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Enter Your Best Smart Home Project for Home of the Year

Home of the Year 2017 categories include: best smart home, best multipurpose room, best outdoor entertainment space, best dedicated home theater, best master suite, best before and after and best unique space.

Enter Your Best Smart Home Project for Home of the Year

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Lisa Montgomery · February 27, 2017

Electronic House and CE Pro will honor the best smart home installations in the 12th annual Home of the Year contest.

The contest represents a unique opportunity for home systems integrators to show off their best residential design and installation work and to be recognized nationally by their peers and potential clients as having the skills and knowledge to create visually stunning and highly functional smart home spaces. 

“As always, we will be looking for projects that demonstrate innovation and provide practical, useful benefits end-users,” says Electronic House editor Lisa Montgomery. “Whether an installation is of large scale or small, is a retrofit or new construction, or was designed for a special purpose in mind, the objective of our expert panel of judges will be to recognize integrators who are creative and have a real passion for their work.”

Entries will also receive consideration for their level of integration and engineering, and specific ways in which the technology has enhanced the lives of the people who are using it. See how last year's entries did in these photos.


Enter Now to See Your Project Become Home of the Year


Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced in early May, with articles about each winner to be published in the August CEDIA issue of CE Pro magazine and on CEPro.com and ElectronicHouse.com. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners will also appear in a special downloadable edition of Electronic House.

Home of the Year categories this year include:

  • Best Smart Home, $150,000 and more
  • Best Smart Home, $150,000 and under
  • Best Multipurpose Room
  • Best Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Best Dedicated Home Theater, less than $25,000
  • Best Dedicated Home Theater, $25,000-$75,000
  • Best Dedicated Home Theater, $75,000-$150,000
  • Best Dedicated Home Theater, $150,000 and above
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Before and After
  • Best Unique Space

Early bird registration ends March 3 for a $75 discount. All entries must be received by April 17 for consideration.  For more information about how to enter, visit the entry page.

Check out last year's Home of the Year winners here.



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  About the Author

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in addition electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Lisa at [email protected]

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