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

Water Hog Water conservation in the home is aided by the modular rainwater storage system from Rainwater HOG. Adaptable to a variety of situations, each 50-gallon tank has a slim profile and can be installed horizontally or vertically. Flexible enough to be stored at each downspout, two of the tanks sit just outside the kitchen.

Kitchen Confidential The project team selected simple but elegant products from Merillat Cabinets. Tolani kitchen cabinets feature a solid wood frame and a veneer center flat panel. Sutton Cliffs Square Classic in the great room has a raised panel with a traditional overlay. Both styles are solid maple with a Chiffon finish.

Riding the Rails Schulte systems provide versatile storage throughout the home. In the pantry, the freedom-Rail adjustable system can be moved up, down, left, and right and will accept various components. It has half ventilated and half wood shelving.

Case Clothes Schulte's freedomRail storage system is versatile enough for the kitchen pantry and coat closet, but fancy enough for the master closet. The setup, in a chocolate pear finish, has mirrored his-and-hers sections with Double Hang O-Boxes and is outfitted with shelves, baskets, and cabinets.

Light Touch Illumination throughout the house is provided by products from Sea Gull Lighting, including a Chatham exterior light, Wellington Collection mini pendants in the kitchen, and this LED surface-mount fixture. An energy-saving alternative to incandescent and compact fluorescent, the light consumes 15 watts, which is about 85 percent less than incandescent and 40 percent less than a compact fluorescent bulb. It's designed to last 35,000 hours, or approximately 20 years under five hours a day of normal use.

Into the Woods To give the master bedroom its own identity, the project team specified Shaw Floors' Appalachia wood floors. The product measures 3/4 inches thick and comes in random lengths. Chosen in the company's Moran Point color, the floor has a handscraped look.

Ground Floor Using the same flooring in the kitchen, laundry room, great room, and dining room, Shaw Floors' Shiloh ceramic tile, helps the spaces feel bigger and more unified. Designed in Italy and made in the U.S., it has a textured surface inspired by images of the moon's surface. The beige tiles are 18-inches-square.

Fully Charged A house this smart needs electric and energy management systems just as intelligent. This is why it possesses an assortment of products from Siemens. Thermal magnetic breakers provide on/off switching, over-current protection, and short-circuit protection. It also includes an electric vehicle charging station that uses a simple on/off indicator with no complex wiring or configuration requirements.

Stock Up A house is only as strong as the elements behind the walls, so the project team turned to Stock Building Supply for all the structural lumber, roof trusses, and interior wall framing. The building materials and solutions company distributes all the major brands of structural systems.

Sun Showers The house will generate a portion of its own power thanks to SunPower's SunTile roof integrated solar panels. Black and sleek with no grid lines, the panels deliver up to 50 percent more energy than conventional solar and convert up to 23 percent of available sunlight into electricity.

Stone Place The lanai fireplace and outdoor grill station are covered in StoneCraft stone veneer from The Tapco Group. Specified in a Bucktown color, the Heritage series product comes in classic profiles with ashlar shapes and texture and the look of chiseled stone. Pieces range from 2 to 10 inches in height, and 4 to 17 inches in length.

Shut It Two-panel Pro Series shutters from Atlantic Premium Shutters dress up the exteriors. Made from marine-grade fiberglass, they are impervious to moisture and termites. They carry a lifetime structural component warranty against splitting, cracking, and excessive warping.

Door Store JELD-WEN doors add understated style. Model C2060 carved wood composite doors are made with recycled materials, and can be ordered in different sizes and design. The project team chose a single-lite French door for the pantry.

High Fiber The project team used Therma-Tru Doors' fiberglass exterior entry products that will not crack, split, splinter, or warp in the Florida climate. A Fiber-Classic 8-foot door from the company graces the front entry. It has 3/4 lite, framed glass, and black nickel caming. The kitchen side door is an 8-foot Smooth-Star unit.

Composite Sketch The Florida heat and humidity wreaks havoc on wood, which is why the house's backyard deck is made with TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions composite decking and composite Radiance Rail. Made from wood fiber and plastic, the material requires no staining or sealing and is virtually weather resistant.

Propane Game In lieu of natural gas, the home uses propane. Produced from natural gas processing and crude oil refining, propane is nontoxic, colorless, and virtually odorless. It is an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It's also one of the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.

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