Sometimes it is the little things that can make a big difference. Here are some award winning innovative gift ideas for the home that you may not have heard about that could be an extra special something to give yourself to make life at home that much better! Most do not need a general contractor for home remodeling, but something a “handy person” can do!
All of us love low home maintenance! Keeping tile, grout, and especially glass walls or door in the shower looking clean can be a challenge. Enduro Shield will coat those surfaces so you only need to wipe down with a damp cloth instead of having to squeegee dry. They even have a formulation for stainless steel. You can find this time and money saver at Home Depot.
Do you have or wish you had nightlights to help orient you in the dark? SnapPower Guide Light is an electrical outlet faceplate with 3 LED lights built in on the bottom, and a light sensor. Its as simple as removing the old and snapping on the new! It costs about 10¢ a year to power. They also have a model with a USB port on the side.
GE has created an LED bulb with a slim and sleek shape that can fit in to light fixtures and lamps. It is called Bright Stik and it comes in daylight or soft white lighting. It lasts 50% longer and uses 20% less energy than compact fluorescent lights (CFL), and doesn’t have lead or mercury like CFL’s do. Just remember to give old fluorescent lights to Home Depot or Lowe’s to dispose of properly, do NOT put those in the trash!
Want more security? Buy, Ring, a smart wide angle lens video doorbell and motion detector. It uses your home’s Wi-Fi to show you on your electronic device who is at your door or in your front yard. You can then reply via a speaker in the unit. You can even record who was there via an i-Cloud subscription if you want, and add cameras around your home as well. Pair that with August Smart Lock and can open the door with your phone, give and revoke electronic key privileges. You can know when others arrive, and leave. It can be set to automatically unlock when you approach, and lock when you leave.
Turn your bathroom into a spa with a Tornado Body Dryer . It fits into a corner of the shower, and will need 220 volt hook up to get that instant warm air to prewarm the shower space, and be enveloped in warm air afterwards. It helps eliminate excess moisture in the air too.
Want to clean the air in your home? This will take some home remodeling, but is a great product! Plastics, glues, fabric treatments, paint and varnish off gas toxic chemicals. Lauzon has developed an organic hardwood flooring product coated with titanium dioxide using nanotechnology that will purify up to 85% of the indoor air. It is called, Pure Genius, and the company says the air purification is equivalent to work of 3 grown trees in the home!
Happy Home Remodeling!