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ResiWeek 304: Rise Together

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Nothing More Exciting Than A Doorbell

While some of us may still be in some sort of post-Thanksgiving coma, the news doesn’t stop. With that in mind, we bring you the latest news coming out of the residential side of the industry and bring in some experts to discuss what integrators need to know. Joining us this week is Owner of KMB Communications Katye McGregor-Bennett and Owner of ProAudio Georgia Steven Brawner.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has released their 2022 Design Trends Report. As the name implies, it is a deep dive on the aspects of kitchen and bathroom designs and what solutions will be the next big thing in the year to come. While NKBA is more adjacent to the AV industry than within it, is there something that an integrator can glean from this report to bring to their clients? Looking at what this report means for our space.

Jay Basen writes in Residential Tech Today about a number of smart home mistakes to avoid. These aren’t just for integrators but customers as well. Even so, both parties can stand to learn or even just refamiliarize themselves with some of the basic steps to ensuring a project goes right. But considering it’s in the name, do integrators get too caught up in integration? We take a look at the list and see what we can do to make projects smoother for everyone.

While Best Buy reports a 2% sales growth in the third quarter of 2021, the international sales fell by 7%. Even though these are millions or even billions in revenue the actual changes are single digit percentiles. Is there anything that we can glean from these changes that indicate a shift for the consumers in the residential space?

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