Home technology

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In a sea of smart home devices, the hub pulls it all together. Pro Remodeler takes a look at a range of available hub options.

LED lights close up
Remodeling Design

With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

The Nest smart thermostat collects user behavior data

The Nest learning thermostat

Home technology

A look at the pros and cons of several popular smart products 

Hand using smart phone to control smart home devices from a smart phone
Home technology

New technologies offer real opportunity for remodelers, but few are tapping that potential. We show you how to take advantage 

Can temperature affect air pressure in Superbowl footballs the way it affects air pressure in the houses we build?

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Home technology

With Superbowl XLIX upon us, "deflategate" is still in the news. Here's a look at the debate and the science behind air pressure as it applies not just to footballs, but to the homes we remodel.

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Home technology

Here’s a thermal lesson before sitting down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat
Home technology

Thermostat uses the location of your smartphone to automatically turn the device into energy-saving mode when the home’s empty.

Intellihot tankless hot water system

Intellihot tankless hot water system.

Green Products

Tankless water heater analyzes water usage patterns and automates system to reduce amount of water and heat used.

Remodelers can meet their client’s requests by incorporating emerging technologies to create a more energy-efficient home; however, there are a few things remodelers should consider before presenting clients with these new opportunities.

Remodelers can meet their client’s requests by incorporating emerging technologies to create a more energy-efficient home; however, there are a few things remodelers should consider before presenting clients with these new opportunities.

Home technology

Remodeling professionals can help homeowners navigate this rapidly evolving home technology trend by understanding the homeowner’s “green” preferences and keeping the product explanations simple.

Linking a kitchen to the outside world or other parts of the house requires special wiring. This particular kitchen includes a television, which is fairly common in a modern kitchen. Design by NKBA Member: Terri Schmidt, Co-Designers: Linda Eberle, CKD, CBD and Keven Schmidt.

Home technology

Linking the kitchen to the outside world and other parts of the house requires special wiring and planning.

Showers/Tubs

Mr. Steam’s iSteam touch panel system controls temperature, duration, aroma, color, and music of home steam showers.

Lighting, entertainment, climate, and sercuity control can be delivered via keyp

Lighting, entertainment, climate, and sercuity control can be delivered via keypads or touchscreens.

Home technology

While you might not yet consider including advanced lighting control, integrated security, and distributed entertainment with every kitchen and bath remodeling project you bid, the fact is, if you’re not integrating these modern technologies into your designs, you may soon find your customers taking their business elsewhere.

Home technology

EverSense 2.0 is a home-environment and energy-management platform that features Allure Energy’s patented Proximity Control Technology with privacy protection, as well as streaming music, energy-saving video tips, and weather updates.

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