Smart builders keep an eye on new products and systems that can make the homes they build more resilient, attractive, sustainable, and affordable. That means many eyes in January were turned to the International Builders Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held together in Orlando. The annual events put the top new building products on display, and they draw a crowd. This year, more than 1,500 manufacturers showcased their wares for 80,000-plus design and construction professionals. The editors at Builder magazine were there, too, and shared a roundup of their favorite new products spotted on the tradeshow floor. Their finds include an outdoor fire pit from Hearth Products Controls that pairs flames and water and Rheem’s new gas-powered indoor tankless water heater, which recirculates water to save energy and ensure customers get hot water on demand. For more propane-powered products for space and water heating, cooking, backup power, and other applications, check out our Product Directory.
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