Happy New Year! Here are five new products to close out 2011, including lightweight gypsum, a 1930s-inspired vanity, and a deck-gate kit. Read the rest of this entry »
The holidays didn’t slow the flow of interesting building product news last week. Here are a few stories that caught our attention, including Queen Elizabeth’s alternative energy installation, solar-generating paint, 2012 trends, fabulous fireplaces, and more.
Earlier this month, Schlage unveiled the industry’s first residential door lock with a built-in alarm. Unlike traditional security systems, which trigger after an intruder has already gotten in the house, this entryset sounds when it detects vibration or motion at the door.
With the vast array of glass, porcelain, and metal tiles on the market, the options for creating one-of-a-kind backsplashes in the kitchen and the bath are limitless. Here are 10 that stand out for their elegant simplicity, creative combinations, or artful aesthetics.
A truly one-of-a-kind option, this colorful backsplash made with recycled skateboards is featured in a kitchen in the Lofts at Cherokee Studios multifamily project in L.A. Read the rest of this entry »
Five new products, including two luxurious soaking tubs, nature-imitating tiles, and class-leading band saws. Read the rest of this entry »
Green building predictions, wind turbines aflame, pond-scum-inspired solar, and other building product news of note this week.