Hackettstown, NJ – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed for the first time, the winners of the 2012 NKBA Design Competition.

Sponsored by Jenn-Air, Silestone by Cosentino, This Old House, Waypoint Living Spaces, The Home Depot, Delta, 20-20 Technologies and HGTVRemodels.com, the 2012 competition honored 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in six room categories, in addition to Specialty Awards, from the nearly 500 entries submitted by NKBA members from across the U.S. and Canada. Winning designs and designers were announced today at the Design Competition Awards event, held at Chicago’s Mc Cormick Place during the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

“Each year, the NKBA is proud to celebrate excellence in the industry, represented by the NKBA membership,” said 2012 NKBA President and Certified Kitchen Designer, Alan W. Zielinski, CKD. “This year’s winners, some of the country’s top designers, turned out cutting edge designs and we’re excited to announce them to the public and the industry.”

The winners of the 2012 NKBA Design Competition are:

Best Kitchen:

Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD

Peter Salerno, Inc.

Wyckoff, NJ

Best Bath:

Yuko Matsumoto, CKD, CBD

Altera Design & Remodeling, Inc.

Walnut Creek, CA

Before & After Kitchen:

Tracey Scalzo, CMKBD

EuroTech Cabinetry, Inc.

Sarasota, FL

Before & After Bath:

Sandra Gaylord, CKD

Gaylord Design, LLC

Summerville, SC

Budget-Friendly Kitchen:

Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD

Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.

Carlsbad, CA

Budget-Friendly Bath:

Katheryn W. Cowles, CKD, CBD

K.W. Cowles Design Center, LLC

Pensacola, FL

Green Design:

Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

DeWitt Designer Kitchens, Inc.

Pasadena, CA

Universal Design:

Sandra Gaylord, CKD

Gaylord Design, LLC

Summerville, SC

Category 1 – Small Kitchen

First Place: Tracey Scalzo, CMKBD; Sarasota, FL

Second Place: Tim Scott; Toronto, ON

Third Place: Sandra Tierney, CMKBD, CID; Escondido, CA

Category 2 – Medium Kitchen

First Place: Glen Prairie, CKD; Barrie, ON

Second Place: Kimberly Larzelere; Redwood City, CA

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

Category 3 – Large Kitchen

First Place: Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD; Wyckoff, NJ

Second Place: Laurie Belinda Haefele; Santa Monica, CA

Third Place: Nicholas Geragi, CKD, CBD; Norwalk, CT

Category 4 – Powder Room

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

Second Place: Jaque Bethke; Eden Prairie, MN

Third Place: Gina Bon, CKD, CBD; Lincolnwood, IL

Category 5 – Small Bath

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

Second Place: Tim Scott; Toronto, ON

Third Place: Cindy McClure, CKD, MCR, GCP; Washington DC

Category 6 – Large Bath

First Place: Yuko Matsumoto, CKD, CBD; Walnut Creek, CA

Second Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID; Burlingame, CA

Third Place: Karl F. Utzman; La Jolla, CA

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members 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 download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner.

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