Best of the Rest: Before and After
Looking back on the 2014 Home of the Year awards, there are so many other great makeover stories.
July 03, 2014 by Rachel Cericola

We feature a lot of beautiful homes in Electronic House. However, a lot of these homeowners have seen their share of bad days. When it comes to technology, you’ve got to start somewhere.

Because there are so many great renovation stories out there, Electronic House introduced a new category for this year’s Home of the Year awards: “Before and After.” We were looking for dramatic transformations—and we got them. As a result, we chose three awesome installs and gave them gold, silver and bronze status.

Of course, there are a slew of interesting makeover stories out there. We went through this year’s entries and came up with a “Best of the Rest” list. Specifically, here are some of our favorites from the Before and After category. The lineup includes an art-inspired media room, a couple of de-cluttered equipment closets, and more. 

Click through the slideshow to see our picks for “Best of the Rest: Before and After.”

Also Check Out:
Gold Winner: Nightmare Basement Converted to Winning Home Theater
Silver Winner: Small House Goes Big with Home Automation
Bronze Winner: Colonial Cabin Makes Smart Home History

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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