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Renovated homes are getting smarter. Forty-five percent of renovators installed a smart device during the renovation process last year. The upshot: the architect and design communities are taking notice – and learning to warm to the trend.

These callouts, from surveys done by the home design and remodeling services search platform Houzz, were a couple of the eye-opening revelations provided during CE Week in New York City June 20 and 21. They were offered during a Connected Design-hosted panel at the show that addressed trends influencing home renovations – including the incorporation of smart devices into renovation planning.

The panel was moderated by Lee A. Rotenberg, founder, Ivy.co, a design workflow solutions software innovator whose company was acquired earlier this year by Houzz. Participants included Anastasia Harrison, architect and interior designer as well as owner and founding partner of And Design LLC; Melissa Andresko, communications director of lighting control system manufacturer Lutron; and Stuart Narofsky, architect and principal, Narofsky Architecture.

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