Buzz: Product News Roundup, Out of Frame Edition

Frameless shower doors, Japanese soaking tubs, new appliance efficiency standards, AIA products, and more news from around the web this week.

Fairfield House modern bathroom
• Say goodbye to the track. Here are 12 frameless shower door installations that provide a clean, modern look.

• 9 products from AIA.

• 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.

• IKEA leads cabinet customer satisfaction survey.

• 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.

Image: modern bathroom design by austin architect Webber + Studio, Architects

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