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25 Home Improvement Products With Incredible Before-And-After Pictures

These products will help you get your own before and after shots of repaired drywall, restored furniture, super-clean bathroom tiles, and way more.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the…

These products will help you get your own before and after shots of repaired drywall, restored furniture, super-clean bathroom tiles, and way more.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


A bottle of nonabrasive, premixed Bar Keepers Friend cleanser you’ll want to rub on nearly everything in your house for a serious “like-new” shine.

Promising review: “My dishes are over 30 years old and it showed — there were scratches all over the surface. The dishwasher got them clean but did nothing for those marks from the flatware. A dollop of this cleanser and a few seconds rubbing, and they look nearly new!!” —vickyann

Check out my colleague’s Bar Keepers Friend review and see how she cleaned her entire apartment with it.

Get it from Amazon for $12.80.


A wood polish and conditioner reviewers swear by for reviving wooden furniture and floors, as will you! The polish is made with beeswax and orange oil to give your floors a lustrous gleam, or dare I say ✨sparkle✨.


Promising review: “I used this on my grandma’s antique dresser to get rid of some water marks, and was absolutely shocked and thrilled at the same time! Worth every penny!” —Pantera1014

Get it from Amazon for $8.98.


A bottle of drywall repair putty with a quick-use applicator so you can fill in holes and cracks in drywall, wood, and plaster, and make your home look like you just moved in.

Promising review: “I had a hole in drywall from a wall anchor that had been removed. This product did exactly what I needed it to do with a minimum of muss and fuss, and no special equipment or tools. Follow the directions, use the cap edge to smooth it out, and it’s just about perfect. I’ve since also used it to repair drywall that was damaged when an old vanity was removed, filled up the dent perfectly. I’m going to be doing some redecorating with some new pictures on my walls, and I know this will work perfectly to patch old holes. Good stuff.” —Barbara A. Hanson

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.


A laser leveler with one 360-degree horizontal beam and one 140-degree vertical beam to get gallery-level photography wall displays where there once was nothing.,

Promising review: “This laser is a fantastic addition to the product line as it combines a VERY BRIGHT and VISIBLE green laser for 360-degree horizontal and another vertical laser line that can provide you with a true and accurate 90-degree line, as well as a RED laser plumb dot! This is one of the most useful lasers I have ever come across! Having a contrast between the red and the green laser gives you easily readable reference lines and points. This unit is an excellent deal and would rival lasers 8 to 10 times its price. Finally, the unit has a metal cover providing extra protection for the 360-degree horizontal laser against possible bumps. If you want a great laser — JUST BUY IT! You won’t be disappointed!” —Rob H.

Get it from Amazon for $93.49.


A tea bag organizer that’ll free up lots of counter space and make your tea time a stress-free experience.

This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

Promising review: “I love tea. In fact, I don’t drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn’t take a lot of room. Love it. It’s my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one.” —Kasia K

Get it from Amazon for $24.59.

Added bonus! This product doesn’t use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high-quality bristles that grab the hair like a brush!

Promising review: “Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care; it’s THAT good.” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


An easy-peasy and affordable marble adhesive that’ll give fireplaces, countertops, end tables, and other unsightly home areas a quick makeover.

Promising review: “Used a little more than one roll for a quick makeover for an ugly fireplace in a rental apartment. Easy to cover the tiles with the film, and I could stretch the film out about 1 mm if had cut the strip too short. Makes a huge difference for minimal effort/price.” —zhen

Get it from Amazon for $12.01.


A pumice cleaning stone to get rid of hard-water stains so the toilet actually comes out clean the next time you scrub it.

Fret not, its material is specially made to avoid scratching. Plus the heavy-duty plastic handle protects your hands while you clean because…yuck.

Promising review: “I’m so embarrassed to show how disgusting my toilets have been, but it’s worth it for me to help anyone who has suffered as I have. We built our house and have lived in it 33 years. We dug a well and the water was beautiful, until air hit it. The copper, iron, and lime are all so high the chart doesn’t even go that high. We have spent thousands on a huge filter that filters all the water coming into the house from the well. My toilets have been disgusting to me, though clean (as clean as I can get them). This pumice stone — HOLY MOLY — my toilets are clean!!!!! I am totally amazed. It took about 30 minutes on each one. The stains are gone. THEY ARE GONE!!!!!!” —Libby Nance

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


Promising review: “I have been putting off removing this horrid wallpaper for years, mainly because of the removal horror stories. As it turns out it was rather easy. I used the Chomp scorer. Use it gently moving it in concentric circles, horizontal and vertical. Use the Chomp liquid liberally, let it soak, use more, let it soak until you see paper bubble up. If paper is not coming off easily use more and let soak. Key is letting it soak. Use the scraper to start removal. On a large part of mine the paper and glue came off in sheets with no scraping. Other times the top layer came off and the backing and glue needed some scraping. If it’s not coming off easily use more liquid and let it soak.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.


