Interior Design

Constructing Connections: Insights from the International Builders Show 2024

 Lights, Camera, Construction!

Las Vegas became the epicenter of innovation this February as the International Builders Show rolled into town. Buchanan Construction ventured into the heart of Las Vegas for an immersive week, returning with a wealth of exciting knowledge, finely tuned insights into industry trends, a treasure trove of innovative products, and much more.

What is The International Builders Show (IBS)?

IBS brings together professionals from various sectors of the construction industry, including builders, developers, architects, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers. This creates a valuable networking opportunity for individuals and companies to establish connections, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations.

The event serves as a platform for showcasing the latest innovations, technologies, products, and building materials in the construction industry. Exhibitors use IBS as an opportunity to launch new products, demonstrate cutting-edge technologies, and highlight advancements that can improve efficiency, sustainability, and safety in construction projects.

IBS offers a diverse range of educational sessions, workshops, and seminars covering various topics relevant to the construction industry. These sessions provide valuable insights, best practices, and industry trends, contributing to the professional development of attendees and helping them stay informed about the latest advancements and regulations.

Attending IBS allows industry professionals to gain insights into current market trends, consumer preferences, and emerging opportunities in the construction sector. By staying informed about industry trends and market dynamics, attendees can adapt their strategies and offerings to meet evolving demands and stay competitive in the marketplace.

Home Design Trends for 2024

Our in house designer, Kelsey Walker, gives her insight on the latest.

“Colors are back! Especially shades of green. You can see this in tile, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, accent colors, etc.

Bold Wallpaper! Not your 90s vinyl, but think art deco, hand painted looks.

Fluted materials- In cabinets, freestanding tubs, etc.

Embrace the curves! Curves are coming back, less square and sharp angles lines and more soft curves and angles

Modern bridges for faucets, updated tributes to the past.”


Exciting Innovations

This year’s IBS featured an array of products, and here are a select few that caught our attention.


Let’s kick things off with the MB-79N Window featuring Infratherm Technology by Bertrand Windows & Doors, the proud recipient of the The 2024 Best Home Technology Product Best of IBS™ Award.


Imagine turning any window into a cozy heat source for your space without needing extra heaters. That’s the magic of Infratherm! It works by using infrared to warm up  the glass from the inside, and a clever coating keeps the heat bouncing back into the room.

Next up on our radar is the Solar-Powered Skylight by FAKRO! It’s got triple-glazed infinity glass and can be either venting or fixed—pretty cool, right?



Staying true to the eco-friendly vibe, we also spotted a Solar-Powered Aluminum Pergola by Hans Building Material Technology Co. Inc. Engineered for durability and ease, it’s the ultimate eco-conscious addition to your outdoor space.




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Buchanan Construction is a full-service, award winning construction firm offering a vast array of services including Custom Luxury Homes, Semi-Custom Homes, Luxury Renovations, Commercial Construction, and Community / Planned Development Construction. As a custom home builder in Asheville, our dedicated team of over 40 experienced professionals guide clients through the construction process from concept to completion. With an all-inclusive design/build approach, on-staff interior designers, and exclusive project management software, our team strives to provide our clientele with an exceptional construction experience.  Located in Asheville, NC, we serve Asheville, Hendersonville, Cashiers, and the greater Western North Carolina region.