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Hot Edge Prevents Icicles and Ice Dams

Hot Edge Prevents Icicles and Ice Dams

Falling icicles can be dangerous to you and heavy ice dams can be a detriment to your home. We came across the HOT EDGE at the 2010 Builders’ Show which looks like a great solution. It lines your existing gutter and melts ice and snow away from the edge of […]

Outdoor Kitchens from the 2010 Builders’ Show

Outdoor Kitchens from the 2010 Builders’ Show

If you are considering an upgrade to your outdoor BBQ and smoker there are a lot of options for building full-outdoor kitchens. On display at the 2010 Builders’ Show were two offerings we couldn’t take our eyes off of. The KitchenAid outdoor kitchen collection looked very robust and was also […]

Wine Storage Wow!

Wine Storage Wow!

There was plenty of luxury on display at the 2010 Builders’ Show and it is no more apparent than in the wine storage sector. VintageView from the Wine Master Cellars is a wine-lovers dream. They were the first wine storage company to create a label-forward wine racking display system instead […]

Water Heaters Have Gone Hybrid

Water Heaters Have Gone Hybrid

Tankless water heaters have been the rage for sometime but if you still crave a more traditional water heater but want the energy savings then you may want to consider the Hybrid Water Heater from GE which we saw at the 2010 Builders Show. It’s the first water heater to […]

Sneak Peak from Stiletto Tools at 2010 Builders’ Show

Sneak Peak from Stiletto Tools at 2010 Builders’ Show

One of the smallest booths at the 2010 Builders’ Show was that of Stiletto Tools, but it was also the busiest. We stopped by numerous times to try and have a chat with them but there was a constant flow of people wanting to give their titanium hammer the TBII-15 […]

There’s Gold in them Kohler Fixtures

There’s Gold in them Kohler Fixtures

If you were in the mood for a robotic looking kitchen faucet that was available in gold, then you were in luck this year at the 2010 Builders’ Show. The Kohler Karbon Kitchen Faucet had an industrial look of a robotic arm but the brushed gold gave it a more […]

Harvest Your Own Rainwater with the Rainwater Pillow from 2010 Builders’ Show

Harvest Your Own Rainwater with the Rainwater Pillow from 2010 Builders’ Show

With all of the rain we’ve been getting in Southern California it would be amazing to put that water to use instead of continuing to draw on finite resources that come from reservoirs which as everyone knows are quickly receding. The Rainwater Pillow is an ingenious product that allows you […]

Save Time Taping Drywall with Teel Tape

Save Time Taping Drywall with Teel Tape

Taping drywall seems like a mindless job but it requires some experience to do it correctly and to achieve the best results. The Teel Tape makes it super easy for anyone to mud their drywall tape before application.

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 […]

15 Fireplaces at the 2010 Builders’ Show

15 Fireplaces at the 2010 Builders’ Show

I love the smell of propane burning at the Builders’ Show! Fireplaces were in abundance and one in particular only Liberace could love (Swarovski crystal enhanced beauty shown above). Maybe you’ll see one to your liking in our photo gallery of fireplaces from the 2010 Builders’ Show. Coronado Stone Mantis […]

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 […]

IBS 2010 Here We Come!

IBS 2010 Here We Come!

CES 2010 was awesome! Seeing the emergence of 3D technologies was breathtaking and checking out home security advancements and personal protection was also very interesting. But the show we’ve really been waiting for is the International Builders’ Show, better known as IBS. We’ve covered this show since 2006 and this […]

Highlights from the International Builders Show 2009

Highlights from the International Builders Show 2009

The buzz from the builders show this year is conservation and moderation. We’ve pulled some highlights that will impact you in 2009. LA Times: In the kitchen, it’s time to pull back, focus on function, eat better by cooking in and avoid going overboard. Dwell Blog: Both Rinnai and Noritz […]