When it comes to refreshing your home, there are big things like buying furniture or renovating that are true upgrades. But when it comes to tackling the smaller things, we tend to glance over them. Investing in the secondary items in your home can make any room look and feel ten times better, which will make you appreciate your home even more.
The Five Two Over-The Sink Drying Rack, $45:
This dish rack will change how you do dishes. Scouted staff writer Dan Modlin says it’s become his new favorite kitchen gadget. “Because it’s made out of silicone coated stainless steel, it’s able to support all of my hefty pots and delicate glassware, too. I love it so much that I even wash my fruit vegetables on it, and sometimes use it as a cooling rack for hot pots, pans, cookies, or whatever else I might be baking.”
Emile Henry Made In France HR Modern Classics Salt Pig
Honestly, one of the best things I did was buy all the small, seemingly meaningless kitchen things you always see in magazines or staged on TV, but never think to buy yourself. These include things like a salt pig (in ceramic or wood), a spoon rest, trivet, and a container for sugar. I now own all of these and my humble kitchen has started to look like an HGTV show.
Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Towel Bundle
If you’re in the market for towels that will not only transform your shower, but your after-shower routine, these are it. Scouted staff writer Dan Modlin says that “there is nothing like wrapping yourself up in this towel. It’s unbelievably soft, so soft, it feels like you could use it both as a towel and as a blanket if you wanted to.”
AquaDance 7" Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo
I always thought that living in a rental meant you couldn't really do anything about a crappy shower head, but I was so wrong. Investing in a shower head that saves you money, or gives you the rain shower you crave, or even sports a duel-head design, will make your bathroom experience that much better.
Philips Hue Go
One of the biggest issues in living rooms is not having enough light. I'm not a fan of overhead light to begin with, so I keep a couple floor lamps around my couch. Find ones that will distribute light like this one from Crate and Barrel or something like the Philips Hue Go, which can be placed basically anywhere to add more light.
Gloss Floor Mirror
Brushed Cotton Sheet Set
When I was first sent these to test out, I basically rubbed my hands and face on them for five minutes straight, they were that soft. These sheets will take you from the dog days of summer straight into fall with earthy colors like White, Grey, and the green-grey Surplus that go with practically any room.
Pluto Customizable Pillow
Pillow can truly make or break a bed. Pluto allows you to customize your new hybrid-designed pillow based on a quick survey that takes into account everything from your height and weight, to the softness of your current pillow (and whether or not you like it).
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