the centerpiece of your kitchen table as a chic and effective part of any dinner party. With the capacity to hold 3/4 cups of any herb or spice, you won't need to refill them as much, and they work manually, so you can say goodbye to batteries. You can adjust the knob at the top to your desired coarseness level and twist away.

These Hand Poured Candles With Clean Burning Wax

Cast your bedroom, living room, or kitchen in a gorgeous glow with these hand-poured candles. They're made with lead-free cotton wicks and wax that’s clean burning, so you can feel good about taking a deep breath once you've lit them. Use them for added ambiance at any event you host or simply to unwind at the end of a long day.

An All-In-One Chalk Paint For Creative Decorators

Give any surface in your home an extra touch of creativity with this all-in-one chalk paint. Instead of buying separate primers and top coats, you can simply use this on any clean surface and trust that it will last. It's made without chemicals like phthalates and formaldehyde, and it's low odor, so it makes for headache-free painting in more ways than one.

These Under Cabinet LEDs That Turn On With A Simple Touch

For a big impact that requires almost no effort, put these slim LED puck lights under your kitchen cabinets, in your closets, or on your bookshelves for stylish illumination. They have a chic, warm white glow that turns on with a simple touch, and each battery lasts over 100 hours. They’re beyond easy to install too — all you need is the included double-sided adhesive.

An Ultra-Soft Microfiber Fleece Throw Blanket

This ultra-soft microfiber fleece throw blanket is a must-have for homebodies who spend most of the day looking forward to curling up on the couch. The blankets range in size from twin to king, so you can pick the snuggle experience you’d like best. Bring it camping or to the beach for nighttime protection against the cold.

These Jumbo Storage Organizers With Reinforced Handles

If there never seems to be enough room in the house for all your trinkets, try these jumbo storage organizers. They're made with reinforced handles, so you can carry them from room to room with ease, and they're foldable when you're finished. Pests won't be a problem, as these organizers are constructed with a polypropylene material that's sure to keep them out.

These Wooden Baskets With A Rustic Vibe

From the spice cabinet to the shower, these nesting wooden baskets are a great way to store your belongings in style. Made from oak wood, they're stylish enough to use as kitchen table centerpieces. With their decorative yet functional mesh sides, they’re especially great for holding fruit and vegetables like onions or shallots.

These Dreamy Mason Jar Sconces That’ll Look Great On Your Wall

Hang up these dreamy mason jar sconces to give your space a warm glow. They're perfect for a farmhouse-style kitchen or a cozy bedroom — the possibilities are endless. They come with LED strip lighting and classic silk faux flowers to turn your home into a wonderland.

A Remote-Control LED Light Bar That's Bright As Can Be

Curious about how you’d use this remote-control LED light bar? Let me set the scene: you're fumbling around the kitchen at night for a bedtime snack, you can't find the light switch in the darkness, and something gets knocked over. Avoid that scenario entirely by installing one of these. This convenient solution burns at 75 lumens for maximum brightness. It comes with a 72-hour battery life, and just one remote can control up to 12 lights.

These Colorful LED Lights That You Can Use Anywhere

With these colorful LED lights, you can increase TV and laptop screen visibility, accent darker spaces, and match the mood of your space to how you're feeling. The installation process is easy, as it only uses a USB power strip, and it includes 15 cool color options. When you install these lights behind your screens, you'll notice brighter colors, better contrast, and reduced eye strain.

A 10-Pack Of Super Absorbent, Reusable Dish Cloths

Ditch the paper towels for everyday spills, and use these super absorbent Swedish dish cloths for cleaning, drying, wiping, and everything else instead. These magical matching cloths are soft when wet yet scouring when dry, which gives them amazing dual purpose for all kinds of surfaces, from glass to wood to stainless steel and everything in between. They can hold up to 20 times their weight in liquid, too, which makes them especially good for drying dishes and wiping up messes.