A stainless steel cleaner ready to make your fridge, dishwasher, and oven shine like it’s never shined before. It’ll get rid of fingerprints and give you a streak-free finish.

Promising review: “I finally purchased a beautiful stainless-steel refrigerator. Unfortunately, after the delivery guys left, I noticed marks on the front doors left by packing tape. I was unable to wash off the marks. In addition, I noticed fingerprint marks almost every time I opened the refrigerator which, for the most part, would not come off. I used this on the refrigerator as soon as it arrived and was amazed at how easily the marks came off. Extra bonus: No new fingerprints since my first application a week ago! It really works!” —Tinkerbell

Get it from Amazon for $16.95.


A sophisticated slipcover that’ll make the old drab chair in your living room look glorious, magnificent, and absolutely charming!

It comes in four sizes: for chair, love seat, recliner, or sofa! You can either get a chic pattern or a variety of colors in ~plush velvet~.

Promising review: “Our ugly sofa and loveseat were one step away from the landfill UNTIL a sleepless night surfing on Amazon changed their fate! Truly, these are amazing in every way and changed the look of our entire room. They are not too thin or too thick — they seem durable and are very welcoming. They were well worth it!” —Faithful Prime Member

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in nine colors).


And a fabric defuzzer that just may save you from having to buy a new chair or couch, with before-and-after results like these!

Promising review: “I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil’ baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh.” —Dena Jensen

Check out our Conair fabric de-fuzzer review to learn more.

Get it from Amazon for $13.51 (available in six colors).


A set of light-dimming stickers for anyone who is kept awake by the indicator lights on their devices glowing in the darkness. These stickers will cover up the light and help return your room to its delightful cave vibe.

Promising review: “This is one of those products that helps correct a problem that you think you just have to live with, the overly bright indicator light. It’s very simple; the sheet is filled with dozens of precut static cling light blockers that have been made from a film that blocks about three-quarters of the light. The very first thing I put it over was the bright red led of my Panasonic TV. Apply the dot and voilà! The glaring red dot is significantly muted and yet should I be watching a program that is solely an uninterrupted black screen, I can be comforted that the TV is truly on.” —Kurt A. Greiner

Get a set of 100 stickers from Amazon for $5.49.


A set of vacuum storage bags that’ll seriously save you some space. Pack your summer towels, extra bedding, or entire wardrobe away with these miracle workers.

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Promising review: “These bags are WONDERFUL! I have two kids and I have saved a lot of their clothes because we are expecting to have more children sometime, and I would love to not have to rebuy everything but they seriously take up so much space! I love that the hand pump is included, easy to use, and doesn’t take long at all even on the large bags. The directions are printed on each bag so you are reminded how to use them without keeping a box or instruction manual. Thank you for a great product!” —Angela Urrutia

Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).


A 16-pack of furniture socks so you can prevent scratches on the floor and save yourself the time/money fixing them. It also works against Roombas that may or may not be guilty of bumping into the furniture legs!


And while this is ~technically~ just an after shot, these handy little socks are worth including in my opinion! 

Promising review: “Purchased these to prevent our Roomba from causing further damage to furniture legs. They stay in place (even on tapered legs), blend in on similar colored furniture, and it only took a few weeks before my wife stopped making fun of me for installing these socks on our end tables, coffee tables, and TV stand.” —A Customer

Get them from Amazon for $8.69.


And a set of wood repair markers you’ll use to blend into scuff marks and dents so that they appear to disappear — time to remove the evidence of your teething puppy from the dining room chairs before you slip those socks on.


