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17 Innovative Products That Make The New American Home 2021 Exceptional

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The New American Home

17 Innovative Products That Make The New American Home 2021 Exceptional

These building products bring comfort, luxury, and energy efficiency to this year's New American Home, creating a unique urban living experience 

By Michele Lerner February 2, 2021
Brown Jordan outdoor kitchen cabinets in bright orange for The New American Home 2021
Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens' Clementine-colored cabinets provide a pop of color for The New American Home 2021's outdoor kitchen. Scroll down to see more product details.
This article first appeared in the February 2021 issue of Pro Builder.

The New American Home program relies on innovative products that enhance the exterior and interior of the house and contribute to its overall comfort and performance. TNAH 2021 features several product solutions from members of NAHB’s Leading Suppliers Council(*), as well as other sponsoring companies and those that contributed, donated, or discounted products and services to support the project.


LG laundry appliances

The laundry room in The New American Home 2021 includes *LG’s 24-inch Styler, a Wi-Fi–enabled steam clothing care system. The LG Styler refreshes clothing between dry cleanings, reduces odors, and is safe to use on more than 15 fabrics including wool, sequins, and linens. It can be controlled by a smartphone app and can work in as little as 20 minutes. Platinum partner 

LG Styler in the laundry of The New American Home 2021



LG Hausys surfaces

Countertops and backsplashes in the home’s kitchen, bar, laundry room, and bathrooms were provided in an array of patterns by *LG Hausys. The company’s Viatera quartz comes in a variety of colors and styles to complement design aesthetics from contemporary to classic and industrial to modern, including Encore (pictured), a versatile quartz that balances warm and cool tones with charcoal, white, and a light, cool gray. Platinum partner 

LG Hausys surfaces in The New American Home 2021



Signature Kitchen Suite appliances

The *Signature Kitchen Suite portfolio of luxury, built-in appliances are featured within the kitchen, with the centerpiece being the brand’s flagship 48-inch dual fuel pro range with multiple modalities including sous vide, induction and gas – all on the cooktop, an industry first innovation. The space is designed for today’s passionate Technicurean home chefs with key products such as a new 36-inch flex induction cooktop (pictured), advanced double wall oven and an integrated column refrigerator and freezer with precise preservation technologies along with the largest capacities in their respective classes. Platinum partner 

Signature Kitchen Suite's Bosch induction cooktop in The New American Home 2021



LG Solar photovoltaic panels

*LG Solar’s LG 330W High Efficiency LG NeON 2 solar panels with 60 cells are backed by a performance warranty that guarantees a minimum power output of 86% to 88.4% after 25 years. LG NeON 2 panels are designed to be both durable and efficient, as well as aesthetically pleasing, with thinner wires that appear all black from a distance. Platinum partner 

LG Solar's high-efficiency solar panels in The New American Home 2021



Kohler plumbing fixtures

*Kohler fixtures and finishes in the home’s kitchen and baths include DTV+, a digital thermo-static valve compatible with the Kohler Konnect control system in the primary bath shower (pictured). The Numi toilet, also in the primary bath, is Kohler’s most technologically advanced water closet and includes an LCD touch screen, built-in personal bidet function-ality and deodorizer, dual-flush technology, and a heated seat and foot warmer. Gold partner 

Kohler shower fixtures in the shower of The New American Home 2021



Environmental StoneWorks stone veneer

*Environmental StoneWorks’ Osceola Clean Brick, part of the company’s Prairie Stone line of stone veneers, was used in custom lengths on the exterior of the house to deliver a clean, modern look and texture. Stone veneer delivers strength, durability, and a realistic appearance, reduces installation time and cost, and offers a range of design options for both exterior and interior applications. Silver partner 

Stone veneer from Environmental StoneWorks on the exterior of The New American Home 2021



Garaventa Lift elevator

The Elvoron Home Elevator provided by *Garaventa Lift is quiet, comfortable, and energy efficient. The home’s elevator includes a premium door package with sliding hall doors and sliding interior doors. The elevator also features leather-panel side walls; natural, woven wallcovering on the back wall; a walnut stained-in-place wood floor in a chevron pattern; brushed stainless steel handrails; and white ceiling lights. Silver partner 

