Atlanta’s Award-Winning Projects for Ideas and Inspiration

Farmhouse kitchen with industrial windows and wood floating shelves

The home improvement industry is packed with talent from inspiring designers to visionary remodelers and astounding architects. Every year, professional organizations across the country award outstanding examples in their field. Here is a round-up of some of the most jaw-dropping projects by local industry pros.


NARI CotY Awards Logo

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is an organization dedicated to the remodeling industry. Their CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards are given at the chapter, regional and national levels for industry recognition in 48 different categories.


2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award—Residential Kitchen, Over $150,000—Artisans of Atlanta, Inc.

Artisans of Atlanta Kitchen


2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award—Residential Addition, $100,000–$250,000—Small Carpenters at Large, Inc.

Modern kitchen with blue island and industrial chairs and ladder

2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award—Entire House and Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration
$250,000–$500,000—Alair Homes Decatur

Modern dining room with refinished wood doors

2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award & 2020 NARI Regional CotY Award—Residential Bath Under $25,000—Professional Home Improvement, Inc.

White bathroom with a double vanity in Atlanta

2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award Residential Interior—Under $100,000—Construction Ahead

Mug room with laundry machines and u

2019 NARI Atlanta CotY Award & 2020 NARI National CotY Award—Green-Residential Exteriors
Decks & More,

With more than 20 years of experience, Decks & More specializes in creating outdoor living spaces, home additions, porches, decks and patios, as well as remodeled bathrooms and basements. Decks & More has earned over 100 awards, making it the most award-winning deck contractor in the metro Atlanta area.

Exterior deck with multiple levels leading down to ground


Urban Ag Council LogoThe Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC) is a professional organization for those in the gardening and landscaping industry, supporting environmental and economic policies that further the mission of sustainable landscaping. The annual GALA (Georgia Landscaping) Awards showcase the extraordinary projects of their many members.


GALA Grand Award—Design/Build/Installation: Small Space—Planters

Green area with water fountain and stone pavers

GALA Distinction Award—Seasonal Color–Residential Flowerworx

Front of home with seasonal red and blue flowers and green grass

GALA Distinction Award—Design/Build/Installation: Residential under $50,000—Southern Trillium

Firepit space with two chairs and pink and green flowering plants


Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association Logo

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) is a not-for-profit, professional trade association dedicated to the Atlanta home building industry. Their annual OBIE Awards are in recognition of design excellence in the metro-Atlanta area for over 100 categories.


Gold OBIE Award—Whole House Renovation over $500,000—Vincent Longo Custom Builders

Large white home with big windows and green grass

Gold OBIE Award—Best Interior Merchandising, Detached Model $500,000 – $599,999—Studio 5 Interiors, Inc

Modern farmhouse living room by Studio 5 Interiors, Inc

Silver OBIE Award—Best Specialty Room—Southland Development Services

Garage with windows surrounding and plenty of natural light

Silver OBIE Award—Best Kitchen over $50,000—Innovative Construction, Inc

White and wood kitchen with plenty of natural light

Gold OBIE Award—Basement $75,000 and above—Colonade Enterprises, Inc.

Bright basement decorated for Christmas

Gold OBIE Award—Best Kitchen under $50,000—Copper Sky Renovations

Kitchen with waterfall countertop and modern lighting

Silver OBIE Award—Single Family Builder, Detached $1 Million to $1.2 Million—Chathamtbilt Homes

Exterior of a white home with dual garage and farmhouse look


ASID LogoThe American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers with over 13,500 members and 6,000 industry partners nationwide. The annual Design in Excellence Awards are held by every chapter to recognize outstanding work in a variety of fields including residential, commercial and multifamily.


2019 Georgia ASID Design Excellence Awards—Residential Model Home                                                                Amber Gizzi, ASID and Christine Villwock Pineapple House Interior Design

Open kitchen and dining room with wooden beams


2019 Georgia ASID Design Excellence Awards—Residential 3,000-7,000 square feet,—Douglas W. Hilton,      DWH Interiors

Outdoor living area on rooftop of high rise in Atlanta

2019 Georgia ASID Design Excellence Awards—Residential Singular Space—Hillary Mancini, ASID, William Peace, ASID and Jessica Bailey, Designer, Peace Design

Man cave with large circular window and plenty of wood


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