Summary: Home improvement expert Tom Kraeutler features innovations from the 2007 International Builders Show. Comfort, convenience and style were repeating themes among the latest home products.
TOM: Hi, I'm Tom Kraeutler, Home Improvement Editor for AOL Real Estate, with this report from the 2007 International Builders' Show. With over 1,900 exhibitors, this is the place to be for great home improvement ideas. Here are some highlights.
Elegance is a snap with locking hardwood flooring from Armstrong. The handcrafted collection ranges from sleek to exotic and includes ash, bamboo and birch. No glue, staples or nails are required for installation.
As a low-cost alternative, concrete countertops are gaining in popularity for the kitchen and bath. Quikrete concrete mix, cement colors and high gloss sealers are highly durable, easy to install and offer a variety of customized looks.
The new Medora pullout faucet from Moen features a sleek, high-arc silhouette and adds drama and sophistication to your sink. With several water flow patterns, the faucet blends form with function.
High levels of humidity can create an environment that feels stuffy and in which microorganisms thrive. Aprilaire's Whole Home Dehumidifier increases comfort by reducing humidity year round.
New Trex Contours Composite Decking features a bold new grain pattern. Designed to appeal to die-hard wood lovers, Trex Contour shields moisture, is available in two colors with matching railings and is value priced.
For more great home improvement ideas, go to AOL Real Estate. I'm Tom Kraeutler.