A Water Bottle Organizer With An Adjustable, Space-Saving Design

From sports drinks to iced tea to classic H2O, keep your favorite beverages organized with this water bottle rack. Each shelf holds up to three bottles at a time, and they’re adjustable to allow for different sizes of bottle, travel mug, sippy cup, etc. Or, if you’re short on cabinet space, the shelves can be placed closer together. It's a fantastic choice for any room where space is limited, like a dorm or apartment, or for maximum kitchen storage.

A Wall Mounted Hanger For Your Pots & Pans

Optimize your kitchen shelf space with this wall-mounted hanger, which you can use for pots, pans, utensils, and anything else you’d like to store. It comes with 15 'S' hooks to hold your heaviest kitchenware and is 29 inches long, so it's big enough for the goods and small enough that it won't take up too much wall space. It's made of durable, powder-coated metal and can support weight up to 22 pounds. You can buy another one to use as a coat hanger in your entryway.

This Shoe Organizer That Will Help You Keep An Accurate Inventory

A shoe organizer is a great way to see your entire shoe collection all at once. Better than storing them in standard shoe boxes, this organizer is meant to go over your door, taking up just a small amount of room. It contains 24 pockets for your kicks, and it comes in three colors. Aside from feeling more organized, you might also free up some much-needed closet space with this upgrade.

A 12-Pack Of Mason Jars For Classic & Reliable Storage

For a classic refrigerator upgrade, try this 12-pack of mason jars. They’re perfect for food storage, pickling, and canning, so if you're Team Overnight Oats for breakfast like I am, these are a great choice. This pack comes with 12 labels and a marker so you can easily keep track of which is which, and they're stylish enough for all kinds of storage, from pencils on your desk to cotton swabs by the bathroom sink and everything in between.

This Elegant And Modern White Marble Cutting Board

Give your kitchen some extra glamour with this elegant and modern cutting board. Cleanup is simple: just wipe it down with warm, soapy water and chop away. It's made with non-slip rubber feet to keep your countertop scratch-free, and because of its gorgeous design and functionality, it makes a great surface for arts and crafts, too.

This Rotating Stainless Steel Utensil Holder That’s Extra Wide

Your kitchen will look so much better, and your go-to spatulas and spoons will be easier to find than ever with the help of this utensil holder. It’s 7 inches in diameter, which is much larger than most, so it can hold a ton of go-to cooking tools, but the interior divider is in three sections to still keep your stuff in order. This sleek crock also rotates 360 degrees, which also helps you grab that whisk in a jiffy.

This Classic Chrome Paper Towel Holder That Keeps Your Roll Dry

Keep your paper towels dry with this simple paper towel holder. It has a classic chrome finish and minimalist style that will work with literally any kitchen style, and that same metal material means that it’s incredible durable and won’t rust. This holder also keeps your paper towel slightly lifted off the counter, which prevents awkward wet spots.

A Hanging Closet Organizer For Your Favorite Clothes, Shoes, & Accessories

Keep your wardrobe tidy with this hanging closet organizer, which comes with five shelves and six mesh side pockets to hold all your favorite pieces. The open-concept design makes it easy to see your accessories at a glance, so you won't need to scour the closet to find the piece you're looking for. Each organizer comes with two stainless steel hooks that will fit any garment rod and has a weight limit of 15 pounds, so it can hold quite a bit of style — all you need to do is rock your favorite looks.

A Detergent Holder That Will Revitalize Your Laundry Room

Detergent can be really messy, so it’s important to find tools like this holder and drip tray to make the process as flawless as possible. Available in multiple colors to best match your laundry room, this device will tip the detergent bottle for you, helping to prevent any drops or spills. It also has nonslip rubber feet that’ll stay secure, so you don’t have to worry about it sliding around.

These Adjustable Drawer Dividers That Are Easy To Clean

Messy drawers are no match for these adjustable drawer dividers, which are waterproof and washable. You can move the dividers around to create sections that are as big or small as you need them to be, and the sturdy material won't bend or break. The collection of dividers included will allow you to make up to 15 cells per organizer. Since each set comes with three organizers in total, your desk and dresser drawers will have all the sections you need.

