Blocks that self assemble, bathtubs made from wood and stone, the push for transparency, Remodeling Show preview, and other product news from the past week.
• We can envision a world in which robots construct our buildings—but what about a world in which the robots are the building? Read the rest of this entry »
5 new products, including a curvaceous tub, a hassle-saving fastener, and long-lasting porch flooring.
For many baby boomers, upgrading the home for aging in place is a topic they wish to avoid. And it’s no wonder: In the past, “universal design” equated to institutional-feeling products that made cozy spaces feel like hospitals.
But no more. Manufacturers have recognized that independent living shouldn’t mean sacrificing aesthetics. Read the rest of this entry »
Wide-plank flooring, an oscillating tool, outdoor grills, and other products that crossed our desks this week.
Frameless shower doors, Japanese soaking tubs, new appliance efficiency standards, AIA products, and more news from around the web this week.
5 new products, including 3-D Italian tiles, Victorian-inspired faucets, and fire-resistant work jeans.
The Kitchen & Bath Show (KBIS) was held last week in Chicago, with no shortage of cool new products, hot trends, and innovative technologies on display. Here’s a roundup of 8 finds from the exhibit floor. (And check out Part 2 of our coverage for 8 more products.)
Products and trends from KBIS, self-healing concrete, HOA solar wars, and other product news from around the web this week.
Even in wetter regions, water conservation is likely to become a bigger concern for all Americans in the near future. Government predictions are dire: Within a few decades as many as 36 states could experience water shortages. Water is already causing political and boundary tensions in some areas of the country.
The good news is, there are plenty of easy product swaps around the house that can put a dent in your clients’ consumption—and their water bills—without affecting their day-to-day life. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently released the results of its 2012 NKBA Design Trends Survey, which analyzes the materials, products, and styles being specified by more than 350 member designers. Here are the key trends revealed: Read the rest of this entry »