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Our Top 20 New Products from IBS 2015 - Part 1

by Lauren Busser The House Designers Editorial Director

Every year we visit the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas to search for innovative, new products that you might want to consider using in your new home. This year we're finding impressive new products from companies like Therma-Tru®, Integrity®, Lumber Liquidators®, and Schlage® that combine the latest technology with energy efficiency and craftsmanship This year, we saw a lot of expanded collections, a few new appliances, and lots of inspiring new finishes homeowners will love.

Take a look at our favorite products from this year's show and see if one of them will make its way to your new home and be sure to look out for next week's edition where we will have another 10 favorite products.
Therma-Tru® Introduces New On-Trend Entry Doors
Therma-Tru® Introduces New On-Trend Entry Doors

This year at IBS, Therma-Tru® enjoyed a great deal of interest in their Pulse series line, launched last year. Demand for the modern geometric doors has been growing this past year and Therma-Tru® is seeing an increase in demand for the simple, classic designs showcased in the collection. In early 2015, Therma-Tru® will introduce new on-trend panel and glass designs that will complement the growing popularity of these door styles.

Model: Therma-Tru® Pulse Fiberglass Entry Doors
Lumber Liquidators® Offers 140 New and Updated Looks From Bellawood

Remodeling your home? Then you'll want to browse Lumber Liquidators®. They have expanded their assortment of top quality flooring including 140 new and updated looks from Bellawood, now offering a timeless, matte 'oil-look' finish, and new colors and species. Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood is known for its 100-year transferable warranty, and the new finish has been scientifically tested to be 200 percent more scratch resistant than traditional hardwood floors. Among the new styles and colors you will find in Bellawood's updated line are Gunstock Oak, Cinnamon, Pewter, and Sumatra Maple as well as Topaz, and Sienna Cherry.

Model: Lumber Liquidators® Bellawood Hues 3/4" x 3-1/4" Butterscotch Oak Rustic | $4.99+ per sq. ft.
Lumber Liquidators® Releases 140 New Colors of Prefinished Hardwood
Integrity® Introduces New Wood-Ultrex 4-Panel Sliding French Door
Integrity® Introduces New Wood-Ultrex 4-Panel Sliding French Door

We've long been impressed with Integrity® Windows and Doors from Marvin® for their energy efficient and stylish windows. This year, they debuted a new Wood-Ultrex® 4-Panel Sliding French Door, the largest addition to Integrity's® lineup of Wood-Ultrex® Sliding Doors. This new door stands 16' wide and 8' tall. The exterior of this door features Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass and a paintable wood finish interior.

Model: Integrity® Windows and Doors from Marvin® Wood-Ultrex® 4-Panel Sliding French Door
BlueStar® Releases a Gas Range in Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

BlueStar® had a presence at the American Gas Association's booth and they brought along this beautiful range. The restaurant-quality ranges are available in a new on-trend color option, Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year Marsala. This naturally robust and earthy wine red compliments a wide range of decorating styles, making it a gorgeous centerpiece for any kitchen. However, the BlueStar® range isn't just a pretty face.

Underneath the stylish exterior, the Platinum Series™ features searing PrimaNova 25,000 BTU burners for maximum, concentrated heat and an interchangeable cast-iron griddle/charbroiler system that offers ultimate cooking flexibility. The revolutionary PowR Oven™ technology offers the most efficient heating and the large convection oven fits an over-sized commercial sheet pan with ease.

Model: BlueStar® Platinum Series™ Freestanding Ranges | $5,700 + MSRP
BlueStar Releases a Gas Range in Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year
Schlage® Unveils Their Latest Smart Lock
Schlage® Unveils Their Latest Smart Lock

Love using your iPhone or other Apple® products to monitor your home? Now you can use your favorite Apple® product in conjunction with a Schlage® lock to monitor your home's security. This year, Schlage® introduced Schlage Sense™, a smart lock that incorporates Apple® HomeKit technology for end-to-end encryption. Schlage Sense™ offers all the security of their other smart locks but with the added benefit of iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch compatibility.

Through a dedicated app, homeowners can assign and manage up to 30 codes, monitor the lock, and even use their phone to enter their home. Schlage Sense™ will come in their Camelot and Century lock styles so that you can be sure that your new lock will fit your home.

