IdeaPaint can transform smooth surfaces into dry erase boards.
The Retractable Screen from Loewen Windows .
The Form Pendants.
The Tides tile series from Architectural Ceramics.
Oxo Garden, a new wall tile by Porcelanosa.
ECO by Cosentino.
The Geberit Monolith WC.
Marvin’s exterior cladding.
Trestle from the Heritage Timber Edition collection.

Spring Renewal

The latest appliance, surface and building innovations make remodeling a breeze

Bright Idea
Typically used for boardroom brainstorming, dry erase boards can also come in handy at home, where they make an appealing alternative to chalk or message boards. IdeaPaint can transform smooth surfaces into dry erase boards with the flick of a brush. A layer of this clear paint makes the surface an instantly writeable and erasable platform. ideapaint.com

High Visibility
The latest offering from Loewen Windows is the Retractable Screen. Custom-made of Douglas fir or mahogany, this streamlined design conceals hardware with minimal obstruction to the viewing surface. It complements Loewen’s casement and awning windows and features one-touch retraction, an integrated braking system and high-visibility mesh. loewen.com

Light it up
Designed by Form Us With Love for Design House Stockholm, the Form Pendants are meant to be grouped together. The blown-glass fixtures come in three shapes with industrial white opal globes; together they make an illuminated sculptural mobile. deisgnhousestockholm.com

Tidal Wave
Inspired by textile patterns and contemporary colors, the Tides tile series from Architectural Ceramics is a modern take on a vein-cut stone. Available in a rectangular format and a range of sizes. architecturalceramics.com

Wall Sculpture
Oxo Garden, a new wall tile by Porcelanosa, evokes lush foliage on a tactile, monochromatic surface. The large-format porcelain tiles convey a contemporary look with minimal grout lines. Oxo Garden is part of a larger collection of bold, sculptural tiles. porcelanosa-usa.com

Color Me New
ECO by Cosentino is a sustainable surface made from 75 percent recycled materials such as mirrors, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash—ideal for baths and kitchens because it’s durable and non-porous. ECO recently added Red Pine (pictured), Grey Moss, Forest Snow and Creamstone to its color palette. ecobycosentino.com

Cleverly Concealed
The Geberit Monolith WC conceals the toilet tank behind a tempered glass plate, introducing a clean-lined, modern feel to the bath. Available in black, white or mint, the glass plates are compatible with both standing and wall-hung toilets. geberit.com

Window Dressing
New color options are now available in Marvin’s exterior cladding. Made from extruded aluminum, the surface has a durable finish that allows for uniformity in casing, frame, sash and simulated divided lite bars, resulting in a consistent appearance over time. Pictured here, Marvin clad sliding French doors. marvin.com

Under Foot
DuChateau Floors creates hardwood floors that reflect the timeworn look of vintage wood using sustainable methods and renewable resources. Pictured here, a hard-wax oil floor called Trestle from the Heritage Timber Edition collection, made of distressed European white oak. duchateaufloors.com