Promising review: “I can’t believe how well these work! Much better than I was expecting. I just had my home interior painted and the painters damaged a fiberboard medicine cabinet when they removed the masking tape. It ripped off the fake wood veneer. These markers completely filled in the ugly spots and the colors blended well. I love that it appears to have some clear coat in it too as it dries with a slight shine that makes it look more like wood stain rather than marker. I also used them to stain wood filler in two spots in my maple kitchen cabinets where a previous home owner had hung a paper towel holder and I really struggle to see the hole! It looks fantastic. I highly recommend this set. It’s a good value and works very well.” —Shane

Get a set of 13 from Amazon for $9.99.


A pack of 50 velvet hangers designed to take up less space in your closet and hold the shape of your clothes far better than their plastic counterparts.

Promising review: “I needed to update my hangers and get rid of the plastic ones. I’m happy with the way they look and how they are much better for my clothes (not more weird bumps in sleeves). They also stay on way better than other ones!” —SC

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: “This is seriously the most amazing product I have EVER purchased! I used it to remove a dry ketchup stain from the white carpet. It removed every speck of the ketchup without ruining the texture of the carpet!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.15.


An unbelievable, no-fumes oven cleaner that’ll save you tons of time and elbow grease and give you dramatic before and after photos.

Promising review: “Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. Now I don’t have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! I can use this for everyday spot cleaning. I also used this on a broiler pan that would not scrub clean, even with steel wool. My Crockpot recipe leaked over the bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; I just sprayed, covered, wiped in morning. I plan on using this to clean the grill in the spring and I’m sure it will be a breeze.” —Andrew J.

Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

You’ll get 18 individual “stackers” that’ll let you organize your shoes by pairs.

Promising review: “I bought this with a 50/50 chance this wouldn’t be great, but would be a temporary fix to organizing my shoes in my closet. Boy oh boy did it ever!!! They’re the best bang for your buck without spending a mini fortune! They’re easy to use and work with about every one of my shoes, except my boots. The shoe area in my closet now looks like a shoe store, and I love a good shoe store! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and will buy more!” —Amber

Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).


A mold-resistant grout pen thousands of people count on to make pesky tile stains a problem of the past — as will you! Just leave it on overnight and it’ll work like magic by removing mold, grout, and other grime., Amazon

Promising review: “I have 12-inch white tile in my whole house that is 20 years old. Even though I have kept it looking nice, the grout still was getting dark. I cleaned the grout and let it dry good ’til the next day then used the grout pen. It looks like it is brand new. One thing that I found out was that if the tip of the pen starts to look worn you can just pull it out and turn it over — it is the same tip on both ends. It will take some time to do the whole house but it looks so great that I will just do a section at a time ’til I finish. One other thing that I did was run my finger down the grout line after I apply the grout pen then wipe down the tile line with a paper towel so no other cleanup was necessary.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A set of bedsheet holders to end the struggle of the sheet worming its way off the corner of your bed while you’re trying to rest.

Promising review: “Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner.” —Khalysee

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and four- pack sizes).


A leather conditioner that just *mightmake the leather loveseat you’re about ready to give up on gleam like it hasn’t gleamed in years!

This conditioner works on just about anything made of leather, not just fancy sofas. It can even add a layer of water protection to your boots!

Promising review: “I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I’m not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!” —David Horning

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A drawer divider set you’ll use to organize socks, undies, bras, and T-shirts to your heart’s content.

This set includes four bins: a 6-cell (for scarves and ties), an 8-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

Promising review: “No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won’t forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back.” —M. Hanson

Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).


And a power washer so you can make your wooden fence look like new, or hose down the back deck. It has over 23,000 5-star reviews!


The set includes a high-pressure washer and 20-foot hose, five interchangeable high- and low-pressure nozzles to wash various surfaces, a 35-foot power cord for use on all exterior outlets, one spray gun, one water filter, one cleaning pin, one connection lance, one adjustable spray lance, one screwdriver, one wrench, manual, and a one-year warranty. Reviewers swear by this power washer for car washes for when it’s paired with a foam cannon (which, FYI, is sold separately).

Promising review: “Bought this for one thing and one thing only…FOAM CANNON CAR WASH!! I was very disappointed when the only pictures I saw were of people washing their driveways and fences. But wait! Here you are! The best car wash review!!! I bought a cheap foam cannon (here on Amazon) You do not need an adapter or anything special, it works perfectly! This is a great power washer. I have used it four times so far, and have no complaints.” —LMF dot Com

Get it from Amazon for $145.94.

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