The winners of the 2006 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams.

We received more entries this year than we have received in the past five years. The six judges worked hard to review the 238 entries, debating and discussing the details and features of each before deciding on the winners. The distinguished panel recognized 19 winners in all. But, it's the transformation of a bland suburban New York 1950s-era house into a modern structure that embraces the outdoors that earns the Best of the Year award. In addition to the Best of the Year, the judges chose five grand, six merit, and seven honorable mention awards.

Best of the Year

Tree House

Grand Awards

Island Lighthouse

History Detectives

House of Light and Glass

Low-Country Living

Bungalow Butterfly

Merit Awards

Inside Out

Market Drama

Bland to Grand

Farm Fresh

Built-in to Last

Big Impact

Honorable Mentions

Village Store

An Honest Face

Creating a Craftsman

Everything Old is New Again

A Vanity Production

Dynamic Detail

Go Ahead and Stare


This year's REMODELING Design Award judges were: Peggy Fisher, The Fisher Group, Annandale, Va.; Devon Hartman, Hartman-Baldwin Design/Build, Claremont, Calif.; C. Mason Hearn, HomeMasons, Manakin-Sabot, Va.; Paul Irwin, Landis Construction, Washington, D.C.; Charles Moore, Moore Architects, Alexandria, Va.; Ben White, Benvenuti and Stein, Evanston, Ill.