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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]