Hot products for your cool home
Want to see the latest home trends – without actually leaving home? We asked experts across the country what's hot this year, and filled our pages with the most innovative products and the latest in-home technology. Our home show in print starts now!
If our ideas whet your appetite for more, check out The Home and Design Show at the Cobb Galleria. The show runs from March 30 to April 1, and you”ll be able to see many of the products featured here.
Backyard Integrated System CEI designs and builds the most advanced and reliable audio/visual environments available, for inside and out. www.ceiinfo.com $49,000
IZTH Island Range Hood Stainless steel curves for your kitchen. www.ventahood.com Starts at $2,992
Beauti-Faux Finishes Bookshelves, entertainment centers, mantles, trim, doors and any other wood surface in a home can be transformed into a piece of custom furniture by applying distressed, weathered, antiqued rubbed or woodgrain finish. The company specializes in customized decorative painting. This ceiling features European scrolls on limestone castleblock. www.beautifauxfinishes.com Ceilings start at $450
Philips TSU9600 Take control with this universal remote unit that can direct AV entertainment, lighting and music throughout your entire home. www.onlyoneremote.com Remote starts at $1,299 (not including set-up services)
Polaris AfterDark This fiber-optic lighting system brings your pool to life after the sun goes down. The variable two-speed color wheel produces nine subtle color changes – perfect for parties, or stops on your favorite, for everyday use. The Polaris AfterDark controller is low profile and easily hidden by foliage. Suitable for lighting underwater or perimeter applications. www.polarispoolsystems.com Prices vary by pool size
Home Theater You”ll never go out to the movies again! The ultimate in home theater systems, this unit is designed by CEI Communications and Entertainment, a company that provides total solutions for all POS, phone, data network, low voltage, plasma television, projector and custom system needs. This particular systems includes: JBL Synthesis 1 -L7 7.1 channel surround system, Digital Pprojection 5100GV 3-Chip DLP projector, Key Digital HD Leeza video scaler, DaLite 123" VideoVision rear projection screen, DirecTV H20 HD satellite receiver, Pioneer Elite DVF07 DVD changer, Crestron PRO2 control processor, Crestron ST1550C touchpanel, SoundWalls acoustical room treatment. www.ceiinfo.com $72,000
Friendly Vac Designed to effectively vacuum any type of hard floor or carpet – without you! Works perfectly around furniture and any other home accessories. This robotic vacuum is said to be the most serious cleaner in the Robotic category. No installation or special preparation required. www.friendlyrobotics.com $1,599
Sok Overflowing Bath This bath creates the ultimate soaking experience and features seating areas specifically designed for two people. You and your partner are deeply submerged in slow-moving water, which continuously flows over all sides of the infinity edge with a gentle rhythm. www.us.kohler.com $9,588 and up
Trianon Kitchen Hood These unique pieces are inspired by French antiques from the Louis XV time period. The Trianon is an ornamental piece with a decorative