Best of 2017: Home & Design

Best of 2017, Home & Design: Get Dwell

For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations!

Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of 2017 winners. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #Bestof2017.

Best Interior Decorator

Ilene Chase Design

In 1996, Ilene Chase Design was established and with it plenty of thrilled and satisfied clients. Now, more than a decade later, they continue to provide extravagant and stylish interior designs for all their clientele.

Best Handyman

Get Dwell

Get Dwell offers dependable and professional craftsmanship. With more than 10 years and 4,000 clients worth of experience, Get Dwell doesn’t just get a job done, but gets it done right.

Best Builder

A. Perry Homes

The search for a brilliant and innovative architecture firm has never been easier. With more than 30 years of experience, A. Perry Homes allows families the opportunity to have the house of their dreams.

Best Flooring

Lewis Floor & Home

Best of 2017, Home & Design: Lewis Floor & Home

Whether you need help finding ceramic tiles, carpets or countertops, at Lewis Floor & Home reliable and top-of-the-line service is always a priority.

Best Kitchen Design

de Giulio

Mick De Giulio has been making kitchen design into a work of art for more than 40 years. If you’re someone who enjoys the finer things in life, then a de Giulio kitchen is a must-have.

Best Landscapers

Chalet Nursery

Best of 2017, Home & Design: Chalet

Distinguished associations such as the Illinois Landscape Contractors and the Illinois Green Industry have awarded Chalet Landscaping for their ability to recognize and achieve excellence in all aspects of their work. When it comes to exemplary results, Chalet delivers.

Best Home Furnishing/Home Accessories

Crate & Barrel

From indoor to outdoor home accessories, Crate & Barrel has what you need to make your house feel more like a home. With more than 400 new product arrivals for the summer, you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for and more.


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Rebeca Ballesteros is a Make It Better intern and a soon-to-be senior at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. While working toward a bachelor’s degree in English/Communication, she enjoys reading books by her favorite authors Jodi Picoult and Emily Giffin. 







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