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Photo Release -- March Madness Home Edition: Porch.com Names the Elite Eight States to Watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament

March 11, 2014 --

SEATTLE, March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Porch.com (http://porch.com), the home improvement network, named today the "Elite Eight" states for watching the upcoming NCAA Basketball Tournament. As the men make their way to Texas for the 2014 Men's Final Four, and the women make their way to Tennessee for the 2014 Women's Final Four, the best seat in the house...could be just down the street!



















Elite Eight





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If you don't have tickets to one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, you may in fact be better off! Forget the long bathroom lines and greasy concession stand food, "When you have a home entertainment theater, it puts you right in the arena while being in the comfort of your home," explains James Stout, Owner of The Integrated Lifestyle, a home theater contracting business.


Using data from the Porch Home Improvement Network, which includes insights into over 1.5 million professionals and 90 millions projects, Porch was able to pinpoint which states are leading the pack when it comes to home theaters. Topping the list is the state of Kentucky, which also happens to be home to the past two reigning NCAA men's basketball champions, The University of Kentucky Wildcats in 2012 and The University of Louisville Cardinals in 2013. And a three-peat may be in the cards for the state of Kentucky, as the Cardinals are currently ranked 5th going into this year's tournament.




As the home state of two top college basketball programs, combined with a median price of $40,500 spent on home theater projects, Kentucky may just be the best place to take in the action.



For those who don't have the budget or space for a complete home theater, Mr. Stout recommends purchasing a large high definition television and quality speakers or a sound bar to create a "home entertainment experience in a multi-purpose room." However, if you want to have your entertainment system ready for the big tournament, be sure to call a professional now as the wiring and installation of televisions and speakers can take time and may require professional assistance. 














































 

 

State

Median Price of Home Theater Project

KY

$40,500

CA

$38,000

NY

$35,000

IL

$34,000

GA

$30,854

NC

$30,000

CO

$25,000

PA

$23,400


About Porch.com



Porch is the home improvement network, free for homeowners and professionals. With over 1.5 million professionals and over 90 million projects in their network, Porch enables consumers to make smart home improvement decisions by connecting them with the right professionals. Porch helps professionals grow their business and succeed as more homeowners look online for trusted professionals to complete their projects. For more information about Porch visit http://porch.com



The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.


CONTACT: PR Contact
Lauren Kellas of Porch.com Inc.
+425-503-2738, laurenk@porch.com
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Website: http://porch.com
Twitter: @porchdotcom

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