Buzz: Product News Roundup, Out of Frame EditionPosted: 05.20.2012
Frameless shower doors, Japanese soaking tubs, new appliance efficiency standards, AIA products, and more news from around the web this week.
• Extra-deep and ultra-relaxing, Japanese soaking tubs are catching on in the U.S.
• Under new appliance efficiency standards, released May 16 and set to take effect in 2015, clothes washers will use up to 35% less water and energy and dishwashers will use 14% less energy and 23% less water.
• Glass isn’t just for windows. Check out these inspiring glass-floor installations.
• According to the Western Wood Products Association, U.S. Softwood lumber production climbed 9.2% in the first two months of the year, while Canadian mills increased output by 4.6%.
• When it comes to entry doors, homeowners not only want it all—looks, efficiency, privacy, and security—they want it all on a budget.