By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From smart home’s #GlowUp to what to expect in kitchen remodels, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Smart homes got fancier this year at CES | Shannon Liao: Smart home technology is reaching a larger audience than just early adopters, and the products themselves are getting a lot fancier. CES offered manufacturers an opportunity to show off their increasingly connected wares designed for homeowners who want both style and substance with their smart products.

The future of voice assistants like Alexa and Siri isn’t just in homes – it’s in cars | Rani Molla: Speaking of connected technology, as quickly as smart speakers have colonized homes, they may have even greater opportunities to reach consumers in cars. Voice assistants have an added advantage in cars as more people move towards finding ways to keep drivers from being distracted by screens.

Top Kitchen Styles and Cabinet Features in Kitchen Remodels | Erin Carlyle: Houzz has released its most recent findings on what homeowners are looking for as they remodel their kitchens in the coming year. From Farmhouse style to shaker cabinets and more, check out what your customers will be investing in for their kitchens.

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