May 30, 2015

Kitchen and Bath Innovations from the International Builders’ Show

International Home Builders' Show Series

Five Home Improvement Products Worth Knowing About

The ultimate in home coffee service.  The Top Brewer from Purcell Murray brings kitchen coffee brewing to a whole new level. A sleek spout is about all that’s visible on the countertop -- everything else is out of sight in the base cabinet. This Cadillac of hot beverage systems whips up a wide range of hot and cold drinks and can do it all from a tablet or smart phone.

Automated kitchen cabinets.  Blum, the cabinet hardware company, has introduced an impressive line of kitchen door and drawer devices that open with a touch and close with a nudge. Especially nice is the hands-free garbage and recycling drawer. The company has also found a way to take advantage of some often unused space beneath the sink.

Is it a toilet or sculpture?  This new bathroom fixture from Kohler looks like it might be straight out of a modern art museum. But that’s just the beginning. It’s smart too, raising and lowering the seat and flushing automatically. And if that's not enough, this high-tech device sports built-in LED light panels.

Expanding kitchen cabinet storage capacity.  Wine Logic has done something quite logical – come up with a better way to store cans, bottles and jars by putting them on their sides in slide-out racks that make every bit of cabinet space usable, top to bottom, front to back. What’s more, everything is visible and reachable.

Moveable glass wall.  Marvin has come up with a wall of glass that rolls completely out of the way and out of sight by sliding, accordion-style into concealed wall pockets. The resulting openness completely blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor space.

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