The All-Time Best Kickstarter Inventions for the Home

So, it’s the 21st century and we’re not living like the Jetsons. Fine. But we can get as close as possible to total home automation with these incredible new inventions debuted on the number one crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter.

  1. Emberlight: Remote Light Control


    Install Emberlight technology around the home and you'll gain the power to control every light in your house from your phone. You can even automate bulbs to flip on or off when you (and your phone) are in proximity. When they light automatically as you move about your space, you’ll finally feel like you’re living in the future. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  Which Lighting Where? 9 Pro Tips for Improved Illumination

  2. Homey: Talk to Your Home!

    Homey Home Automation

    Now, for a homespace that answers your beck and call: Homey connects to all your favorite home appliances, from your TV to your oven, so you can control everything with a simple voice command! You'll never need to leave the couch again. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  Meet the Next Generation of High-Tech Kitchen Appliances

  3. Garage Beacon: Open Your Garage with Your Phone

    Garage Beacon

    Clipping your garage door opener to your car’s sun visor is so 1995. Consolidate—and clear out another unnecessary resident of your junk drawer—with the Garage Beacon. This technology turns your smart phone into your garage door opener. It’s so simple! See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  7 Things Every Great Garage Needs

  4. Bookniture: Collapsible, Portable Furniture

    Multifunction Furniture

    This gem redefines the term "coffee table book." With Bookniture, you unfold a side table, night stand, foot stool, or chair in seconds—and then make it disappear again, hidden on a shelf of hardcovers. Bring an extra chair to a picnic! Make your desk a standing desk and then change your mind the next day! You are master and commander of your space. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  8 Unique Ways to Build Your Own Table

  5. Coolest Cooler: A Picnic Cooler for the Modern Age

    Coolest Cooler

    This Kickstarter begs the question, “Why hasn’t cooler technology changed in 50 years?” Well, we don’t know the answer. But we do know that now that we’ve seen a cooler with built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, storage for plates, and more—we don’t want to go back. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  No Sweat - 7 Best BBQ Shortcuts

  6. Kepler: Home Gas Detector

    Kepler Gas Detector

    Sure, home gas detection might not be as flashy as being able to preheat your oven from your office, but it’s a life-saving precaution that should also be brought into the 21st century. You can rest easy with Kepler: This sleek, simple detector not only beeps, but also digitally displays gas levels and sends alerts to your phone. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  7 House Sounds You Never Want to Ignore

  7. Ring Weeder: A Better Way to Weed

    Ring Weeder

    For the gardener who always ends up just using his hands, this tool that attaches directly to your fingers to make pulling up weeds in smaller spaces so much easier. Be one with the dirt. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  New & Notable - 12 Gadgets to Tech Out Your Garden

  8. Smart Bedding: Never Make Your Bed Again

    Smart Bedding

    Is there anything worse than waking up with a crumpled up top sheet wrapped around your feet? No. So bring a little ingenuity to your bed with a product that clips the top sheet to the duvet and make it a place of peace, instead of frustration. You'll even find that making the bed in the morning becomes a snap, too. See the Kickstarter.

    Related:  10 Simple Ingredients for a Very Comfortable Bed

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    Money-saving, time-saving—and yes, sometimes even life-saving—the latest and greatest smart home technologies span from self-programming thermostats to voice-activated TV controls to video doorbells and beyond. Raise your home's IQ!