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Sneak Peak at New, Innovative Products at IBS 2013

Sneak Peak at New, Innovative Products at IBS 2013

Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) the International Builders Show (IBS) is the largest home building show in the industry and it's set to showcase thousands of the newest products in home technology, sustainable building, energy-efficiency and innovative designs from Jan. 22-24, 2013 in Las Vegas. More than 50,000 homeowners, designers, remodelers and builders are expected to attend the 67th annual convention.

Our editor's look forward to walking the trade show floor and previewing the newest home building products in all categories from more than 800 exhibitors. Some of our favorite vendors that will have exhibits at IBS include Sherwin-Williams®, Ply Gem®, Fypon® Therma-Tru® and Whirlpool®.

Here is a sneak peak at some of the newest, most innovative residential products in popular categories like lighting, bath, kitchen, windows and doors that will be on display at IBS:
Sherwin-Williams® Color Forecast 2013
 
Sherwin-Williams® Color Forecast 2013

Sherwin-Williams® theme for their Colormix™ 2013 color forecast is "Opposites Attract." The forecast showcases four distinct new palettes including electric and bold hues in High Voltage, theatrical shadows in Midnight Mystery, the fun and feminine Vintage Moxie and rustic beauty of Honed Vitality.

Model: Sherwin-Williams® High Voltage | SW 6950 Calypso
Ply Gem® Designed Exterior Studio

For more than 60 years Ply Gem® has been providing homeowners, designers and builders with beautiful, low-maintenance and energy-efficient exterior home products like siding, stone veneer, trim and molding and windows and doors. This year at IBS they will showcase a new line of cellular PVC trim and molding, as well as a new window line designed for new construction. Look for an innovative new modular, stacked stone veneer system that is perfect for stand-alone pillars.

Their ever-popular interactive Exterior Design Studio allows homeowners and builders to select a home style and then try on various products, colors and textures to visualize their new home. The company plans on launching new additions to this visualizer tool at the show.

Shown is a home designed using insulated vinyl siding, polymer shakes and shingles, stone veneer and aluminum-clad wood windows.

Model: View Mastic Home Exteriors® by Ply Gem®
 
Ply Gem® Designed Exterior Studio
Whirlpool® Ice Collection
 
Whirlpool® Ice Collection

Whirlpool® will showcase the Ice Collection, a new streamlined collection of kitchen appliances that includes refrigerators, wall ovens, ranges and dishwashers. It's available in a White Ice (our personal favorite) and Black Ice finish.

A highlight to the collection is a 17,000 BTU Flex Power™ burner and TimeSavor™ Plus True Convection, which makes it easy to create delicious dishes. When it comes to clean up, the AquaLift™ self-clean technology is amazing. With just a little water and minimal heat your oven will stay sparkling clean. Check out all the great built-in products in this collection by clicking here.

Model: Whirlpool® Built-In Ice Collection | MSRP:$750 to $2,600
Universal Dimmers and Sensors

Leviton® will be showcasing its lines of Universal Dimmers and residential Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors. They are engineered to provide homeowners optimal control of all lighting including dimmable LED, dimmable CFL and incandescent bulbs without sacrificing performance.

Model: Leviton Decora SureSlide® dimmers | 6674-P0W
 
Universal Dimmers and Sensors
Whole Home Solutions
 
Whole Home Solutions

As the trend towards building smaller homes continues to grow, so does the need for innovative, stylish storage and organization solutions. ClosetMaid® will showcase new storage products for builders and consumers at IBS that are stylish, functional and affordable.

Launching this month is ClosetMaid's ShelfTrack Elite®, which is a fully customizable wall-mounted, adjustable laminate system that combines the flexibility of ShelfTrack™ with nickel hardware and rich wood finish. They are also launching several updates to the popular MasterSuite® line, including a new "Made to Order" Program (MTO).

Model: View the MasterSuite® Collection
Fypon® Stone Surrounds Therma-Tru® Doors

A highlight to the Therm-Tru® booth at the International Builders' Show will be entry door displays flanked by Fypon's® realistic stone-looking door surrounds from their Stone and Timber collection. The Fypon® Stone Surround System includes accent pieces like arched blocks, decorative blocks, flat blocks, flat block sill and keystone decorative blocks.

Model: View the full Stone Surround System >
 
Fypon® Stone Surrounds Therma-Tru® Doors
Professional Builder Show Village 2013
 
Professional Builder Show Village 2013

For the 14th year, Professional Builder magazine presents the annual Show Village exhibit at the International Builders' Show, where consumers and builders will be able to tour three energy-efficient model homes featuring more than 40 home building products. This year they partnered with modular home manufacturers Palm Harbor Homes and IronTown Homes, along with Greenfab® a developer of sustainable modular homes.

Model: Model Homes: 2,072 sq. ft. Aurora | 2,300 sq. ft. Admiral | 918 sq. ft. BASF High Performance Net Zero Home.
Kohler® Moxie™

Have your own private concert in the shower with the Kohler® Moxie™ Showerhead + Wireless Speaker. It syncs with all Bluetooth® enabled devices including smart phones, MP3 players, tablets and laptops. As well as high-tech sound, the showerhead packs no fewer than 60 angled nozzles that deliver a full, enveloping spray and the water-saving option of a 2.0 or 2.5 gpm spray. Another great thing about the Moxieâ„¢ is how easy it is to use. The magnetic speaker pops in and out of the showerhead for easy recharging of the built-in lithium-ion battery.

Model: Moxie™ Single-function acoustic showerhead with wireless speaker | K-9245-CP | MSRP: $199
 
Kohler® Moxie™
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