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REVIEW CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

417 Home Design Awards | Judging Form


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.

Category 3 | Best Kitchen
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.
Category 4 | Best Living Space
Living rooms, family rooms and even outdoor living spaces where purpose and personality shine.

Category 5 | Best Bedroom
Bedrooms of all sizes and types that pay attention to comfort, lighting, flooring, window treatments and color.

Category 6 | Best Dining Area
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.

Category 7 | Best Outdoor Space
Stylish patios, decks, sun porches, tree houses, gardens, pools and more.
Category 8 | Best Use Of Color
Rooms with carefully curated color palettes, pops of pigments or big hue statements.

Category 9 | Best Laundry Room or Mudroom
Personality and creative solutions added to a utilitarian space.

Category 10 | Best Fireplace
Design or redesign of a fireplace that can’t be overlooked.

Category 11 | Best Use of Space
A playroom, media room, wine cellar, home office, entryway, bar, closet or something else entirely in an awkward or leftover space.