KBIS 2013 New Products

Brace Yourself Luminati Bracket Supports offer multiple design solutions. Use them to increase aesthetics of a bar area or as a night-lighting and way-finding solution. The artisan glass inserts are illuminated by LEDs. Federal Brace | 877.353.8899 | federalbrace.com

Try to Hide In addition to its faux leather-wrapped vanity options, this Louisiana-based company offers a native spin on design with available alligator hide accents. The company says hides only come available in quantity a couple of times a year, so allow as much as 12 weeks of lead time for a piece like this wall-mounted sideboard. Gator Millworks | 225.667.7758 | gatormillworks.com

Super Soaker Niagara's new Rainfall showerhead keeps up the company's promise of water efficiency without sacrificing comfort and coverage in the shower. The 8-inch face plate provides a wide spray pattern at 2 gallons per minute. Niagara Conservation | 817.391.0800 | niagaraconservation.com

Modern Accent This interior millwork company is getting into the modern design movement with stainless steel feet available on its new vanity legs, as well as other stainless accents in its product line. All pieces come unfinished so they can be stained or painted on-site to match existing design elements. Osborne Wood Products | 706.886.1065 | osbornewood.com

Quiet Conservation Panasonic contributes to the LED lighting trend by expanding its WhisperGreen line to include LED lighting. WhisperGreen requires just 7.5 watts of electricity to move 80 cubic feet of air per minute, and includes a 12-watt LED light for illumination, plus a 1-watt LED nightlight. The package meets Energy Star standards. Other features include a motion sensor and dual adapter for 4- or 6-inch ducts. Panasonic | www.panasonic.com/ventfans

Hot Water Hybrid The Prestige Series Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater is more than two-and-a-half times as efficient as other models, with a 2.54 energy factor. The unit pulls in ambient air to help heat the water more efficiently, and relies more heavily on electrical heating only when conditions call for it. Though the unit is tall, the fittings are made at standard height for easier installation. Rheem | rheem.com

Refined Rustic Sagehill Designs unveiled the Toby collection of bath furniture, including counters, cabinets, mirrors, and etageres. Steven Wilcox, who designed the line, says the collection reflects today's use of rougher, more rustic wood species, but in a more modern, less-than-rustic furniture style. Sagehill Designs | sagehilldesigns.com

Augmented Mailers Get more out of your direct mail campaigns with interactive mailers. The USPS will work with you to find a vendor that can embed "augmented reality" codes in postcard images. Homeowners can snap the image using the USPS app on their smartphone or tablet and get more information about your company. Got a kitchen pictured on your mailer? Turn it into a 3D virtual walkthrough to show off your work. Have specials going on? Embed coupon codes users can click on their smart screens. US Postal Service | usps.com

Hot Lava The Lava Light radiant mirror offers more than warmth for the bathroom. The infrared waves given off by the appliance are designed to provide heat that can soothe joints and sore muscles. Towel bar accents are also available for towel warming and drying. LED lighting helps illuminate the space. Warmly Yours | 800.875.5285 | warmlyyours.com

Bench Heating This British company is getting more attention in the US with its radiant heating product. Approved for a range of applications from under laminate flooring to inside the shower, such as in this shower seat, the elements are designed to heat the whole room, and not just the floor area. The sleek thermostat it works with has multiple settings to help users monitor energy use. WarmUp | 888.927.6333 | warmup.com

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