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KBIS to Shine During Design and Construction Week

KBIS to Shine During Design and Construction Week

Las Vegas - After a successful inaugural run in February 2014, Design and Construction Week will explode into the Las Vegas spotlight in January 2015 with expanded floor space for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Builders Show. The...

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Partnership Provides OSHA Safety Training to Roofing Contractors

December 19, 2014

GAF partners with NRCA and WSRCA to create safety website

Vinyl multi-slide door

Vinyl multi-slide door

From Western Window Systems

Western Window Systems ' Series 3600 multi-slide vinyl door is composed of American-made, 100 percent virgin vinyl extrusions and has heavy-duty stainless steel hardware. The door boasts a 0.30 U-value and has a reduced solar heat gain coefficient...

U.S. home values gain $1.7 trillion in value in 2014

December 19, 2014

The total value of all the homes in the United States is expected to end 2014 at $27.5 trillion, a 6.7 percent increase from last year and the third consecutive overall increase, according to Zillow. Homes lost $6.1 trillion in value between December 2006...

Christopher E. Herbert to lead Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

December 19, 2014

Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and David T. Ellwood, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, announced that Dr. Christopher E. Herbert has been appointed Managing Director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies...

Color-matched composite deck screws

Color-matched composite deck screws

From GRK Fasteners

GRK Fasteners presents the Kameleon composite deck screw, which is designed to blend with Trex Select composite deck boards. The design features fiber-trapping rings that keep the material from splintering and eliminates the mushroom effect. Other...

Flood lights have increased base wattage

Flood lights have increased base wattage

From MaxLite SK America, Inc.

MaxLite ’s newest generation of StaxMax LED flood lights have an increased base wattage of 180-watt. The light can be specified as a 180-, 360- or 540-watt fixture that can replace up to a 1500-watt metal halide. All three modules can have a narrow...

Slate-style roofing

Slate-style roofing

From The Tapco Group

Inspire Aledora Slate V-Series Roofing by the Tapco Group is a varied-width polymer slate tile product that replicates different sizes of natural thick slate. Available in 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-in. widths, the tiles are ½-in.-thick and can be installed in...

Expanded color palette for windows

Expanded color palette for windows

From Crestline Windows and Doors

Crestline Windows and Doors offers its Select 250 Series premium vinyl windows in 60 exterior painted colors, including three designer metallic finishes. The colors can be applied to any of the three frame colors – white, almond and ivory – so...

Self-adhesive roof underlayment

Self-adhesive roof underlayment

From Atlas Roofing

Atlas Roofing has introduced the WeatherMaster TU Ultra SE, a high-temperature, self-adhering underlayment for tile, slate and metal roofing. The reinforced underlayment is produced with a blend of modified asphalt and woven polyester, which bonds with...

Housing needs for those 65 and older

December 17, 2014

Featured speakers share insights on current demographics, aging in place and how health concerns affect housing

Millennials focus on location, design and affordability

December 17, 2014

HomeSphere today hosted a Webinar titled “Building Homes for the Millennials.” Mollie Carmichael from John Burns Real Estate Consulting shared consumer insights about what this generation is looking for in housing today, and looking forward. The...

Apogee Lav Faucet

Apogee Lav Faucet

From Lenova, Inc.

The Apogee from Lenova B501BN transitional widespread lavatory faucet features a goose neck spout, pop up drain and ceramic cartridges. The spout features a quiet and water-efficient aerator. The faucet is shown in satin nickel and is also available in...

TechTop Wireless Charging Surface

TechTop Wireless Charging Surface

From LG Hausys America

The TechTop by LG Hausys embeds wireless charging technology into the surface material. Cell phones can be charged by placing the phone on the charging station embedded in HI-MACS solid surface or Viatera quartz surface. 

Oxby Bath Suite

Oxby Bath Suite

From Moen Incorporated

The Oxby bath suite from Moen includes a two-handle centerset and widespread faucet available in Moen's exclusive Spot Resist Brushed Nickel finish, which helps resist fingerprints and water spots, according to the company. Shower options include an...

Artifacts Kitchen Faucet

Artifacts Kitchen Faucet

From Kohler Co.

The Artifacts kitchen line by Kohler Co. is a full collection of faucets for kitchens with multiple task areas. The collection includes a faucet with three-function spray head with aerate, and Sweep and BerrySoft sprays that address the three main...

KBI drops five points amid winter weather concerns

December 16, 2014

Wolf has reported the findings of the WOLF Key Buyer Index (KBI) for November 2014. The November 2014 KBI score dropped just under five points to 55.45 from the October 2014 score of 59.39, reflecting a decline in confidence brought on by winter...

Sterling Row Arabesque Ceramic Tile

Sterling Row Arabesque Ceramic Tile

From Walker Zanger

Walker Zanger’s Sterling Row color palette leans toward grays, blacks and whites, with striated wood-finish ceramic providing deft counterpoint to smooth marble. Shown is the Sterling Row Arabesque Wall Colorway in Fumo.

Super Cabinet Gourmet

Super Cabinet Gourmet

From Decora Cabinetry

The Super Cabinet Gourmet cabinet from Decora Cabinetry is available in 30" and 36" widths. Adjustable, slide-out chrome storage inserts organize kitchen necessities while keeping them within sight and reach.

Advantium Speedcook Oven

Advantium Speedcook Oven

From GE Appliances & Lighting

This new microwave/wall oven combo from GE is available with the company's most advanced cooking technology — Advantium   speedcooking . This combo incorporates four oven features: Speedcook , convection, microwave and warming/proofing, together in...

Purefresh Toilet Seat

Purefresh Toilet Seat

From Kohler Co.

The Purefresh toilet seat, new from Kohler Co., contains a deodorizing system that utilizes a carbon filter to neutralize odorous air. Homeowners can choose from three available scents for the Purefresh, included with the purchase of the seat.

Entrepreneurship and innovation drive opportunity

It is often convenient to view home improvement firms as all being cut from the same cloth. Nothing can be further from the truth. Take the two biggest companies on this year’s Exterior 200 list – Window World and Power Home Remodeling. Window...

Control natural light

Control natural light

Glass tints automatically to take advantage of natural daylight while blocking glare, reducing fading and creating a more energy efficient space

Lessons learned from survival

Lessons learned from survival

Remodelers share stories of hardknocks and picking themselves back up after the recession

Legni Root Laminate

Legni Root Laminate

From Abet Laminati

Abet Laminati introduces new woodgrains with a Root finish to its Legni collection, available in seven textured colors. Legni woodgrain laminates are available in 4’x10’ sheet sizes, offer low VOC emissions and are GREENGUARD certified. 

11 Knife Block Organizer

11" Knife Block Organizer

From Rev-A-Shelf

Rev-A-Shelf is launching an 11" version of its knife block organizer. The unit features two Universal knife inserts, adjustable top shelf, additional bottom shelf storage and four stainless steel utensil bins. Designed for 15" base cabinets, the knife...