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Awards & Events: KBB Readers' Choice Awards

2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

For the fifth-consecutive year, Kitchen and Bath Business magazine presents the winners of the KBB Readers’ Choice Awards. This past spring, more than 11,000 votes were cast online by KBB readers, who selected their favorite brands and manufacturers in the various kitchen and bath categories you see below.

We’re happy to present 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
  • Häfele America Co.
  • Kohler Co.
  • Moen
  • Top Knobs

Bath Cabinets/Vanities

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

Winners:
  • Bertch
  • Fairmont Designs
  • Jeffrey Alexander
  • Kohler Co.
  • KraftMaid
  • Ronbow

Bath Faucets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

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

Bath Flooring

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Ann Sacks
  • Daltile
  • Florida Tile
  • Walker Zanger

Bath Sinks

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • American Standard
  • Elkay Sinks + Faucets
  • Kohler Co.
  • Native Trails
  • TOTO USA

Bath Ventilation

Specific Criteria: Effectiveness, Noise Level

Winners:
  • BROAN
  • Delta Products
  • NuTone
  • Panasonic

Bath Wall Coverings

Specific Criteria: Style/Design/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Ann Sacks
  • Daltile
  • Florida Tile
  • Walker Zanger

Cooking Appliances

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

Winners:
  • Bosch
  • GE Appliances
  • KitchenAid
  • Thermador
  • Wolf

Design Software

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

Winners:
  • 2020 Design
  • Autokitchen
  • Chief Architect
  • ProKitchen Software

Dishwashers

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

Winners:
  • Asko
  • Bosch
  • GE Appliances
  • KitchenAid
  • Miele

Hardware, Decorative

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

Winners:
  • Amerock
  • Atlas Homewares
  • Jeffrey Alexander
  • Richelieu
  • Top Knobs

Hardware, Functional

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics

Winners:
  • Blum Inc.
  • Häfele America Co.
  • 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:
  • Blum
  • Häfele
  • Hardware Resources
  • Rev-A-Shelf

Kitchen Cabinets

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

Winners:
  • Bertch
  • Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.
  • Kraftmaid
  • Medallion Cabinetry
  • US Cabinet Depot
  • Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry

Kitchen Countertops

Specific Criteria: Stain & Heat Resistance, Style/Aesthetics

Winners:

Kitchen Faucets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics/Finish

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

Kitchen Flooring

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics, Durability

Winners:
  • Armstrong Flooring
  • Daltile
  • Florida Tile
  • Walker Zanger

Kitchen Sinks

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

Winners:
  • Blanco
  • Elkay Sinks + Faucets
  • Franke
  • Kohler Co.
  • Rohl

Kitchen Ventilation

Specific Criteria: Effectiveness, Noise Level

Winners:
  • BEST
  • BROAN
  • Vent-A-Hood
  • Wolf

Laundry Appliances

Specific Criteria: Energy & Water Efficiency, Ability to be Built-In

Winners:
  • GE Appliances
  • LG
  • Maytag
  • Whirlpool

Lighting

Specific Criteria: Style

Winners:
  • Häfele America Co.
  • Hudson Valley Lighting
  • Kichler
  • Progress Lighting

Refrigeration Appliances

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

Winners:
  • GE
  • KitchenAid
  • Sub-Zero
  • Thermador

Shower Systems

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

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

Toilets

Specific Criteria: Water Efficiency, Style/Aesthetics

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

Tubs & Whirlpools

Specific Criteria: Style/Aesthetics

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