If you're remodeling kitchens and baths on a regular basis, chances are that the lady of the house has been your primary contact for decision-making on everything from scheduling the demo to choosing the paint color. According to Colette Carlson, a contributor to Remodeling and an expert on gender and selling, women make 89% of major purchasing decisions.
Keep that statistic in your back pocket for upcoming marketing and sales efforts, and take a few minutes now to think about products your women clients are begging for in their homes. With Mother's Day coming up fast, the new and tried-and-true products in this roundup will help you add that special something to make moms and women homeowners everywhere love their spaces - and your work - even more.
One-touch room controls can make any mom's life easier, and Control4's configurable keypads allow for countless room scenes with family-appropriate labels. Imagine a "homework" button that turns off the TVs and video games, and turns on bright lights over the kitchen table, "quiet time" that turns off lights in the busy kitchen in favor of soft lamplight in the reading nook, or "bedtime" to turn off everything around a busy household and switch on floor-level path lights as the kids head up to get tucked in. Control4 dimmers and keypads are available in a variety of finishes to suit any design or decor. More than 60 manufacturers, including Harman, TiVo, and Dish Network, use Control4's simple device discovery protocol (SDDP), which means the Control4 systems can auto-identify a variety of new devices without the need for complicated set-up or searching for device drivers.
Control4 | 888.400.4070 | control4.com
General Shale recently introduced a range of new products and colors, including its first beveled-edge concrete paver, Autumn Ridge. A range of sizes combine to create 20 different paver patterns for outdoor hardscaping work, including patios, paths, and driveways. Use complementary products to build up seating areas, fire pits, cantina bars, wood-fired ovens, and more. General Shale | 800.414.4661 | generalshale.com
With just a 7-inch-deep profile, Revo Series direct-vent gas fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere, including Mom's spa bath getaway. The contemporary design comes in square, linear, or vertical models and features a shiny black glass interior to add depth and reflect the flames rising from the Razor burner. Choose from three decorative fronts, as well as ambient backlighting in multiple colors. Revo offers up to 24,000 Btus of heat output. The shallow depth maximizes floor space, as no footprint or exterior chase is required. The units can be recessed into walls, or installed flush. Heat & Glo | 888.427.3973 | heatnglo.com
Soak it Up
Even if whirlpools aren't mom's thing, don’t let her shrug off the Jacuzzi name. The original jetted tub manufacturer has recently introduced the Avvio collection of freestanding, solid-surface soaker tubs. The Luxecast solid surfacing material comprises natural minerals and engineered materials that are formed into soft lines and curves with a luminous finish. Available in white gloss, white matte, or gloss/matte combinations, the collection is made up of the Verona, Torino, and Urbino baths featuring contemporary styles to suit almost any bathroom design. Jacuzzi | jacuzzi.com
Slide Into My Office
Could Mom use a little space of her own? Whether it's an office, reading nook, or craft room, set apart a space just for her with the rustic but elegant effect of sliding barn doors. Johnson Hardware's 2610F wall-mount door hardware is designed for easy installation, since it requires no close fitting and can be adapted depending on the project's needs. The hardware can support doors of up to 125 pounds; other Johnson Hardware options can accommodate doors up to 400 pounds. The aluminum track's concave, one-point hanger channel means an unobstructed, smooth glide for the double-wheel ball bearing hangers. Accessories include door pulls, privacy locks, and a converging door system for joining two door frames. Johnson Hardware | 800.837.5664 | JTech Solutions | 408.425.4393 | jtechsolutions.us
Enhance Mom's spa bath oasis with a convenient refrigerated Beauty Drawer. The 15-inch appliance can safely store preservative-free medications, lotions, and other personal care products , or chill bottled water and other beverages. The commercial-grade stainless steel interior stays odor-free and prevents bacterial growth. Installers will find the Beauty Drawer allows for flush fit with other cabinetry and can be finished with a wood overlay. Perlick | 800.558.5592 | perlick.com
Spice it Up
Help Mom keep her favorite ingredients at hand. The popular 448 Series Pullout Base Organizers now have an optional spice rack insert available to fit either the 8- or 11-inch-wide organizers. The spice insert features an angled design for easy viewing and access, and simply drops in for installation. The maple UV clear coat finish matches the pullout and almost any kitchen décor. Be sure to think outside the cabinet too. The insert makes a great addition to sewing, craft, or laundry rooms. Rev-A-Shelf | 800.626.1126 | rev-a-shelf.com