Understand that the kitchen is all the judges will look at. While other rooms adjacent to the kitchen may be in the photos, the kitchen itself is what matters.
$75,000 - $150,000
This is a straightforward category. Our only format suggestion would be to have your photography show as much of the room as possible in as few shots as possible. Small rooms are tough to photograph due to size and lighting issues, so consider this as you put your entry together.
Additions can be either horizontal add-ons or second story additions. They can also be sunrooms.
A project that is done within the existing walls of the original residential structure WITHOUT ANY ADDITION OF HEATED AND COOLED SPACE.
Between $150,000 - $300,000
Alterations to the exterior of a residential building that do not include the addition of any heated or cooled livable space to the home.
Structures that are not attached to the main home. It can include pool houses, detached garage, potting shed, guest house, and we've even had a dog house win this category.
This category can include porches, decks, outdoor kitchens, hardscape, pools, or any combination of things that create a beautiful and practical outdoor living environment.
|Residential Specialty Item
Any project, or part of a project, that is not included in it's own Chrysalis category, such as an entryway, cupola, wine rack, fireplace, stairway, cabinetry or shelving.
Whole House Renovation
This can include either or both exterior and interior remodeling involving multiple rooms in the house.
Residential Historic Renovation
Typically, the entries in this category represent the remodeling of a home built before 1930 to update it for 21st century living.
Residential Universal Design
A key element of this category is to show a project that combines great design with Universal Design principles.
Residential Insurance Restoration
In addition to the "before and after" photography, you should include information on adhering to time and budget schedules, and highlight the challenges of the project.
This is a very broad category. Keep in mind that our judges are not influenced by the sheer size of a project, but by the creativity displayed.