Retro appliances, jobsite-ready fleece, a magnetic chalkboard door, and two other products that caught our eye this week.
Elmira Stove Works has added a French door refrigerator to its lineup of retro-style appliances. The refrigerator features frost-free operation, an interior filtered water dispenser and icemaker, glide-out freezer baskets and pantry drawer, and electronic controls. The Energy Star-rated units come in a 24.8-cubic-foot full-depth model or a 19.8-cubic-foot cabinet-depth model. Nine standard or custom colors are available.
Blaklader makes fleece tough enough for the jobsite. The company’s new Two Fisted Fleece jacket combines a 100% polyester shell with a wind- and water-resistant membrane and a breathable mesh lining, along with durable Cordura reinforcements at the shoulders, arms, and sides. Features include a zipped breast pocket and side front pockets, a telephone pocket, a key loop, a full-length zip-up collar, a rear document pocket, and a drawstring waist.
Ideal for the kitchen, office, or kid’s room, the Impression Magnetic Chalkboard door from Jeld-Wen features a large utility surface made with steel and pre-finished with chalk-ready paint. The opposite side of the door can be specified in any of the company’s 16 interior molded facings to match the other doors in the home.
Sigma’s Series 1900 bath faucet features a transitional design combining curves along the spout and handles with sculpted angles and smoothly polished flat surfaces. The solid brass unit includes a ceramic disc cartridge. More than 30 finishes are available, including polished nickel, shown here.
The Combi Steam/Convect oven from Viking Range offers four ovens in one: steam, to gently cook vegetables, fish, and seafood; steam convection to roast or broil foods while removing excess fats; convection that browns, bakes, broils, and crisps; and microwave, for fast and convenient cooking. The oven includes an interactive LCD with 43 automatic cooking settings, descaling functionality, and built-in cookbook with healthy recipes and cooking tips.
Mellow wall tile, a powerful-yet-lightweight hammerdrill, an elegant lav faucet, and two other new products for the week.
10 super-cool electronic faucets, a guide to LED bulbs, structural bamboo, rising material costs, and other product news from the past week.
A super-fast dishwasher, elegant in-line shower drains, insulative sheathing, and two other products that caught our attention this week.
A heated work jacket, Native American-inspired tiles, smoke-control sealant, and two other products that caught our eye this week.
The M12 High Visibility Heated Jacket features sewn-in carbon fiber heating zones on the chest and upper back to warm the body and stimulate blood flow. Read the rest of this entry »
A sleek ceiling fan, a richly finished electronic faucet, durable backerboard, and two other products that crossed our desks this week.
Touchscreen-compatible work gloves, handmade tiles, a digital torpedo level, and two other products that caught our eye this week.
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 »
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.)
Even if your remodeling customers don’t have a ton of money to spend, there are plenty of areas around the house where a bit of freshening up can go a long way. Whether you’re looking to extend an existing job or add some quick one-off business, here are a few strategies to help your clients feel more at home. Read the rest of this entry »