Best of Houzz

Everything you need to know about the awards and how to win them

What Is Best of Houzz?

Best of Houzz celebrates the Houzz community's picks for top-rated design and renovation professionals and popular home designs across the U.S. and around the world. Professionals on Houzz can earn a Design or Service award, or both, in the same year.

Best of Houzz Design 

The Best of Houzz Design awards celebrate home professionals whose work was most popular among the Houzz community in the previous year, as shown by user engagement and ideabook saves.

Best of Houzz Service

The Best of Houzz Service awards recognize pros providing great service to their customers, and are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in the same year as the award period.

Best of Houzz Photography

The Best of Houzz Photography awards celebrate architecture and interior design photographers and are awarded for the most popular images among the Houzz community during the previous year, as shown by user engagement and ideabook saves.

Why Does the Best of Houzz Award Matter?

Winning a Best of Houzz award is a great way to gain credibility and promote your business. Having the award badge appear on your professional Houzz profile and business website shows potential clients that your business has been recognized by the Houzz community of more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts for the quality of your work or customer service.

Eligibility and Benefits


All professionals with a pro profile on Houzz are eligible to win Best of Houzz awards. Consideration is automatic and based on your existing profile, overall rating and customer reviews. There is no cost to be considered.


All professionals who win a Best of Houzz award will automatically have a badge displayed in the Credentials section of their Houzz profile. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in their area.

Promotional Kit

Best of Houzz winners receive a full promotional kit to help them get the most exposure for their award, including high-resolution badge images to use in marketing materials.


Pros with a Houzz Pro subscription can also list the Best of Houzz award in the Standouts section of their profile and premium directory listing.

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Best of Houzz Award Tips

Design Tip

To strengthen your chances of being selected for this award, upload high-quality project photos of your best work as soon as possible after the project’s completion to give them plenty of time to circulate among the Houzz community. Then, help homeowners discover photos of your projects by including keywords in image descriptions so they will be searchable by style and location. These two practices will set you up to get the most ideabook saves on Houzz.

The Pros Behind the Projects

Curious to see who earned this year’s Best of Houzz honors? Tour all their award-winning work by location and room type on our showcase page.

See the Winners


Check out how our recent winners showcased their award online

Rutt Cabinetry

Studio Morton

Studio RT Studio

JRP Design & Remodel

VMAX Homes

Treeium Inc.

Homes By Tradition

Mariana Martini Studio

Noble Johnson Architects, LLC