A Multi-Plug Outlet That’ll Make Sure Your USB Devices Are Always Charged

With more and more devices depending on USB ports, it makes sense to check out this outlet that’ll give you four extra places to plug in your Kindle or camera. It has a lot of features that you might have never known you wanted in an outlet, like a soft warm LED light that’ll help make locating plugs easier at night. Perfect for a home office, all you need to do is plug it in. You can use all three sides to plug in whatever you wish.

This Self Adhesive Door Draft Stopper That Keeps Cold Air Out

This door draft stopper can be trimmed to fit your door’s exact width, and then the self adhesive on the back handles the rest of the installation process. This is a genius, easy solution to keeping cold (or hot) air out of your home, but this draft stopper also helps with unwanted noise, light, and pests.

This Standing Spice Rack With 3 Tiers For All Your Favorite Seasonings

Instead of pushing spices into the back corners of your cabinet, keep them on display with this standing spice rack. With anti-skid pads on the bottom, it's stable enough that your spices will stay put, and it includes 18 spice bottles and 48 labels to keep everything organized.

A Pet Hair Remover That’ll Refresh Your Furniture

If there’s fur all over your furniture, this wildly popular pet hair remover is an easy way to clean things up. There’s no adhesive tape required — just move the roller over upholstery to lift loose pet hair and press a button to empty it when you’re done. Bonus: It works on clothing, too.

This Toilet Paper Stand For Convenience & Comfort

Never reach uncomfortably across the bathroom again when you make the switch to this toilet paper stand. It's built with 3 flat edge feet and a flared base, so it's sturdy and won't tip over when you need it. The size is large enough for any roll, and there's a reserve feature to store up to 3 spare rolls at a time, so you can go ahead and buy in bulk.

This Peel & Stick Wood Wallpaper For A Cute Distressed Look

If you're looking to add that rustic farmhouse vibe to your home, try this peel-and-stick wallpaper. Without using paste or water, you can easily attach this to any clean wall or surface in your home for a cozy and charming touch. Choose between sizes from extra-small to large to accommodate the size of any room.

These Smart Lightbulbs That Connect To Alexa & Google Assistant

Brighten up your space with these smart lightbulbs, which you can control with your voice using Alexa and Google Assistant. You can turn lights on and off, adjust brightness levels, and design the ambiance of your dreams with ease, and you can even set a timer or schedule if you're heading to bed or away from home. Try the wake-up and sleep modes to preset lights to slowly turn them on and off in the morning or night.

A Spa Pillow That Supports Your Head & Neck While You Bathe

Upgrade your bath with this comfy spa pillow. Made from thick foam, it supports your head, neck, and back while you soak. There are seven suction cups to secure it to the tub, and it’s waterproof and quick-drying for added convenience. Choose from five colors and two sizes.

A Cold Brew Coffee Maker That’s So Easy To Use

With this cold brew coffee maker, you’ll never have to leave the house for an iced coffee again. The 4-cup pitcher is made from durable borosilicate glass and comes with a stainless steel filter. Just fill it with your favorite ground coffee, add water, and let it steep in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.

This Rotating Makeup Caddy That Spins 360 Degrees

If tubes of mascara and jars of lotion are scattered across your desk and dresser, check out this rotating makeup organizer. It spins 360 degrees for easy accessibility and storage of all your favorite products. With seven layers of trays that you can adjust yourself, it's versatile and customizable, making it a great gift for someone you love (or... you could always keep it for yourself).

This Super Soft Rug With A Non-Slip Base

If you’re looking for a way to warm a room on a budget, try this super soft rug. Not only is it versatile enough for any space, from living rooms to nurseries, but it's so fluffy that you'll feel like you're floating. Choose from five sizes and multiple colors to accommodate your specific home and style.

