Shades & Highlights: Things We Like February 2014

International Builders Show 2014 - Oscar Einzig PhotographyThe International Builders Show in Las Vegas earlier this month was supercharged with inspiration! Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders, the show featured three days of networking with other likeminded professionals, educational forums, and hall after hall filled to overflowing with terrific exhibitors. Here are just a handful of the companies and concepts that really caught the eye of Highlight Homes’ talented design-build team:

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting – This Peachtree City-based supplier offers indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Cooper Lighting is “committed to being the leading source of ‘innovation you can rely on’”.  We absolutely love their new square recessed can trims, and you can expect to find them in more than a few of our future kitchen renovations!

Mohawk Industries/Daltile – As the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile and natural stone products used in residential and commercial design and construction across North America, this division of Mohawk Industries unveiled some exciting new ceramic & porcelain tiles that mimic the appearance of wood planks in a variety of sizes. We feel this is a viable and beautiful solution to Mohawk’s ongoing commitment to building a more sustainable world.

Leviton – It may sound boring to some outside the industry, but this provider of Home Automation,  Security, Lighting Controls, and Safety Products debuted a low voltage 4-Port USB charger that plugs into a regular wall plug for energy savings and multiple devices, as well as a number of new low & high voltage options for those who get a real “buzz” out of electricity.

GAF –  With over 125 years in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. We were thrilled to discover their new Timberline® American Harvest® lifetime shingles (good for 50 years), which will make a terrific addition to the roofs of our higher end, luxury homes.

During the show, we were also drawn to the use of LED tape lights for accent lighting, numerous new showcase-worthy vessel sinks by a number of manufacturers, and terrific new lighting fixtures from a number of manufacturers. We can’t wait to explore each of these options further, and welcome the opportunity to debut them in your upcoming renovation project. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with the design-build team at Highlight Homes, call us at 678-873-9234 or e-mail us at To learn more about Highlight Homes and the services we offer to homeowners throughout the Metro Atlanta area, visit us at

Image Credit: © Oscar Einzig Photography

Shades & Highlights: Things We Like February 2014