HACKETTSTOWN, NJ  – 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


SOURCE: National Kitchen and Bath Assn.

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