These Gorgeous Geometric Vases For Your Favorite Plants

Mix and match these gorgeous geometric vases and place them on your desk, nightstand, or kitchen table for a decoration that's both modern and stylish. You can fill it with your favorite plants and flowers, but the stands will also look great holding your brushes, accessories, or pens/pencils. The kit comes with two vases, one large and one small, so the iron frames and glass vessels fit perfectly wherever you put them.

These Mirror Tiles That You Can Mount Anywhere

Arrange and rearrange these mirror tiles however you like — you can place them anywhere, from the bedroom to the bathroom to your home gym or studio. They’re super easy to install with the included double-sided stickers; just place them on any wall or surface and watch them stick. Made with high-definition glass, their frosted edges will help them stay securely wherever you put them.

This Plush Memory Foam Bath Mat In 20+ Colors

Give your shower experience an upgrade with this luxuriously soft memory foam bath mat. It has a velvet cover and offers thick, plush cushioning for a cloud-like feel with each step, and there’s a nonslip backing to help keep it in place. Choose from over 20 colors and multiple sizes — each one is machine washable and dryer safe.

These Colorful Boho Chic Throw Pillow Covers

Anthropologie and Free People shoppers rejoice: these boho chic throw pillow covers will match your wardrobe to a T. Featuring a super-cute striped pattern, they're a great addition to any couch or bed that's trendy and timeless. You can wash them by hand or in the washing machine, and they won't deteriorate as you wash, so feel free to snack on the sofa.

This Coaster Set Made Of Hand-Woven Cotton

Keep your surfaces stain-free with this coaster set that's hand-woven from absorbent cotton. Their cozy, minimalist design is perfect for cottagecore enthusiasts. They’re also heat resistant, so bring on the coffee and tea. The set comes with eight coasters in four chic colors, all of which store perfectly in the iron holder they come with.

A High-Quality, Heavy-Duty Shower Curtain

Add luxury to your bathroom with this high-quality, heavy-duty shower curtain that won't sacrifice quality for style. With a classic waffle-knit design, it's machine washable in cold water and dries fast without shrinking or deteriorating. Watch as it repels water, especially when used in conjunction with a waterproof shower curtain liner.

This Canning Jar That’s Great For Sun Tea

Brewing your own beverages can be a lot easier with this mason jar. Perfect for kombucha or sun tea, you can also use it to preserve homemade sauces and jellies. Ever wanted to try making pickles? This jar would be perfect. Available in packs of two and four, you can even use them to gift homemade kitchen creations to others. Crafted from soda-lime glass, each jar measures in at a half gallon.

An Under-Sink Organizer That Can Slide Out

Give your bathroom cabinets a major upgrade with this organizing system that slides in beneath your sink. You can install it easily with just a couple of screws and store cleaning products, soaps, and shampoos. With its hollowed-out bottom, it stays clean and dries easily, even when you store damp or wet bottles.

These Absorbent Coral Velvet Dishtowels That Come In The Cutest Colors

Treat yourself (and everyone in your home who washes the dishes) to these absorbent coral velvet dishtowels that'll make cleaning while you cook a breeze. They come in a pack of 12, so you won't run out while you take care of business, and the coral velvet material won't irritate your hands. You can use them to clean dishes, windows, electronics, and even furniture; they're a great choice for resourceful cleaners.

A Minimalist Kitchen Utensil Rest That Stops Spills

Stop spills at the source with this minimalist kitchen utensil rest. You can hang it up when you aren't using it for maximum counter space, and you can handwash it in between uses. Its four slots can hold forks, spoons, tongs, and any other utensils that need to take a temporary break while cooking.

A Drawer Organizer That You Can Use In The Kitchen Or Bathroom

Abolish your junk drawer (or, drawers) with this handy drawer organizer. While it’s designed for utensils, you can use it however you want — from using it to store pens and paper clips, to organizing paintbrushes and other craft tools. You can choose the number of slots that you need to personalize it even more. It’s made from 100% bamboo, adding a touch of class to whatever drawer you put it in.