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4 products for your next multifamily project

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4 products for your next multifamily project

These new products can help improve any new multifamily project.

By BD+C Staff | February 12, 2020


1. Pioneer Lux-Flow showerhead

Lux Flow shower head

Pioneer Industries has launched the trademarked Pioneer Lux-Flow showerhead. The Lux-Flow’s proprietary mini-turbine system injects air into each drop of water, intensifying the spray so that 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm) feels more like a traditional, higher-pressure shower. The Lux-Flow saves 7.5 gallons per 10-minute shower vs. an average flow showerhead, saving thousands of gallons and dollars every year. The Lux-Flow’s competitive price allows multifamily customers to quickly recoup their investment.

“We work directly with architects, builders, and contractors, and the consistent feedback is that while style and water conservation are important, cost is almost always the biggest factor in choosing plumbing fixtures, especially for multi-res buildings,” said Nick Eleftheriou, CEO and President of Pioneer Industries. “The Pioneer Lux-Flow showerhead is priced 50% to 300% lower than other high-quality, low-flow showerhead options, making it an attractive option for a much wider range of builders and contractors.”

The Lux-Flow showerhead is available in multiple styles, sizes, and finishes. It is simple to clean and installs with any standard fitting.



1.75 GPM @ 80 psi – meets WaterSense and CALGreen standards

Patent-pending turbine system

Rub-Clean Anti-Scale Spray for easy cleaning

Brass ball swivel joint

5 Styles: 6” Rain (2 models), 4” Square, 4” Round, and 4” Standard

Finishes: Polished Chrome, PVD Brushed Nickel


2. Organized Living introduces Select built-in storage system

Organized living storage system

Organized Living, a leading manufacturer of quality home storage and organization systems, has introduced Select, a new traditional built-in storage system.

Select allows multifamily professionals the opportunity to profit while providing residents the affordable built-in look they demand. The patent-pending Rail, furniture-grade wood, and proprietary hardware combine to create the strongest wood rail system available.

This video shows how Select storage systems can be installed in apartment communities.

It’s an affordable shelving solution designed to be superior in strength and still meet the demand of residents who want built-in closet storage. Select and freedomRail are two storage product lines that can differentiate a unit for prospective residents, increase rental income, and retain residents longer. From economy to luxury, both systems can be designed to match the level of amenities throughout the rest of the unit. Multifamily professionals will also appreciate the 10-year limited warranty and the strength of the system so residents can over-load their shelving without worry.

The new Select storage system is designed to create a polished look for apartment residents. “Multifamily residents expect affordable, high-quality storage to match the rest of the amenities within the unit such as stone counters and luxury flooring,” said Theresa Finnigin, VP of Marketing at Organized Living.

To see the full Select product line and to learn about Organized Living programs and support specific to multifamily professionals, visit


3. Allegion unveils Schlage Control mobile-enabled smart locks

Schlage smart lock

Allegion, a leading provider of security products and solutions, has introduced the Schlage Control mobile enabled smart locks with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility for multifamily properties. Kastle Systems and STRATIS, two independent multifamily ecosystem providers, are the first to have completed their integration to this new platform. This improvement was designed to meet the rising demand of today’s mobile economy while enhancing the experience for multifamily community residents, property managers, and building service staff through seamless mobile access.

Schlage Control mobile enabled smart locks are designed for security and open integration capability. The design allows for flexible compatibility, ultimately enabling property managers freedom of choice in selecting third-party access management software that best suits their need—whether it be a smart apartment solution in addition to standard access control through STRATIS, or a complete managed solution for their security platform through Kastle. Schlage Control mobile enabled smart locks enable property managers to differentiate by offering a convenient and efficient way for authorized guests to unlock resident unit doors.

“With the average American spending almost four hours a day on mobile devices, on-demand control has become an expectation,” said Robert Gaulden, director of technology alliances, multifamily at Allegion. “For the mobile-minded multifamily resident, we saw an opportunity to introduce the option for a solution that would enable simplified visitor access, scheduling maintenance and granting entry for services including grocery delivery and pet sitting. Not only does this create convenience for consumers, but it helps property managers more efficiently handle some of their biggest pain-points, including package management, credential management and enabling other concierge-level amenities.”

Schlage Control mobile enabled smart locks benefit both property managers and residents in a variety of ways, including:



  • Property differentiation offers residents the convenience and efficiency that comes with Bluetooth mobile credential compatibility.
  • Open architecture design gives properties the freedom to choose the physical access control software (PACS) provider that best fits their needs.
  • Increased visibility with audit trail reports for up to 1,000 events.
  • Eliminated cost and increased efficiency of issuing mobile credentials versus managing physical keys.

“We partnered with Schlage to integrate with our platform for a smart, connected access solution,” said Felicite Moorman, CEO of STRATIS. “The mobile phone is already a central piece of most people’s lives, and delivering the mobile Sidewalk to Sofa solution with Schlage remains an essential part of our offering for residents and guests, property managers, maintenance, vendors and other stakeholders.”


4. Whirlpool Corporation appliances for apartments

The Whirlpool Small Spaces Suite includes all the appliances you would expect in a full-service kitchen: refrigerator, freezer, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave and wall oven. With full-size features and exceptional performance in a smaller package, the small spaces appliance suite from Whirlpool brand will help transform the way small spaces are designed, built, and renovated.

Whirlpool Corporation offers building industry professionals a diverse brand portfolio that matches their customers’ preferences and lifestyles. From Maytag and Whirlpool to KitchenAid and JennAir, each brand has spent decades developing a personality that complements the character and style of different home types.

“We’ve spent more than a century perfecting our craft, and it’s this deep expertise that makes Whirlpool Corporation a reliable choice for builders,” said Kelly Safis, General Manager, Builder Sales at Whirlpool Corporation. “With our five brands and industry leading insights, we help builders meet their customers’ needs and tastes.”

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