If you’re an avid DIY-er, then it’s quite likely that you’ll always be on the lookout for new and exciting ways to keep your home looking up to date and on-trend – from finding wacky wallpaper prints, to buying stylish and contemporary furniture sets.
But, any DIY fan will also know that attempting to transform every room in the home can both be considerably time consuming, as well as get pretty pricey too.
So, instead of focusing your DIY skills on redecorating the entirely of one room, why not try and hone in on changing specific areas, features or single items? Because, believe it or not, focusing in on smaller aspects of a room can dramatically change the overall look, feel and function of a home in an instant – and there are hundreds of modern home gadgets that can help you to do just that.
So to help you on your DIY quest for 2013, here’s my pick of 5 of the best gadgets that no home should be without:
1. Battery Operated Votive Candles
When it comes to DIY, we all spend too much time trying to paint, wallpaper, and decorate the rooms of our homes in an attempt to spruce them up,but as we’re trying to do so, we all seem to forget the most simplest of tricks when it comes to transforming a room; the lighting.
Believe it or not, taking time to choose the right lighting accessories can help to dramatically improve the look and feel of a room all in one go. And, the range of battery-operated votive candles available on the market at the moment are the perfect example of this.
If you’re looking to add ambience to a room in your home, these handy little lighting gadgets work exactly like real candles, but as they are battery powered, there are flameless and heatless – so you don’t have to worry about the safety aspect if you forget to blow them out after using them!
2. Otto Espresso Machine
If you want to modernize your kitchen, but just can’t afford to start from deck it out from scratch, then focus on changing the appliances rather than the surfaces – because changing these will help to change your room entirely.
Opting for ultra cool, modern and stylish appliances, such as the Otto Espresso Machine, will help to give your kitchen that instant freshen up.
With its stainless steel sleek design, it’s completely on-trend for modern home furnishes this year.
But, as well as helping to transform the look of your kitchen, it’s also the ultimate must-have gadget for your mornings – it creates the perfect coffee to help you wake up on a Monday morning!
3. HiSense Transparent 3D TV
So, we all know that you can buy 3D TV’s, but did you know that you can also buy transparent ones?
If you love films, and would love to transform your living room into an ultra-cool home cinema, but just don’t think you have the space to do so, then it’s time to think again – because the HiSense Transparent TV is the perfect gadget to help you do so.
As the name suggests, this TV is completely transparent, so you can put it anywhere you like without worrying that it’ll be a huge electrical-eyesore for your living room, nor worry that it’ll look as though it’s taking up too much space – as you can see straight through it when it’s turned off, it can work with any sized-room and fit in perfectly with any décor.
4. TechVision Waterproof LCD TV
When it comes to redesigning and redecorating the home, the family bathroom is quite often the last room to get some DIY TLC. Why? Well because splashing out on a brand new bathroom suit can get pretty pricey.
But, there’s a gadget that can change the whole dimension of your bathroom completely – and what’s more, it’ll be a lot cheaper than ripping out and replacing the old bathroom suite.
With this waterproof LCD TV, you can catch up on the morning news at the start of your day, or enjoy your favourite TV programs and films whilst you’re relaxing in the bath after a long day at work.
And, what’s more, when they’re switched off, waterproof bathroom TV’s act as a fully functional mirror, so you can prune yourself in it when it’s not in use!
5. Ice King Chest Freezer
When looking to redesign a room in your home, it’s important that you try and work with the space you’ve already got, as effectively and as efficiently as possible – one of the best ways to do this is to look at alternative storage methods that best fit with the size and shape of the room you want to change.
The Ice King Chest Freezer is one of the best examples of a kitchen gadget that helps you to do just that.
If you have a large family and may be fairly limited with space when it comes to storing away the groceries, an Ice King Chest Freezer is the perfect way to conceal it all – and what’s more, chest freezers can neatly blend in with all of your existing cupboards, units and surfaces to help you fully utilize the existing space in your kitchen in an instant.
Ella Mason, an experienced freelancer writer, wrote this article. Ella specializes in providing useful and engaging technology and gadget advice to other tech-fanatics!