Have you watch a show called "I Want That" on Fine Living Channel? I saw some really cool products that are good for Eichlers or homeowners in general. Let me share with you some of products that I saw recently.
1. Water Softener by Scale Blaster.
Do you know there is an alternative way to soften your water other than adding salt to the water softener? ScaleBlaster is an innovative, simple and surprisingly affordable way to get soft water at home. The small device is attached to a water pipe like a blood pressure cuff. It changes the molecular make-up of calcium carbonate in your water, rendering it small and harmless. The end result is softer water and no more white calcium deposits around your faucet and on your shower doors. For more details, please go to their website.
2. Quiet Bathroom Fan by Broan.
Broan is out with what it claims is the world’s quietest bathroom fan. How quiet is it? So quiet that it has a small light on the switchplate to indicate it’s running, because otherwise you can’t really hear it. They has many different type and style such as Motion and Humidity Sensing Fans.
3. Superfast Dishwasher by Frigidaire.
Dishwashers typically take 90 minutes to wash and dry a full load of dishes. Frigidaire has come up with a dishwasher that does it in half the time. It’s the world’s first variable speed dishwashing system. What even better is that it's Half Load cycle lets you wash in the upper rack without wasting water or energy. Can also be used for mixed loads.
4. FlatWire by Flat Wire.
Now you can have a home theater system without unsightly wires running hither and yon. FlatWire is as thin as a sheet of paper and goes right on top of walls. Cover with putty, sand, paint and you'll never know they're there.
A Mighty Flush
Toilet makers have made tremendous improvements to what can be accomplished with the government mandated 1.6 gallon flush. And new designs add a bit of whimsy to the plain porcelain bowl. Here are some new toilets for you to consider.
Toto’s NeoRest 600 is an intelligent toilet that senses someone approaching and opens the lid.
Kohler’s "Hatbox" toilet brings runway fashion to the bathroom. And it does away with the tank, instead using an electric pump to handle flushing duties.
6. Martini Chandelier and Capsule Light by Touch Design Studio.
A cluster of martini glasses form a shimmering sphere, conjuring images of nebulae and rippling water. The Chandelini is composed of six dozen martini glasses each independently hung and lite from within by 10 watt candelabra-based bulbs. Chandelini are made to order pieces.
7. Insulated Paint by Insuladd.
Imagine lowering your energy bills simply by mixing an additive into the paint before you roll it on the walls. Insuladd is a heat reflecting material that helps prevent heat loss during winter months and reduces the build up of radiant heat during the summer months. Just mix it with paint and the ceramic materials combine with the paint to create a layer of insulation. It's ideal for interior or exterior use as well as on roofs, ceilings, attics and floors.
8. E-Barrier Paint by Sherwin-Williams.
This covering contains microscopic reflective particles, which keep radiant energy from transferring in or out of a house. When applied to the underside of an uncoated roof deck, E-Barrier is designed to reflect radiant heat before it reaches the insulation or ceiling below. Maker Sherwin-Williams says E-Barrier reduces heating and cooling costs by as much as 15 percent.
9. Eclipse Louvered Roof by Metal USA.
Now you can control the amount of sun and shade on your patio (or atrium and courtyard) with the push of a button. Like a convertible for your patio, louvers in the Eclipse Roof rotate up to 180 degrees to let light in or increase shade. The roof is powered by a 12-volt battery charged either by a solar panel or a 110-volt main supply.
10. Pella Vivid View Screens by Pella.
Vivid View Screens are virtually invisible, so the view to the outdoors is crisper and clearer than ever before. From the exterior, they’re practically undetectable, so they won’t detract from a home’s appearance. These screens allow 50 percent more natural light and provide up to three times the airflow into the house. Pella partnered with the makers of Gore-Tex to create the ultra-fine fabric for these screens, and the material is backed by a 5-year, transferable warranty against chalking, fading, hazing, or corrosion.
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That's for now. If you find this post/information interesting or useful, let me know so I will keep looking and searching on this subject.