2017 HOBI AWARDS
On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, a record 792 housing industry professionals gathered at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington for the 2016 HOBI Awards – the largest, most consistently successful Builder Awards Program in the country. Sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut (HBRACT), an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and produced by Joanne Carroll of JMC Resources, the HOBI Awards is Connecticut’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in home construction, home technology, sales and marketing, home financing and community service.
HOBI Awards producer, Joanne Carroll, summed up the top trends for 2016.
“For the first time, we saw Greenwich homes go transitional on the interior with square edge moldings; black window & door casings, linear fireplaces, concrete look porcelain tile and glass panel stairs; in the kitchen – recessed wood veneer ceiling insets are popular; and for countertops, stain & heat resistant quartz & quartzite are replacing marble. Shiplap is as common as drywall throughout homes; and crystal door knobs, rawhide area rugs; hi gloss cabinetry, & glass enclosed water closets are the rage.”