Buzz: Product News Roundup, Fading Fads Edition

Product news from the past week, including home design trends that are falling out of favor, affordable LEDs, wood ceilings, and more.

• Outdoor fireplaces, two-story family rooms, and 8 other home design trends on the way out in 2012.

• LED lovers rejoice! Lemnis Lighting has just introduced an LED bulb for $4.95.

• Top 10 Framing Errors—and How to Avoid Them

• Things are looking up for these 13 rooms with warmed-up wood ceilings.

• An architect was charged in the death of an L.A. firefighter, in which an 18-foot “fire trough” and melted sprinkler pipes were believed to be to blame.

• So much for that down-sizing trend: Data on single-family home starts showed square footage up about 6%.

• Think pink with these retro refrigerators.

• Not into pink? Here are a few tips for making the powder room a bit more manly.

Image: Via Lemnis Lighting



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