Davidson Gap National Sponsors

View the national sponsors of our 2008 Idea House Davidson Gap.
Hardwood floors provide a warm and durable material underfoot, but staining and sealing on-site can introduce noxious chemicals into a home's environment. That's why we selected prefinished floors from Armstrong's vast collection of flooring. Also, a factory finish is harder and longer wearing for an active family. www.armstrong.com

The selection of smoke alarms and carbn monoxide detectors can be overlooked with all the other decisions you have to make when building a new home. Nothing could be more important to your family's safety. Kidde has the right alarm for the right spot. Be sure to check out their new Silhouette line that's nearly flat. www.kidde.com

Great design at an affordable price is a hallmark of Delta® Faucets. The company's angular designs were perfect for the contemporary interiors at Davidson Gap. As for water savings, Delta leads the way with their 1.6 gallons per minute H2O kinetic technology showerheads. www.deltafaucet.com

Stylish and functional are two words that should be associated with your appliances, but today, energy efficiency should also factor into your decision. That's why we chose Energy Star appliances from KitchenAid for the North Carolina Idea House. www.kitchenaid.com

Because of its reflective qualities with light and heat, a metal roof was the best choice for our Green Idea House. But when you look at farmhouses that dot the nearby countryside, you'll see that it was also a great architectural choice. Lesson: Let older homes nearby inspire your design choices. www.metalroofing.com

Conventional water heaters account for up to 25 percent of your home's energy use. Consider switching to a tankless water heater such as those from Rinnai. They heat water only as you need it. An added benefit: They're smaller and can fit in places where regular tanks cannot. www.foreverhotwater.com

It only makes sense that we have an environmentally friendly car in the garage of our Green Idea House. The Saturn VUE Green Line is a more affordable hybrid with plenty of room inside and some of the best gas mileage of any SUV. www.saturn.com

We chose GreenSure paints from Sherwin-Williams for the interiors of Davidson Gap. This designation means that these durable products have low VOC and minimal environmental impact. They are available in a full range of colors, so your home can reflect your style. www.sherwin-williams.com