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Hold a Door Open a Crack – the Easy Way, with Door Monkey We all know how difficult it is to make a door stay open a crack to let some fresh air circulate or to reassure kids who refuse to sleep with the door closed. Sure, you can put something between the door and the door frame to keep it from...
Don’t hide your cables – show them off A product that certainly merits the clever & easy label and that’s a great example of out-of-the-box thinking is this cable-decorating solution from PA Design. While everyone else focuses on hiding cables, their approach is to show off your cables. ...
Mosquito barrier – liquid, garlic-based mosquito repellent It’s mosquito season again, and the perfect solution to keep the little bloodsuckers away has yet to be found. Many chemical or electric repellents are either ineffective or harmful to people or the environment. This Mosquito Barrier, ...
Recycle your hand-basin water to flush your toilet – SinkPositive Some time ago, we wrote an article on the Caroma toilet, which is a space- and water-saving combination of a toilet and a hand basin. Apparently, this kind of solution has been popular in Japan for a long time. It’s a great solu...
Retrofit Adjustable Bed – Mattress Genie Many people like to read or watch TV in bed, while others might suffer from acid reflux. These are all valid reasons to treat yourself to an adjustable bed frame, but they don’t come cheap. And they may not even be compatible with your current bed. This...
Replace Your Fluorescent Lights with LED Lights With a combined target of a reduction in energy bills, a reduction in carbon emissions and other “green” considerations, many people have gone through the process of replacing their incandescent light bulbs with more efficient compact fluorescent...
LightSpeakers from Klipsch Use Your Light-Bulb Sockets Wireless cameras, wireless controls, wireless networks, wireless speakers ... Many of these products claim to be wireless, but the manufacturers “forget” to mention that, although the signal is transmitted wirelessly, they still require a ...
Compact Folding Table Hides Behind a Picture When you’re tight on space, but you don’t want to take it as far as the ultra-compact Matroshka furniture set, other great solutions can be found. This folding picture table from Ivydesign is very elegant and original, yet remains a real-life solution...
Sports Ball Storage – Ball Claw Holds Them For You Balls are fun for playing, a pain for storing. They’re one of those objects that never stay on the shelf where you’ve put them, because … well, because they’re round. Ball Claw is a simple yet original solution to this problem.   ...
Affordable Stairlift Alternative – StairSteady Throughout the western world, the tendency is to provide the necessary means to enable elderly people or people with disabilities to remain self-sufficient, allowing them to live at home longer. One problem that many of those people face, however, a...
Inflatable Chimney Pillow Stops Drafts (and Santa) The Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector (TLD100) shows you where there’s room for improvement in your home’s thermal insulation. If your chimney is a cold spot in your house, you’ll probably have felt the draft without needing the TLD f...
Compact Folding Ladder for Home Use A few weeks ago we told you about a telescoping ladder that can even reach to your roof. Another type of ladder that’s annoying when it comes to stowing it in your home is the classic folding ladder. With this type as well, designers have been very creative rece...
Telescoping Ladder now Extends to 15.5 Feet I love telescoping ladders. They’re extremely compact and easy to stow compared to the classical alternatives that always get in the way in your basement or garage. Those are really difficult to handle when you need them around the house – or worse, ...
Shoe Storage – Floor to Ceiling The most original attempt at a versatile shoe rack is the Rakku wheel design. But this floor-to-ceiling shoe rack is another great alternative. It takes up only 144 square inches of floor space and can still hold 36 pairs of shoes. Why It’s Clever The...
Paint Your House Fast – Dulux Weathershield BackPack Roller Time to paint the masonry of your house once again? It’s not the most pleasant of chores, and it’s either too hot, too cold, too windy or rain is expected shortly. You might want to get it over with quickly, then. That’s exactly wha...
tesa Insect Stop – Adhesive Fly Screen for Use in Holiday or Rented Home We’ve written several articles already on mosquito repellents and how to stop mosquito bites from itching. Better still is to keep mosquitoes and other annoying insects out of your home, a fly screen being the best sol...
Air Cooler PLUS – The Alternative to an Air Conditioner or Swamp Cooler If you can’t stand the heat but can’t physically install an air conditioner in your home, you have few options left. You can either use a compact, cheap but inefficient fan or the good old evaporative cooler or swamp coole...
The $0.01 Drill Dust Collector – Ceiling Model You've probably already seen the wall model of our do-it-yourself (and make-it-yourself) drill dust collector. Because of the many requests, and being confronted with the need ourselves, we've done extensive research to produce a ceiling model as w...
Doc XL Convertible Sofa from Bonbon Converts into Bunk Bed Convertible sofas are typically used, for instance, in rental holiday homes where space is limited and the number of sleepers can vary. Another useful application is for people who invite friends over regularly but who don’t have the space...
Racor Gravity Bike Rack – Organize Your Garage Bikes are a nuisance in the garage. They always take up too much space, making it hard to park your car or to open your car door to get in or out of your vehicle. The obvious garage-organizing solution is to store them vertically by hanging them on ...
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