Plumbing & Electrical

Plumbing & Electrical: Common Items Get Updated

May 30, 2017

Many common plumbing and electrical products don’t need or get much attention when it comes to design updates, but this year, vendors at NHS offered exciting innovations for even the most mundane products. Aspen Brands Decorative Vintage...

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Plumbing & Electrical: Accessory Aids

May 2, 2017

Many plumbing and electrical accessories can help jobs run more smoothly while also making the work more comfortable. Ladder Shelf System by MM Design. Found in the Inventor’s Spotlight section of the 2016 National Hardware Show®, this...

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Plumbing & Electrical: The Industrial Look

April 25, 2017

For several years, interior designers have been inspired by the industrial look, incorporating exposed plumbing, beams, and electrical conduit as part of an open concept. From this trend, many plumbing and electrical products have been...

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Plumbing and Electrical: Self-Cleaning and On-Demand

April 11, 2017

Convenience categories include more than just Wi-Fi-enabled products. Many items in the plumbing and electrical category rely on sensors and other innovations like these listed here. ActiClean® Self-Cleaning Toilet Manufactured by American...

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Outdoor Water Features

May 11, 2016

Water features have long been a staple in many garden designs. Whether large and dramatic or small and simple, these features lend a tranquil ambience to outdoor spaces, and can help mask excessive sound from traffic, neighbors, or other external...

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Rerporting from the National Hardware Show – Central Hall

May 3, 2016

Hardware & Tools Power tool batteries have seen the most improvement in 2015 and 2016. At the Show, retailers should look for power tool batteries with extended life, increased performance in below zero degrees Fahrenheit conditions, wireless...

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Multipurpose Lighting

April 13, 2016

When is a light more than a light? When it can pull double duty and do more than just illuminate a space. Light therapy is one area in which the dual-purpose concept has taken hold. Whether for skin care or combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder...

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New Lighting Specs

March 23, 2016

According to a recent Gizmag article (http://www.gizmag.com/ge-ceases-cfl-lightbulb-production/41616/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=8be0021371-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-8be0021371-92209173),...

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Simple Facelift: Light Switch Faceplates

March 2, 2016

Small finishing touches really pull the overall look of a room together, and one finishing touch that consumers sometimes don’t think about is the light switch faceplate. This utilitarian item is often thought of as just a bland necessity—a...

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Linear Shower Drains

February 3, 2016

Today’s sleek and modern bath designs seek to eliminate disruptions to the visual flow of a space, and this includes the interruption caused by traditional drains in showers. One way for consumers to achieve a modern look without this break in...

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