Best of Chicago 2020: Home & Design

 

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, updating your exterior paint color, or building your dream home from the ground up, these businesses are the best of the best.

Best Architect (City):
Michael Abrams Interiors

1901 N Clybourn Ave., Suite 202

 
 
 
 
 
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Timeless, comfortable, elegant and personal. Michael Abrams designs every space around the most “important element in the room—people.”

Best Architect (Suburbs), Best Builder (Suburbs) & Best Kitchen Design (Suburbs):
Normandy Remodeling

2929 Central St., Evanston

 
 
 
 
 
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Normandy opened a new design studio in Evanston last year and has earned a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics and dozens of design awards. 

Best Builder (City):
Bulley & Andrews

1755 W Armitage Ave.

 
 
 
 
 
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Projects include Wintrust Arena, Lincoln Park Zoo Searle Visitor Center, and The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 

Best Flooring (City):
APEX Wood Floors

208 W Kinzie St., Ste 2

Whatever your project may be, there is no need to look further; APEX offers a curated collection of beautiful natural wood floors.

Best Flooring (Suburbs):
Lewis Floor & Home

1840 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook

 
 
 
 
 
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Shop online or visit the Northbrook showroom to find carpet, rugs, tile, countertops, hardwood, vinyl, window treatments and cabinets.

Best Interior Designer (City):
Hilary Bailes Design

(773) 368-5051

 
 
 
 
 
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Hilary’s work features “contemporary design yet with a mix of old and new, incorporating art and objects to balance the space.” 

Best Interior Designer (Suburbs):
Britt Carter & Co

1350 Skokie Hwy., Lake Forest

 
 
 
 
 
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Britt Carter’s experienced design team will help you create the home of your dreams.

Best Kitchen Design (City):
de Giulio kitchen design

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 121

Mick De Giulio has been doing award-winning work creating and transforming kitchens for more than 40 years.

Best Landscaping Company (City):
City Escape

3022 W Lake St.

 
 
 
 
 
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A garden center and design studio that does big things, City Escape is ready to inspire you.

Best Landscaper & Best Outdoor/Patio Designer:
Mariani Landscape

300 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff

 
 
 
 
 
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This award-winning, family-run company believes in “hard work, high quality, and uncompromising customer service.”  

Best Outdoor/Patio Designer (City):
Sunday Morning Interiors

 
 
 
 
 
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The designers at Sunday Morning Interiors are on a mission to help you love where you live.

Best Painter:
Hester Painting & Decorating

7340 Monticello Ave., Skokie

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You love this company’s work—Hester has won every year! 

Best Home Organization Company (City):
Bedside Manor

2048 N Halsted St.

 
 
 
 
 
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In the heart of Lincoln Park, you’ll find this home oasis, with experts ready to help you tackle that organization project.

Best Home Organization Company (Suburbs):
Closet Works

2112 C2, N Clybourn Ave., Wilmette

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There is no better team to help you create the closet of your dreams.

Best Real Estate Company:
@properties

 
 
 
 
 
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Find your dream home—or sell your current one—with the help of this firm, one of the country’s top 11 residential brokers.

 

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