Water is essential to life, but it’s hard to store enough bottled water for a whole family. SteriPEN makes a line of handheld water purifiers that use UV light to wipe out 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Some models use lithium batteries; others are charged with a USB cable or portable solar panel.
Use icicle lights to illuminate the edge of your walkway. Each of these small water bottles contains an “icicle,” and with the help of pencils poked into the soil, balance upside down to create a row of lights. You can also use wine bottles and beer bottles for a similar effect.
Curved cradles turn an ordinary pantry shelf into a beverage storage center and allow you to store wine — or even water or soda — bottles on their sides without fear of them falling off the shelf. Photo courtesy of transFORM
For the wine connoisseurs, select your favorite bottle for guests to write on with a gold or silver permanent marker. When you open it is up to you – but it could be a neat memory to open the bottle on your first anniversary. Once the bottle is empty, rinse with soap and water, let it dry and display it on a mantel or bookshelf as a keepsake.
Curtail beaded garland tangles with an everyday plastic water or soda bottle. You might think the beads would get stuck, but they easily slide out when you tip the bottle over. Got kids? This storage solution doubles as a festive noisemaker.
For mid-day munchies, offer a crudité and fruit platter and a couple of warm chip-and-dip combos to keep everyone satisfied until dinner. Also, be sure to have an ample supply of bottled water so guests can grab and go.
Bar carts are one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your home. Of all items in this dining space, the bar cart is the one that remains for all three purposes. Here it's outfitted as a drink station and a designated spot for keeping fresh towels within arm's reach as well as bottled water and open storage.
The dry bar includes a built-in under counter refrigerator with drawers for bottles of water and other beverages, and closed storage for entertaining essentials. The bar top offers room for serving trays, as well as eye-catching sculptures and framed photos that personalize the space.
A 48-inch wine bottle rack next to an upper cabinet in the butler’s pantry offers another storage option for wine or bottles of sparkling water. The butler’s pantry backsplash with deep emerald hexagon ceramic tiles with white non-sanded grout coordinates with the backsplash in the kitchen.
Clean your computer screens and keyboards by combining one part rubbing alcohol with one part distilled water (water with no minerals) in a spray bottle. Lightly spray a soft microfiber cloth with the mixture and gently but quickly buff dry to remove dust and bacteria.
Every hydration product MiiR sells – from bottles to tumblers to pint cups – empowers one person through clean water for an entire year. Made from medical-grade stainless steel, their bottles are BPA free, feature a perfect-seal lid to prevent leaks and come in lots of fun colors – perfect for the kiddos.
You don't need to wait until the end of the party to give favors to guests. "The guests were greeted with custom water bottles and koozies to take home," says Haley of Little E and Company. For a practical and peach-themed party favor, Haley used her embroidery machine to embroider peaches onto chocolate-brown koozies, and she printed personalized water bottle labels honoring the birthday girl. The koozies came in handy for guests during the party and are useful afterwards.
Set up a self-serve drink station to avoid constantly refilling your guests' drinks. Provide cans of wine instead of bottles to avoid messing with a corkscrew, and offer non-alcoholic options like apple cider and sparkling water.
An old milk crate is put to work in a new way holding soda and water bottles for guests. With temperatures cooling off in November, a cooler isn't necessary, so this keeps drinks handy and does double-duty as a clever display.
The shower includes a matte black shower arm that perfectly positions water flow for an indulgent, drenching spa-like shower experience at home. A custom niche in the shower wall offers handy storage space for bottles of shampoo, conditioner and other personal care products.