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National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2011 Design Competition Winners

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The winners are announced at KBIS

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 26, 2011) – 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.

"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: Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD; Mississauga, ON

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

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

Category 3 - Large Kitchen

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

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

Third Place: Jane Lockhart; Toronto, ON

Category 4 - Open Plan Kitchen

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

Second Place: Terri Schmidt; Delafield, WI

Third Place: William Landeros, CKD; Denver, CO

Category 5 - Powder Room

First Place: Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, NJ

Second Place: Ines Hanl; Victoria, BC

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

Category 6 - Small Bathroom

First Place: Scott Gjesdahl; Lynnwood, WA

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

Third Place: Victoria Shaw, ARIDO; Pickering, ON

Category 7 - Large Bathroom

First Place: Holly Rickert; Ridgewood, NJ

Second Place: Lori W. Carroll; Tucson, AZ

Third Place: Victoria Shaw; Pickering, ON

Category 8 - Master Bathroom

First Place: Elizabeth A. Rosensteel; Phoenix, AZ

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

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

Category 9 - Showroom

First Place: Artur Leyzerov; Toronto, ON

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

Third Place: Areti Tanya Rentzos; Mississauga, ON

For high-resolution photos and floor plans, or to interview an NKBA Design Competition finalist, please contact NKBA Editorial Services Coordinator Annette Gray at agray@nkba.org.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and order the free NKBA Kitchen Planer and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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