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 - $100,000
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
Additions can be either horizontal
add-ons or second story additions. They can also be
A project that is done within the
existing walls of the original structure.
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
Residential Specialty Item
Any project, or part of a project, that is not
included in it's own Chrysalis category. Examples would be:
entryways, cupolas, wine racks, fireplaces, stairways, cabinetry
Whole House Renovation
This can include either or both
exterior and interior remodeling involving multiple rooms in the house.
$500,000 - $1 Million
Over $1 Million
Typically, the entries in this category
represent the remodeling of a home built before 1930 to update it
for 21st century living.
A key element of this category is to show a project that
combines great design with Universal Design
This entry should address energy
efficiency, healthy indoor air quality, durable construction
and sustainable material use. It should also include any
certifications or test results that support the project.
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.
Commercial 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
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.