HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – The National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) has announced the four finalists in each of the ten categories for its $100,000 2009 NKBA Design Competition. A total of 679 entries were received. The finalists are:

Small Kitchens

    * Jennifer Gilmer, CKD - Chevy Chase, MD
    * Beverley Leigh Binns - Pickering, ON
    * Roger W. Zierman - Minneapolis, MN
    * Friedemann Weinhardt - Ottawa, ON

Medium Kitchens

    * Jennifer Gilmer, CKD - Chevy Chase, MD
    * Friedemann Weinhardt - Ottawa, ON
    * Diane Foreman, CKD, CBD - Lake Oswego, OR
    * Richard Farrell - Pickering, ON

Large Kitchens

    * Cameron M. Snyder, CKD - Rockland, MA
    * Bryan Reiss, CKD, CBD - Mt. Pleasant, SC
    * Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ
    * Kristin Okeley, CKD - Indianapolis, IN

Open Plan Kitchens

    * Siri Evju, CKD, CBD - Portland, OR
    * Erica Westeroth, CKD - Toronto, ON
    * Kenneth Fromme - Louisville, KY
    * Laurie Belinda Haefele - Newport Beach, CA

Powder Rooms

    * (2) Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ
    * Tess E. Giuliani, CKD - Ridgewood, NJ
    * Dawn M.Whyte - Petoskey, MI

Small Bathrooms

    * (3) Cheryl Kees Clendenon - Pensacola, FL
    * Linda McKenna, CKD, CBD - Benicia, CA

Large Bathrooms

    * Jan E. Regis, CMKBD - Pickering, ON
    * Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD - Carlsbad, CA
    * Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD - Wyckoff, NJ
    * Lori Carroll - Tucson, AZ

Master Suite Bathrooms

    * Scott and Sandra Gjesdahl - Kirkland, WA
    * Chris Berry - St Louis, MO
    * Beverley Leigh Binns - Toronto, ON
    * Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD - Carlsbad, CA

Showrooms

    * Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD - Studio City, CA
    * Richard Farrell - Pickering, ON
    * Jennie Weiland - Waconia, MN
    * Jack Busby, CKD - Alachua, FL

Other Rooms

    * Sandra L. Steiner-Houck, CKD - Columbia, PA
    * Sharon L. Sherman, CKD - Wyckoff, NJ
    * Holly Rickert - Ridgewood, NJ
    * Sheena C. Hammond - Toronto, ON

In addition, four chapters of the NKBA — Manhattan, Metro New York, Northern New Jersey and Westchester — have launched the first-ever Metropolitan Design Competition. Media members are invited to attend the MDA party in New York City on March 18.

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