Builder’s Concept Home 2011 - Products & Features Part I

Safe House ADT Security Services' Pulse security and home automation system protects the house. The all-in-one set-up includes wireless touchscreens in the master bedroom and den; modules attached to lamps throughout; security cameras mounted at various locations; a touchscreen computer in the kitchen; and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. www.adtpulse.com.

Color Correction The home's interior is kept bright thanks to AkzoNobel's Martha Stewart Living low volatile organic paint. Available in 280 colors, the line comes in four interior and two exterior sheens. The team used flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss on the house. www.akzonobel.com/us/.

Window Wares Atrium Window & Doors' 160 single-hung window makes the home feel light-filled and large. The vinyl product is designed with an integrated J-channel and nail fin, and a brick mold exterior offers a cleaner appearance. Three-quarter-inch insulated glass is standard, but low-E and argon gas upgrades are available. www.atrium.com.

Dust Bowl An Electrolux central vacuum system will help keep things clean and dust free. The setup is powered by a Model 3700 power unit with a sealed suction system and a 4-gallon dirt bucket. It also includes a Model Q Power Team hose and handle, an electric power brush, cleaning tools, and VacPans installed in various areas. www.beamvac.com/usa.

Post Up Blanco's Solon drop-in compost canister collects food waste until it's ready to be transferred to the compost bin. The stainless steel bin is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. www.blancoamerica.com.

Walk This Way Boral Bricks Santee Grey pavers on the driveway and the front walk provide the front entry with a nice upgrade from concrete or asphalt. Durable and long-lasting, the bricks are made from clay and shale so they will not fade over time or need to be sealed. They can also be removed and replaced easily for repairs. www.boralbricks.com.

Loyal Fans Various types of Broan vent fans are installed throughout the home to help remove moisture, odor, and contaminants. Humidity sensing fans in the master bath and guest bath will sense a rise in humidity and automatically cycle on. The laundry room and master bath are outfitted with units appropriately sized for spot venting. www.broan.com.

Cool Off The home features Carrier's Infinity Series heat pump. A 19-SEER two-stage unit, the product uses environmentally friendly Puron refrigerant for cooling and operates at 69 decibels. It can be paired with an Infinity Series furnace to create a money-saving dual fuel system. www.residential.carrier.com.

Surface Tension Two types of low-maintenance and heat-resistant DuPont surfaces can be found throughout the home. Baths and the outdoor grill feature Corian in colors from Martha Stewart Living Countertops. The kitchen and laundry display the 25 percent recycled content quartz Zodiaq (shown) from the Terra Collection. www.dupont.com.

Surface Tension Two types of low-maintenance and heat-resistant DuPont surfaces can be found throughout the home. Baths and the outdoor grill feature Corian (shown) in colors from Martha Stewart Living Countertops. The kitchen and laundry display the 25 percent recycled content quartz Zodiaq from the Terra Collection. www.dupont.com.

Green Living The home is certified by Masco Home Services' Environments for Living green building program. Launched in 2001, the program supports national and regional home builders in building science and energy-efficient construction practices in the field. It certifies that homes are built to be energy and water efficient, durable, and healthy. www.environmentsforliving.com.

Exterior Treatments The hot and humid climate in Central Florida can wreak havoc on wood trim, so the project team settled on exterior detailing elements--such as the round louver and dentil molding--from Fypon. The urethane and cellular PVC products can be cut and installed like wood but will last much longer. www.fypon.com.

Power Station With hurricane country nearby, a Guardian series 20-kilowatt standby generator from Generac is installed in the home. The air-cooled unit automatically provides backup power in the event of an outage thanks to a GenReady load center with transfer switch. It switches back when power returns. www.generac.com .

Storage Space Because the garage contains more than just cars, the house comes equipped with an extensive storage system from Gladiator GarageWorks. It includes a Modular GearBox, a GearWall, GearDrawers, shelves, and a workbench, among many other pieces. www.gladiatorgarageworks.com.

Blind Ambition With all the openings in the house, there is a need for sun protection as well as privacy. Hunter Douglas blinds and shutters provide both. NewStyle shutters in the great room, den, and second bedroom control light, while Silhouette Window Shadings in the master bedroom permit light but maintain privacy. www.hunterdouglas.com .

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