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Seven Canadians win awards in 2011 NKBA Design Competition


The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the finalists in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition, honoring the best kitchen and bath designs of the year.

Sponsored by GE Monogram, HGTVPro.com, Kohler, ServiceMagic, This Old House, and Waypoint Living Spaces, the 2011 competition honors the top three designs in each of nine categories, as well as special Best-Of award winners, from the nearly 500 entries received. Winning designs were announced at the Design Competition Awards event on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 during the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Ines Hanl of The Sky is the Limit Design in Victoria, B.C. won an award for Best Sustainable Bathroom (sponsored by Kohler), as well as second place in the Powder Room category. In total, seven Canadian designers picked up awards in eight categories (the full list is below).

“The National Kitchen & Bath Association is proud to offer NKBA designers the opportunity to have their best kitchen and bathroom designs from the past year acknowledged for their excellence,” said 2011 NKBA President and Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, David Alderman. “The designs selected, represent the finest in function, personalization, innovative- thinking, and beauty.”

 

The winners of the 2011 NKBA Design Competition are: Best Kitchen: Chris Novak Berry brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths St. Louis, MO

 

Best Bathroom: Holly Rickert Ulrich, Inc. Ridgewood, NJ

 

Best Before & After: Kitchen Sponsored by This Old House Savena Doychinov, CKD Design Studio Int’l Kitchen & Bath, LLC Falls Church, VA

 

Best Before & After: Bathroom Sponsored by This Old House Melissa Morgan Sutherland, CKD Hermitage Kitchen Design Gallery Nashville, TN

 

Best Sustainable Kitchen Sponsored by GE Monogram Jessica Williamson, AKBD Kitchen Views Newton, MA

 

Best Sustainable Bathroom Sponsored by Kohler Ines Hanl The Sky is the Limit Design Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Budget-Friendly: Kitchen Sponsored by ServiceMagic Allison McCowan Linn’s Prestige Kitchens & Baths Destin, FL

 

Budget-Friendly: Bathroom Sponsored by ServiceMagic Scott Gjesdahl Bristol Design & Construction Lynnwood, WA

 

People’s Pick: Kitchen Sponsored by HGTVPro.com Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc. Carlsbad, CA

 

People’s Pick: Bathroom Sponsored by HGTVPro.com Holly Rickert Ulrich, Inc. Ridgewood, NJ

 

Category 1 – Small Kitchen

First Place: Chris Novak Berry; St. Louis, MO

Second Place: Rose Marie Carr; Ramsey, NJ

Third Place: Dana Jones, CKD; Long Beach, CA

 

Category 2 – Medium Kitchen

First Place: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD; Pasadena, CA

Second Place: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD; St. Louis, MO

Third Place: Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD; Mississauga, ON

 

Category 3 – Large Kitchen

First Place: Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD; Carlsbad, CA

Second Place: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD; St. Louis, MO

Third Place: Jane Lockhart; Toronto, ON

 

Category 4 – Open Plan Kitchen

First Place: Chris Novak Berry; St. Louis, MO

Second Place: William Landeros, CKD; Denver, CO

Third Place: Terri Schmidt; Delafield, WI

 

Category 5 – Powder Room

First Place: John Mills Davies, CGBP; San Diego, CA

Second Place: Ines Hanl; Victoria, BC

Third Place: Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, NJ

 

Category 6 – Small Bathroom

First Place: Ellie R. Baker, CKD, CAPS, CGP; Brier, WA

Second Place: Scott Gjesdahl; Lynnwood, WA

Third Place: Victoria Shaw, ARIDO; Pickering, ON

 

Category 7 – Large Bathroom

First Place: Lori W. Carroll; Tucson, AZ

Second Place: Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, NJ

Third Place: Victoria Shaw, ARIDO; Pickering, ON

 

Category 8 – Master Bathroom

First Place: John A. Granato II, CKD; Syracuse, NY

Second Place: Elizabeth A. Rosensteel; Phoenix, AZ

Third Place: Christine Salas, CKD, CBD; Calgary, AB

 

Category 9 – Showroom

First Place: Artur Leyzerov; Toronto, ON

Second Place: Areti Tanya Rentzos; Mississauga, ON

Third Place: J. David Ulrich, CKD; Ridgewood, NJ


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