Model: Schlage® Schlage Sense™
SAGE by Hughes™ Delivers a Truly Integrated Home Automation Experience

SAGE by Hughes™ is changing the way homeowners look at security and home automation. SAGE by Hughes™ provides homeowners with a fully integrated system that manages, monitors, and controls your home security and home automation while still being accessible and affordable. What's unique about SAGE is that it puts the control of your connected devices where it's most convenient—right onto your TV and through a single mobile app.

Check out their Starter Kit which includes a SAGE Hub, remote, contact sensor, motion detector, indoor camera and light bulb. All batteries and power supplies are included and installation is so easy that homeowners can do it themselves.Once installed you will find this system is easy to use, allowing you to use picture-in-picture technology to flip back and fourth between monitoring your home's ecosystem and your favorite show. And should a problem arise, SAGE by Hughes™ reliability will send an alert to every smart phone in your house simultaneously for quick verification and response.

Model: SAGE by Hughes™ Starter Kit
SAGE by Hughes™ Delivers a Truly Integrated Home Automation Experience
Clopay® Shows Off Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Carriage Doors
Clopay® Shows Off Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Carriage Doors

Want the look of a wooden carriage house door? Don't want to worry about a garage door that swings out instead of folding up? Clopay® debuted their Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Series featuring beautiful configurations of carriage doors. These doors are made of an Intellicore® insulated steel base and a faux wood composite cladding and overlay that gives you the appearance of an authentic swing-out door with the convenience of modern, upward operation.

These doors are unique because the faux wood cladding and overlay that has been molded from actual wood pieces so that you get the intricate grain of the species they emulate. Available cladding finishes include: Clear Cypress, Mahogany and Pecky Cypress, with composite overlay materials available in Clear Cypress and Mahogany. And as great as they look the two inch Intellicore® insulation with a thermal R-value of 20.4 R ensures this door is going to improve your home's energy efficiency.

Model: Clopay® Canyon Ridge® Collection Limited Edition Series
Wellborn® Introduces Their ColorInspire Program

Everyone has a color that they love! Whether it's inspired by the sunset, your grandmother's wallpaper, or a bright red entry door you pass walking down the street. Whatever your favorite colors are, Wellborn® wants to bring your artistic inspiration to life with their ColorInspire program.

The ColorInspire program gives homeowners the chance to choose their favorite colors for their cabinetry, from the extensive selections by Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin-Williams®, and Valspar®. With this program you can create a beautiful focal point for your kitchen. Try ColorInspire cabinetry for your kitchen island, your craft room or your kids bathroom.

Model: Wellborn® Estate Collection
Wellborn® Introduces Their ColorInspire Program
Sherwin-Williams® Introduces Dry-Erase Coating
Sherwin-Williams® Introduces Dry-Erase Coating

You've probably heard of or seen chalkboard paint and chalkboard walls. But did you know you can buy paint to turn any surface in your home into a dry erase board? This year, Sherwin-Williams® launched their Sketch Pad™ Clear Gloss Dry Erase Clear Coating Kit. This kit contains all the materials necessary to create 1 quart of water-based clear coating capable of covering up to 50 square feet. The coating can be applied to almost any wall surface and over any paint color. Once the surface is dry you can write on it with dry erase markers and then wipe the surface clean.

You might consider using this product in your kitchen as a message board or your kid's bedroom or playroom for a fun place to doodle. You might even use it in your home office to write down notes and important inspirations.

Model: Sherwin-Williams® SketchPad Clear Gloss Dry Erase Clear Coating Kit | $50 MSRP per kit
Wilsonart Expands Design Library with 150 New Designs

Finding inspiration for different surfaces can be tricky. Wilsonart has expanded their library with 150 new laminate designs available through their Virtual Design Library. But you won't find run-of-the-mill designs here. Wilsonart's collection has expanded to include everything from photo-realistic imagery to floral patterns and abstract art graphics. The expanded laminate collection from Wilsonart means that you can think bold and artistic, or fun and flirty.

Currently, the new laminate collection includes nine different styles: Geometrics, Folk Art, Retro, Sports, Woodgrains, Youthful, Study Hall, Delectable and Nature. Wilsonart plans to expand their collection through 2015 and beyond as they connect with new artists, illustrators, and designers from around the globe. And if you are worried about taking a chance with some of these bold colors and designs you can readily order free samples through the Virtual Design Library, and once you are ready to order your piece it takes just 2-3 weeks from design to delivery.

Model: Wilsonart Blooming Grove Matte Finish Laminate
Wilsonart Expands Design Library with 150 New Designs
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