39 Expensive Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making Around Your House

Try using the arrow keys

A few good DIY projects and cosmetic fixes can transform your so-so home into the home of your dreams for a fraction of the price — they can also cleverly hide mistakes that are really simple to make in your day-to-day living. And there’s no better DIY partner than Amazon. I’ve included a list of products that will take your home from drab to fab while staying under budget. Watch out for these 40 expensive mistakes you don’t realize you’re making around your house — and find out how to easily avoid them or fix current problems.

Your dream home probably has beautiful fixtures, sleek floors, and a chef’s kitchen. I’ve added a handful of products that will help the aesthetic of your home without hurting your wallet, like peel-and-stick wallpaper that makes a beautiful impact in any room or furniture markers to hide imperfections. Maybe you’re imagining functional details that would make your life easier — like bumpers for cabinets that prevent them from slamming shut or rug grippers that ensure you don’t slip on that polished wood floor.

I’ve also added products that will save you a ton of money like reusable paper towels and an energy-saving outlet adapter. Saving on everyday costs like these can add up and that’s money you can spend elsewhere to create your dream home. Read on to find amazing and affordable products that can keep you from making common mistakes at home and will elevate the look and feel of your space.

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

More Slideshows