The Best Living Room Products

The living room is a large communal space where we spend most of our waking ours with friends and family. Comfort, cleanliness, and entertainment are key areas we focus on here, and especially because we spend a lot of time with guests here. We put to the test a lineup of products to help you find ones worthy of your living room.

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    The Best Reading Lamps


    We bought and tested lamps to find the best reading lamp for desks, reading in bed, and larger floor lamps for use with larger chairs too.

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    How Often Should You Vacuum?


    Cleaning and health experts recommend that frequent vacuuming is good for both body and mind, and these simple guidelines to you how often you should vacuum.

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    How Do Bladeless Fans Work?


    Bladeless fans have a futuristic design that might make you think it has complex technology. But how a bladeless fan works is actually simple.

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    Dyson – TP01 Fan & Air Purifier Review

    Dyson - TP01

    We tested the new Dyson - TP01 air multiplier to see how it compared with our top pick for tower fans. The Dyson - TP01 is an amazing feat of engineering, but we still prefer the much cheaper Seville Classics - UltraSlimline tower fan.

  • The Best Bike Racks

    Delta Cycle - Michelangelo

    We installed and tested seven popular bike racks and chose the Delta Cycle - Michelangelo as the best bike rack for an apartment, the Ibera as the best horizontal bike rack and the Racor - B-R1 as the best vertical bike rack.

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    The 6 Best Canister Vacuums

    Kenmore - Elite

    After months of research and testing top designs for power, handling and dust control, we chose the Kenmore - Elite as the best canister vacuum. The unique multi-mode floor head switches quickly between carpets and bare floors, and the power and dust control are competitive with vacuums that are double or triple the price.

  • The Best Flip Chairs

    Your Zone Bed

    We tested the highest rated and most popular flip chairs and selected Your Zone Bed as the best flip chair. It's the most comfortable and easiest to convert from a living room chair to a bed for overnight guests.

  • The Best Sit-Up Pillows


    We tested sit-up pillows and selected Linenspa as the best sit-up pillow for providing full-back support and cushy comfort in bed or on a sofa.

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    The Best Upright Vacuums

    Shark - Apex

    We tested five vacuums in three different apartments with pet owners and parents. We found that the Shark - Apex offers the best control and excellent performance on all the surfaces we tried.

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    Extensive Guide to Babyproofing Your Home


    Whether you’re preparing to expand your family, or are expecting a little visitor, you’ll want your home to be equipped with the correct safety measures before…

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    The 14 Best Fans

    Lasko - 1843

    We spent weeks testing ten of the top fans on the market, and found that the Vornado - Vfan blew away the competition.

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    The Best Dehumidifiers

    Frigidaire - FFAD7033R1

    After four weeks testing four top-ranked dehumidifiers in the muggiest conditions we could create with a room full of humidifiers, we’ve found the best dehumidifier overall to be from Frigidaire. It's the most efficient and the fastest unit, and it looks great too.

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    The 6 Best Air Purifiers

    Winix - 5300-2

    After three weeks using the top six models on the market, consultation with air quality experts and three years of long-term tests, we are still happy to name the Winix -5300-2 as the best air purifier for keeping our lungs clean.

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    The Best Window Air Conditioners

    Frigidaire - FFRE0833U1

    We researched the best new window air conditioners and stress-tested the top models. After three months of extended testing, we've confirmed that the new Frigidaire 8,000 BTU is the best window unit for most people.

  • The Best Automatic Litter Boxes

    Pet Zone - SmartScoop

    After weeks of research and now many years of extensive in-home testing with our top five products, we found the Pet Zone - SmartScoop to be the best automatic litter box. In addition to being automatic, it’s brilliant at the basics: you can use regular litter, it has a familiar open litter box shape and is not disruptive with its quiet cleaning. Our test cats, Kit Kat and Jelly Bean, preferred its familiar, open design and we appreciated its low maintenance and efficient cleaning.

  • The Best Book Lights


    After weeks spent researching and reading before bed, we’ve determined that the LuminoLite – Rechargeable LED is the best book light.

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    The Best Heating Pads

    Thermophore - MaxHEAT

    After many hours of research and two months of testing, our recommendation for the best heating pad is the Thermaphore - MaxHEAT. This one's geared for the best pain relief and usability.

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    The Best Air Mattresses

    Lazery Sleep

    We spent 100 hours testing seven top-rated air mattresses to find Lazery Sleep to be the best air mattress for durability, comfort and convenience.

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    The Best Space Heaters

    Vornado - Vortex AVH10

    We spent almost forty hours testing nine of the most effective and affordable options to determine the Vornado - Vortex to be the best space heater for most needs and types of rooms.

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    The Best Foot Massagers


    We spent more than 60 hours conducting focus groups, testing our finalists and consulting with doctors and chose the RENPHO - Shiatsu as the best foot massager. If you're interested in improving circulation in your feet and legs, we also recommend the MedMassager.

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    The 12 Best Tower Fans

    Seville Classics - UltraSlimline

    We tested the top-rated tower fans and selected the Seville Classics - UltraSlimline as the best tower fan overall. Another great tower fan is the Vornado - OSCR32 that matches the Seville in cooling power. A more expensive but excellent option is the Dyson - TP01, which has an integrated air purifier.