Imagine a kitchen where a TV tunes to your favorite cooking show automatically when you turn on the stove, or a bedroom where the window shades open gradually at a certain time every morning as your wake-up call. What would it be like to live in a completely automated home, where the lights, thermostats and the audio/video equipment adjust to certain settings based on who entered the house? In May, you’ll be able to hear about —and see—rooms and homes that can do all this, and more.
The winners of Electronic House magazine’s popular Home of the Year contest will be featured both in the magazine and online at www.electronichouse.com. Gold, silver and bronze winners will be chosen for categories including best dedicated home theater, best media room, best theme theater, best kitchen, best master suite and best outdoor space. “These are the crème de le crème of intelligent living spaces,” says Electronic House editor Lisa Montgomery. “They demonstrate perfectly the unique benefits consumers can enjoy by integrating sophisticated electronic systems into their homes. Additionally, it’s one of the most effective ways for custom electronics (CE) pros to show off their work and be recognized for their engineering and design skills.”
Projects submitted to the Home of the Year contest by CE pros from the U.S. and Canada are judged by a panel of experts on their level of creativity, design, implementation and usability, as well as the electronic systems’ overall impact on the comfort, convenience and efficiency of the home or room. Montgomery expects the panel to review hundreds of entries this year.
If you think your own home is smart enough to stand up against the competition, contact Lisa Montgomery at [email protected] All homes must be completely furnished and photographed for consideration. The final deadline for submission is February 18. For more information and to enter go here.
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