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Managing and organizing a family home is never easy. There’s always a challenge of one description or another for you to overcome.
Fortunately, some rather smart innovators have come up with a bunch of ways to make your life easier – many of which you would never have thought up yourself. Here’s a rundown of some of their best concepts.
Temperature Control Sheets
There’s nothing worse than getting into bed on a warm evening and spending all night sweating into your sheets. You wake up the next day feeling dehydrated and miserable.
Now, though, you can get so-called temperature control sheets that work in both warm and cold weather. When the temperature is low, these bed covers keep the heat between the fabric and your body. But as heat rises, the reverse happens, and it starts to release all the hot air. It means that you no longer have to kick off sheets and then pull them back over your body again. The duvet should adjust automatically.
Doors With Inbuilt Blinds
Blinds are great for controlling interior light levels, but they’re fiddly and prone to breaking. Now, though, some bright soul has come up with the idea of a double French Doors with blinds in between the panes of glass. This way, nobody can accidentally snag the shades as they go in and out of your rooms. And you avoid all the inevitably maintenance costs that come with regular, external blinds.
Lights You Control From Your Phone
Having to get up and control the lights in your living room is a hassle, especially when you’ve just settled down with a box of popcorn to watch a film. Now, though, you can buy bulbs from companies, like Philips, that you can turn on and off remotely from a companion app on your phone.
Antibacterial Bathroom Tiles
Do you spend multiple weekends a month in the bathroom, scrubbing mold off your tiles? If so, you’re not alone. Tiles are beautiful, but they have an annoying habit of attracting all manner of scum.
Now, though, a company called TOTO has started making tiles that prevent growth and absorb pollutants. The product uses a titanium-dioxide coating that can kill bacteria and trap unwanted toxins in the atmosphere, helping to keep your bathroom looking spotless.
Hot Water Cut-Off Valve
This might sound a little technical (and it is), but it is so worthwhile for those looking for helpful gadgets to keep the family safe. A hot water cut-off valve sits behind your faucets and showerheads, monitoring water temperature. If it goes above 95 C, it immediately cuts it off, protecting whoever is using it and giving you time to adjust your boiler settings.
Cable Routing Devices
Messy cables running all over your desk are never an attractive option. For that reason, MOS has created a magnetic device that looks a bit like a triangular Apple product to contain all cables neatly within its chassis, instead of letting them all sprawl over the floor. Finally, your home office will look perfect!