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No-Fuss Products to Increase Home Convenience

by Rachel Lyon, Editorial Director for The House Designers®

Little inconveniences can be found throughout the house, but that doesn't mean you have to live with them. Whether you encounter an issue daily or every once in a while, avoiding it in the first place will save time, reduce aggravation, and even improve safety. There are so many ways to make your home work for you—here are five of our favorite products that can make a big difference by simplifying your life!

Bulk Storage for Built-in Soap Dispensers
Bulk Storage for Built-in Soap Dispensers

Plenty of sinks now come with built-in soap dispensers, and while they are fantastic for reducing clutter and keeping your choice of cleanser readily at hand, their storage capacity and design leave much to be desired. Not only do they have to be refilled fairly often, but the dispenser nozzle needs to be unscrewed to fill from the top or you need to reach under the counter to unscrew the bottle. That gets old really fast! Now, thanks to Krevare®, you can avoid the annoyance with a hassle-free, tilt-out container that holds more than a gallon of soap at a time! At only 2 inches wide, the Soaptainer allows you to buy and store in bulk without crowding your cabinets with large, awkward jugs. Just hook it up to the dispenser you already have—it's guaranteed to work with any dispenser, so you don't have to worry about sacrificing style—and enjoy how easy it is to refill after many months, not weeks!

Model: Krevare® Soaptainer (2) | $79.99 MSRP Each
Supreme Resistance for Natural Stone Countertops

You ask a lot of your counters and want them to be beautiful, but some of our favorite materials are susceptible to damage from everyday stresses. Acidic and greasy spills are bound to happen—don't let them leave a lasting impression in your kitchen! Antolini® has introduced the first treatment that protects against etching and staining without affecting the stone's natural qualities: Azerocare. This factory applied treatment increases superficial hardness and is bacteriostatic, all while remaining environmentally safe. Invest in Azerocare and reduce counter maintenance to just water, neutral soap, and a non-abrasive cloth!

Model: Antolini® Stone Countertop with Azerocare | Contact for a Quote
Supreme Resistance for Natural Stone Countertops
A Power Solution That's Out of Sight
A Power Solution That's Out of Sight

Modern lifestyles come with unwieldy tangles of chargers and power cords—wouldn't it be nice to tuck them away from immediate view? With a Docking Drawer from Häfele, it couldn't be easier! Choose to place outlets, USB ports, or both at the back of a drawer box and you can create a centralized gadget charging station or the perfect place to store and plug in hair tools, so they have no reason to be left on the bathroom counter. Installation is simple and you don't have to worry about running over or crimping the cord that feeds the new outlet; it always stays safely behind the drawer and moves with it thanks to a folding and extending arm mechanism. Stay organized with a Docking Drawer or two—you'll find reasons to include them in the kitchen, bathroom, and even bedrooms!

Model: Häfele 21 Slim Docking Drawer, for 21" Cabinet Depth; with 2 x Outlets and 2 x USB Ports, in White | $406.30 MSRP
A Beautiful Shelf and Sturdy Grab Bar in One

Everything should be easily accessible in the shower, yet most of us need more storage than is provided. Plastic and wire caddies are a quick fix, but permanent fixtures do more for you aesthetically and practically. The sleek designs in the Invisia Collection are water- and rust-resistant, have shatterproof trays that resist mold and bacteria, and double as ADA-compliant grab bars that support up to 500 pounds! Whether accessibility is a primary concern or you just want reliable, low-maintenance accessories that you can use to steady yourself in a pinch without causing a disaster, you should definitely check out these products!

Model: Invisia Shampoo Shelf in Polished Chrome | $279.00 MSRP
A Beautiful Shelf and Sturdy Grab Bar in One
Gutter Protection for Easy, Less Frequent Cleaning
Gutter Protection for Easy, Less Frequent Cleaning

Home maintenance is a necessary evil, and there is no task more regular and labor intensive than cleaning the gutters. Organic debris needs to be removed or water and ice can damage your house—but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Guard systems from Gutterglove® practically clean themselves as water pushes debris to the edge as it runs off the roof, and if you live in a forested area, you can brush settled leaves and needles away with a long broom from the ground. Gutterglove® offers guards for installation by professional dealers, and contractors, and that you can DIY, so find the perfect system for your needs!

Model: Gutterglove® Pro | Visit www.Glutterglove.com
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