Articles by: Timothy Dahl

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Kohler’s Assisted Living Toilet at 2010 Builders’ Show

Universal design was a major theme at the 2010 Builders’ Show and Kohler delivered with their assisted living toilet, Fountainhead elongated one-piece toilet. It was displayed prominently in their gorgeous exhibitor space and you couldn’t help but press the buttons to see the seat rise and fall effortlessly. The toilet […]

PermaFLOW – The No Clog Drain at 2010 Builders’ Show

PermaFLOW – The No Clog Drain at 2010 Builders’ Show

We appreciate simple products that upon visual inspection are easy to recognize what purpose they serve. The PermaFLOW is one such product. Simply remove your current p-trap located below a kitchen or bathroom sink and replace it with a the PermaFLOW which will allow you to easily remove a drain […]

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Dunn-Edwards was showing at the 2010 Builders’ Show in a big way as their new line of low-odor, zero-VOC paint called Enso was debuting and was used to paint the interior of the 2010 NextGen Home on display at the Builders’ Show. Thinking back to when we toured the NextGen […]

Fasten Seal Furring Nail Keeps Your Envelope Tight

Fasten Seal Furring Nail Keeps Your Envelope Tight

A little nail in an orange donut can make a big difference when it comes to sealing your home from moisture. The Fasten Seal is a lathe fastener that’s engineered to keep water from penetrating the point where nails pierce the building paper. Stucco will last for years if the […]

Trucks of Builders’ Show 2010

Trucks of Builders’ Show 2010

Every builder needs a truck and the big 3 did not disappoint as they had their burliest and baddest trucks on display but none were as cool as the DeWALT Ford F-350 we saw at CES this year. Surprisingly the truck lineup at IBS 2010 didn’t include any foreign options. […]

From Hardie to Heisman: IBS 2010 First Impressions

From Hardie to Heisman: IBS 2010 First Impressions

This is my first show to attend in person and even though the housing industry has taken a hit these last couple years there was still plenty of foot traffic and a buzz and energy on the showroom floor that was great to be a part of. I met some […]

International Builders’ Show 2010 is Here

International Builders’ Show 2010 is Here

Today the 2010 International Builders’ Show kicks off. I’ve been waiting for this show for a few months now and can’t wait to start checking out the booths and exploring new product and demos. I highlighted four smaller booths that I don’t want to miss and I’m looking forward to […]

The Gun Issue

The Gun Issue

To be honest one of the reasons I wanted to expand Charles & Hudson into covering home security was to have an opportunity to discuss the issue of firearms as a home security option. Its difficult to find information online or anywhere regarding the use of a firearm for home […]

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]

Las Vegas City Center is Boom Boom Pow

Las Vegas City Center is Boom Boom Pow

While attending CES last week we took a brief diversion to checkout the newest addition to the Las Vegas skyline, City Center, which bills itself as “Capital of the New World”. That’s quite a boast in a city built on big claims but after walking through Crystals (only 40% occupied), […]

California Goes All-In on Green Building

California Goes All-In on Green Building

Today California approved a building code that is the most aggressive eco-friendly statewide code in the US. “Calgreen” won by unanimous approval by the state and will take effect in 2011. All homes, hospitals, schools and shopping malls must abide by this code. Highlights include: Builders must divert 50% of […]

Easy Reach Paintbrush Storage

Easy Reach Paintbrush Storage

The magnet boards used in kitchens to store knives are also great at storing…paintbrushes! Store the brushes pointed down so the bristles can dry thoroughly and enjoy your easy access paintbrush rack. This cool tip is courtesy of Apartment Therapy