Products

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures toilet

Expectations for toilet performance are high, and manufacturers are engineering products to meet and exceed those expectations

touch controls for elica's nikola tesla cooktop

A smart induction cooktop that requires no hood, no ductwork, and soon, no custom installation 

3M's extreme post it are great for construction jobsites

Designed for the construction industry, 3M’s new post-its stick to lumber, brick, cement and steel

A single device to bring water monitoring into the smart home technology mix

Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials

advantech subflooring being lain

Subflooring that resists bowing and other damages while increasing efficiency

the wayne dalton luminous garage door

A sleek door that blends well with modern luxury and doubles as a weather barrier

Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.

An air purification system that knows when it needs a new filter, and tells you

It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing

It can heat nearly five showers at once and could save homeowners thousands

You’ve read about rogue roofing contractors who scam unwitting homeowners? This scam’s aimed at roofers. 

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The Forgent series is made out of a proprietary material—a sort of glass and pvc hybrid—that makes it stronger and more resilient 

This exterior stair was formed over the top of an existing concrete stair sandwiched between masonry walls

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The home’s living room has the same footprint as pre-renovation, although it has been updated with new moldings and paint, as well as engineered hardwood flooring. The variegated wood plank and parquet floors are in the hallway, living and dining rooms. 

The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies

computer lighting model

A computer lighting model converts input (such as ceiling and counter height, fixture and lamp type, surface color and reflectance, etc.) into both 2D output showing projected fc levels at every point on a 2x2 grid (above right), and a 3D model of the room showing the effects of the lighting plan (above). Current light levels at the island (right) are more than three times the 15 fc readings taken before the kitchen remodel.

Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location

Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity

Service issues are a touchy but inevitable part of the window replacement business.

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