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Awards & Events: Readers' Choice

The KBB Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best in kitchen and bath design brands. The readers of KBB are invited to vote for their preferred brands using specific criteria as applicable within each product category. Winners will be announced in the July/August issue of Kitchen and Bath Business.

Readers’ Choice Award Winners

For the fourth-consecutive year, Kitchen and Bath Business magazine is proud to present the winners of the KBB Readers’ Choice Awards. This past summer, more than 6,500 votes were cast by KBB readers online, who selected their favorite brands and manufacturers in 24 different kitchen and bath categories.

Below are those manufacturers and brands that received the most votes in each of these categories, listed alphabetically, to represent the range of specific types, styles, materials and price levels in which these top-votes brands offer products.

Our readers were asked to make their choices according to specific criteria, including, but not limited to, local availability, the support they receive from the supplier/manufacturer, price point for their typical client budget and other category-specific criteria as noted below each category.

We present these results to you, a list of brands and manufacturers your peers turn to most often for their clients. Please join us in congratulating these companies for excellence in delivering quality products and superior service.

On the following pages is more detailed information on some of the winning companies our readers have voted for and why they are deserving of this recognition.

Bath Accessories

Specific Criteria: Style/Design/Ability to Coordinate with Fixtures

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • Ginger
  • Kohler Co.
  • Moen
  • Restoration Hardware

Bath Cabinets/Vanities

Specific Criteria: Craftsmanship/ Design/Style/ Aesthetics/ Door Styles/ Finishes, Ability to Customize/ Modify, Construction Quality

Winners:
  • Cabico Custom Cabinetry
  • Fairmont
  • Hardware Resources
  • Kohler Co.
  • Kraftmaid
  • Ronbow

Bath Faucets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • Brizo
  • Delta Faucet Co.
  • Hansgrohe
  • Kohler
  • Moen
  • ROHL

Bath Flooring

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Ann Sacks
  • Armstrong Flooring
  • Daltile
  • Walker Zanger

Bath Sinks

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • Kohler Co.
  • Lenova
  • Native Trails
  • TOTO USA

Bath Ventilation

Specific Criteria: Effectiveness, Noise Level

Winners:

Bath Wall Coverings

Specific Criteria: Style/Design/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Ann Sacks
  • Daltile
  • Marazzi USA
  • Walker Zanger

Cooking Appliances

Specific Criteria: Energy Efficiency, Design/Style, Ease of Cleaning

Winners:
  • Bosch
  • GE Appliances
  • Miele
  • Viking Range
  • Wolf

Design Software

Specific Criteria: Support from Provider, ROI, Ease of Use, Graphic, Visualization

Winners:
  • 20-20 Technologies
  • Autokitchen
  • Cadsoft
  • Chief Architect
  • ProKitchen Software

Dishwashers

Specific Criteria: Energy Efficiency, Integration into Cabinetry, Design/Style

Winners:
  • Bosch
  • GE Appliances
  • Miele
  • Viking Range

Hardware, Decorative

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics/Ability to Coordinate with Fixtures

Winners:

Hardware, Functional

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • Blum
  • Häfele
  • Hardware Resources
  • Rev-A-Shelf
  • Richelieu

Kitchen Accessories

Specific Criteria: Style/Design, Organizational & Functional Ability, Local Availability, Support from Supplier/ Manufacturer, Price Point for Typical Client Budget

Winners:

Kitchen Cabinets

Specific Criteria: Craftsmanship/Design/Style, Door Styles/Finishes, Ability to Customize/Modify, Construction Quality

Winners:
  • Cabico Custom Cabinetry
  • Kraftmaid
  • Masterbrand Cabinets Inc.
  • Merillat
  • Poggenpohl
  • Wellborn

Kitchen Countertops

Specific Criteria: Stain & Heat Resistance, Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • Caesarstone
  • Cambria
  • Corian
  • Neolith by TheSize
  • Silestone
  • Wilsonart

Kitchen Faucets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics/Finish

Winners:
  • Delta Faucet Co.
  • Grohe
  • Kohler Co.
  • Moen
  • ROHL

Kitchen Flooring

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Armstrong Flooring
  • Daltile
  • Neolith by TheSize
  • Walker Zanger

Kitchen Sinks

Specific Criteria: Installation Type, Stain Resistance/Durability, Configuration/Style/Aesthetics

Winners:

Kitchen Ventilation

Specific Criteria: Effectiveness, Noise Level

Winners:

Laundry Appliances

Winners:
  • BOSCH
  • GE Appliances
  • LG
  • Miele Whirlpool

Lighting

Specific Criteria: Style

Winners:
  • Häfele
  • Hudson Valley Lighting
  • Kichler
  • Lutron
  • Progress Lighting

Refrigeration Appliances

Specific Criteria: Energy Efficiency, Integration into Cabinetry, Design/Style

Winners:
  • GE
  • KitchenAid
  • LG
  • Sub-Zero
  • Viking Range

Shower Systems

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • Delta Faucet Co.
  • Grohe
  • Hansgrohe
  • Kohler Co.
  • Moen

Toilets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • Geberit
  • Kohler Co.
  • TOTO USA

Tubs & Whirlpools

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • BainUltra
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kohler Co.
  • MTI Baths