NKBA Announces 2013 Design Competition Winners

April 30, 2013

Glass was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen (pictured above) and the Best Bath (pictured below) categories in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed on April 18th during the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Wendy Johnson, CKD, CBD, of Designs for Living in Manchester, Vt., took the Best Kitchen Award for her grand-scale room with a curved LED-lit glass bar overlooking art glass on panels in the cooking and entertaining centers and an expansive golf course view. In the Best Bath category, Shea Pumarejo of Younique Designs in Helotes, Texas, earned the award for her Baroque-style room featuring a hand-cut glass wall and red hand-blown glass faucet and sink.

The two honorees were part of the winners’ circle that encompasses six categories – small, medium and large kitchens, small and large bathrooms, and powder rooms. In addition, the NKBA Design Competition recognizes Specialty Awards for Before-and-After Kitchens and Baths, Budget-Friendly Kitchens and Baths, Green Design and Universal Design.

“We take great pride in announcing to the public the top-notch kitchen and bath designers that our industry has to offer,” said John K. Morgan, 2013 NKBA president. “Hundreds of entries are received every year, and our designer members continue to impress. The competition this year boasted of innovative concepts, creative expressions and cutting-edge designs.”

This year’s 400-plus entries from across the U.S. and Canada were judged by a panel of eight certified industry experts. The entries were scored on safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation. To view all the design competition winners, visit the NKBA on Pinterest.


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