Garaventa Lift elevator in The New American Home 2021



Halo recessed lights

Recessed lighting throughout the home was supplied by Halo, a Cooper Lighting Solutions’ brand. Among Halo’s many products in the home is a 3-inch, ultra-thin, adjustable LED gimbal with a remote driver/junction (shown), which eliminates the need for a recessed housing, saving installation time. The home’s entire lighting system can be controlled using a smartphone app. Silver partner 

Halo LED recessed lighting in The New American Home 2021



Cabinets from Wellborn Cabinet

*Wellborn Cabinet’s Aspire line of frameless cabinets can be seen in the home’s kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, showcasing innovative pull-out organizers and other storage accessories. The line features a range of wood, decorative laminate textured veneers, and both high-gloss and matte acrylic doors to complement modern design trends. Silver partner 

Cabinets and organization accessories from Wellborn Cabinet in The New American Home 2021



Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

The Elements line of outdoor kitchens from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, a collaboration with Daniel Germani Designs, features a minimalist style that complements the home’s contemporary style. The cabinets are a bold Clementine color with a Dekton countertop and hood surround. Bronze partner 

Brightly colored outdoor kitchen cabinets from Brown Jordan in The New American Home 2021



Clopay garage doors

The garage doors in *Clopay’s Avante line are fitted with tempered glass panels, filling the space with natural light during the day and delivering a dramatic effect at night when the garage lights are on. The door’s 2-1/8-inch-thick commercial-grade aluminum frame is designed for long-term resilience. Choose from 12 glazing options and several anodized or powder-coat finishes. Bronze partner 

Clopay garage doors in The New American Home 2021



ClosetMaid closet storage

*ClosetMaid, which offers home storage and organization solutions for builders and consumers, provided a mix of closed and open shelving, as well as multiple closet rods for the walk-in closet of the home’s primary suite. The closets are from ClosetMaid’s MasterSuite series in a Washed White finish and feature solid wood drawers and industrial-grade engineered wood frames with a melamine finish. Bronze partner 

ClosetMaid storage in The New American Home 2021



LiftMaster garage door openers

The *LiftMaster Secure View 85503 garage door opener is a Wi-Fi–enabled product with superior lifting power, security features, and an integrated battery backup to operate the door during a power outage. Using the MyQ app, users can remotely control the entire system. Bronze partner 

Garage door opener from LiftMaster for The New American Home 2021



Phantom Screens outdoor screens

*Phantom Screens’ motorized retractable screens can open up or fully enclose covered outdoor spaces at the touch of a button, automatically with environmental sensors, or when integrated with a home automation hub. Concealed out of sight until needed, screens come in a variety of mesh styles and tints/colors, enabling homeowners to enjoy pest-free fresh air and delivering effective solar shading, privacy, and temperature control to create comfortable, all-season outdoor spaces. Bronze partner 

Motorized, retractable screens from Phantom Screens in The New American Home 2021



Thermory wood surfaces

Thermory’s natural wood products are created from responsibly harvested white ash, Scotch pine, and spruce. The wood is then thermally modified using heat and steam, which increases its durability and stability for either interior or exterior applications, including cladding, decking, and porch flooring. Thermory’s Ignite, installed in the home’s second-floor lounge (shown), resembles traditional Japanese shou sugi ban charred wood, but was created using a modern flame-free technique. Bronze partner 

Natural wood surfaces from Thermory for The New American Home 2021



VintageView wine storage

VintageView’s Wine Storage Systems label-forward wine racks include patented wine pegs that offer both secure wine storage and aesthetically pleasing design. The Vino Series Flex system, seen in a Golden Bronze finish in the home’s wet bar, can be wall-mounted at various angles and enables a streamlined installation process. Vino Series pegs can also be mounted directly to almost any surface, including drywall. Bronze partner 

Wine storage from VintageView for The New American Home 2021



Watergen fresh water

The *Watergen Home Drinking Water Generator creates up to 8 gallons of fresh drinking water from the surrounding air, providing both great-tasting water and the environmental benefit of reducing harmful plastics, the company says. The unit requires only a standard household outlet—no plumbing or external water supply is needed. Bronze partner 

A Watergen system supplies drinking water for The New American Home 2021.



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