The Best New Home and DIY Innovations We’ve Seen This April
Welcome in spring with these new products and services for the home, garden, and workshop.
This April brought more than just spring showers, blooming florals, and the first licks of warm weather—it also ushered in some exciting new innovations. Ultra-durable portable toolboxes! New multitools! Brands like Our Place, Craftsman, Ikea, have launched new products that are changing the way live, work, and maintain the home. Keep reading to get the scoop on the best innovations to shop this month.
1. Our Place revamped its Always Pan to be oven-safe.
This month, cookware brand Our Place retired their Always Pan—a viral cookware set designed to sauté, steam, boil, and more—and launched the Always Pan 2.0. While it maintains the trendy style of the original, this new pan is oven-safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, its ceramic nonstick coating remains free of PFOAs, PTFEs, and other toxic chemicals. Choose from eight vibrant colors.
2. Ikea now offers a virtual design service.
Over the past 80 years, Ikea has established itself as a go-to destination for affordable furniture and Scandinavian-inspired decor—and starting this month, the customers can turn to them for design plans, too. Ikea launched an affordable design service wherein customers can work with their professionals to redo a space from idea to execution. According to a press release, customers work with a local interior designer via three virtual consultations; receive mood boards, floor plans, 3D renderings, curated shopping recommendations, and more; and can leave it to Ikea to handle coordinating delivery and installation of the finished plan.
3. Klein Tools launched a fully customizable portable workstation.
Klein Tools just rolled out an upgrade to jobsite organization with its new stacking set of ultra-portable toolboxes. The ModBox—a fully customizable mobile workstation with ample storage—can be tailored to your needs. It comes in three different sizes: Rolling Toolbox (1.9 cu ft), Medium Toolbox (1.4 cu ft), and Small Toolbox (1 cu ft). Its removable handle allows it to squeeze into truck beds more easily, while a large 10-inch rugged wheels and impact-resistant construction make it possible to tow up to 250 pounds of equipment. Custom-design the modular unit with your choice of add-ons, like back and side storage compartments for larger items, a swiveling cup holder, built-in grooves, and much more.
4. A handheld DIY gadget reimagined the classic multitool design.
What happens when you combine a hammer and your fist? Simply named the Hammer Fist, this first-of-its-kind tool can tackle a lot more than you think, making it suitable for small household tasks and jobsites. It hammers, measures, opens bottles, and pulls nails, with a non-marring mallet and comfortable handle for a steady grip.Plus, its compact size is great for small spaces.
5. Craftsman unveiled 13 new outdoor products for spring.
Just in time for spring, Craftsman announced three new electric riding mowers and 10 additional new outdoor products to streamline your lawn care for the coming months. As one of our favorite tool brands, we’re watching the collection with intrigue. Among the new launches, there’s a brushless compact riding mower that can trim up to an acre of grass per battery charge, a brushless spring trimmer with 80 percent more runtime, and a multi-purpose gardening tool that can dig up to 25 holes per minute and speed through planting a garden three times faster than you might manually.