TAGS: Builder | Design & Construction Week | Home Automation | Home Technology | IBS 2022 | KBIS 2022 | Kitchen & Bath | Kohler | Moen | St_ Louis | Wall-Smart
In early February, Jamie Briesemeister, Co-Founder and CEO of Integration Controls, headed to Orlando to see what Design & Construction Week–a combination of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS 2022) and the International Builders Show (IBS 2022)—had to offer. Aside from inspiring and educating builders and kitchen & bath designers, she wanted practical concepts for our local clients here in St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas.
She sought products and initiatives that combine the best of smart home technology and design, and ones that were not just ideas but can actually be used in projects today for our St. Louis homeowners / clientele.
Without further ado, here is Jamie’s Design & Construction Week roundup of news and views from the shows. (See a complete slideshow of this exciting week on Facebook.)
The power of volunteerism puts Integration Controls in the position to provide better solutions to Integration Controls clientele.
Recently, Integration Controls owner Jamie Briesemeister was appointed to the executive committee of CEDIA, the Global Association for the Home Technology Industry. She is the first female vice chairperson and the highest-ranking woman in the history of CEDIA’s board.
This Q&A with Jamie about the recent news shows what it means for her and for the Integration Controls client.
Shop local for gifts and experiences to be remembered, long after the holidays are over!
TAGS: Audio | Holiday | Holiday Gifts | Home Automation | Home Technology | Small Business Saturday | Smart Home | Technology
Small Business Saturday is a retail event that occurs in November and was initially created (by American Express) to encourage consumers to shop locally, in person and online, at small businesses. It’s a great opportunity for small businesses to increase sales during the holiday shopping season as they compete with companies like Amazon or Walmart. Plus, it reminds people of the benefits of shopping local, such as keeping your money invested in the community, creating a personal connection to local businesses, delivering enhanced expertise and service, and helping you find those unique and diverse products and services for the very best gift—even for the quirkiest folks on your list.
Small Business Saturday is more than an event, however, it’s a mindset we can all enjoy year-round! So avoid the lines and shipping delays this holiday season and give your loved ones an experience to remember...one that will last long after the thrill of the season is over.
Technological enhancements to the home not only bring beauty, they also bring convenience and a better quality of life, almost magically.
What kind of magic can we provide? Here are three examples for smart-home gifting this holiday season:
An Origin Acoustics subwoofer installed below a Wolf Range helps to fill this great room with fantastic bass response.
TAGS: Origin Acoustics | Subwoofer
The homeowners of this 4,000-square-foot historic home recently remodeled, adding a 12,000 addition that includes a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen with two islands. The addition, designed to be a space for entertaining, has audio throughout so that everyone can listen to music, with invisible speakers in the ceiling doing the honors. However, when it came time to pump up the bass, locating a subwoofer in the room was tricky. In the big, open space of a great room, freestanding audio components like subwoofers can be less than desirable from an aesthetic point of view.