Just because the housing industry is going through one of its slower times doesn't mean that the companies that think up glitzy and/or ingenious devices for your home have stopped being creative.The trade show floor at the International Builders Show overflowed with products, major and minor, for consumers to ponder. A sampling:1. If the noise coming from next door has ever made you want to scream, "Cut out that racket!" there may be a way to block out some of the irritation. United Plastics Corp. showed a noise-reducing system called dB2-4 that's designed for installation in existing homes, apartments, condos and offices.The material is sold in 4-by-8 rolls that weigh less than a pound per square foot and are installed with an adhesive, much like wallpaper.The material, whic...
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