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Houzz Study: Master Bathrooms Go High Tech

New study from Houzz reveals that built-in lighting, heated backrests, scented mist dispensers, mood lighting, digital controls and built-in sound are…

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Houzz Study: Master Bathrooms Go High Tech

Houzz Study: Master Bathrooms Go High Tech

August 11, 2016 New study from Houzz reveals that built-in lighting, heated backrests, scented mist dispensers, mood lighting, digital controls and built-in sound are common features in master bathroom remodeling projects. Plus, 58% of people use their mobile phone or tablet in the bathroom.

Consumers Spend $8.9 Billion on Home Entertainment So Far This Year

Consumers Spend $8.9 Billion on Home Entertainment So Far This Year

August 10, 2016 Reports from Digital Entertainment Group and Futuresource find that consumer spending on home entertainment formats like 4K, Blu-ray, HDTV, Ultra HD and Bluetooth is strong.

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

Study: ‘Smart Lighting’ Gains Rapid Consumer Awareness

Study: ‘Smart Lighting’ Gains Rapid Consumer Awareness

July 15, 2016 The Sylvania Socket Study shows 65% of U.S. households are familiar with Wi-Fi controllable light bulbs, a 40% increase in one year. Plus, eight out of 10 Americans say there is an area in their home where they can use lights that change color, dim or set scenes.

Study: Electricians Swarm to High-Tech Commercial Jobs, Smart Homes Amid Unrest

Study: Electricians Swarm to High-Tech Commercial Jobs, Smart Homes Amid Unrest

June 22, 2016 Study by Klein Tools shows strong uptick in electricians working on 'high-tech' commercial projects and 'home technology' installations in 2016, as growing unrest from the recession still lingers in the field with 42% looking to move into related fields, including IT.

Houzz Study: 33% of House Buyers Plan ‘Home Automation’ Upgrades

Houzz Study: 33% of House Buyers Plan ‘Home Automation’ Upgrades

June 22, 2016 Massive study by home remodeling website Houzz reveals home automation is third most planned system upgrade, but still less than 1% of homeowners plan to hire a 'media' contractor; however, 4% are seeking 'window treatment' professionals.

Study: Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise

Study: Wireless Home Security Systems on the Rise

June 13, 2016 The Parks Associates research report also shows that almost 50% of smart home devices in the U.S. are self-installed.

31% of CE Pros Have Taken a Stab at Commercial Projects and Here’s Why

31% of CE Pros Have Taken a Stab at Commercial Projects and Here’s Why

May 25, 2016 Professional Audio Associates owner Lew Freedman, a Class of 2014 CE Pro Master, encourages his residential clients to test the waters of the commercial business with events and resources like PAA Tech Day.

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

Percentage of New Homes with Lighting Control Doubles Over 2 Years

May 03, 2016 New data from joint CTA/NAHB study reveals the percentage of builders offering lighting control (68%) continues to rise, while the penetration rate for lighting control hits an all-time high at 11% of new homes, twice the rate of two years ago.

As Video Streaming Gains Popularity, Are People Really Cutting the (Cable) Cord?

As Video Streaming Gains Popularity, Are People Really Cutting the (Cable) Cord?

April 27, 2016 Despite the perceived popularity of cord cutting, a newly announced study from CR says that TV subscribers are actually combining streaming with subscription cable and satellite services.

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CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

CTA Forecasts Emerging Trends, Including 4K, Smart Home and VR

July 19, 2016 CTA Report: Shipments of 4K displays will double; smart-home devices will jump 29% in units sold; and the really young category of virtual reality (VR) will quintuple.

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis: Top Projectors

June 09, 2015 Sony, Epson lead the way in the most used top projector brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Who Are Your Target Customers?

Who Are Your Target Customers?

February 02, 2016 CE Pro consumer survey reveals ideal (and very surprising) demographic information for those who want professional vs. DIY installation — home size, home value, income level, gender and age. The study also reveals the most-desired types of equipment.

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

CE Pro 2016 State of the Industry: Home Technology Integrators See Measured Growth

January 21, 2016 For 2015, integrators report solid 9.1% revenue growth, with a strong increase in the number of projects and revenue per job.

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