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Technology advances quickly. Think about the iPhone. The first model debuted in 2007, and ten years later the company introduced the iPhone X, the most recent of many iPhone models. What was once top-of-the-line can become obsolete in a matter of months.

This editorial by Remodeling editor Marisa Mendez looks at the smart home trend, which she says is here to stay. Mendez writes:

That rush of excitement and the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses mentality can apply to your customers. While they might not necessarily push you to incorporate smart home accessories into their home, they might ask you to install features that are more flash-in-the-pan than timeless.

It’s your job to temper their excitement, while also giving them what they want. Your clients depend on you to know some of the top design trends, as well as what trends are popular in their area and what the best products are to accomplish their vision and dream. They also rely on you to help them make the most of their investment so that your work will last them for years to come.

While products are likely to evolve over the years, Remodeling's March issues reveal themes that are the future of the industry: statement-making pieces, products to help save time and money, and enhancements that will keep homeowners safe and secure.

Continue to Remodeling to read more about the latest trends in products.

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