From contractors to architects, designers, and even the guy who plans where gas lines should go, putting a literal roof over your head takes a lot of people. Once a year, representatives of all these groups convene in Las Vegas for the International Builder’s Show, where you can find everything from state-of-the-art appliances and solar arrays to faucets and all the latest styles of bathroom flooring.
-Tired of returning home to find bears rooting around your living room and drinking all your chardonnay? Ugh, tell us about it. Fortunately, NanaWall makes a special bear-proof glass specifically designed to thwart ursine threats to your wine supply. NanaWall BEARricade bear-resistant folding doors Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
- If a normal hot tub is relaxing, a wood-fired hot tub has to be about the most blissful place ever conceived. Until you have to get out to add wood. Alfi fire Hot Tub wood burning hot tub Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
- We can already picture the infomercial: Lots of groping around for light switches in the dark, stubbed toes, and an epic fall as someone misses one of Night Glow Seats, Inc. glow in the dark toilet seats those outdated conventional toilet seats in the dark. Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
- Good luck winning that slip-and-fall lawsuit after they roll these out at the local Walmart. You “didn’t see the sign”? I don’t think so. Chase Safety Supply LED Wet Floor signs Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
- It’s a jacked-up dump truck for roofers … or with a little imagination, the best possible delivery vehicle for a Nickelodeon-style sliming. New Heights Equipter RB4000 roofing buggy Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
- OptiMyst is the almost-convincing fire alternative that will have guests wondering why you’ve scattered steaming logs all over your house. Dimplex Opti-myst electric fireplaces Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
Forever Stainless Steel Bathtubs for Pets - Spare your dog the indignity of being washed in a normal human bathtub with this bathtub for pets, which can also be used to bathe bear intruders. Nick Mokey/Digital Trends
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That’s the stuff you expect, anyway. But along the way, we bumped into more than a few oddities that made us stop in our tracks and wonder what the hell we had gotten ourselves into. These are those.