National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Awards

President’s Award 

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msistone.com

Timeless

Designer
Shannon Cline, CMKBD, John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com

Co-Designer
Maureen Homchick, John Henry Kitchen & Bath Design, jhkitchen.com

Building a home together for the first time offered this couple an opportunity for individual expression. The husband’s taste leaned toward contemporary while the wife preferred a more traditional feel. As often is the case, this design challenge resulted in a unique and personal space far greater than the sum of the parts. Another request was to have a space intimate enough for two, but also work beautifully for entertaining. As busy business owners and community volunteers they wanted a kitchen that was supportive emotionally, efficient to work in, easy to maintain and transform brilliantly for a large crowd.

 


 

Open Plan Kitchen

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cfmfloors.com

1st – Modern Minimalism

Photo by Northlight Photography

Designer
Candace Nordquist, CKD, Candace Nordquist Interiors, nordquistinteriors.com

Builder
Kristin Sakai, Sockeye Homes, sockeyehomes.com

The cook-top wall anchors the room and becomes a focal point with the 3D wall tile.  An oversized island with a quartz waterfall edge detail provides the perfect place for entertaining or daily food preparation as it looks out into the living room where you can see the TV or enjoy the beautiful views out the oversized nanawalls.  To bring warmth to the design, we incorporated several wood elements selecting walnut slab door cabinetry and white oak hardwood flooring. High end appliances were selected for performance making the kitchen a chef’s delight. What was once an outdated and poorly designed home has been transformed into a modern space that all can enjoy.

2nd – Warm Rustic Kitchen

open plan kitchen

Photo by Seattle Home Tours

Designer
Shannon Boyle, AKBD, Elements Kitchen + Bath, elements-kb.com

3rd – Lake View Modern

open plan kitchen

Photo by C. Weymarn Photography

Designer
Jennifer Kowalski, AKBD, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

Co-Designer
Emily Doden, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

 


 

Large Kitchen

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fergusonshowrooms.com

1st – East Coast Traditional

large kitchen

Photo by Jeff Beck Photography

Designer
Jennifer Kowalski, AKBD, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

Builder
Gary Potter, Potter Construction, potterconstruction.com

This project started with client simply wanting to add a pot filler to her kitchen, and it escalated from there. The original kitchen was 50 shades of stained maple.  While the layout was open, the space was dark and dreary.  Lighting was sparse and inefficient. The homeowner wanted a bright kitchen, with plenty of light for the cloudy Northwest Winters.  We tapped into their East Coast roots to create the timeless and more formal kitchen they desired.  Classic white cabinetry with Calcutta Barghini counter tops, a stunning custom hood, turned this house their “forever” home. 

2nd – Trendy Cottage

large kitchen

Photo by Jeff Beck Photography

Designer
Jennifer Kowalski, AKBD, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

Builder
Gary Potter, Potter Construction, potterconstruction.com

3rd – Beautiful Balance

large kitchen

Photo by Jesse L. Young Photography

Designer
Kristina Ciccu, Kristina Ciccu Interior Design, kristinaciccu.com

 


 

Small to Medium Kitchen

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bradlee.net

1st – Mod Kitchen

small to medium kitchen

Photo by Seattle Home Tours

Designer
Shannon Boyle, AKBD, Elements Kitchen + Bath, elements-kb.com

This kitchen was cramped, closed off and in need of a major update. The young family contacted Shannon Boyle, AKBD, to help guide them through the design process.  We began by re-working the layout by removing a wall & exterior door to create an L-shape wall of kitchen cabinets and countertops with central island for better traffic flow through the home. Combining white flat panel cabinets, Misterio quartz countertops, open wood shelves and a mod backsplash pattern, we incorporated the client’s love for Scandinavian design. The central island provides a wonderful work-space and the recessed, Cirrus, vent hood keeps the sight lines open for interacting with their kids and guests.

2nd – Urban Kitchen

small to medium kitchen

Photo by Ariana Designs, LLC

Designer
Ariana Adireh, Ariana Designs LLC, ariid.com

3rd – Tudor Refresh

small to medium kitchen

Photo by David W. Cohen Photography

Designer
Roshele Allison, CMKBD, NW Home Designers, nwhomedesigners.com

Builder
Kelly Brooks, HomeWorks by Kelly, homeworksbykelly.com

 


 

Large Bathroom

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abbrio.com

1st – A New Twist On a Classic Look

large bath

Photo by John Wilbanks Photography

Designer 
April Bettinger, Nip Tuck Remodeling, niptuckremodel.com

Co-Designer
Roshele Allison, CMKBD, Co-Designer, NW Home Designers, nwhomedesigners.com

Once a Street of Dreams home, this master bathroom was cloaked in granite, mirror, and carpet. It was ready for an update. Since this shower can be seen from the hall, the client wanted to make a statement and was driven to simplify the rest to get it! This shower is a focal point with the dramatic patterned tile, double shower heads and custom his/her niches. To fit the budget the cabinetry was upcycled with taller toekicks, added open shelving, and a fresh coat of paint. For further interest, we added a simple, yet elegant board-and-batten detail around the tub and trimmed each mirror.

