Parade of New Products

I love to keep up on the latest in building products, so when I received a story about the International Home Builder’s Show in Orlando, I thought I’d take a peek and see what’s new and exciting.  As usual, it was a nice mix of the practical and the comical so I thought I’d share some of my favorites.

On the practical side:

  • Zodiaq’s Terra Quartz countertops which are 25% post-consumer recycled content.  Quartz counters boast a number of great features like being carefree, stain-resistant, anti-microbial and harder than granite.  It’s nice to know that it’s now also a little more “green”.
  • Delta Faucet’s Touch 2O kitchen faucet which you only have to touch to operate.  Nice when you have messy chicken hands! 
  • Delta Faucet's new Touch 2O faucet

  • Lutron’s Diva/C-L dimmer switch that works on CFL’s (compact florescent lights) and LED’s (do I need to tell you what that stands for?).  Regular dimmer switches don’t work for these so it’s great to have an option and Lutron products are great! 
  • American Ecopower is a company out of Italy that is just breaking into the American market.  They offer an electric radiator that can be mounted as glass art.  Cool! (I mean warm!) I wish I could’ve found their website to take a look, but I guess we’ll have to wait on that one. 

Now for the comical ones-

  • Gerber’s new Avalanche toilet.  Seriously?  Who came up with that name? 
  • Gerber's Avalanche toilet

  • Schlage now makes a door lock with a built-in alarm to prevent intruders from getting in, and also from your teenagers getting out.  Hahahaha.  Since when has a locked door ever stopped a teenager from getting out?  Unless they make window alarms as well, I’d say it’s doubtful that it’d stop ANY determined teen.  However, if you have aged parents that roam- it might just be helpful. 

If you’d like to know more about the show and read more, check out the following:

Have you seen or heard of any great new products for your home?  Let us know!

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