Design/Build

Lighting Up the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel

The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel worked with LS Group and USAI fixtures to create a transformative space where guests feel like they are in present day during the daylight hours and are transported back in time at night, reminiscent of the movie “Midnight in Paris.” According to Kristen Kordecki, Commercial Projects Director at LS Group, “We knew that quality of light and color temperature were going…

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Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Announce 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest Finalists

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove – the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, cooking and dishwashing – announced today the 29 Finalists and one Student Winner of the 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) via videocast. “For nearly 30 years, the Kitchen Design Contest has been a time-honored tradition of recognizing and celebrating design professionals from around the world who are advancing the…

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Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Design by Alexandra Crafton @Houzz Home renovation activity and spend have reached the highest rates reported since 2018, according to the eleventh annual Houzz & Home survey of nearly 70,000 U.S. respondents. More than half of homeowners renovated their homes in 2021 (55 percent), up from 53 percent in 2020 and 54 percent in both 2019 and 2018. Following the…

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Beko Appliances Announce Healthy Kitchen|Net-Zero Home Partnership This Earth Day

Beko Home Appliances, widely considered to be among the world’s most sustainable appliance manufacturers, is using Earth Day to announce a slew of eco-conscious initiatives including a strategic alliance that will place two of the first and highest-profile Beko Healthy Kitchens in one of the world’s healthiest and most sustainable homes. The U.S. subsidiary of Arcelik, Inc., has partnered with gaming…

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Products that Go Easy on the Eyes (And the Earth) 

There is no question that homeowners prefer hidden technology these days. Add sustainability to the mix and you’ve got a winning combination consumers are eager to buy. Global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) last year (commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund) shows a staggering 71 percent rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the previous…

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Walk Through Virtual Floor Plans Now Available with Houzz Pro 

Houzz Inc. today introduced a new Augmented Reality (AR) feature for 3D Floor Plans in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing solution for residential construction and design professionals. Now, pros can walk homeowners through a virtual tour of their finished project against the backdrop of the current home, using the Houzz Pro app.  “At Houzz, we’re focused on…

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How Hybrid, Flexible Work Spaces Are Changing The Way We Collaborate 

By Zee Hakimoglu, President and CEO, ClearOne The professional world has undergone significant changes in recent years, with many organizations having no choice but to adopt new technologies in order to embrace the increase of virtual collaboration that has become the status-quo.  Leading manufacturers have raced to provide integrators and end-users with innovative solutions that made the transition easy. Particularly…

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Theory Audio Design Now Shipping First In-Ceiling Loudspeakers, Pendant Housings and Pre-Construction Brackets

Premium audio brand, Theory Audio Design, announces the ic6 high-output in-ceiling loudspeakers, pendant housings, and pre-construction brackets. The new custom installation solutions provide dealers, integrators, architects, and designers with a premium audio option for virtually any residential or commercial installation. Theory’s product ecosystem is unique in that offers many of the advantages of professional audio products – effortless dynamics, high…

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Nice/Nortek Control Announce Winners of Inaugural Builder Awards

Nice/Nortek Control has announced the winners of their inaugural Builder Awards, acknowledging 23 builders and integrators for outstanding achievement. The Nice/Nortek Control Builder Services program offers an end-to-end, comprehensive set of resources including world-class collateral, advanced builder programs with unmatched support and enablement from a dedicated Builder Services Team that is available to all members of the Builder community. The…

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