Kristin and Scott Camp dreamed of owning beautiful acreage full of trees, rolling hills, and flower gardens and on July 30, 2010, that dream became a reality. The Camps purchased ten acres of land complete with the perfect little farmhouse just north of Omaha, Nebraska and quickly began prioritizing improvement projects. Number one on the list was renovating and updating the turn-of-the-century homestead.
With 1,500 exhibitors spanning 600,000 square feet, the 75th annual International Builders’ Show showcased the latest and best home building innovations. After exploring the exhibition halls (and seeing the magic of a rare Las Vegas snow!), our team hand-selected their top picks from the show. Here, we share those top exhibits – some of the best innovations in the home building industry – with you.
Sustainable Building by Weyerhaeuser
Since the early 1900s, Weyerhaeuser has been a pioneer in sustainable home building as they encourage builders and manufacturers to think sustainably about the wood products they source to use in projects. The company’s founder, Friedrich Weyerhaeuser, championed the phrase, "this is not for us, nor for our children, but for our grandchildren."
From planting and caring for trees, to sustainably growing and managing trees, the company is dedicated to responsibly sourcing materials and creating useful wood products for society. To date, they have planted more than one billion tree seedlings across 12 million acres of land, and they don’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon.
Automated Home Lighting by Noon
Noon is passionate about helping homeowners see their homes in a new light with one-touch control of any room’s lighting, all from an app. Similar to our Insynctive app for windows and doors, the Noon app makes personalizing and controlling lighting simple and effortlessly accessible.
Available integrations include Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, LIFX, IFTTT and Control4.
Photo by Jeri Koegel
Personalization by House of Rohl
The House of Rohl unveiled its 2019 product offerings for all five international brands: Riobel®, Perrin & Rowe®, Shaws™, Victoria + Albert™ and ROHL®. Some of the top highlights:
Starting in April, Victoria + Albert customers will have the option to personalize the exterior finish of freestanding bathtubs. From brilliant blues to eggplant purples to sunny yellows, there are over 28,000 variants of bathtubs and 5,000 variants of basins to explore.
Perrin & Rowe’s new Hoxton Series also gives customers a fresh take on modern luxury, using time-honored brassware making skills, including hand-casting and finishing coupled with state-of-the-art technology, for precision fit.