No matter your budget or what features you want to incorporate into your home, you’ll be inspired by the 28 gold, silver and bronze winners in this 73-page guide. You’ll find plenty of pictures, equipment lists and the names of the firms that designed and installed the smart systems for the owners of these fabulous homes. Throughout the showcase, you’ll pick up tips and ideas to incorporate into your own smart home plans: You’ll see how A/V gear can be hidden completely out of sight; how video and music can travel to speakers throughout the house; how smartphone apps can provide access to surveillance cameras, thermostats, lights and more; how to incorporate video projectors, big screens and speakers into any room of your house.
You’ll also hear about some truly clever ways that homeowners are using technology to simplify their lives: How would you like to have chimes ring every time driveway sensors detect a car entering or leaving your home? How about having one button trigger pumps and lighting for your pool and spa, ignite tiki torches, and deliver music to outdoor speakers? These are just some of the innovative applications that come to life in the Unique Spaces category.
The wow factor continues in the Before and After and Smart Home categories, arranged this year in Traditional, Modern/Contemporary and International sections. Systems feature the usual controls for lighting, window treatments, security, comfort and audio/video to the more unusual, such as reminding homeowners take out the trash.
Ideas abound in the 2017 Electronic House Home of the Year Winners. Download your copy today, and make your smart home dreams a reality.