New Products for the Home

home remodeling upgrades

home remodeling upgrades

If the housing market is quickly awakening from its six-year slumber, then get ready for: a singing showerhead, a personal elevator and your own private hardware designer line.

Those were some of the cool projects on display on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center at last week’s Pacific Coast Builders Conference, or PCBC for short.

Do these upgrades add value to your home?  Does it matter if you live in La Jolla or Santee?  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com for your value questions.

Sure, there were the usual lines of fake wood and tile, play equipment, management software and professional services.

As an eye-catching gimmick, there was even a chicken coop with live chickens in a film set-type of gathering space, recalling small town American life, pre-TV, pre-freeway.

But we were on the hunt for notable products you might see in the run-of-the-mill tract home or remodel. Check out these items.

If you sing in the shower, Kohler has the device for you — Moxie, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker magnetically attached to a shower head. You pair your device to Moxie, set the volume and listen to music.

“It’s simple to take off the shower head and screw in the new one,” said Kohler’s Tim O’Connor, “and you’re ready to crank up the tunes and have a great shower experience.” $199

White face plates for wall switches starting around $3 each are standard, but Legrand, a French electrical equipment company, offers some eye-popping alternatives.

Read more at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/15/tp-innovations-that-make-home-sweeter/

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