What are some of the products that were the Best of the IBS 2016 Show that you may want to include in your next home remodeling project?
The annual International Builders Show (IBS) has combined with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to bring the latest in product development and building technology to professionals. There are thousands of products being showcased, so they have select judges determine from hundreds of entries, what home remodeling products are the best to the market. They judge on the factors of:
Best in Kitchen
Thermador Culinary Preservation
Thermador has designed a modular refrigeration system that strategically fits in the kitchen remodeling design. Their award winning products come in various widths and configurations to customize to the home owner’s needs. For example, if you wanted a wine refrigeration column, or more fresh food refrigeration space (without a freezer), or more freezer space and want a freezer column, you can plan to have adequate cold storage to meet your needs. They come from a width of 18” to 36”, and can be stainless steel or have panels inlaid.
Best in Bath
Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Armstrong has developed the look of ceramic or stone in its durable luxury vinyl flooring. It is warmer to feet, easier on joints, and absorbs more sound, Its easy to clean surface resists stains and can be grouted, or not. The flexible material better covers uneven floors which could crack ceramic or stone tile, and does not need sealing. It even comes in the look of weather metal, linen, and timber, with design features of infused motifs.
Honorable Mention for Energy Efficiency
Juice Box Energy Storage System
The Juice Box Energy Storage System gives the homeowner the ability to store electricity either from the grid, or from solar panels. If you are on a time of use price plan, you can charge the batteries during the low cost time of electricity, and use what has been stored during on peak charge time helping to save money. It is also serves as a back up during power outages.
Best for Home
Halo and Halo+ Emergency Notification System
The Halo and Halo+ Emergency Alarm System brings smoke detectors into the digital age. They report that their units more accurately detects fire, carbon dioxide, and the Plus model can be hooked up to weather alerts. Not only will it sound an audible alarm, it will send alerts to your digital device, for what good can a smoke alarm be if no one is home to hear it? Expected availability June 2016
Compare with the Best of the 2015 IBS Show
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