2019 Annual Design Competition Winners: Press Release

 

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ATTN: DEALERS / DESIGNERS / MANUFACTURERS

NKBA Ontario Chapters 2019 Design Competition Awards Gala

Each year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Ontario Chapter reveals the winners of their Annual Design Competition.  This year, their 16th Annual Design Awards Gala took place at Paramount EventSpace in Woodbridge on February 9th.  The inspiration for this year’s gala was the vibrant colors of the Peacock.

Over thirty five winners from across ten main kitchen and bath categories and six specialty categories including the prestigious Pinnacle Award and the People’s Choice Award were honored and recognized for their creativity and design excellence at the gala event.

This was the first year that designers were able to submit their designs online and it was a great success!  Entries to the annual competition were judged by a panel of NKBA certified designers (CMKBD, CKD, CBD) and industry experts. All qualifying projects were scored on various criteria, including NKBA guidelines, safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation.

This year’s Pinnacle Award winner was Rose Barroso of Barroso Homes. This prestigious award is selected from all first place winning designs and represents the best of all entries.

The People’s Choice Award is given to the winner of a contest run by Homes Publishing Group of all of the award winning designs in the competition.  The kitchens are voted on by industry peers as well as the general public.  This year’s winner was Svetlana Tryaskina & Ilona Peever  from Estee Design for their tasteful and stunning kitchen design.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 NKBA Ontario Chapter Design Competition winners.

By featuring the winning designers at the awards gala and in this publication, it brings awareness of the importance of professional design to both the consumer and within the industry.

Pinnacle Award

Rose Barroso, Barroso Homes

 People’s Choice Award

Svetlana Tryaskina, DDA / Co-Designer Ilona Peever, Estee Design

Compact Kitchen

First Place

Martin de Sousa, Designström

Small Kitchen

First Place

Linnea Lions, Designström

Second Place

Martin de Sousa, Designström

Third Place
Benjamin John Ouellette, BJOID

 Honourable Mention

Beverley Binns, BAAID, Binns Kitchen & Bath Design

Medium Kitchen

First Place

Beverley Binns, BAAID, Binns Kitchen + Bath Design


Second Place
Leanne Tammaro / Co-Designer Adolphina Karachok, DESIGNTHEORY Inc.

Third Place

Joleen M. Constantis, BCIN / Co-Designer Hira Homes, Volumes of Space Inc.

Honourable Mention

Linnea Lions, Designström

Large Kitchen

First Place

Glen Peloso / Co-Designer Elizabeth Smith, Grafus Design Build

Second Place

Frankie Castro, Square Footage Inc.

 

Third Place

Andrea Panacci, Olympic Kitchens

Honourable Mention

Svetlana Tryaskina, DDA, Estee Design / Co-Designer Ilona Peever, Irpinia Kitchens

Concept Kitchen

First Place

Martin de Sousa / Co-Designer Linnea Lions, Designström

Second Place

Cassandra Nordell, William Standen Co.

Powder Room

First Place

Andrea Panacci, Olympic Kitchens

Second Place

Emma Doucet, Grassroots Design + Build

Small Bathroom

First Place

Brittany Oakley, Toronto Custom Concepts, Inc.

Second Place

Mark Ashton, AKBD, B.A., B.A.S., Ashton Renovations

Medium Bathroom

First Place

Dvira Ovadia, B.A., MSc., Dvira Interiors

Second Place

Celeste Pilon, AKBD, BCIN, Total Living Concepts


Large Bathroom

First Place                                                   

Rose Barroso, Barroso Homes

Second Place

Emma Doucet, Grassroots Design + Build

Third Place

Natalie Venalainen / Co-Designer Keith O’Brien, Men at Work Design Build Ltd.

Honourable Mention

Dvira Ovadia, B.A., MSc., Dvira Interiors

Other Rooms

First Place

Laura Goard, Square Footage Inc.

Second Place
Rose Barroso, Barroso Homes

Promotional

First Place
Yasmine Goodwin, My Design Studio

Second Place
Erica Sibley, B.A., BID, NCIDQ, ARIDO / Co-Designer Beverley Binns BAAID, Binns Kitchen + Bath Design

Specialty Awards

Best Traditional Kitchen

Glen Peloso / Co-Designer Elizabeth Smith, Grafus Design Build

Best Before & After Kitchen
Frankie Castro, Square Footage Inc.

Before & After Bathroom

Alannah Bent, William Standen Co.


Best Budget Kitchen

Emma Doucet, Grassroots Design + Build

Best New Designer
Alex Deleen, DID, Binns Kitchen + Bath Design

The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more details about the NKBA Ontario/Canada Chapter visit www.nkba.ca.

Written By:
Lucy Traetto,
Blum Canada Ltd. / NKBA Ontario Chapter Communications Chair