A. Perry Homes

A. Perry Homes (Photos courtesy of each winner.)

Make It Better’s Best of 2016 drew more than 168,000 votes across 11 categories. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #Bestof2016.

Best Builder

A. Perry Homes

It’s a four-peat for this family-run business known for award-winning architecture and expertly crafted custom homes. 564 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka

Best Architect (Suburbs)

Reynolds Architecture

For more than 20 years, Reynolds Architecture has been creating distinct North Shore homes and renovations. 1765 Maple St., Suite 200, Northfield

Reynolds Architecture

Best Architect (Chicago)

Studio Gang

Architect Jeanne Gang has been creating gorgeous spaces all around Chicagoland. The architecture group is currently working with Make It Better Philanthropy Award winner Academy for Global Citizenship to reimagine the way children learn. 1520 W. Division St., Chicago

Best Green Construction

Scott Simpson Builders

For the environmentally conscious, look no further for sustainable and green home construction. 1529 Shermer Road, Northbrook

Best Interior Decorator

Jeannie Balsam LLC

This three-time winner marries luxury with functionality and can turn your home decor vision into reality. 903 Green Bay Road, 2N, Winnetka

Jeannie Balsam LLC

Best Flooring

Lewis Floor & Home

A solution for every flooring need, from rugs to hardwood. 1840 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook

Lewis Floor & Home

Best Handyman

Orren Pickell Maintenance Group

There’s no home project too large or small for this crew. 1799 Willow Road, Northfield

Orren Pickell Maintenance Group

Best Outdoor/Garden Store  |  Best Landscapers

Chalet Nursery

There’s a reason this North Shore institution has been around for a century — and a Best Of winner four times! 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette


Best Kitchen Designer

de Giulio Kitchen Design

#Homegoals for any chef or baker since 1984. 1121 Central Ave., Wilmette

de Giulio Kitchen Design

Best Appliance Company

Abt Electronics

The appliances you want and a knowledgeable staff to help you choose. 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview

Best Bedding

Bedside Manor

Make your bed an oasis that you won’t want to leave. 920 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

Bedside Manor

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