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Drivable Grass Concrete Paving System

Drivable Grass Concrete Paving System

Bring a touch of nature to your driveway with this drivable grass concrete paving system.

Wireless Home Lighting with Verve Living Systems

Wireless Home Lighting with Verve Living Systems

Your home lighting should be near the top of your design priorities. Setting the decor, furnishings and paint isn’t complete without considering how it all looks under correct light. It can also be a tremendous chore selecting which lights are controlled by what switch and with a traditional hard-wired home, […]

Smith & Wesson Home Security Services

Smith & Wesson Home Security Services

There is no bigger name in the firearm industry than Smith & Wesson and they are betting that name recognition carries over to their new line of home security services that was introduced at the 2010 Builders’ Show. We spoke to VP Adrian Almendarez who was very excited about this […]

Schlage LiNK Home Security and Management

Schlage LiNK Home Security and Management

We came across a couple of impressive home security systems at the 2010 Builders’ Show and as a complete system the LiNK from Schlage is packed with some impressive features. This home security system can also manage your heating and air conditioning as Schlage has teamed with Trane Alarm.com. LiNK […]

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Safety Tubs Bring Universal Design to the Bathroom

Universal design to benefit seniors and the physically challenged is an under served sector of home and interior design. But with the aging boomer population, there is an opportunity for manufacturers and designers to work with people who have special needs when it comes to living in their home. There […]

Backyard Courts and Surfaces from SnapSports

Backyard Courts and Surfaces from SnapSports

We’d love to have an outdoor basketball court but it’s not in the plans right now. If we were in the market for one the SnapSports outdoor surfaces look like a great solution. At the 2010 International Builders’ Show we had the opportunity to touch and feel various court surfaces […]

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies as well as how contractors bid on materials on their website. Once you sign up you have access to […]

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]

Green Protective Floor Coverings from the 2010 Builders’ Show

Green Protective Floor Coverings from the 2010 Builders’ Show

At this years Builders’ Show we came across two floor protection materials that both claim to be green products but take two entirely different ways of achieving this. The Cover Guard temporary floor protection mats are made for use on high end surfaces and finishes such as tile, terrazzo, stone, […]

Solving Chandelier Access Problems with an Aladdin Light Lift

Solving Chandelier Access Problems with an Aladdin Light Lift

Don’t we all have a problem with trying to dust our chandeliers? Ok, maybe not all of us. But for those that do chandeliers are a mecca for cobwebs and dust. They are just too high and too delicate to reach. Of course at the 2010 Builders’ Show there was […]

Save Time and Wood with QuikStix Metal Framing System

Save Time and Wood with QuikStix Metal Framing System

A great alternative to traditional wood framing is using metal studs. Armstrong has simplified this process even further with their QuikStix drywall framing system. On display at the 2010 Builders’ Show, this system is intended for use building walls, ceilings and soffits. It has a “twist-click-lock” feature that makes installation […]

Mechanix Gloves for Women

Mechanix Gloves for Women

Mechanix Wear gloves are popular leather utility gloves that specialize in many industries such as building, automotive racing, safety and tactical uses. At the 2010 Builders’ Show they’ve introduced a line of women’s utility gloves that are more chic and less geek. They showed various colors at the show but […]

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 […]

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 […]