NKBA Ontario Chapters 2019 Design Competition Awards Gala

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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 16thAnnual 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 PeeverEstee Design

Compact Kitchen
First Place
Martin DeSousa, Designström

Small Kitchen
First Place
Linnea Lions, Designström

Second Place
Martin de Sousa, Designström

Third Place
Benjamin John OuelletteBJOID

Honourable Mention
Beverley Binns, BAAID, Binns Kitchen & Bath Design

Medium Kitchen
First Place
Beverley Binns, BAAIDBinns Kitchen + Bath Design

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

Third Place
Joleen M. Constantis, BCIN / Hira Homes, Volumes of Space Inc.

Honourable Mention
Linnea LionsDesignström

Large Kitchen
First Place
Glen Peloso / Co-Designer Elizabeth SmithGrafus Design Build 

Second Place 
Frankie Castro, Square Footage Inc.

Third Place
Andrea Panacci, Olympic Kitchens

Honourable Mention
Svetlana Tryaskina, DDA / Co-Designer Ilona PeeverEstee Design

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 BarrosoBarroso Homes

Second Place
Emma Doucet, Grassroots Design + Build

Third Place
Natalie Venalainen / Co-Designer Keith O’Brien, Men at Work Design + Build 

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

Other Rooms
First Place
Laura GoardSquare 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 SmithGrafus Design Build

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

Best Before & After Bathroom
Alannah Bent, William Standen Co.

Best Budget Kitchen
Emma DoucetGrassroots 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,
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