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Top Interior Products from IBS and KBIS 2017

by Rachel Lyon, Editorial Director for The House Designers®

When most people dream of building their own homes, they focus on perfecting their interior living spaces. It’s no wonder why—that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. If you haven’t kept up to date with what’s available, you’ll be surprised at just how many choices there are now! Whether you want a more beautiful interior or one that serves you better, here are some of the products that we noticed at the 2017 International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) so you can create an ideal place to call home.

Gorgeous Flooring You Can DIY in Every Room
Gorgeous Flooring You Can DIY in Every Room

Looks and durability are at the forefront of consumers’ minds when they shop for flooring, and with good reason: it’s the base of interior design and takes a beating from everyday use. Check out Engineered Vinyl Plank flooring from Lumber Liquidators if you want incredibly easy-to-install and waterproof floors for your home! Available in a range of natural wood colors and grain patterns, this vinyl has just what you’re looking for, and all of these CoreLuxe products also come GREENGUARD and FloorScore® certified for low emissions and superior indoor air quality. Now that’s flooring that gives you plenty to appreciate!

Model: CoreLuxe 5.5mm Coal Creek Oak EVP | $2.59/sq. ft.
A Subtle yet Stunning Refrigerator

You might be wondering how a refrigerator can be subtle yet stunning—consider a carefully camouflaged appliance that blends into your cabinets then grabs attention with a signature Obsidian interior when opened. That’s just one of the products Jenn-Air® brought to KBIS, but it was definitely a standout! This fridge is unique as it puts clear focus on its contents with its well-lit, exclusive Obsidian finish that makes produce pop and shows off its appeal better than a standard white interior. Use custom wood panels for that hidden fridge effect or a stainless steel panel kit if you’d like a matching suite.

Model: Jenn-Air® 36" Fully Integrated Built-In Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator | $6,599 Base MSRP
A Subtle yet Stunning Refrigerator
Beautiful, Long-Lasting Barn Wood Accent Panels
Beautiful, Long-Lasting Barn Wood Accent Panels

It looks remarkably like aged wood but comes from Eldorado Stone, so we’ll understand any confusion that Vintage Ranch might cause. A huge hit at IBS, these concrete panels have deep grain textures from a range of wood species and warm, rich colors that mimic those of wood matured by exposure to the elements. This veneer offers quick installation and enduring quality that won’t diminish over time. Remember, Vintage Ranch is made of concrete that has been expertly hand-painted to provide a rustic, reclaimed plank appearance, so feel free to embellish any space in your home with this desirable accent!

Model: Eldorado Stone Vintage Ranch Veneer in Foxwood | Contact for a Quote
A Durable Quartz Countertop with Marble Looks

There’s nothing like an engineered stone surface for the best of natural beauty and man-made strength. Its exceptional density resists damage from heat, chipping, staining, and even bacterial growth, so you know it is a quality product to face the challenges of your kitchen or bathroom. Patterns from HanStone® Quartz perfectly mimic those of natural marble, but with no upkeep concerns! We saw an elegant Tranquility counter at KBIS, and we loved its light color and subtle silvery veining that would look fantastic in any interior design. If this classic simplicity isn’t right for you, don’t worry—there are plenty of patterns to consider!

Model: HanStone® Quartz Tranquility Countertops | Contact for a Quote
A Durable Quartz Countertop with Marble Looks
A Modern Industrial Faucet with Many Finishes
A Modern Industrial Faucet with Many Finishes

Looking for the perfect lavatory fixtures to complete an edgy, contemporary design? Look no further than the Litze™ Bathroom Collection from Brizo®! Clean and dramatic lines and angles provide a strong modern vibe, and then there are seven finishes to deliver whichever ambiance you’re going for. Want warm, cool, or mixed metal tones? How about mixing metal and teak wood for an especially organic space? The options are there! If you like incorporating textures, you’ll love that the fully metal finishes offer handles with knurling details. Take the time to explore the whole collection—there’s plenty more to discover!

Model: Brizo® Litze™ Single-Handle Lavatory in Brilliance® Polished Nickel Finish | $540 MSRP
A See-Through Contemporary Fireplace

A fireplace is a natural focal point that helps to balance our ever more spacious living areas, but what if you could maintain that focus and still put forth an undeniably modern atmosphere? Enter the PRIMO See-Through Fireplace from Heat & Glo®, available in 48", 60", and 72" sizes to fit however much space you have! Its linear design is sleek and clean to fit the most contemporary of décors, and there are interior options that can help you make PRIMO your own. Consider different colors of translucent crushed glass and LED light, and you’re sure to enjoy the wide-open yet focusing effect it has on your interior.

Model: Heat & Glo® PRIMO See-Through Gas Fireplace | Starting at $9,807
A See-Through Contemporary Fireplace
Sleek and Sophisticated Cabinetry
Sleek and Sophisticated Cabinetry

Cabinet options are so diverse that it’s no wonder homeowners have a hard time choosing the perfect style. We were amazed by the range that Fabuwood® Cabinetry brought to KBIS, everything from the most intricate and traditional designs to the brand new, sleek and elegant Illume line. These modern cabinets are clean and and simple, and they'll complement your kitchen with an uncluttered design that creates the illusion of a larger space. If you're looking for a great American-made solution for your contemporary or transitional home, Illume could be it. See Fabuwood's® Event Photos for more of their newest cabinets!

Model: Fabuwood® Illume Cabinetry | Coming Soon!
A Uniquely Artistic Glass Tap

Bathroom faucets are undergoing a redesign revolution that will make you think of them in a whole new light—and perhaps none are as striking as those in the Uffizi Collection by FORTIS®! This Italian company offers lavatory models with clear glass bodies that allow you to see water as it rises into the cylinder and then pours out over a polished chrome spout, and any unused water is drained when the tap is turned off to ensure a fresh flow every time. Avant-garde and undeniably luxurious, an Uffizi faucet definitely makes a statement, and you’ll be glad to know that they are available in the USA thanks to Pfister®!

Model: FORTIS® Uffizi 8" Widespread Lavatory Faucet | $2,900.00 MSRP
A Uniquely Artistic Glass Tap
Light Switch Control Where It’s Convenient
Light Switch Control Where It’s Convenient

Have you ever wished that a switch was located someplace else, or needed a dimmer where there wasn't one? Having an electrician install the wiring necessary for new switches is costly, time-consuming, and now, completely unnecessary! Eaton's® Anyplace Switch is battery-operated and connects wirelessly to up to five other Z-Wave devices to provide switch control where you want it! Z-Wave technology doesn't interfere with your home Wi-Fi, offers interoperability with other Z-Wave devices, and has a best in class wireless range! Mount the switch on any wall with the screws or double-sided tape provided, or just set it down on a flat surface—it's truly a switch at your fingertips, wherever you need it!

Model: Eaton® Anyplace Switch | Price Varies
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