Category Descriptions for Judges

Category 1 | Whole Home Design
Design flows throughout the home; materials coordinate; and function, personality and comfort come together in the whole home design.

Category 2 | Best Bathroom
Master or guest bath with inventive fixtures, attractive personal touches, appealing color schemes and intelligent design.

Main house kitchens, guest house kitchens or outdoor kitchens that have effective work triangles, out-of-the-box cabinetry, show-stopping backsplashes and clever hacks.

Living rooms, family rooms and even outdoor living spaces where purpose and personality shine.

Bedrooms of all sizes and types that pay attention to comfort, lighting, flooring, window treatments and color.

Formal or casual spaces made for gathering around the table. Design elements and accessories have been perfectly curated and placed for optimal functionality and style.

Stylish patios, decks, sun porches, tree houses, gardens, pools and more.

Rooms with carefully curated color palettes, pops of pigments or big hue statements.

Personality and creative solutions added to a utilitarian space.

Design or redesign of a fireplace that can’t be overlooked.

A playroom, media room, wine cellar, home office, entryway, bar, closet or something else entirely in an awkward or leftover space.

Creative lighting techniques have been used to define space, create different scenes, showcase focal points, and aid in the functionality of the home.

Rendering of a space design plan and then the final finished product.

Spaces that pay special attention to flooring. Whether it’s an eclectic mix of wood, tile and rugs or a new take on a classic style.

A space with cutting-edge innovation that makes life easier or more enjoyable.