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May 1st, 2013 – Framingham, MA - EH Publishing announced today the winners of Electronic House magazine’s 8th annual Home of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding home installations with technologies and systems for the whole home. Winners will be showcased throughout the May/June, July/August, and September 2013 issues of Electronic House magazine as well as on ElectronicHouse.com. Entries were received in 13 categories and winners were chosen by the Electronic House editorial and art staffs. Judging criteria for the Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards included all aspects involved in an installation, such as project creativity, innovation, equipment incorporated, obstacles overcome, homeowner priorities met, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits. See all 2013 Home of the Year Winners here.
“Each year our Home of the Year Awards competition lets us see the most innovative and creative ways that custom electronics professionals have infused homes with today’s technology, and this year’s entries did not disappoint,” says Electronic House editor Arlen Schweiger. “Just look at our overall winner (in the Best Integrated Home Over $50,000 category) – that’s a massive, 42,000-square-foot estate, which would be next to impossible for the homeowners to manage without sophisticated home automation. But then, it’s no easy task to draw up a design and install everything in such a large-scale project, so we tip our caps to Insight Home Solutions there as well as all of the companies that submitted projects this year.”
Click on the names of the custom electronics installation firms to read about and see images of that award-winning project.
Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Winners:
Best Integrated Home Over $50,000
Gold – Insight Home Solutions, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Silver – HiFi House, Broomall, Pa.
Bronze – Osbee Industries, Harrison, N.Y.
Best Integrated Home Up To $50,000
Gold – Smart Homes of Texas, McKinney, Texas
Silver – Global Custom Integrations, Hawthorne, N.Y.
Bronze – Smart Home Systems, Denver, Colo.
Best Home Theater Up To $25,000
Gold – Innerspace Electronics, Port Chester, N.Y.
Silver – Total Home Audio Video, London, Ont.
Best Home Theater $25,000 to $75,000
Gold – Cinemar Solutions, Kenosha, Wis.
Silver – Bethesda Systems, Bethesda, Md.
Bronze – Avidia, Winnetka, Ill.
Best Home Theater $75,000 to $150,000
Gold – Audio Advice, Raleigh, N.C.
Silver – Admit One Cinema, Edina, Minn.
Bronze – Hi-Tech Home, Clovis, Calif.
Best Home Theater Over $150,000
Gold – Cantara, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Silver – Rectech Rooms, Toronto, Calif.
Bronze – World Wide Stereo, Montgomeryville, Pa.
Best Family Room/Media Room
Gold – Connected Technology, Melbourne, Fla.
Silver – Moore Audio Design, Matthews, N.C.
Bronze – Elytronic, Nicosia, Cyprus
Best Master Suite
Gold – CBA Technology, South Pasadena, Calif.
Silver – Boca Theater and Automation, Boca Raton, Fla.
Bronze – Bethesda Systems, Bethesda, Md.
Best Theme Theater
Gold – Horner Networks, Mentor, Ohio
Silver – Media Rooms Inc, West Chester, Pa.
Bronze – First Impressions Theme Theatres, North Miami, Fla.
(To be featured in July/August issue and online shortly before)
Best Outdoor Space
Gold – Elytronic, Nicosia, Cyprus
Silver – Forefront Innovation, The Woodlands, Texas
Bronze – Casaplex, Kensington, Md.
Best Fun Room
Gold – Service Tech Audio Visual, Cedar Park, Texas
Silver – Horner Networks, Mentor, Ohio
Bronze – Advanced Residential Systems, Allentown, Pa.
(Featured in September issue and online shortly before)
Best Amazing Application
Gold – DSI Entertainment Systems, Los Angeles
Silver – Southern Cinema Design, Cumming, Ga.
Bronze – Boca Theater and Automation, Boca Raton, Fla.
Best Before & After
Gold – Union Place, Excelsior, Minn.
Silver – Admit One Cinema, Edina, Minn.
Bronze – 1 Sound Choice, Pompton Plains, N.J.
See all 2013 Home of the Year Winners here.
About Electronic House The premier showcase for home technology, Electronic House and electronichouse.com offer inspiration to those seeking to enhance their lifestyles with automation, A/V and more as they buy, build or remodel their homes. Electronic House takes an in-depth look at professionally installed high-tech solutions for the entire home, covering everything from audio and video to automation systems that encompass lighting control, security, climate, as well as the ways technology blends with interior design. Our Homes of the Month, EH Ideas, Possibilities Room and Behind the Scenes installation articles plus Technology Trends, Product Reviews and Learning Center items take readers through the complete process of researching, planning and achieving their high-tech home transformations.
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