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Product Report: What's New
New products featured in the September 2007 issue of Custom Builder magazine includes an outdoor electric grill, a square shower head and a keyless entry system.
Made for patios, condos and small-sized outdoor areas, The Terrace Griller by Danver comes chock full of metal: a built-in Kenyon Electric Grill, the company's stainless steel cabinets and a Summit Appliance two-drawer UL outdoor-rated, under counter refrigerator. The grill, according to the company, behaves more like a gas grill than an electric one. Click here for more information
Too Hip to be Square
The Square 180 (shown) and Square 120 showerheads from Hansgrohe feature spray faces that measure 7 inches and 5 inches respectively and provide a more contemporary alternative to traditional round showerheads. The 180 and 120 are made in chrome and brushed nickel. Click here for more information
MTI Whirlpools’ Boutique Collection is a design-savvy solid surface product line for the bath. At the center of the collection is the Elise 72-inch freestanding tub. Each product in the Boutique Collection is constructed using a proprietary composite material, a mixture of ground natural minerals and binding agents that are liquefied, poured and then hardened for a nonporous, stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant surface. Click here for more information
No Codes, No Keys, No Worries
With the company's latest biometric technology, the SmartScan door entry system by Weiser Lock needs only a fingerprint scan to allow access to the home. The deadbolt is activated by swiping a valid fingerprint across its sensor, which reads patterns located beneath the outer surface layer of the skin, making it unaffected by dirty or worn fingertips. Up to 50 people may be programmed into the lock. Click here for more information