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Broan-NuTone Debuts “Fresh Ideas Home” at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Jan 19, 2016

The two-story home is designed to inspire homes that are both smart and stylish with the latest innovations available from Broan, NuTone, BEST and the Nortek family of companies

Today, Broan-NuTone LLC, a Nortek company (Nasdaq: NTK), debuts the Fresh Ideas Home at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), held this week from Jan. 19–21. The two-story, 1,280-square foot Fresh Ideas Home features a collection of the newest and most innovative products from the Broan®, NuTone® and BEST® brands, all designed to showcase how the brands’ products work together to create a home that is not only beautiful in design but also hardworking in action.

“While Broan, NuTone and BEST each have distinct brand identities and product offerings, they work together seamlessly in the home. The Fresh Ideas Home really demonstrates the integration that exists among our brands, providing options and solutions for builders, contractors and consumers,” said Jeff Mueller, President, Broan-NuTone. “We’re very excited to debut the Fresh Ideas Home at this year’s show as an example of our brands’ full range of innovative capabilities.”

The home will also feature innovative products from Broan-NuTone’s Nortek sister companies, including Core Brands, Ergotron, Nortek HVAC, GTO and Nortek Security & Control, to illustrate the combined strength of the Nortek companies in delivering new benefits for today’s homeowner.

New product highlights featured in the home include:

  • NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System:  The NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System provides effective, convenient, season-long* mosquito protection. With NuTone Haven, there’s no need for batteries, candles, butane or other fuels, spraying, or traps; the system provides odorless, silent and invisible protection from pesky mosquitoes automatically. Homeowners also have the option to choose fixtures with low-voltage landscape lighting for added ambience in their outdoor spaces, including patios, decks and walkways.
  • Broan and NuTone InVent Series Ventilation Fans:  Continuing its reputation for developing products that provide superior indoor air quality and its commitment to innovation and quality, Broan-NuTone designed the Invent Series of mid-range ventilation fans with building professionals in mind. The product line’s unique features, including FoldAway mounting ears and TrueSeal damper technology, provide an easier installation process, 100% room-side installation and improved airtightness performance. Whether managing a new construction project or room-side replacement installation, the InVent Series offers contractors flexibility and performance from one hardworking product line.

  • NuTone Smart Home Series Home Automation Technology:  The NuTone brand has been the preferred choice of electrical professionals since 1936, delivering innovative, technology-driven home solutions for almost eighty years. The NuTone Smart Home Series follows in the footsteps of this professional tradition, providing customers with the quality and dependability they have come to expect from NuTone. With the NuTone Smart Home Series, builders, electrical professionals and contractors can provide their own customers with integrated home automation and management from the living room couch or across the globe. The Smart Home Series provides the ultimate home automation solution, placing security, energy savings, convenience and control at one’s fingertips with smart lighting products, smart wall outlets and the smart garage door controller.

  • NuTone Ironing Centers:  The next generation of NuTone Ironing Centers offers unique and convenient storage solutions for homeowners. The built-in ironing centers keep the iron, ironing board and other ironing supplies neatly tucked away yet allow for convenient access when they are needed. Flexible installation options provide the ability to install ironing centers almost anywhere in the home. Plus, multiple door and cabinet finishes offer designs to blend seamlessly and stylishly with existing décor.

In addition to the Fresh Ideas Home and Broan-NuTone booth at IBS, the BEST brand will also be exhibiting its offering of luxury range hoods at the adjacent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). BEST range hoods blend state-of-the-art performance with sleek, Italian-inspired design, allowing homeowners to create truly one-of-a-kind spaces without sacrificing function. This year, BEST features its latest innovation, the award-winning** Cattura downdraft. The Cattura downdraft provides as much capture as a traditional chimney hood, but takes its form as a thin, sleek retractable unit that elevates kitchen design and improves indoor air quality, thanks to its unique, patented VERTEX Complete Capture Design.

To learn more about Broan-NuTone LLC and its brands, visit


About Broan-NuTone LLC

BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans. ULTRA, ULTRAQuick, ULTRAGreen, ULTRASmart, ULTRASilent, ULTRALucent and ULTRASense are trademarks of Broan-NuTone LLC.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

© Nortek Inc. 2016

*90 days, 2.4 hours per day.
**2015 GOOD DESIGN® Award winner in Kitchen/Appliances category


Media Contact:
Ashley Thill
Marlaina Quintana


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