2nd – Serene Retreat

large bath

Photo by C. Weymarn Photography

Designer
Emily Doden, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

Builder
Gary Potter, Potter Construction, potterconstruction.com

3rd – Spa Delight

large bath

Photo by Clarity Northwest Photography

Designer
Gail Monica Dent, Provanti Designs, provantidesigns.com

Builder
Jason Jarman, Rainier Custom Homes, rainiercustomhomes.com

 


 

Small to Medium Bathroom

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pentalonline.com

1st – Modern on a Mission

small medium bath

Photo by Julie Mannell Photography

Designer
Heather L Kirk, Kirk Riley Design, kirkrileydesign.com

2nd – Modern Contrast

small medium bath

Photo by Northlight Photography

Designer
Candace Nordquist, CKD, Candace Nordquist Interiors, nordquistinteriors.com

Builder
Kristin Sakai, Sockeye Homes, sockeyehomes.com

3rd – Mid-Century Master

small medium bath

Photo by Seattle Home Tours

Designer
Suzanne Scott, Suzanne Kristine Interiors, suzannekristineinteriors.com

Builder
David Hoblea, IRC Kitchen & Bath, tileservices.com

 


 

Powder Room

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abodian.com

1st – Form, Texture, & Light

powder room

Photo by Jesse L. Young Photography

Designer
Kristina Ciccu, Kristina Ciccu Interior Design, kristinaciccu.com

This modern powder room is all about design elements – form, texture, lines, balance. Free from “décor”, the simple powder room is a study of proportions and beautiful materials and their relationships. A full-length mirror with lighting behind gives verticality to the room, and a wood column behind the toilet balances it out. The walls are papered with a commercial vinyl with a metallic leather finish for unexpected glamour. The other lighting in the room is a subtle glow from a floating ceiling. The end result feels sophisticated and unique.

2nd – Jewelry Box

powder room

Photo by Jesse L. Young Photography

Designer
Kristina Ciccu, Kristina Ciccu Interior Design, kristinaciccu.com

3rd – Modern Nature

powder room

Photo by Courtney Matteson Photography

Designer
Roshini Hauser, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

 


 

Other Rooms

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floform.com

1st – Crafty Concealment

other rooms

Photo by N.W. Architectural Photography

Designer
Lisa Price, AKBD, Jackson Design Build, jacksonremodeling.com

Co-Designer
Vawn Greany, CMKBD, Collaborative Interiors, collaborativeinteriordesign.com

The challenges on this project were to conceal the laundry and the family’s belongings and to create a dedicated play space, without changes to the existing footprint or plumbing. A custom triple by-pass slider door system obscures the laundry alcove. White flat front cabinets de-emphasize the ample storage, while helping to define the play space. The wallpaper, custom appleply work surfaces with waterfall edges, and appleply shelving reflect the young family’s dynamic personality. The clients are delighted with the result, and in a reversal from the original intent, the by-pass doors remain open more often than not!

2nd – Precious Space

other rooms

Photo by Clarity Northwest Photography

Designer
Gail Monica Dent, Provanti Designs, provantidesigns.com

Other Specialty
Brian Naranjo, Organized Spaces, inspiredclosets.com

3rd – Coordinated Creativity

other room

Photo by Krogstad Photography

Designer
Paul Valley, Organized Spaces, inspiredclosets.com

 


 

Best Before & After

Award Sponsor
cosentino.com

Designer
Shannon Boyle, AKBD, Elements Kitchen + Bath, elements-kb.com

Builder
Brian Howard, Property Effects

 


 

Coolest Detail

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inspiredclosets.com

coolest detail

Photo by C. Weymarn Photography

Designer
Jennifer Kowalski, AKBD, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

Co-Designer 
Emily Doden, Six Walls Interior Design, six-walls.com

 


 

Most Innovative Materials

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monogram.com

innovative materials

Photo by Jesse L. Young Photography

Designer
Kristina Ciccu, Kristina Ciccu Interior Design, kristinaciccu.com

 


 

The National Kitchen and Bath association is a growing non-profit trade association with more than 36,000 members. We’ve led the kitchen and bath industry for over 40 years by providing resources for consumers and industry professionals. Not only does NKBA host the world’s largest trade show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show & Conference (KBIS), and offer educational programs, we also enhance the success of our members by promoting professionalism and ethical business practices. In order to benefit consumers, our association monitors national and state legislation to protect the industry, our members and consumers.

NKBA Professional Development Courses raise the bar for kitchen and bath professionals. NKBA Kitchen and Bath Design Certifications are based on written examinations and extensive industry experience. NKBA Certifications let consumers know that their designer’s professional skills have been independently evaluated and tested. These designers are committed to improving these skills through ongoing education and professional development.

Need more information about why NKBA members are the most skilled professionals in the industry?

With more than 65 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, the National Kitchen and Bath Association is the ultimate source for kitchen and bath resources and the primary means of uniting the industry!

www.NKBAPugetSound.org

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