EH Publishing, Inc., the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, announced the second annual Electronic House Home of the Year issue will arrive at Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, and on newsstands throughout the country today. The Electronic House May issue is devoted entirely to the award-winning installations, with over 150 pages of stunning photographs, detailed articles and accompanying equipment lists of award-winning homes, individual rooms and home theaters that define today’s connected home.
“Last year’s Home of the Year issue was so well received by the EH audience that we expanded the categories and featured seven additional winning homes this year,” said Cindy Davis, Editor-in-chief of Electronic House.
The editors of Electronic House received more than 300 entries from 107 custom home dealers and installers to this year’s Home of the Year competition. Winners in three levels-gold, silver and bronze-were awarded in 13 categories and exemplified the far-reaching potential for incorporating audio, video, whole-home automation, lighting control and more into today’s electronic house.
The grand prize category was awarded for overall Best Electronic House of the Year. Other categories include the best: Master Suite, Master Bathroom, Outdoor Space, Family/Media Room, Kitchen, “Fun” Room, Home Theater ($10,000-$25,000; $25K-$50K; $51K-$100K; $100K-$250K; $251K and above) and “Wow” Factor. One best “Green” home winner was also honored.
The entries were judged on the lifestyle benefits that result for the homeowners and how easy each system is to use. “Music, movies and photos shared in every room, connected lighting, climate control and security systems as well as great home theaters for any size home are just some of the benefits homeowners enjoy by having an electronic home,” concludes Davis.
The photographs and articles provide unique ideas for homeowners with all budgets who are planning to incorporate electronics into their homes. The magazine lists all the products used in every room so readers can start creating wish lists while planning their own electronic home projects.
All winning entries as well as over 100 “runners up” will be posted online for a full year with expected visits to reach over one million.
About Electronic House Magazine
Electronic House is the leading consumer publication that focuses on all aspects of the electronic home. In authoritative feature articles and informative departments, Electronic House covers home theater, multiroom entertainment, home control, wireless communications, energy management, and home networking. Electronic House readers want to have the best technology in their homes, and Electronic House provides easy-to-read information enabling them to make informed buying decisions.
About EH Publishing
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), TecHome Builder Conference and Expo (TBX.), Worship Facilities Expo (WFX), ROBOBusiness Conference and Expo, RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and the Consumer HealthTech Summit.