Welcome to the Kleber & Associates blog! Here’s the latest on IBS 2014:

For the first time in years, the excitement surrounding the upcoming International Builders’ Show (IBS) is enormous. Typically attended by architects, contractors and developers, you too may have an interest in hearing more about what goes on behind the scenes at the show. Scheduled to run from February 2 – 4, IBS is co-locating with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
New for 2014, show-goers will have access to all exhibits including admission to a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo. Popular home and building trends expected at IBS/KBIS 2014 include:

  • Style-setting bath and kitchen furniture
  • Outdoor living appliances and cabinetry
  • New building materials and colors
  • Innovative apps for enhanced home automation
  • Social media engagement as popular as ever!

IBS will feature more than 1500 exhibitors from far and wide, who will entertain approximately 75,000 builders, remodelers, developers, architects and other industry professionals from over 100 countries. Here’s a sampling of some of the great new products showcasing at IBS this year:

Danver Outdoor Kitchens (IBS Booth S1315)
Danver, the leading manufacturer of stainless steel cabinetry for outdoor kitchens, continues to be the authority on luxury outdoor living as they provide remarkable stainless steel cabinetry along with all of the necessities for outdoor kitchens. At IBS 2014, Danver will be premiering an exciting new line of colors for their powder-coated stainless steel cabinets along with the latest in their line of brass hardware for drawer and door pulls. Visit www.danver.com for more information.

Feeney, Inc. CableRail and DesignRail® (IBS Booth C1714)
Feeney, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of cable, accessories, and tools for CableRail brand stainless steel cable infill and the unique DesignRail® aluminum railing system, a customizable railing system with multiple mounting, cap rail, color, and infill options. New products this year include Quick-Connect® fittings and DesignRail® Aluminum Rail Kits, a pre-engineered and pre-packaged railing solution that makes installation of beautiful high quality railings using CableRail infill faster and easier. Visit www.feeneyinc.com for more information.

Masonite (IBS Booth C5008)
Aimed at highlighting design versatility, Masonite® International Corporation is unveiling an updated booth at the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show®. Attendees will tour vignette-style displays that demonstrate the adaptation of Masonite exterior and interior doors into the overall aesthetics of the home. Popular product lines, including the Barrington, Lemiuex Torrefied and Palazzo, will be showcased. Visit www.masonite.com for more information.

Ronbow (KBIS N827)
Ronbow, a leading manufacturer of handcrafted bath furniture, seamlessly blends luxury and affordability across a wide variety of trendy styles, with a versatile lineup for KBIS 2014 of hand assembled solid wood frame construction vanities. Featuring interchangeable sinks and countertops in ceramic, quartz, stone, and glass to match any home décor from ultra-contemporary to traditional, Ronbow vanities are handcrafted for superior quality and workmanship. Visit www.ronbow.com for more information.

Walpole Woodworkers-Walpole Outdoors (IBS Booth C7113)
When it’s time to expand an outdoor area, residential and commercial building owners often turn to Walpole Outdoors. Walpole Outdoors will showcase a variety of architectural landscape products, including its new PVC railing systems and PVC pergola design options. Visit www.walpolewoodworkers.com for more information.

WoodTrac by Sauder (IBS Booth S1815)
WoodTrac, a division of Sauder Woodworking, manufactures custom looking master and reach-in wood-based closet systems and coffered ceiling products at a fraction of the cost, all ‘Made in the USA’. Launching new for 2014 is the WoodTrac direct mount wood-based ceiling system with attractive panels and moldings that install directly over joists, plaster or drywall in both new construction and remodeling applications.  Visit www.woodtrac.com for more information.

We hope you’ve enjoyed going behind-the-scenes with us to hear more about this year’s 2014 International Builders’ Show, the housing industry’s largest annual trade show and exhibition.

Kleber & Associates is an Atlanta-based integrated marketing communications agency serving the home and building products industry for 25 years. Visit the Kleber & Associates website for the latest news and information about marketing for home and building products for consumers, architects, builders, remodelers, designers and manufacturers. Through our marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing expertise — we build better brands that build a better home.