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Residentialproductsonline had an incredible 2020 that was powered by our readers’ thirst for information about kitchen cabinets, engineered lumber, and curbless showers.

Nearing its fifth year in existence, PRODUCTS hit a high gear in 2020, as the site increased its traffic by more than 60 percent.

This year’s most popular articles ran the gamut, from an old story about affordable cabinets, curbless showers, and concrete countertops to a piece about the pros and cons of engineered lumber and sources for good workwear for women.

As we close the book on 2020, we want to know what you’re looking for in the new year. If there’s a story you’d like to see in 2021 please let us know in the comment section! Here’s to another great year of product innovations.

With that, here are the 7 most popular articles in 2020 from PRODUCTS:



7. 11 Places to Find Tough and Reliable Women’s Workwear

Hardware stores are great at stacking men’s pants, boots, gloves, and jackets, but ultimately those products are based on men’s sizing. If you’re a woman in the industry, the options are sparse. We provided some options.


6. 7 Lighting Control Systems to Help Create a Smart Home

Lighting control manufacturers are teaming with the makers of all sorts of devices to automate the way lights turn on and off.


5. 7 Tips for Achieving a Built-in Refrigerator Look On a Budget

Built-in refrigerators give kitchens a clean, contemporary look, but their prices make them unattainable for many projects. We found some tips and advice from trade professionals.


4. 7 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Concrete Countertops

Concrete is still a viable countertop option, offering flexibility and a creative potential that other materials simply cannot provide. But it does come with some quirks.



3. 7 Easy Systems to Help You Construct a Curbless Shower

Zero-threshold showers have experienced rapid growth in the last five years, but finding an easy way to design and install one can be tricky in a bathroom remodel. We found some systems that makes life relatively for installers.


2. The Pros and Cons of Engineered Lumber

Custom builder Matt Risinger writes about the benefits and drawbacks of swapping dimensional framing lumber for engineered products that are strong, stable, and straight.



1. Need Low-Cost Cabinets With High Style? Consider These 11 Cheap Cabinet Options

A perennial favorite, this article explores some options and some advice for finding cool, affordable kitchen cabinets.