Buzz: Product News Roundup—Treasured Islands Edition

What’s new in the world of building products this week, including 30 kitchen island ideas, climbing material prices, prepping for “Bulb Apocalypse,” super-efficient solar, universal design trends, and much more.

• From round to hexagonal, purple to yellow, metal to wood, this collection of 30 kitchen islands will inspire creativity no matter your design style.

• Can streetlights save lives and create jobs? Chattanooga thinks so.

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Buzz: Product News Roundup – Paint by Numbers Edition

Introductions, insights, and inspirations from the world of building products this past week:

• Designers rejoice! Color authority Pantone now offers its own set of paints in 49 pre-mixed, numbered colors from its Color Matching System.

• Smaller interiors mean more focus on outdoor living, a Professional Builder study reveals.

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Buzz: Product News Roundup

Introductions, insights, and inspirations from the world of building products this past week: