Hot Trends from the Builders Show 2020

Every year, the construction industry gathers for one massive trade show, the International Builders Show (IBS). We’re excited to show you some of the new products and trends from the Builders Show 2020, which just wrapped up in Las Vegas.

Smart Switch

Smart home innovations continue to proliferate. The Swidget outlet is available with a range of inserts for a variety of functions. Unlike a traditional on/off rocker, the Swidget Switch has a sleek touchpad that provides on and off functions (up and down), as well as dimming options (left and right). Inserts will be available for smart speaker function, USB ports and more. 

Swidget Switch IBS 2020 custom home trends
Photo courtesy of Swidget

 

Touchscreen Countertops

A Canadian company, Atlas Granite, introduced MASST (making any solid surface touchscreen). This innovative technology transforms any light-colored solid surface into a touchscreen. Add to your online shopping list, search the web, follow a recipe or watch your favorite show right from your kitchen island.

Touchscreen countertop IBS 2020 custom home trends
Photo courtesy of Atlas Granite

 

Light Show

Among the trends from the builder’s show was this sleek and refreshing take on traditional light fixtures. Kichler introduced the Capitol Hill line. It includes chandeliers in three finishes and a range of sizes. This 12-light version would make a beautiful statement in an entryway or dining room. 

Kichler chandelier IBS 2020 custom home trends
Photo courtesy of Kichler

 

Now You See It 

Two companies displayed different ways to hide large screens around the home. 

The first, Hidden Vision TV Mounts, offers a unique mounting system that allows a screen to be hidden behind a cabinet panel, mirror or artwork, then flipped out and down for use. This system effectively hides a screen in plain sight in any room and on any surface. 

Hidden vision tv mount IBS 2020 custom home trends
Photo courtesy of Hidden Vision TV Mounts

 

The second company, Cabinet Tronix, provides TV lift cabinets that are weather-proof and movable, allowing you to watch from wherever you’d like in your outdoor living area. The cabinets come in a range of styles and finishes. When closed, they can function as a buffet table. An optional swivel mount allows you to face the screen in any direction. No more attaching a screen to an outdoor wall or having to cover it in bad weather. 

Cabinet Tronix
Photo courtesy of Cabinet Tronix

 

From IBS to Your Home

Interested in including any of these innovations or trends from the Builders Show in your home? We’d be happy to discuss your options with you! 

 


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