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15 Genius Home Improvement Items on Amazon

Instantly upgrade your space with these beginner-friendly home improvement items on Amazon. Some don't even require tools!  

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Huazhi 720 Degree Swivel Sink Faucet Aerator Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Faucet Attachment

Adding a faucet attachment to standard bathroom sinks can be a simple yet beneficial home improvement item.

This faucet sprayer is an affordable kitchen or bathroom upgrade for two reasons: it includes two water modes and adjusts to any position you want. It twists onto most faucets, and it’s especially nice for washing your face in the bathroom sink.  

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Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Drill Brushes

These drill brushes will change the way you clean tile grout, bathtubs and shower walls. Instead of relying on a sponge, these brushes easily attach to your drill for a closer — and more effective — clean.

This set comes with three brush styles and an extended reach attachment for your drill. More than 40,000 Amazon reviewers give this drill brush set five stars for helping them get dirty work done faster. 

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Sparkpod Shower Head Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Shower Head Replacement

A renter-friendly home improvement item, this top-selling stainless steel shower head offers a luxurious rainfall-like stream. It’s available in seven finishes and only takes five minutes to install. It fits a universal 1/2-inch pipe and comes with extra teflon tape and a water filter. 

Note: While shower head replacements are generally renter-friendly, double-check with your landlord before installing a new one. 

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Brita Basic Faucet Water Filter System Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Brita Sink Water Filter

Sure, you might already have a water filter pitcher, but what about a water filter faucet system? This top-selling faucet filter easily attaches to standard faucets — no heavy-duty tools required.

This Brita model reduces 99 percent of lead, chlorine, asbestos, particulates and Benzene, eliminating the need for bottled water and disposing of all that plastic. Access to fresh water has never been easier with this simple home improvement idea. 

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Hgn Metal Kitchen Sink Glass Rinser Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Cup rinser

If you dread cleaning glass cups, water bottles and coffee mugs (and don’t have a dishwasher), this sink attachment for rinsing cups is for you. All it takes is an additional sink hole to connect the cup rinser to water supply. Cleaning dishes has never felt so luxurious thanks to this odd but useful home product. 

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Kasa Smart Plug Hs103p2 Smart Home Wi Fi Outlet Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Smart Outlet Plugs

For households with an Amazon Alexa, Echo or Google Home, make your home smarter with smart outlet plugs that connect to voice assistants over WiFi. That way you can control plugged-in electronics, lights and even fans via voice command.

This set features two white smart plugs with a manual on/off control on each side. Plug them into an outlet, download the Kasa app and follow the prompts to connect to your smart home devices. You can even set a timer for electronics to operate on, making these smart plugs even more user-friendly and hands- (and voice-) free.  

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Go Hang It Pro The Original All In One Picture Hanging And Leveling Kit Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Go Hang It! Kit

Whether you’re still mastering your picture hanging skills or already have a system down, this level kit removes the guesswork, leaving you with perfectly hung shelves and artwork every time.

A hardware case with extra hanging essentials is included, along with a removable level, push pins for hanging items with wires or string and magnetic keys. Read more about why the Go Hang It kit is a must-have tool to add to your collection.

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3m High Strength Small Hole Repair Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

3M Paint Patch Up 

A must-have for renters and DIYers of all skill levels, the 3M small hole repair kit includes primer-enhanced spackle, a putty knife and sander, all in one tool. It’s a top-seller because it saves time and energy. It works best for holes up to three inches in diameter, especially on surfaces where pictures or shelves once hung.  

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Switchbot Curtain Smart Electric Motor Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Smart Curtain Control

Remote control curtains don’t have to be a luxury with a smart electric curtain motor. This device hooks onto curtain rods, U-shaped rails and I-shaped rails (no screws or bolts needed) and connects to an iOS and Android app.

If you prefer hands-free control, this smart electric curtain motor also connects to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri so you can open and close curtains via voice command.  

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Led Closet Light Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

LED Motion Sensor Lights

Add an instant touch of luxury to your kitchen or bathroom with these rechargeable LED motion sensor lights. A magnetic back sticks right onto cabinets with iron particles. Or if you prefer an adhesive back, the lights come with double-sided tape that easily sticks onto non-iron surfaces.

Once charged, the lights will last for one to two months in motion sensing mode. Every time you walk through the kitchen or bathroom, these lights will flick on and guide you. 

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Philips Hue White A19 Led Smart Bulb Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Smart Light Bulbs

Set the mood with these Bluetooth compatible LED smart bulbs that work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This pack comes with four dimmable white bulbs.

If you want a pop of color, a color ambience option is available, too. Twist them into your light fixture and connect to your smartphone via the Hue Bluetooth app. That way, you can control up to 10 Hue light bulbs from your phone or voice command. Dim lights and set timers all with the touch of a button.

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Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant


While some bidets are difficult to install and hard to use, this Tushy bidet only takes 10 minutes to set up. The bidet fits all standard toilets and blends right in.

The on/off knob controls the water flow and pressure while the switch controls the angle so it sprays exactly where you want. It comes with all the tools necessary to install. All you need is a toilet and water hookup.  

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Moen 7864ewbl Sleek Motionsense Wave Sensor Touchless One Handle High Arc Pulldown Modern Kitchen Faucet Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Touchless Faucet

A subtle yet effective home improvement item, this touchless, motion sensing faucet will instantly change the way you cook and clean in the kitchen. This top home product comes in five modern finishes and includes a pulldown sink sprayer.

Unlike regular faucets, a motion sensor is located next to the handheld on/off switch. All it takes is a wave of the hand and water instantly starts flowing. It’s especially convenient when preparing raw meat or poultry. 

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Ring Video Doorbell Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Ring Doorbell

Add an extra layer of security to your home with a Ring Video Doorbell. It comes with a mounting bracket that secures onto the side of your house or door.

Once installed, the Ring Video Doorbell connects to your smartphone via the Ring app where you can see who’s at your door and anyone who triggers the motion sensors.  

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Farberware Fdw05asbwha Complete Portable Countertop Dishwasher With 5 Liter Built In Water Tank Ecomm Amazon.comvia merchant

Countertop Dishwasher

If your home didn’t come with a dishwasher, or you’re considering adding one to an extra basement kitchen, consider this countertop dishwasher. No hookups or installation required. Just plug it in, fill the built-in tank with water and let it to do its thing.

Five wash settings are available: normal, rapid, fruit wash, baby care and glass. Plus, it’s portable, so you can take it on camping trips.

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Madi Koetting
As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping The Family Handyman readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.