This year's panel of judges for the Remodeling Design Awards will include architects, remodelers, and an editor from a well-known home shelter magazine. "In response to discussions on LinkedIn to make the design awards more accessible to consumers, we're bringing in an editor who focuses on home design," says Stacey Freed, a senior editor at REMODELING who oversees the design awards.

Entrants should  register for the awards by May 15 and have their binders to Hanley Wood's Washington, D.C., office by May 29.