What’s New: Trends & Technology

VistaLuxe Collection by Kolbe

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Developed in collaboration with architects specializing in contemporary projects, this collection meets the aesthetic of clean lines and multiple units with large expanses of glass while offering a wood interior, according to the manufacturer. Glass is “direct set” into window frames without sash when the windows need not operate. The collection also offers casements, awnings and entrance doors made to match.



Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostats

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Wi-Fi and App accessible, Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostats offer remote access and other tech-savvy features for homeowners, according to the company. The touchscreen interface thermostats have the ability to send the user temperature and filter change alerts. Honeywell also added the ability for users to participate in energy-saving events to ease stress on the electrical grid.



AddisonKitchen Collection by Delta Faucet

The Addison Collection provides water savings without sacrificing performance, according to manufacturer Delta Faucet. Addison’s Multi-Flow wand offers both spray and stream functionality. Its default flow rate is a water-efficient 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), but for bigger tasks Delta says users can easily switch to a high performance flow of 2.0 gpm.


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