The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revealed this year’s 18 category and 11 specialty award winners at an exclusive awards ceremony at the Tryst Night Club in Las Vegas on February 3, on the eve of the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®).

The frontrunners of the competition include Best Kitchen Winner Tim Scott of XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario; and Best Bath Winner Sol Quintana Wagoner from Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, Calif., whose projects were clear high-scorers on various criteria, including safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation.

Tim Scott’s medium kitchen project was designed for a family of four that loves to entertain. It features two work zones, good storage options for point-of-use essentials, and other state-of-the-art features. The creative play of a chunky, back-beveled marble background, walnut cabinetry, wavy backsplash tiles and a lava stone floor, among other elements, bring a wow factor to this space.

Sol Quintana Wagoner earned the Best Bath Award for her contemporary, Asian-themed room, featuring an elegant black pocket door with Shoji-style panels, an ochre wall, sensor-activated lighting system, and an arced onyx sink with gold fixtures — a meticulously planned room with glamor and sophistication galore.

“This year’s winners offer a stunning variety in themes, styles and finishes,” says 2014 NKBA President John Petrie, CMKBD. “From English Cottage to Farmhouse styles and Contemporary Asian to Coastal themes, these winning designs demonstrate creativity, precision and versatility! I’m very proud of my fellow member designers, who are indeed a vital part of our association.”

A panel of seven, certified industry experts evaluated nearly 400 entries for projects from across the United States and Canada in the 2014 Design Competition. Each judge was either a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) or both a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and a Certified Bath Designer (CBD).

In addition, approximately 15,000 consumers voted for the People’s Pick Kitchen and Bath on HGTV.com.

This year’s competition was supported by the following sponsors: Platinum: Jenn-Air, Waypoint Living Spaces, DuPont Surfaces, and GE Monogram; Gold: Delta Faucet and Hafele; Silver: 20-20 Technologies, Miele, SieMatic, The Home Depot, Mode, Danze, American Standard, Rev-A-Shelf, Wellborn Cabinet, HGTVRemodels.com, and True Professional Series; and Bronze: Hansgrohe, Joneca Corporation, and Pixi.

Please visit the NKBA’s Pinterest page to view and share the winning designs.

The winners of the 2014 NKBA Design Competition are:

Best Kitchen

Tim Scott

XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario

Best Bath

Sol Quintana Wagoner

Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, Calif.

Before & After Kitchen

Kaye Hathaway, CKD, NCIDQ, ASID

Dea Design Group, LTD, Island Lake, Ill.

Before & After Bath

Paul Knutson

Knutson Residential Design, LLC, St. Paul, Minn.

Budget-Friendly Kitchen

Germán Brun, LEED AP,

Den Architecture, Miami, Fla.

Budget-Friendly Bath

Cheryl Kees Clendenon

In Detail Interiors, Pensacola, Fla.

Green Design

Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

Dewitt Designer Kitchens, Pasadena, Calif.

Universal Design

Shawn McCune, CKD

Kitchen Design Gallery Inc., Lenexa, Kan.

Clay Lyon Honorary Award

Carl Bruen, CGR

Bruen Design Build, Inc., Morristown, N.J.

Small Kitchen

First Place: Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, Peter Salerno, Inc., Wyckoff, N.J.

Second Place: Germán Brun, LEED AP, Den Architecture, Miami, Fla.

Third Place: Tim Scott, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario

Medium Kitchen

First Place: Tim Scott, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario

Second Place: Lauren Levant Bland, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., Chevy Chase, Md.

Third Place: Jane Lockhart, Jane Lockhart Interior Design, Toronto, Ontario

Large Kitchen

First Place: David McFadden, Past Basket Design, Geneva, Ill.

Second Place: Claire Reimann, AKBD, Jason Good Custom Cabinets, Victoria, British Columbia

Third Place: Joseph A. Giorgi, Jr., CKD, Giorgi Kitchens & Designs, Wilmington, Del.

Powder Room

First Place: Sol Quintana Wagoner, Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, Calif.

Second Place: Lori W. Carroll, ASID, IIDA, Lori W. Carroll & Associates, Tucson, Ariz.

Third Place: Sheena Hammond, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario

Small Bath

First Place: Tim Scott, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario

Second Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, TRG Architects, Burlingame, Calif.

Third Place: Nar Bustamante, CR, NAR Fine Carpentry, Inc., Carmichael, Calif.

Large Bath

First Place: Laura Stein, Laura Stein Interiors, Inc., Toronto, Ontario

Second Place: Janice Stone Thomas, ASID, CKD, Stone Wood Design, Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

Third Place: Corey Shannon Klassen, CKD, Corey Klassen Interior Design, Vancouver, British Columbia

People’s Pick Kitchen

Jane Lockhart, Jane Lockhart Interior Design, Toronto, Ontario

People’s Pick Bath

Janice Stone Thomas, ASID, CKD, Stone Wood Design, Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

About The National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 60,000+ members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

Source: National Kitchen & Bath Association

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